Rockstar has been pumping out updates, for both Red Dead Online and GTA Online (it had an update today), at a steady rate for months now. Today they announced major changes coming to Red Dead Online in a future update this summer.
They’ll be introducing specialists roles — each of which will provide a different experience with tailored gameplay and benefits for the player. Rockstar hopes players will “become even more deeply connected to their character and the choices they makes.”
Becoming a Bounty Hunter leaves you fighting for both sides of the law. They can track down targets and capture or kill, depending on how honorable you are during the pursuit. Nearby players with a high enough bounty can also be targets. Progressing through will unlock special items like a reinforced lasso, intricate gun-spinning tricks and advanced tracking skills, like the ability to use Eagle-Eye while sprinting and on horseback.
This character allows you to establish and develop a business from your Camp, take on new opportunities to collect materials and produce valuables to sell. Increasing your skill unlocks upgrades to your Camp, like a Weapons Locker, Stew Pot and even allows any canine companion to warn or impending attacks on the Camp. As you expand, new skills can improve your satchel or add new assists like hunting wagons.
As the name might suggest, this character explores the world for rare and valuable items. There’s a mystic traveling saleswoman you must find in the wild to begin the Collector’s path. Search for lost jewelry, rare arrowheads and other treasures, which can be sold individually or in high value sets. Progression with the Collector grants access to tools that help you find items, including Refined Binoculars, a Horse Lantern and even a Metal Detector. There’s also additional skills to help discover Red Dead Online’s rarities.
Each character role evolves and shapes the player experience within the world, as well as the characters around you. You can choose to progress across all three specialists roles or play as just the role of your choice.
More information on the specialists roles will be revealed within the coming weeks.
Source: Rockstar Games