Wild West Online’s brand-new gameplay video shows bounties, saloons, and more

It’s the video release that Wild West Online fans have been waiting weeks for: A six-minute glimpse into the western MMO’s gameplay.

During the video, you’ll get to see quick snippets of character creation, open-world exploration, outfits, saloons, gambling, thieving, rest cabins, and different environments. Some of WWO’s unique features were on display, such as a hotkey that pops up icons that highlight interactive features in the game world. Newspapers are pretty important as well, as the devs will use them to highlight in-game events and push the story forward.

You’ll also witness how the bounty system works. Players can claim bounties of naughty desperadoes on public boards and then hunt them down for cash. It might be a good idea to bring a friend or two along to ensure victory, however.

Fans have until July 20th to decide whether or not to preorder the game and secure a spot in alpha and beta testing. Give the video a watch after the break!

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Lord Zorvan

Can I scalp a pale-face? No? Then I’ll pass.

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cruzader

I hope this is good so I can stop raging that Red Dead Redemption is not on PC.

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Solaris

They named the server ‘Dolores’? Trying to get sued?

Ok so despite the controversy I’m going to have to play this. Looking good for an early build. Hope their are bounties on other players.

I hate that there is fast travel. They should kill that dead.

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cista2bpo

Had to end the video when he said “fast travel” though

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Zander

Beat you to it 3hrs ago.

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Blippedy Blop

I really hope there are meta PvE events to partake in. Something along the lines of the American Civil War campaign in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

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A Dad Supreme

Reminds me of The Secret World’s art and character looks as if Funcom decided to make a western MMO.

I like it.

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Sashaa

Westworld much?

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Melissa McDonald

For all we know this company struck out on their negotiations with HBO and decided to go it alone…

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Rottenrotny

I’m interested but their prices should be half of what they’re asking.
Also this game is already P2W by selling in game currency, inventory space etc and it’s not even in Alpha yet. Woooooow.
All in all kinda turns me off.

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angrakhan

Pretty much every game with a cash store (F2P or P2P) in history sells inventory space and/or in-game currency. A few I can think of off the top of my head: Path of Exile, GW2, EVE… guess they’re all pay to win.

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Rottenrotny

Yes, yes they are imo.

I’m of the opinion that ANY advantage gained by paying IRL $ is P2W. This includes inventory space, in game currency, XP boost consumables etc.

Other people don’t care about any of that and to them having cosmetic items such as clothing that is available for purchase with IRL $ but unobtainable through gameplay is P2W.

P2W is highly subjective.

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kalamari_

“that is available for purchase with IRL $ but unobtainable through gameplay is P2W.”

GW2 has gold to gem conversion though.

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Dug From The Earth

Lets just hope that there is plenty of other content in the game to take part in aside from pvp bounties.

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Zander

Will be purchasing when it’s in beta. Looks like a great start to pretty looking MMO. Mel, let me know if you’d be willing to team up so I can learn the ropes from you.

/r/games has a caution for anyone truly interested in investing into WWO..

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Sorenthaz

Yeah… after reading that, it’s definitely making me rethink if I want to bother buying into it right away or not. $60 honestly isn’t that much in the sense that it’s the same price as any random game on Steam that I could buy and forget about later on. But it’s hard not to notice that there’s some shadiness in the air.

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bladeddingo

this should be higher up, DayZ was a train wreck and super hyped, if this is even close to the same there is going to be a lot of disappointed players.

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Pauleh

I really hope this game turns out well but using the WarZ engine which wasn’t the best and then disabling the comment and likes/dislike is quite the red flag.

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Space Captain Zor

“Fast travel” in this game should be hitching a ride on a moving locomotive..

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Melissa McDonald

you’re right, catching a train should be the only fast travel option.

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BalsBigBrother

What was shown looks interesting and I am getting more interested in this project. Still won’t throw monies to alpha / beta anything as that is something that just need to stop but it looks worth keeping an eye on.

Hope that the character creator is just a placeholder and more actual customisation will be possible so that we are not playing in a world of identical clones.

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mistressbrazen

As a Firefly fan, this actually looks interesting to me, now that we understand you cannot be forced into PvP. I did notice they had icons of female forms upstairs at the salon. Not sure what that was about….dancing girls would be downstairs. are they putting prostitutes in the game?!
I will keep my eye on this one. I’m not paying to get into anymore alphas and not testing any more closed betas, but if the game continues to develop well, when it is released I could very well throw some money here.

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Melissa McDonald

if they have pose beds, those players will make bank.

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mistressbrazen

but isn’t that why SL gets trashed in media and by gamers?

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Melissa McDonald

Pretty much everyone I’ve heard trash SL either hasn’t played it, or played it for 5 minutes, said “Wherez de Questz und levelz und magickz this ain’t a game lolz” and then began to diss something they never even understood.

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johnwillo

“I’m a max level Whore, with the Heart-Of-Gold spec. I’ve got Epic Lingerie, a Derringer of Blasting, $500 in the bank, and $200,000 buried in a strongbox under a rock a half mile out of town. Look upon my twerks, o ye mighty, and despair!”

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mistressbrazen

um no… pure speculation at this point of course but it would be disappointing if that was the main option for female characters. I am going to assume (I know that’s dangerous) that the developers will not make that kind of mistake.

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johnwillo

Of course it wouldn’t be the main option. I don’t know if “Saloon Girl” is even going to be an option. Hell, even in the real Old West there were other options for females and no modern MMO would be dumb enough to constrain female characters to their common historical roles. Calamity Jane would dry gulch them. I’m sure that there will be female gunslingers.

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Melissa McDonald

i’m looking to be more Dolores than Maeve, myself.

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johnwillo

Wouldn’t it be great, about two years into the game, you figure out that you’re a robot and the NPC’s aren’t?

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camren_rooke

I’m down with this playstyle.

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life_isnt_just_dank_memes

*General Chat Legolas_Cloud*: LFG Bounty on BlazeIt420Pleb69.

They need to limit player naming conventions. LOTRO did a great job of that. I wish more games did. Nothing like AFK riding my horse in BDO and coming back only to have found I was murdered in the night by “Quivering_Anus”. <That's a true story btw.

Nothing to pull a player out of a Wild West game world when having to do bounties on "Xx_Dark Pheonix187_xX".

Also, this game is a perfect example for me personally of wanting to play this so bad but finally telling myself, WAIT TIL the game is out and all their promises are real and if that's the case or a close approximation that their actions match their words, THEN I can buy it.

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Utakata

Don’t worry…Sheriff PuellaMagiMadokaMagica is here to clean up the naming violation riffraff! <3

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Alex Hyer

I was killed in Star Wars Galaxies years ago while LOADING into Naboo.

When I finally loaded in, my body was on the ground and it said “You have ben killed by ‘pharted’.”

It was at this point in my life (Wonder Years music) that I realized Online Gaming would never be what I wanted it to be.

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johnwillo

“Who are you, masked man?”
“They call me XXXDarth_Legolass420, ma’am.”

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Hirku

: )

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johnwillo

They don’t make movies like they used to!

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Melissa McDonald

I’m going to do the naughty thing and pour some gasoline on the gunpowder. If that “outlaw” was a real player, I’d call that being ambushed and ganked. Now, if they did something really naughty to earn that spanking, that’s one thing. If that’s just life in the Wild Wild West, you’ll find me at whatever safe zone exists and prolly not much anywhere else. The guy in the tent was especially surprised to suddenly die, I’d warrant.

If that was an NPC, then it was a pretty simple bounty quest. If that was a real player, their roasting weenies by a cheery campfire was interrupted in the worst and most inconvenient of ways. I’m just sayin’…

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Zander

Hey Mel, remember when I said this game was a safe pre-purchase. I’m going to take it back. Get a refund asap.
http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2017/07/11/wtf-is-going-on-with-wild-west-online

Read the comments as well. Yeah, wait until after this launches..

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Daniel Reasor

One wonders if there will be any large theft targets in the towns to tempt players to team up and pull heists. Some hilarious Southshore vs Tarren Mill PvP could break out if the bank robbers are clumsy and get bounty’d in the middle of town.

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Melissa McDonald

that’s actually a glorious idea.

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Chris Moss

IIRC the video stated that stealing, and I would assume other illegal activities, will get you a bounty.

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Ravven

I’ve always wanted a Red Dead Redemption type MMO, and this sure looks purty (see, working on my accent already). :D That compass though…ugh. It was one of the things I always hated about ESO, which I had to have a ton of mods for in order to make it playable.

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agemyth 😩

There isn’t nearly enough shown in the video for how much progress they have made on creating a world with many player influenced systems and how they interact.

I know it is early, but if they are open to taking our money then what they show needs to be more than a vertical slice of a very simple kill quest (PVP or not) before I can get my hopes up. I’m patient though and would love to see a MMO or pseudo-MMO Wild West themed game turn out well.

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Chris Moss

Well seems I’m about to spend $60 on CE!!!!

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Jeronimo Collares

Nice, need polish this character animation, but… amazing visual.

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Utakata

Agreed. They’ve got the scenery down pat…now they got to work on the plot line.

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Melissa McDonald

Hoping that the character creator is given a LOT more love. The avatars look pretty decent but I don’t want another “choose a face” game where you have no body sliders or anything that can generate a unique looking character. BDO remains the gold standard in HD resolutions, although Second Life still has by far the most sliders.

I wonder if the camera has an overhead view? I do also wonder if the bounty was an NPC. It seemed that way.

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John Ramsay

I could totally get into something like this. When I played Red Dead Redemption I always wished it were an MMO – this could be close-ish!

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camren_rooke

I don’t play OWPVP but if I could be Count Manzeppi, I’d sure consider it.

*twiddles fingers

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Jeremy

Were those bounties other players or NPCs?

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Chris Moss

If I understand correctly, those may have been NPC event type bounties.

But as he stated early on, if you steal too much you could also get a bounty on yourself.

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