Following the huge success of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games announced today that its online multiplayer potion, Red Dead Online, will finally enter its beta stage starting tomorrow, November 27 at 8:30am EST.
According to Rockstar Games, Red Dead Online blends the classic multiplayer of the original Red Dead Redemption with the best of everything the company has learned since then about creating deep multiplayer experiences. The result is something completely new and fun, and an experience that will continue to expand and evolve over time as we gain valuable feedback from our community in the beta period.
Gamers who have purchased the Ultimate Edition will be the one able to play the beta starting tomorrow. Those who have purchased the physical version must have redeemed the Ultimate Edition code in order to gain access the beta.
Here’s more information about the beta and its access:
The launch of the Red Dead Online Beta is the first step in what will be a continually expanding and dynamic world, and the beta period will allow us to deal with the inevitable turbulence of launching any online experience of this size and scale.
During this process, we will be looking to our dedicated community to help us report and fix problems, share ideas, and assist in shaping the future of the full Online experience. As with all of our releases, we will strive to make the launch of Red Dead Online the best it can possibly be, and we ask that the community share that spirit with us over the next weeks and months.
To help us ease into the beta and to mitigate major issues, we will begin the early access period starting Tuesday, November 27 at 8:30am EST, and gradually scale the player base up to full access beginning on Friday, November 30. This will help ensure that our servers can handle a steadily growing volume of concurrent players in the early hours and first days of the Beta and hopefully reduce the likelihood of any server crashes during the launch week as we get things up and running. Full rollout details are as follows:
– Tuesday, November 27: All Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition owners. Please note, players who purchased the physical Ultimate Edition must redeem the Ultimate Edition code in the packaging to be eligible.
– Wednesday, November 28: All players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26th according to our data.
– Thursday, November 29: All players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 between October 26th to October 29th according to our data.
– Friday, November 30: All players who own Red Dead Redemption 2.
The Red Dead Online Beta will be available to anyone who owns Red Dead Redemption 2 on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One starting Friday, November 30. When booting up Red Dead Redemption 2 and arriving to the title menu, you will see an option in the top right of the screen to select Online.