It’s been almost a month since Red Dead Redemption 2 launched, and Rockstar Games announced that the games online mode will begin to roll out this week. Some users can already try the beta version of Red Dead Online, but for most of the users, it will be available today. Rockstar deliberately delayed the launch, probably in order to avoid server issues like those that happened on GTA Online launch several years ago.
The players who already bought the ultimate edition of the game already have the access to Red Dead Online Beta, and today the Beta will be open to anyone who played Red Dead Redemption 2 when it launched on October 26th. On Thursday, the beta will be available to anyone who played the game between October 26th and 29th, and on Friday it will finally become available for everyone. All players who own the base game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One can have this online spin-off for free.
At this moment we still don’t know what exactly we’ll be doing in Red Dead Online. Rockstar explains that Red Dead online transforms the foundation of the original game, which is a vast and deeper detailed world, into a living habitat with a multitude of players living and working there. You can create and customize your character, set the abilities that suit your playstyle and head out to the Wild West landscape. You can explore this huge world alone or with friends. You can start or join a gang with up to 7 people, and do various activities like hunting or fishing, attacking enemy gangs, hunt for treasure, take on missions and many more.
If Red Dead Online develops like GTA Online it will be a game that will be additionally expanded with new content over time. To remind you, GTA Online launched back in 2013 and Rockstar still continues to update it with new features and options.