Red Dead Online is receiving a new update called Blood money on July 13. The DLC adds new content to the game and will not be charged as with previous updates.
Red Dead Online hasn’t let players really let loose since launch. Sure, players can sell moonshine or steal trade goods, but that’s all illegal activity there. On the other hand, players will be limited to nature sightseeing, bounty hunting, or walking around the West side with metal detectors, which doesn’t specifically scream “outlaws”. That all seems to be being resolved in Blood money.
According to a post on Rockstar Newswire, the player will team up with Guido Martelli, the right-hand man of Angelo Bronte, a crime lord who plays an important role in the game’s story. Players will work with the criminal to recover a “valuable item called Capitale” that has reached the hands of other lowly lives in the west. Complete this mission and Martelli will have more criminal opportunities to take advantage of.
Rockstar’s post also highlights a surprising point: Blood money and its content won’t be locked behind a paywall. “Martelli is completely focused on results,” reads the post, “entering this more civilized world of crime requires nothing but a trusted weapon and the willingness to use it, and requires no investment. prepay.” This is an important departure for Red Dead Online, locked its previous content updates behind its own in-game premium currency, gold bars.
Blood money will add two new gameplay features Red Dead Online: Sin and Opportunity. Those who were previously misled by Martelli’s contacts, and “from the arrests of coaches wearing capes and daggers to multi-stage robberies – including kidnapping, brutal debt collection, etc”.
The opportunity will be larger missions focused on disrupting the efforts of a Lemoyne senator seeking to keep criminal activity out of business. Somehow, this politician is weakened by stealing valuable jewels that can then be given to Martelli. The first opportunity will launch with the update on July 13th, two more will come in the following days.