When Rockstar's long-awaited Red Dead Redemption 2 launched in October, it arrived as a single-player only game. However, Rockstar promised that the online component was due for release not long after the initial release date for the game, and now we know when people can get their hands on Red Dead Redemption 2's online beta.
To start with, the multi-player Red Dead Online will launch in beta form on Nov. 27 at 8:30 a.m. ET, but at first it'll only be available for those that purchased the Ultimate Edition of the game, Polygon reports. On the following day,the beta will open up to those that managed to play the game on the first day of release. On Nov. 29, anyone who played the game within its first three days of release will get access, followed by everyone else on Nov. 30.
Rockstar officially announced the news today, after users began noticing that 0.1% of players of the game had earned a trophy or achievement that's only achievable when playing the online portion of the game. "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," Rockstar wrote in an announcement today.
"Explore this huge world solo or with friends," the announcement continues. "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."
Considering the game brought in an astonishing $725 million in its record-breaking opening weekend, Red Dead Online is sure to bring in even more sales for the behemoth games developer.