Red Dead Online’s battle royale mode is slow, tense, and nothing like Fortnite

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The explosive popularity of Fortnite and PUBG means that battle royale has become a genre in of itself. This year, some of the biggest names in gaming have adopted battle royale, ranging from Call of Duty’s fast-paced battles to Supercell’s mobile-friendly Brawl Stars. Now, Rockstar is getting in on the action with Red Dead Online, the multiplayer spinoff for Red Dead Redemption 2.

While the main appeal for Red Dead Online is its story-driven “free roam” mode, it also offers a number of competitive options, including a BR-style mode called “make it count.” It may have been inspired by the battle royale blockbusters, but it offers something very different. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the complex nature of Fortnite, Red Dead Online…

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