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Reported Red Dead Redemption 2 leak points to Battle Royale, first-person mode and more


There's gold in them thar hills...

Website Trusted Reviews have released a huge list of leaked notes for Rockstar's highly-anticipated Wild West sequel, Red Dead Redemption 2. The site reports that they have held onto this info since last Summer, waiting for enough corroboration to consider the leak genuine, before finally releasing the rumours this morning.

The purported leak features a slew of online modes and features for the open-world adventure, including reports of the currently highly-fashionable Battle Royale mode, a team-based shootout known as Fight and Revive, and the Money Grab, which sees players racing against each other to bag stacks of gold, returning to their base and amassing a fortune as quickly as possible.

The notes also speak of a huge online world, like the previous title, where players can roam at will. There is a bigger emphasis on the world having "life", including businesses setting out and packing away their storefronts as dawn rises and night-time falls. This world will be filled with tasks to be completed and activities to while away the hours, such as fishing and gold-mining. Players will hunker down in customisable tents, RDR2's equivalent of GTA Online's apartments. Home on the Range, and all that.

The solo campaign will feature new vehicles such as mine-carts and horse-drawn carriages, and will feature all-new side-activities such as cattle herding, horsemanship and weapon proficiency challenges. A companion app will allow players to socialise and throw down with a round of poker.

One surprise from the document comes from the statement that the entire game can be experienced in first-person perspective, should the player desire, with animations and movement tailored to the player's choice of view. I ain't sure if that's for me, but it sounds interesting.

The catalyst for Trusted Reviews' decision to publish news from the document comes from the fact that the report accurately depicted character names and appearances, including screenshots, long before they were officially revealed, which the site sees as enough evidence to add weight to the leak's authenticity. There's some really interesting stuff in there. It's clear that Rockstar are following their typical sequel M.O. of just going bigger and packing in a ton of new features, activities and modes. We'll see if there is any official response or reaction from the studio to this pretty momentous news.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is tentatively scheduled for release on PS4 and Xbox One October 26.

Huge Red Dead Redemption 2 leak reveals modes and features. [Trusted Reviews]

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