Rockstar's "Red Dead Online" Beta Version Launches Today
Two months ago, Rockstar Games announced the online portion of Red Dead Redemption 2 (aka Red Dead Online). Earlier this month, Take-Two head Strauss Zelnick noted that the beta version of the online version will be released at the end of the month but was tight-lipped on exactly what date. Finally, the long wait is over as the company confirmed that they will roll it out today.
According to reports, the RDR2 online beta version will first go live today, Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 8:30 am ET. However, there’s a schedule and some of you might have to wait a few days:
- Tuesday, November 27 – Open for the owners of the Ultimate Edition of RDR2.
- Wednesday, November 28 – Open for those who played RDR2 on October 26.
- Thursday, November 29 – Open for those who played from October 26 to 29.
- Friday, November 30 – Open to all players.
Rockstar explains that the online beta that is to be released is designed to be the beginning of “Red Dead Online”. What this means is that it won’t just run for a short limited time only and will allow players to keep their progress while the developers “deal with the inevitable turbulence of launching any online experience of this size and scale.” And during the process, they will be looking forward to their dedicated and amazing community to help them report and fix problems, share ideas, and assist in shaping the future of the full the online experience of Red Dead Online.
As for the release of the final version, the company hasn’t said anything yet. But hey, at least there’s the beta version, right? It’s better than nothing.
What Are The Game Features Of The RDR2 Online Version?
Aside from the announcement of the release date, Rockstar also shared a few details regarding the game features of the online beta version.
Firstly, Red Dead Online will feature an open world game that is home to all the animals found in RDR2. This in return will include support for hunting, fishing, treasure hunting, posses, camps and a variety of competitive modes.
Speaking of the posse, players can team up with up to seven players. Together, you and your teammates can head out hunting, fishing, visit towns, battle enemy gangs and attack their hideouts, hunt for treasures, take on missions together, and own their own camps.
But of course, players can also choose to go solo if they want to. Who doesn’t like the lone wolf persona?
Secondly, the cities, towns, and habitats found in RDR2 will be transformed into a new, living online world shared by multiple players. Lastly, players can create and customize their own character, and tailor their abilities to suit their own play style.
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