Rockstar has confirmed the beta for Red Dead Online – the promising multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2 – will finally roll out this week.
The company revealed that when you’ll be able to play the beta will depend on what version of the game you have. So tighten those holsters, we got all the dates for Australia!
When can Australians play Red Dead Online?
Red Dead Online will be released across the last four days of November in the US – that’s November 28, 29, 30 and December 1 in Australia – and access will depend on what edition you have of the game and the date you played it for the first time.
Here’s a quick breakdown so you can save the date on that Clint Eastwood calendar we know you have in your closet.
- Wednesday, November 28: Access to all Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition owners. Those gamers who purchased the physical title must redeem using the Ultimate Edition code found in the game’s packaging.
- Thursday, November 29: Access to all players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26.
- Friday, November 30: Access to all players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 between October 26 and October 29.
- Saturday, December 1: Access to all players who own Red Dead Redemption 2.
From the official press release for Red Dead Online:
“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.”
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In Red Dead Online you can form or join a posse of up to seven players, battle enemy gangs, hunt for treasures or take on missions. Think GTA Online, but in the wild west.
Released just last month, Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold already more than 17 million copies, making A$986 million from the opening weekend alone. Just to put that into perspective, Grand Theft Auto Online, Rockstar’s multiplayer version of their most successful game series, engaged some 30 million players during its first year. It remains to be seen if Red Dead Online will have that same traction, but with the massive amount of hype built around the release, it is more than possible.