Published: Wed, November 28, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Kristin Zimmerman

Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode begins rolling out this week

Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode begins rolling out this week

Early access to the Red Dead Online beta test will begin tomorrow, November 27, beginning with Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Owners, who will be granted admission one day ahead of everyone else. We entered this week wondering if Rockstar would meet that launch window, but even though it's getting pretty down to the wire, it looks like it will.

Rockstar still hasn't gone into detail about what we can expect in Red Dead Online, but they've said that it's a vibrant open world that transforms the vast and detailed landscapes into a new, living online world that is ready to be shared by multiple players.

While the Red Dead Online beta is now only available to a handful of players at this current time, by the end of the week everyone will get the chance to head out into the Wild West for themselves and their posse. Red Dead Online, the multiplayer component to Red Dead Redemption 2, goes into beta for everyone over the last few days of November.

November 29: Red Dead Online expands to those who played prior to October 29.

A month after Red Dead Redemption 2 was released, Rockstar is slowly opening up the Red Dead Online Beta floodgates. If you want to know what we think of Red Dead Redemption itself, you can check out our review and if you want to pick it up, it's now a few dollars off as part of Amazon's Cyber Monday sale on Xbox One. By the end of the week this Friday, anyone who has the game can jump in Red Dead Online. The developer is asking beta testers to report any issues they experience. Players will create and customise their own character, and can tailor their abilities.

Along with the player count, Rockstar revealed an incremental release format for the western online shooter.

While early adopters are rewarded with early access, purchase the Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition to be among the first to play. You can play solo, but can also form or join Posses that allow for up to seven players in a group.

Conveniently, we've already been sinking our teeth into Red Dead Online, and have captured the first five minutes of the game for your viewing pleasure above, which shows off the character customisation menu, as well as the first cutscene setting the story for your personalised cowboy.

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