Red Dead Redemption to Receive Co-Op Via First DLC Pack

May 5, 2010Written by Zak Islam

Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption will feature a thrilling single player campaign as well as an intriguing multiplayer component. However, Rockstar doesn’t plan to stop there, as they’ve announced you will be able to duel it out with your friends via a co-op mode.

The ‘Outlaws to the End Co-Op Mission Pack’ will feature six all-new cooperative multiplayer missions to play with 2-4 players. The DLC will be available in June on the PlayStation Store and will come at the cheap price of FREE. It will also add brand new trophies.

The missions within the DLC include:

  • “Walton’s Gold” – Walton’s Gang have taken control of a mining camp rich with gold.  Fight through the camp and load your mine cart with as much gold as you can carry and get out as fast as you can – Walton’s boys have rigged the place to blow!
  • “The River” – Ride a raft down river, taking out rebel encampments along the way until you reach the rebel stronghold of Nosalida and a final epic battle for the town’s massive weapons caches. Watch out for Gatling gun-equipped enemy rafts.
  • “Ammunition” – The Mexican Army has the town of Tesoro Azul under siege.  Storm the gates under heavy cannon, Gatling gun and sniper fire to destroy the Mexican artillery placements.

Rockstar co-president Sam Houser stated how co-op will further enhance the experience in Red Dead Redemption:

Multiplayer in Red Dead Redemption offers players a whole new way to encounter the massive open world we’ve created, but we felt the experience would not be complete without co-op game play. With these missions, we wanted to create new ways for players to share in the experience of engaging with this amazing landscape.

In addition to the ‘Outlaws to the End Co-Op Mission Pack’ Rockstar also announced that two further downloadable content updates will be released in the future, with both DLC packs slated for the summer. Red Dead Redemption releases on May 18th in North America, and May 21st in Europe.