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Sony’s current PlayStation Plus lineup for July comes with some cracking titles and something else for anyone thinking about picking up Red Dead Redemption 2.
That’s because for a short period this month, anyone who doesn’t have a PS Plus subscription currently can log in and enjoy Red Dead Online.
“PlayStation players can play Red Dead Online without a PlayStation Plus subscription from July 13 until July 26,” the official description reads.
So while this isn’t technically a PS Plus benefit, it’s still worth checking if you have never played Red Dead Online on PS4.
A new expansion was just released called Blood Money, which has brought new activities to the map, as well as new cosmetics to unlock.
A message from Rockstar Games provides the latest on the new update, telling gamers this week:
“Today’s update adds three multi-part Crime Contracts — The Railroad Contract, The Jeb Phelps Contract, and The Bluewater Contract — each with their own story to unravel.
“For those looking to lie, cheat, and steal their way to riches, you can also take on other dirty deeds, and as you traverse the plains, keep your eyes peeled for Homestead and Camp Robberies.
“During these exploits, you’ll amass Capitale for Martelli. Trade these private bonds to henchmen in Martelli’s network who will in return for your efforts dispatch you on the first of three, larger scale Opportunities. Martelli is eager to stifle a rising Lemoyne senator whose political ambitions have hampered the Bronte family’s far-reaching operations.
“Damage the senator by stealing three Jewels of the West, the first of which is in pursuit of the Covington Emerald, an ill-gotten heirloom coveted by black hats far and wide, being transported by rail on a heavily guarded train.”
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However, while there are plenty of cool new activities to explore in Red Dead Online, it’s not for everyone.
While the story won plaudits across the board for its impressive yarn, locations to explore and graphical performance, Red Dead Online has been marred with technical issues and a lack of content.
It doesn’t look like it will ever rival GTA Online, which remains one of the most popular multiplayer experiences on PS4 and Xbox One.
It should also be noted that there is no next-gen version available for Red Dead Online, meaning you will be stuck with whatever is available right now.
And anyone still not up to date with the PS Plus lineup for July can download these new titles today:
BLACK OPS 4
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 delivers a trio of action-packed multiplayer-modes* for first-person shooter fans. First there’s the series’ iconic multiplayer experience pitting players against each other worldwide. Second, is the fan-favourite Zombies experience, letting you and friends battle the undead.
WWE 2K BATTLEGROUNDS
The world of WWE is your battleground with over-the-top, arcade action as your favorite WWE Superstars and Legends battle in interactive environments around the world. Play through a new story mode while unlocking unique characters and Battlegrounds.
A PLAGUE TALE
The critically acclaimed adventure releases on PS5 with 4K native resolution***, targeted 60 FPS, highly improved visuals, and fast loading – and makes its debut onto PlayStation Plus. Follow the tale of young Amicia and her little brother Hugo, in a heartrending journey through the darkest hours of history.
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