After a record setting release and numerous accolades to its single player narrative, Red Dead Redemption 2’s online multiplayer experience Red Dead Online is set to drops this week, starting tomorrow, November 27th, with a beta for the service.
Players who purchased the “Ultimate Edition” from GameStop will have access to the Red Dead Online beta starting November 27th, and will being full testing for players who played the game on launch (October 26th) starting the following day on November 28th. The beta will then open up to all players the following day. Staggering the online beta to test server strength will hopefully help Rockstar avoid the issues it faced when GTA Online launched in 2013.
While details are still scarce on how the online experience will actually function, the Verge was able to get a tidbit of info on the upcoming mode:
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.
We will continue to update you as the week goes on if a full launch date outside of the beta is announced.
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