Just like in 2021, Rockstar Games continues to anger Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online fans. While GTA 5 has been remastered for a second time (and while it's now available on its third generation of consoles), and while GTA Online continues to be heavily supported with several big updates a year, Red Dead Redemption fans have had nothing to celebrate. Red Dead Online is seemingly dead in the water and Red Dead Redemption 2 has yet to be brought forward to the new consoles, which wouldn't be so perplexing if GTA 5, an eight-year-old-game, hadn't just been released on PS5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. Rubbing salt in the wound, Grand Theft Auto fans just got remasters for GTA 3, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas. What did Red Dead Redemption fans just get? Tan pants in Red Dead Online.
Like it does every week, Rockstar Games released its "weekly update" for Red Dead Online, and like every week in recent memory, it was a nothing burger. In fact, the update was so inconsequential that the tweet from the official Rockstar Games Twitter account advertising it is focused on the part that allows players to get tan Tied Pants for competing in five legendary bounties. No, really.
Licensed Bounty Hunters who complete 5 Legendary Bounties this week will get the tan Tied Pants.— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) March 17, 2022
More details on the latest Red Dead Online bonuses at the Rockstar Newswire: https://t.co/mMQR37XhhF pic.twitter.com/uxwZHTkKeJ
As you would expect, the update, and the tweet, haven't been sitting well with fans, who took to the replies to complain and protest yet another disappointing update.
"Now that GTA Online Milked Edition has been released; how about more info regarding Red Dead Online Future Updates, Content, Roles. Properties, Heists/Robberies, Weapons, Horses, More Stable Stalls, Passes, Quality of Life or just tell us you're done supporting this game," reads one popular reply.
"Tan Tied Pants. This will definitely revive the game. Great job Rockstar. You definitely know what the fans want," added another popular reply.
GUYS YOU CAN GET THE TAN TIED PANTS OMG LIKE WE ALL DONT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY EVERYTHING IN THE STORE— 🌙Ellarianora🌙 (@Ellarianora) March 18, 2022
I don't know why are you trying to kill your own game— Hououin Kyouma (@HououinKyouma90) March 17, 2022
Clothes, clothes , clothes.... always the same shit. Do yall really think we care about tshirts or pants? Ridiculous. I lost all my respect to rockstar after gta the trilogy remastered. Gave them a 2nd chance now with gta 5 E&E, cause they couldnt blame grovestreet now. RIP R*.— Tygooh (@Tygooh) March 18, 2022
For now, it remains to be seen what the future is for Red Dead Online, but it doesn't look good. For what it's worth, we've heard the team supporting Red Dead Online is now tiny, with most of Rockstar Games working on GTA 6. While Red Dead Online looks as good as dead, hope remains for fans of Red Dead Redemption 2's single-player campaign, with rumors periodically surfacing claiming Rockstar Games is working on bringing the game to PS5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X.1comments