Red Dead's Best Update Has Nothing To Do With Zombies

My first 30 seconds of Red Dead Redemption's multiplayer went a little something like this: whistle for donkey, get on donkey, get shot in the face by somebody on a horse. That pattern continued for another few days.

I love the idea behind the game's free-roam multiplayer, where random strangers are thrown together on the open plains, but the number of griefers and troublemakers out there quickly make it an unpleasant experience. So it's wonderful to hear that in preparation for Undead Nightmare's release a patch has been released for Red Dead Redemption, one that adds a "Friendly Free Roam" option.

This allows players to enter free roam with player-to-player combat disabled, so you can band together and tackle those bandits without fear of somebody following you around Blackwater for three hours shooting your horse in the arse.

If you haven't already got the update, log in right now, and it should be there waiting for you.



    OK, Red Dead Redemption. I know we had some difficult moments at about the 40+ hour mark, but - Undead Nightmare? Friendly Free Roam? - yes, I love you too. I'll pick up my things from Hotel Reach on the way home from work.

    I *WISH* I had some random shooting my horse in the arse when I log into free roam (Edit: "...shooting me in the face..." was too easy to misconstrue)

    Every time I've logged in, I've only encountered 2 or 3 others. Once, there were 4, but they were all possied up together doing hideouts and not interested in other PvP. The biggest boon "Undead Nightmare" brings for me is the chance that there may be (touch wood) some more interest in multiplayer.

      This is crazy talk. I've never once signed into multiplayer without getting into a scrap with a griefer almost instantly, and I log on EVERY SINGLE DAY.

    WOW this is a great addition to the game. I think I will get this now, as i have not played this game for some time.

    I did find it funny when you see a dude with a donkey.. I would always shoot their donkey, but would talk to them, give them my horse and then offer to play some games.

    I just hate donkey's that much.

    But, I stopped because you would find some 12yo with level 50 who just shot you. It just got boring so i'd leave... this is the primary reason that I hate online... so i just hope other games take note and allow/force some form of civilised collaboration rather then griefing all the time.

    Cheers R*


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