MERRY CALL TO ARMS
The Christmas variations are similar to regular Call to Arms modes but with snow/heavy snow that impacts visibility.
There are also Easter eggs unique to these variations. These Easter eggs require players to find glowing targets around the play area. After shooting all of the targets, the Easter egg is activated which spawns explosive ammo rounds, extra health pickups, and fires off some fireworks in line with the festive theme.
Two A.I. allies play musical instruments, a guitar, and a banjo; these allies play Christmas carols and songs on these instruments. During waves three and eight, the weather changes to a blizzard to add a change of environment to the mode, the blizzard affects different parts of the RDO map differently.
For these variations, I located appropriate towns or settlements where a snowy Christmas theme would be appropriate. I customized the enemy paths, weapon types, and accuracies as well as established possible distinct enemy types for the selected areas. I also added cover props that both enemies and players use that fit with the theme and the snow in the area.
Red Dead Online
October 2021, October 2022
Player vs Environment (PvE) Survival Based Mode
PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One S & X, Xbox Series X & S, PC
(Formerly also on Google Stadia)