A new document leak suggests that Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 will include a Battle Royale mode along with a handful of other new features. The sequel to 2010's Red Dead Redemption is one of the most highly-anticipated games of the year; it's also one that fans have been clamoring for since the original game - which itself was a sequel to Red Dead Revolver - released all those years ago and upended the Western genre in gaming.
Rockstar officially confirmed Red Dead Redemption 2 back in October 2016, after months of rumors leading up to its announcement. And it was later confirmed to be a prequel to the second game, despite being the third entry in the series. Because of that, instead of following the Marston family, Redemption 2 follows protagonist Arthur Morgan and the Dutch van der Linde gang (the same gang John Marston was a part of). Still, a variety of features from Redemption will be returning in Redemption 2, but it looks like the sequel will include some big, new features as well.
According to Trusted Reviews, a recent document leak points to Red Dead Redemption 2 including a Battle Royale mode, in addition to Money Grab (in which two teams work to "procure bags of money in a central location") and Revive and Survive (essentially team deathmatch, but a revive component), for the game's multiplayer. Furthermore, Redemption 2's online component will act in a similar fashion to GTA Online and allow players to freely explore the game's open-world setting and perform a variety of activities.
While there's a lot to digest here, the biggest surprise is Red Dead Redemption 2 potentially including a Battle Royale mode. Of course, the Battle Royale multiplayer mode - in which players are dropped into an open-world setting and must fight each other to the death, picking up loot along the way - is becoming increasingly more popular. Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds are the two main games that currently employ the mode, and major game studios are now starting to see how much of an effect the mode is having on the shooter genre.
Gamers fully expect studios to start implementing Battle Royale in various titles, but Red Dead Redemption 2 may not have been a game that people thought would include such a mode. However, it's worth noting that the aforementioned leak doesn't specify if Redemption 2's Battle Royale will resemble Fortnite and PUBG, or if Rockstar will create their own version. We'll just have to wait and see what happens when Red Dead Redemption 2 hits store shelves this October.
Source: Trusted Reviews