Rock Band Rivals Update Improves Online Multiplayer

The latest update for Rock Band Rivals has fully adjusted the game's online multiplayer component, making life much easier for anyone who wishes to rock remotely.


Bands come together and some bands break up. Maybe the drummer moved halfway across the country. Rock Band Rivals hoped to keep the music together through online multiplayer, but it still needed a few tweaks. Fortunately, Wednesday morning saw Harmonix issue the first big Rock Band Rivals update of 2018 and with it came some big changes to Online Quickplay.

Jumping into online multiplayer now looks to be much easier, with players able to join Sessions through invites, searches, via Quick Join, or through creating their own Session. Sessions come with customizable filters, with players able to adjust set lengths and who can add songs. There's also online drop-in, which allows online players to jump into a session in mid-song.

There's even an option to search for users with preferred player stats, which means players can go out and look for players who own the same DLC tracks that they do. But it also means they can look for skilled players to help tackle that one elusive song on Expert.

All of this is available through the new online hub menus. More details on these, as well as the rest of the new early 2018 update can be found on the Harmonix website.

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