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Red Dead Online Has a New 'Horde Survival' Game Mode

Red Dead Online players can step into a brand new game mode called "Call to Arms" where they'll be tasked with surviving waves of enemies.
Red Dead Online players can step into a brand new game mode called "Call to Arms" where they'll be tasked with surviving waves of enemies. / Rockstar Games

Red Dead Online players can step into a brand new game mode called "Call to Arms" where they'll be tasked with surviving waves of enemies in defense of overland settlements.

It looks like Rockstar Games is making good on its promises of new content for Red Dead Online players. This week's usual update added more than just the standard quest and daily rollover. Settlements in the wild western world of Red Dead Redemption are under attack and it's up to players to defend them—hence its apt name, "Call to Arms."

Here's what we know about the new mode.

RDO "Call to Arms" Mode Explained

Call to Arms mode can be deployed from the player's Camp inside the Lockbox. There, they'll find a Telegram message advocating for the mode, which can be used to launch into it for several locations, directly. All they need to do is pick one from their Satchel inventory. At the time of writing, those locations include Blackwater, Fort Mercer, Valentine, Strawberry, and MacFarlane’s Ranch.

"In Call to Arms, you and your allies have been recruited to protect various locations from up to 10 waves of incoming enemies," Rockstar's news post reads.

Players will be automatically matched with allies and the group will need to survive up to 10 waves of enemies rushing the settlement they've chosen to defend.

The payouts for surviving aren't too shabby, either, according to player reports. This first week, all participants will benefit from 3x the usual rewards as well as 30% off any "Novice" or "Promising" role item up to 72 hours afterward. Those who survive all 10 waves get ~$800, 3 Gold Bars, and ~7000 experience.

More information about Call to Arms and other content heading to RDO this week can be found on Rockstar's website.