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Red Dead Online Gets Subtle Christmas Update

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It won't be too much longer before Christmas is here, and plenty of video game companies from Blizzard to Epic Games are celebrating the season by updating its titles with holiday-themed events. For example, Overwatch's Winter Wonderland is live, as is Fortnite's snow-strewn Season 7. Not one to be left out, Rockstar Games has decided to get into the holiday spirit as well by providing a small, yet cheery Christmas update to Red Dead Online.

Rockstar's holiday 2018 content for Red Dead Online is subtle, as the developer has now made the pianists at every Saloon on the map play authentic Christmas carols from the 1800s, as well as several popular hymns. Among the compositions are songs including the likes of "Deck the Halls," "Up on the House Top," "Gloria in excelsis Deo", "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and many more.

The addition of these Christmas songs is the latest in Rockstar's efforts to ensure that Red Dead Online remains as immersive and enjoyable as possible for its myriad players, with the studio still providing the beta with updates to properly refine the title. As previously explained by the developer, this will be an ongoing process for the foreseeable future, so there's no telling exactly when it will work out all of the kinks in the system and get the in-game economy just right for RDR2's multiplayer component.

Taking everything here into consideration, while Rockstar's Christmas update for Red Dead Online isn't substantial, it's definitely a fun little touch that ought to delight fans and make the in-game world feel even more authentic than before. And with the developer celebrating the holidays in RDO, it makes one wonder whether or not it will eventually decide to incorporate any more seasonal content. It's worth noting that Rockstar has commemorated events like Independence Day in GTA Online, so perhaps Red Dead Online will acknowledge even more holidays later on.

The Red Dead Online beta can be played through Red Dead Redemption 2, which is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Source: Tony StrongStyle – YouTube

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