How to get Red Dead Online standalone
Rockstar has announced that Red Dead Online will be a standalone game. Here’s how to get your copy.
New players can purchase Red Dead Online as a standalone game separately from Red Dead Redemption 2 following Rockstar’s announcement. You can get the full multiplayer experience at a low initial price.
Red Dead Online’s world is always changing, allowing players to saddle-up and pursue new adventures in the American frontier. The multiplayer aspect of the game allows you to meet other outlaws that you can challenge or work with to accomplish missions.
Rockstar Games has announced that Red Dead Online will no longer just be part of the multiplayer for RDR2. You will be able to purchase it as a standalone game starting December 1.
The game can be purchased from the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store, and Steam for just $4.99. This 75% discount stands until February 15, 2021; then, the game cost will increase to $20. This is quite a bargain and one that’s sure to draw in new players.
You will need to be able to connect to the online multiplayer so make sure your console has a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription. You can also unlock the Red Dead Redemption 2 campaign separately for an additional cost.
Playing Red Dead Online’s standalone edition will take up about 123GB of disk space. The world of Red Dead has become open to new players that will be able to take part in all upcoming events and play whichever Specialist roles they want.
Rockstar has also confirmed a Bounty Hunters Role Expansion within the coming weeks. This will add new criminals, gear, and skills for both new and old players to unlock. In addition to 10 more Bounty Hunter ranks, players will also face new Legendary Bounties and a 100 Rank Outlaw Pass.
For added incentive, all Bounty Hunter missions in Red Dead Online are will award double XP throughout the week, so be sure to spring for them!
How to compete in $250k Warzone Twitch Rivals event
$250,000 is up for grabs in December’s Twitch Rivals Warzone tournament, and we have everything you need to help you secure your place.
The Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament is almost here, giving players a chance to earn a chunk of the massive $250,000 prize pool. Here’s everything that’s confirmed for this Warzone event and how you can enter it.
When looking for Warzone content to watch, the first call for many fans is Twitch. From Warzone masters to professional CoD players, and even amateurs looking to make a name for themselves, competition comes thick and fast, and now Twitch is hosting their own tournament with a huge reward up for grabs.
The Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament will once again pit Warzone players against each other, and this time it will be for a grand prize of $250,000. Here’s everything you need to know about the event, including how to register to compete, when it will take place, and what it entails.
When is the Twitch Rivals Warzone event?
The event’s Open Qualifiers will start at 2PM PT / 5PM ET on December 3. This is when the teams that move forward will be determined and while the Qualifiers are open, you can only join them if you’re a Twitch Partner or Twitch Affiliate.
Two days will then be spent trying to pick the absolute best players from the established teams. On both December 8 and December 16, the teams will compete against each other in the tournament starting 2PM PT | 5 PM ET onwards.
How to participate in the Twitch Rivals Warzone event
If you’re a Twitch streamer then just head over to the Twitch Rivals website to register yourself. The site will check if you’re a captain or a teammate and will confirm that you’re over 18. Then just put in your email address and select the right options to finish your registration.
If it’s successful then you’ll be notified of your progress. Unfortunately, not every Affiliate and Partner will be able to compete, so keep that in mind when applying.
Twitch Rivals Warzone format
Usually Warzone tournaments would have you compete in straightforward kill-races against other players, but they’re changing things up for this event. If you make it to the first Show Day, you will witness 49 trios competing against each other in five private lobbies.
Teams will get points for kills, and the 24 teams that have the highest amount of accumulated points will advance through to Round Two. Five other lobbies will be filled with teams competing against each other on the second Show Day.
- Read more: How to start a Warzone Private match
If you want a more thorough understanding of the point structure and prizes available then we’ve outlined them below:
|5th – 7th||7|
|8th – 10th||4|
|11th – 15th||2|
|16th – 20th||1|
Day 1 Prizes
|1st – 24th||Advance to Day 2|
|25th – 20th||$900|
|31st – 40th||$750|
|41st – 50th||$600|
Day 2 Prizes
|10th – 12th||$3,300|
|13th – 15th||$3,000|
|16th – 20th||$2,700|
|21st – 25th||$2,400|
|26th – 30th||$2,100|
|31st – 40th||$1,500|
|41st – 49th||$1,200|
So if you’re one of the lucky streamers who is able to make it through the registration process, you’ll be able to compete for some generous prizes. Put your Warzone skills to the test as you work your way towards that $250,000 reward.
- Read More: All Warzone guides & walkthroughs
Even if you don’t make it all the way, the glory of progressing that far will still feel amazing. We’ll provide updates about the Twitch Rivals Warzone event and its results as soon as we get them.
Black Ops Cold War player uses Rock Band guitar to kill enemies
As if online gaming wasn’t hard enough, some brave Black Ops Cold War gamer has managed to kill players with a Rock Band instrument.
While the debate between controller or keyboard & mouse rages on, one Black Ops Cold War player has decided to forge his own path, finding a kill using a Rock Band guitar controller.
Death, taxes, and someone using an outlandish gaming peripheral to achieve an unlikely feat is about standard for gaming in 2020. It wasn’t too long ago that someone was beating Dark Souls using only a dance mat of all things.
But in the heat of quick-fire, online multiplayer conflict, one gamer has managed to channel their skill in Treyarch‘s Black Ops Cold War and kill a player using a Rock Band instrument.
How is that even possible?
Thanks to the adaptability of a PC, almost anything can be hooked up to one and converted into a controller. Meaning you can pretty much take anything that’s been a gaming controller in the past and configure it so that it functions as a viable controller for the game you’re playing.
So when Reddit user TheSteviePee hooked up an old Rock Band guitar to his PC, his main thought was obviously to humiliate someone online using the device.
Playing what appears to be Team Deathmatch on Miami, TheSteviePee was situated at the top of the piano building that overlooks the main street. Using a Hauer 77 with attachments, he eagerly awaited his moment of glory.
The unlucky recipient tried to sneak upstairs, but after a brief skirmish, TheSteviePee eventually dropped him with one well-placed headshot from the Hauer 77.
Now, this video is sure to rile some members of the Call of Duty community up as it’s a prime example of why people get frustrated with the game. Too often the complaint with online multiplayer is the purported imbalance of teams. There’s no evidence, but you can imagine unless TheSteviePee quit the game immediately, that he would suffer many deaths and impede his team.
- Read More: The 5 best guns in Black Ops Cold War
But sometimes, gaming is supposed to be fun. We can imagine it’s probably a great effort to try and do this and it has made for a light-hearted moment that MrSteviePee clearly enjoyed.
Image credits: Treyarch
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