The multiplayer component to Rockstar's new Western will be out this week, the developer said today, promising a beta for Red Dead Online That will launch on a staggered schedule for Red Dead Redemption 2 owners starting tomorrow.
Here's a quick breakdown for when you'll be able to play Red Dead Online:
Tuesday, November 27 – Anyone with the Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Wednesday, November 28 – Anyone who played Red Dead 2 on launch day (October 26).
Thursday, November 29 – Anyone who played KingDead 2 on launch weekend (October 26-29)
Friday, November 30 – Anyone else who owns the game.
We still do not know much about how Red Dead Online will work, but The Virgin got a smattering of details from Rockstar that are worth sharing:
With the gameplay of Red Dead Redemption 2 as its foundation, Red Dead Online It transforms the vast and deeply detailed landscapes, cities, towns, and habitats of Red Dead Redemption 2 into a new, living online world ready to be shared by multiple players. Create and customize your character, tailor your skills to suit your play style, and head out into a new frontier full of things to experience.
Explore this huge world alone or with friends. Form or join a posse to ride with up to seven players; gather around the fire at your camp; head out hunting or fishing; visit bustling towns; battle enemy gangs and attack their hideouts; hunt for treasure; take on missions and interact with familiar characters from across the five states; or fight against other outlaws in both spontaneous skirmishes and pitched set-piece battles; Compete with other players or whole posses in open world challenges and much more.
Rockstar is calling this a beta that will eventually morph into a full release, so expect bugs, strangeness, and lots of changes-not unlike GTA Online when that first launched in 2013. Good luck to all of you intrepid aspiring gang leaders, and may you fare better than Dutch did.