Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Beta Starts Tomorrow, Lets Players Form Their Own Posse


The Wild West is about to get a whole lot wilder. We’ve known for a while Red Dead Redemption 2’s online beta was going to drop sometime in late November, but now Rockstar has announced official dates. When you’re allowed to start testing out Red Dead Online depends on when/how you bought the game:

  • Read Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition owners can play tomorrow (November 27).
  • Those who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on launch day can play on November 28.
  • Those who played Red Dead Redemption 2 in the first weekend can play on November 29.
  • And, finally, everybody else who owns RDR2 can jump in on November 30.

So, what will the Read Dead Online Beta include? Rockstar has provided this description:

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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.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now on Xbox One and PS4. We don’t have a release date for Read Dead Online, but it will be free for all RDR2 owners when it arrives.