Red Dead Redemption 2 updates are rare and pretty thin nowadays, as Rockstar abandons the western sandbox game ahead of the imminent GTA 6 release date. But RDR 2 fans can still enjoy plenty of festive, new-content cheer, as the open world of Red Dead Online is revitalised with a huge overhaul of the biggest RDR2 RP server.
Similar to the best GTA 5 RP servers, Dakota River Bend is a gigantic community of Red Dead Redemption 2 modders and roleplayers, which regularly injects new quests, content, and characters into the world of Arthur Morgan, including its latest and especially substantial Christmas update.
With custom-made mechanics and features, Dakota River Bend is adding new, legal professions to the world of Red Dead Redemption 2, letting you earn an online crust as a market seller, a miner, a blacksmith, a farmer, and more. The big RP server is also introducing a new criminal ranking system, which allows you to strengthen your lockpicking and safe-cracking skills as you ascend the ranks of the RDO roleplay underworld.
There are new activities for treasure hunters – collect a shovel or a metal detector, and head out into New Hanover to dig for your fortune – and you can even recruit a pig companion to help you sniff out hidden riches. New random events have also been added to the server, alongside a festive visual overhaul that adds a new ‘Christmas Land’ just outside of Emerald Ranch.
It’s a huge effort by the Red Dead Redemption 2 community, combining skillful mods and devout roleplay. If you want to join Dakota River Bend and keep experiencing new quests, challenges, and encounters in the otherwise neglected open-world game, you can find full instructions on how to get started at the RP server’s official website.
Alternatively, you might want to try some of the other best multiplayer games, or maybe some great western games on PC, to keep scratching that cowboy itch.