What Battle Royale Professionals Want From Red Dead Redemption 2’s Battle Royale


If you are someone who has been active in the gaming world for the past entire year or so, it is safe to say that you are familiar with all the market that Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite has amassed. Released as open world games with 100 players, both games follow a battle royale format in which the last man standing is the one that takes the win.

Although the format might remind you of some old Korean movie, and some remakes like Condemned Featuring Stone Cold Steve Austin, one cannot deny that playing against 100 players is something that gives you a big adrenaline rush.

With more and more publishers introducing some form battle royale in their games, we are only left wondering what Rockstar would do in the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2. Considering how they have already introduced it in GTA V.

We decided to ask some of the PUBG and Fortnite veterans would they would want in the battle royale mode that would possibly make its way in the Red Dead Redemption 2.

Authentic Wild West

While PUBG and Fortnite are entirely different games with a lot of differences in how the theme is; it is safe to say that fans of the battle royale formula and RDR are looking for something different. One of the most common requests we have seen so far is the fact that most of the fans are looking for an authentic wild west and we agree with that, because it would feel a lot more coherent, and properly fleshed out.

Sure, the developers can think of an alternate as far as the blue zone is concerned, but other than that, everything should be as authentic as possible.

Keeping The Action Confined

While the maps in PUBG and Fortnite are amazing, one of the biggest drawback is that the 100 player limit means that you might not run into any player for some time, especially during the middle dry spell. The one way to tackle this is either making the map smaller, and letting the player count remain the same, or making both the map and player count smaller. This will mean that the action is confined within the bounds. Another way is to increase the player count.

Emphasizing The Horses

Obviously, if it is a battle royale game, then it is a must that players would need to move from one place to another, many players have said that it would be great if the developers focus on making the horses better; this means that players should be able to use their horses as a weapon, and allow for tighter gunplay while being the horsebacks. I know this sounds too cool to be true, but we have already seen in games like The Witcher, as well as The Phantom Pain that horses can be made really good if the mechanics are done right. So, that’s one more thing we’re hoping for.