Monthly Archives: December 2019

Red Dead Online‘s Frontier Pursuits have breathed new life into Rockstar’s online western, and soon players will be able to tackle an entirely new pursuit: the Moonshiner role. The moonshine business isn’t easy, but thankfully players will be rewarded with new role-specific skills and items for their hard work and dedication.

In order to break into the moonshine industry, you’ll first have to level up your Trader role to rank 5, at which point Cripps will introduce you to Maggie Fike, your newest business partner. Maggie is an experience bootlegger who resides at Emerald Ranch, and she’ll allow you to purchase your very own moonshine shack. Here, you’ll not only be able to operate your own moonshine operation, but also partake in brand-new story missions involving Maggie taking revenge on those who’ve wronged her.

After progressing far enough in the Moonshiner role, you’ll be able to set up your own underground Bar. Your Bar will be fully customizable, and you can even hire a band to entertain your patrons. Players have been clamoring for ownable properties like the ones in Grand Theft Auto Online for a long time, and the Moonshiner role will thankfully provide Red Dead Online players with their first taste of real estate ownership and hopefully add an additional layer of depth to the game.

The Moonshiner role isn’t the only thing next week’s Red Dead Online update will bring, though. A second Outlaw Pass will be added to the game, so make sure to catch up on the current one if you’re behind. The first Outlaw Pass sold for 35 Gold Bars, so it’s safe to assume that Outlaw Pass No. 2 will set you back a similar amount. Like most other Red Dead Online update, a bevy of new clothing items are being added, and Rockstar is increasing the number of custom outfit slots in players’ wardrobes to account for all the new clothes. The Navy Revolver will also make its way into the game, but it’s unclear how this weapon will differ from all the other six-shooters in Red Dead Online.

The Moonshiner role and Outlaw Pass No. 2 will be available in Red Dead Online on December 13. Check out the full list of changes on the Rockstar newswire.

GTA Online‘s next update is almost here, and The Diamond Casino Heist looks to be the game’s most complex Heist yet. The Diamond Casino and Resort opened its doors to GTA Online players earlier this year, but strange things have been happening recently. Unusual security patrols have been roaming the premises, penthouse owners have been receiving cryptic text messages, and the casino’s website seems to have been hacked by an unknown party. All these signs point to something big happening in the near future.

Here’s what the Rockstar Newswire has to say about the upcoming update:

“Infiltrating the most extravagant entertainment and luxury living complex in the entire state won’t be easy, and careful and comprehensive preparation will be rewarded to reach one hitherto unattainable goal: breach the vault at The Diamond, grab the goods and exact revenge on the Duggan family.

The Diamond Casino Heist is an all-new approach to Heist architecture and execution: one huge gameplay-packed operation as you work with the Cheng family to infiltrate the most secure building in all of Los Santos. Featuring a diverse range of opportunities for set-up and prep missions that shape your plan of attack, multiple paths of approach, constantly changing security measures and a dizzying array of choices once inside. Expect outcomes for you and your crew to change on the fly as you deal with each new situation, leading to more choices mid-mission. Even if the best laid plans go sideways, you’ll have the opportunity to keep the mission afloat without failing by shooting your way out with your remaining team lives, all allowing the Heist to be highly replayable with new scenarios unfolding each time.”

To plan the Diamond Casino Heist, players will set up a retro arcade as a front for their operation. As the business runs above, they’ll be able to stage and rehearse parts of the Heist down below. Owners of existing GTA Online businesses will even be able to add a Master Control Terminal to the property that will allow them to access everything from one central location.

The Diamond Casino Heist will arrive in GTA Online on December 12.