Red Dead Online Beta Coming in November

Red Dead Online Beta Coming in November

Red Dead Online is officially coming to Red Dead Redemption 2.

Rockstar Games officially announced Red Dead Online, an online game set in the Red Dead Redemption 2 world. The online portion of Red Dead Redemption 2 is expected to launch in November, first as a beta.

"Red Dead Online is an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways," Rockstar writes in a statement. "Using the gameplay of the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 as a foundation, Red Dead Online will be ready to be explored alone or with friends and will also feature constant updates and adjustments to grow and evolve this experience for all players."

It shouldn't necessarily be a surprise that Rockstar announced a new Red Dead Online service to go along with Red Dead Redemption 2. Grand Theft Auto Online, which originally came out as part of Grand Theft Auto 5, continues to generate huge business for Rockstar Games and consistently lands Grand Theft Auto 5 in the top-sellers list.

Rockstar games is predicting some "turbulence" at launch with Red Dead Online due to Red Dead Redemption 2's size and scale which is why Red Dead Online is being offered first as a beta, so Rockstar can test and fix whatever problems might arise.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be free to players with a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 which is coming out on October 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. No word on whether Red Dead Online will be coming to PC. For more see our Red Dead Redemption 2 guide for release details, trailers, and more.

Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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