How to enable passive mode in Red Dead Online

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Red Dead Online is actually two games in one. On the one side of the equation, you’ve got a sprawling western where you can eke out a living with friends. You’re able to hunt, play missions and socialise, and you won’t even need eyes in the back of your head as any treachery from your gang wil result in non-lethal bullets being fired in your direction.

On the other side of the coin, you have Red Dead Online’s truest and most dangerous form. Everyone is fair game, bullets are whizzing around you and chances are that there’ll be plenty of griefers roaming the harsh frontier. So how do you switch between them in Red Dead Online? Unlike Grand Theft Auto Online that gave players the option to enter a Passive Mode via the menu, players need to use a lengthier process if they want to go to war with the Red Dead Online community.

For starters, you’ll need to head to your camp and check your flag. Easy as that. Hold L2, look at your flag and select the option to raise or lower it, which will put you in the safety of Passive Mode or you can switch the option off and find yourself battling griefers. Your choice buddy! With that being done, you can also enter into Red Dead Online’s Parley and Feud system if the fancy strikes you.

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Basically, if you find yourself being killed one too many times, Red Dead Online will ask if you’d like to parley or feud with the player responsible for your demise. Choose Parley, and you’ll be unable to attack the player in question for ten minutes and vice versa. Choose Feud, and the two of you will have a face-off for three minutes. When the time is up, the player with the most kills wins.

It’s an alright system of checks and balances, so if you’re looking to spend your time hunting for animal furs in the wild and you don’t want to worry about being run over by a jerkass player on a burly steed, there you go.

Last Updated: December 3, 2018

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