Red Dead Redemption 2 On Playstation 4 Gets Photo Mode And More With The Latest Update

Red Dead Redemption 2 On Playstation 4 Gets Photo Mode And More With The Latest Update
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The latest update to Rockstar’s western hit Red Dead Redemption 2 brings a good amount of content to the game, the most notable of which is the ability to run a bootlegging business. The violent life of a gunslinger doesn’t appeal to everybody, and those players can instead choose to start their own illegal moonshine business and hopefully find success in that life.

Yes, the Moonshiner Specialist Role may be the biggest component of this new update, but it’s far from the only thing for gamers to get excited about. Playstation 4 owners, in particular, should take note, as this update finally brings photo mode to Sony’s console.

For an unknown reason, the Xbox One version of the game won’t get photo mode until January 21, making it a very odd timed exclusive. Photo modes have become more common in recent games and it’s not hard to see why. Sure, gamers have had the ability to take screenshots and upload them to social media, but photo mode gives you much greater control and plenty of editing options, namely the option to slap the game’s title and logo onto the shot before uploading it. You really can’t ask for better advertising than that, and it doesn’t cost the studios a dime.

Red Dead Redemption 2’s photo mode offers the usual array of frames, filters, and editing tools, though applying a filter to a game as gorgeous as this might not be a great idea. Rockstar’s latest is absolutely breathtaking visually and one that’s needed a photo mode for a long time. Gamers should have little trouble taking some stellar shots, as long as they can get the timing right.

There’s also a decent amount of story mode content in this update, including three new bounty hunter missions, two new gang hideouts, two new treasure maps, and a new story mode mission. In addition, players can check out new weapons, horses, and trinkets. It’s certainly not too shabby for a free update.

Rockstar announced much earlier this year that there were no plans for single-player DLC for Red Dead Redemption 2. As with Grand Theft Auto V, the developers are focusing on developing the online component of the game, which is a shame considering that they produce some of the best narratives in the business. With this latest update, at least fans of story mode have been thrown a few bones in terms of more bounties to collect and hideouts to assault.