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Red Dead Online: How does Dead Eye and the Ability Card system work?

Published: 28/Nov/2018 23:30 Updated: 28/Nov/2018 23:45

by Alan Bernal


Red Dead Online uses an Ability Card system that grants a player either passive or active enhancements or abilities to give them a fighting chance when the bullets start to fly.

Ability Cards can be purchased with in-game currency or earned by playing and ranking up in Red Dead Online. The effect of these cards range from personal damage or health enhancers to effects that a player and their posse can make use of in firefights.


Equipping Ability Cards is as simple as opening up the menu and sifting through which cards a player wants in the slots provided. Earning more Passive slots for come as a player levels up.

Rockstar GamesRed Dead Online looks to be more chaotic than what the main game offers.

The system looks to have been made to be fluid and make hostile encounters more diverse in terms of players’ use of situational tactics.


Be warned, that effects and lingo in the cards might be different in Red Dead Online from what a player would be used to in Red Dead Redemption 2.

For example, Dead Eye cards are the active abilities or boosts that influence a player while in Dead Eye mode, while Passive cards are effects that remain on until unequipped from the Passive cards slots.

In the main game, Dead Eye slows the game to get pinpoint accurate shots off, but since that isn’t possible in a persistent, online world, Dead Eye is the active slot a player would trigger and its effect would change based on the card equipped to it.


Rockstar GamesAbility Cards will open the possibilities to a multitude of gunfight scenarios.

As it stands, every card can be leveled up to three tiers and more slots can be unlocked for cards that would grant more effects.

Red Dead Online is in beta and this system is fairly simple to use and work from. The beta was made playable for those who bought the Ultimate Edition or played since Day 1 first and will be available to everyone November 30.


Red Ded Redemption cosplayers become real-life Arthur & Sadie Adler

Published: 9/Sep/2020 13:13

by Jacob Hale


Two incredible gaming cosplayers came together to create their own versions of Red Dead Redemption’s Arthur and Sadie Adler — and the photos look like they’re straight out of the game.

The first Red Dead Redemption game came out in 2010 and immediately earned mass appeal, with the 2018 prequel keeping the franchise alive and fans flocking to the servers of the Western adventure game.


As with every popular game, film or TV show, though, fans have all different ways of honoring their favorites, and cosplayers are no exception.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Arthur and Sadie
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Arthur and Sadie are a favorite of Red Dead fans.

We’ve seen some incredible cosplays in our time, but this one is really something special, with ‘maul_cosplay‘ creating his flawless take on protagonist Arthur Morgan.


That’s not all, though, as he also recruited female cosplayer ‘msskunk’ as Sadie, bringing the fan-favorite couple to life.

“RDR2 is my absolute favorite game and I think Arthur and Sadie should spend more time together,” maul said in his Instagram post. “That’s what the photos are about. Arthur and Sadie enjoying life and spending some quality time together.”

Arthur and Sadie’s relationship was an important one in Red Dead Redemption, and it would have been interesting to see their story developed further, and fans are definitely interested in seeing what occurs between the two — and the cosplay really showcases that. Not to mention, the outfits and setting are literally spot-on, and it’s almost impossible to find any difference between this and the characters themselves.



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Both the photos and the cosplays themselves came out looking incredible, as if the characters were lifted right out of the game. Heck, you wouldn’t be laughed at for mistaking this for game art rather than just a photo of two cosplayers paying homage.

This isn’t the first of maul’s cosplays to make waves, with some brilliant looks taken from the likes of Assassin’s Creed and Borderlands 3’s Zane.

If you’re looking for great gaming cosplays, maul and msskunk might be one of the best places to look, since their attention to detail is sublime.