The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Rockstar announced that Red Dead Online will be launching the beta this week. The beta will be released in a staggered schedule, below is a rundown of the release dates.
- Tuesday, November 27 – For those who purchased the Ultimate Edition
- Wednesday, November 28 – For those who played on launch day, October 26
- Thursday, November 29 – For those who played on launch weekend, October 26-29
- Friday, November 30 – Everyone who owns the game will have access to the beta
There is still a bit of mystery as to what to expect from Red Dead Online, but The Verge released details they got from Rockstar:
With the gameplay of Red Dead Redemption 2 as its foundation, Red Dead Online 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 abilities to suit your play style, and head out into a new frontier full of things to experience.
Explore this huge world solo 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.
A fair reminder, this is just a beta. So it’s safe to expect bugs and other problems. But Rockstar said that it will eventually become the full release. Here’s hoping this goes a lot smoother than GTA Online.
Author: Albert Hellebuick