Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Launches Tomorrow, New Details and Access Dates Revealed


Red Dead Redemption 2 launched exactly one month ago and while many players have been enjoying the story of Arthur Morgan and the inevitable fall of the Van der Linde gang, details have been sparse for the title’s highly anticipated online mode - until now.

Rockstar Games have revealed in a blogpost over on Rockstar Newswire that Red Dead Online will be beginning its early access beta period starting tomorrow November 27th, with a full public release scheduled for November 30th.

Rockstar also details what we can expect with Red Dead Online, with the world transformed into a living online environment shared by multiple players which can be explored solo or with friends in a Posse of up to seven players. A wealth of activities are on offer, such as hunting, fishing, gang hideouts, treasure hunting, outlaw skirmishes and much more.

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 the 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. 


Rockstar will be launching the beta in different phases over the next few days to help deal with inevitable traffic overflow and mitigate major issues as they gradually scale up the player base for full access on November 30th. The first phase begins tomorrow November 27th at 8:30 EST and is exclusive to those who own the Ultimate Edition. Other dates and prerequisites can be found below:

  • Tuesday, November 27th: 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 28th: All players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26th according to our data.

  • Thursday, November 29th: All players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 between October 26th to October 29th according to our data.

  • Friday, November 30th: All players who own Red Dead Redemption 2.

Are you looking forward to the Red Dead Online beta and will you get the chance to play tomorrow, or will you have to wait a few days to get access? Let us know down below!