Red Dead Online Beta starts for Ultimate Edition Users

The Multiplayer is to support 32 players

News on the Red Dead Online beta has finally arrived after the original announcement that the beta launch was scheduled to arrive by the end of November.  Even though the Beta will start tomorrow  27 November, access is limited to those who purchased the Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2, then the rest of the players will be able to join in by the end of the week. When booting up Red Dead Redemption 2 and arriving to the title menu, you will see an option in the top right of the screen to select Online.

The beta will be released in stages, adding more and more players throughout the week:

  • Tuesday 27 November: all users of Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition
  • Wednesday, 28 November: all players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on 26 October
  • Thursday 29 November: all players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 between 26 & 29 Oct
  • Friday, 30 November: all players who own Red Dead Redemption 2.

Rockstar has stated that not the whole experience will be present from the beginning of the beta, the map will still be fully explorable from the beginning, with the ability to hunt, fish and play in multiplayer with other players.  Info regarding the maximum number of players supported in the same multiplayer session: within Red Dead Online you can take part in sessions of 32 players. The groups of players can be composed of a maximum of 8 members, thus forming the limit quantity of members for your group.

What can players expect from Red Dead Online?

” Of course. Red Dead Online will use the world and gameplay mechanics of Red Dead Redemption 2 as a jumping off point for a new world of cowboys (and cowgirls) and outlaws that combines multiplayer and cooperative gameplay and narrative components in a huge open world. Players will be able to explore alone or easily join with friends or other players to compete or work together. We’ll take full advantage of the entire world, as well as all the aspects of a 19th century setting that make Red Dead Redemption 2 unique and fun.” answered Director of Design at Rockstar North, Imran Sarwar