A new update for Red Dead Online looks to have removed a bug of sorts that players sick of being griefed by others had rather enjoyed.
Red Dead Online, much like its sibling Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto Online, is absolutely massive. The scope of these two online multiplayer games means nearly infinite permutations can happen, including massive amounts of game-breaking bugs and a litany of ways for bad players to make things miserable for others just trying to enjoy the game. A small bug that was providing a more pastoral life for some in Red Dead Online looking to avoid that nonsense though has apparently been patched out recently.
A place of solace for players in Grand Theft Auto Online who want to avoid griefers and other irritating players is private and invite-only lobbies, a feature Red Dead Online players have been begging for since day one. Private lobbies in GTA Online allow players to avoid being griefed by players flying around in rocket-launching motorcycles and having their deliveries of drugs and other illicit materials destroyed. Players in RDO who want to avoid things like trolls dressed as KKK members harassing them, unfortunately, do not have that luxury.
Recently though, players have been enjoying what some call a bug of sorts that has been keeping the number of players per lobby relatively small, allowing players to enjoy things in Red Dead Online, like hunting for legendary gators, in relative peace. Apparently though, a recent update to RDO has changed the way lobbies are populated, eliminating those peaceful lobbies.
This lower number of players per lobby meant that things like legendary animal spawns and free-roam events were much easier to come across and participate in, and that the game was simply more enjoyable for many. Now, there are reports that lobbies are fuller and the things that players had been enjoying might now be a thing of the past, at least for PC players.
A simple fix that would make many practically everyone happy would be for Rockstar to introduce a private lobby option for Red Dead Online for those who want it. But the likely reason Rockstar hasn’t introduced such a feature for RDO yet is that the playerbase not nearly as large as GTA Online, and thus may cause more low-player/empty public lobbies, which would be a bad look for the game.
Hopefully Rockstar games can find a way to balance the needs and wants of its players who prefer a more solitary, but still online experience along whilst still maintaining a healthy-looking public gameplay experience.
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