Red Dead Online
Red Dead Online is the online multiplayer counterpart of Red Dead Redemption 2. Like GTA V, while the game itself is pretty good, the online is a different story.
Why It Sucks
NOTE: Most of these issues were caused by executive meddling with Take-Two Interactive.
- Like GTA Online, the multiplayer was just made as Rockstar and Take Two's cash grab and they're also infested by microtransactions.
- The online gameplay feels empty and boring compared to the campaign. As there are a few NPCs and the same town you cross is like a ghost town than a civilazation of the solo campaign.
- The controls in both Red Dead Redemption 2 and Online are clumsy and irritating, but it's much worse in a multiplayer match when you're no longer fighting the NPCs, the aiming is much harder, the Dead eye is useless and the cover mechanics (which is the getting in and out of cover) feel frustratingly slow.
- You can only join 3 PvP modes (Two are limited to 16 or 32 players or 1 race), once you're in these playlists, the modes are entirely random. What makes this worse as Rockstar will add more modes to the list. These modes are currently available:
- Shootout/Team Shootout: Team deathmatch, basically with respawns. Most kills wins.
- Make it Count: Small-scale battle royale where players can only use bows and throwing knives. The area gradually shrinks and the last player standing wins.
- Most Wanted: Every player for themselves. Kills make you more valuable to other players. Earn more points for killing higher-value opponents. The higher you get, the more desirable you are as a target.
- Hostile Territory: Essentially a domination mode where you fight the opposing team to take control of different points on the map; controlling more areas earns you more points. Capturing all of them will end the match.
- Name Your Weapon: Free-for-all or team-based mode where using less powerful weapons to score kills earns more points.
- You can have only one character at a time. If you decide to make two characters at the same time, your old character and all of your progress will be deleted.
- The honor system is broken. For example, if you chose a honorable option, then you're outvoted by a group and your rank will go down.
- As expected from Rockstar Games, terrible netcode and server quality.
- Since Rockstar is more focused on multiplayer content and not single player content, that means we will never get to see an new Singleplayer-mode DLC like Red Dead Redemption 2: Undead Nightmare.
- For the players who want to work together or just be solo, there are no PvE servers.
- Like GTA Online, players are randomly kicked out for no apparent reason.
- The defense mode does not work well, and this shows that you can easily get killed or lose.
- The infamous glitch where someone tries to steal your own horse, While the horse lets you get on, you cannot brush, feed, or ride it however. Not even its head can be turned.
- The loading screens take a long time to load, which is also true for GTA Online.
- This mode got a standalone release. Which sounds a good deal, but it's not free, in others words; what's the point of buying it? if Red Dead Redemption 2 still includes this mode, why release this mode just for a $40 cut?
- You can still do challenges or find collectibles like in the solo campaign.
- You get full access of the map.
- The gameplay and minigames can still be fun at times.
- Rockstar can give you money if you join the game.
- The PS4 version of the standalone release of Red Dead Online costs 4 dollars when you have PS Plus and then you can buy the Story Mode with only 40 dollars.