We have known for a while now that Red Dead Online was going to officially launch up to a few months after the main game hit in late October. And we now have more details on when you’ll be able to jump in. For some lucky gamers, that will be today, but either way you should be able to get in to the beta within the next week or so. Head below for all the details.

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After landing near perfect review scores across the board, its safe to say Red Dead Redemption 2 is as much a triumph in game design as we could have hoped for. Rockstar’s hard work over the last seven-plus years has certainly paid off, despite some of the controversy surrounding employee working conditions. Whether you have made it through the main story yet or not, Red Dead Online is fast approaching, if isn’t already available for you now.

Red Dead Online Beta Schedule

As part of the beta’s staggered launch cycle, those who purchased the $100 Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition will have access starting today.

Beyond that, it will all depend on when you played the main game. Starting tomorrow (Wednesday, November 28th), anyone who played the game on launch day (October 26th) will be able to jump in.  Then the following day on Thursday, November 29th, those that popped it in anytime over the launch weekend (October 26th – 29th) will be eligible, before it opens up to everyone this Friday.

Red Dead Online

While the recent Fallout 76 “beta” didn’t go over well with gamers, to say the least, RD Online will hopefully benefit from some early stress tests. GTA Online had some major issues at launch forcing Rockstar to dole out free in-game cash and even temporarily disable real money purchases. But not to worry, it was quickly remedied and Rockstar has been literally rolling in cash because of it some 4 years after the release of GTA V.

We don’t know all that much about Red Dead Online but it won’t be long before all the details emerge. Expect to be forgoing the intricate story of the main game in favor of multiplayer posse wars and much more.

Red Dead Online

We are yet to get an official release date for Red Dead Online, but hopefully Rockstar takes its time to avoid another Fallout 76 debacle. The online mode is free to anyone that purchased the main game.

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