Red Dead Online, the multiplayer mode in Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2, has gotten a spooky update just in time for the Halloween festivities. The new additions include an anxiety-inducing game mode, a new bounty to collect, more items in the shop, and even cosmetic masks.
To start, the game has added a "Fear of the Dark" limited-time mode to the Showdown Mode selection. It pits super-strong Night Stalkers against human Hunters. The deck is stacked against the mortals, but skull masks are littered around the battlefield, so the more masks the Hunters collect, the weaker the Night Stalkers become, while the Hunters have their weapon power increased. Hunters win by collecting all the masks and wiping out the Night Stalkers, while Night Stalkers win by defeating all the Hunters or just surviving until time expires.
The mode will be available through November 12. Don't wait to play, though, because you can get 3X Gold and 2X RDO$ through November 3.
The announcement also details a new bounty, the former mayor Tobin Winfield. He was caught embezzling public funds and went into hiding near Thieves' Landing. Plus this week you can get 30% off sharp objects like cleavers, machetes, tomahawks, and throwing knives.
Finally, you can claim an exclusive mask by marking a specialization. Bounty Hunters get a Creature mask, Traders get a Swine mask, and Collectors get a Masquerade mask. If you achieve Tier 10 and 20 of the Outlaw Pass, you can get special Freak and Horror masks, too. Winning a round of Fear of the Dark will also earn you an exclusive tint for the Freak Mask. Those are available through November 3.
Plus as usual, the update brings a new selection of items for sale through the catalogue, and more stipends to collect for Collectors.
The Fear of the Dark mode will still be going when the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on November 5, so presumably, PC adopters will have a little time with it too--though they'll miss out on some of the timed rewards. For more details check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 PC pre-order guide.