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Red Dead Online Beta Update – New Evans Repeater Rifle, Fool’s Gold Free Roam Event and More


What new Free Roam Events are available in Red Dead Online? How much will you use the Evans Repeater Rifle?

Red Dead Online has made some new additions, including the return of a powerful weapon from the original Red Dead Redemption, new Free Roam Events, and a care package of useful items for playing this week.

New Weapon – Evans Repeater

The Evans Repeater is a long-range rifle that was found in the original Red Dead Redemption. It’s deadly at medium and long distances, has a high rate of fire and has a high bullet capacity. The Evans Repeater has customization options such as Stocks, Sights and Wraps. You’ll be able to get one from the Rawson, Wheeler & Co catalogue or at any Gunsmith.

Free Roam Events – Fool’s Gold

Fool’s Gold is a quick way to rack up some extra XP and cash. You can also use it to complete weapon, kill or combat-related Daily Challenges without attacking players in an open session.

In Fool’s Gold, you’ll battle other players to wear the Golden Armor, and take down opponents while wearing it to earn points. You can also score points by taking out a rival player that’s wearing the Golden Armor. This will put the armor up for grabs to whoever is able to reach it first.

In addition to Fool’s Gold, there are Roam Events taking place across the five states in the Red Dead Online Beta:

  • Cold Dead Hands: Fight for control over a target for the longest amount of time.
    Competitive Challenges: Compete to get the highest score in a given, randomly-selected challenge within a set time limit (currently includes Bow, Headshot, Horseback, Longarm, and Sidearm Kill Challenges).
  • Dispatch Rider: Posses compete to be the first to deliver a horse to the assigned destination.
  • King of the Castle: Compete to gain and maintain control of the castle area by staying alive inside of it – whoever controls the active area for the highest percentage of the event time wins.
  • Master Archer: Compete to score the most points by hitting the most targets as accurately as you can within the time limit.

Fool’s Gold may be played as skirmishes between Posses or as individual free-for-alls. To join Fool’s Gold, look for an alert to pop-up on screen while in Free Roam and then accept the invite. If a Posse leader accepts an invite to Fool’s Gold then their Posse members will automatically join the event with the posse leader.

New Care Package

All Red Dead Online Beta participants will receive a special care package, which may be redeemed either at your camp’s lockbox or at any post office across the five states. Items include:

  • 60x High Velocity Pistol Ammo
  • 60x High Velocity Repeater Ammo
  • 2x Fire Bottles
  • 8x Fire Arrows
  • 2x Jolly Jack’s
  • 2x Potent Horse Medicine
  • 1x Lake Lure

Anyone who completes five Daily Challenges between now and March 11 will be gifted one Special Spinner next week. The Special Spinner is a handy lure to catch fish of all sizes that cannot be lost if you ever cut the line.

For more information about Red Dead Online, be sure to check out the official website.  Red Dead Redemption 2 is available on the PS4 and Xbox One.