Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer: 9 Gameplay Details You Totally Missed
9. The New Wanted System
Though both GTA and Red Dead Redemption ostensibly shared the same "wanted" level, whereby committing crimes would get you in trouble with the law, the latter's version was far more lenient than the classic star system. With the bounty on your head climbing the more crimes you committed, there was more complexity to your misgivings, however it was far easier to escape from your criminal record.
Red Dead Redemption 2, on the other hand, is entirely about being a criminal, and thus its wanted system has been completely overhauled. Instead of going from one to hundred straight away, there's now multiple different stages of committing a crime, allowing you to cover your tracks before law enforcement is called in.
The trailer made it clear that you can bully witnesses into keeping their mouths shut, however the crime you've actually committed - for instance unarmed assault, ala the image above - pops up so you can weigh its severity against your next move. It's not a huge change, but it should make it actually feel like you're an outlaw pulling off risky crimes, rather than instantly attracting the full wrath of the Sheriff for accidentally pulling your gun out in a bank