Rockstar Games has finally announced that the long-awaited online mode of Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally launching tomorrow that is November 27, 2018. The launch of Red Dead Online is however limited at the start and it will be released to players gradually over the next couple of days and it is yet regarded as a beta.
Starting from tomorrow, the Red Dead Online will be available to only those players who own the Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2. On the next day, November 28, 2018, the beta will unlock for players who played the game on the first day of its launch which was October 26, 2018. On the next day of this, November 29, 2018, the beta will unlock for players who played the game in the first three days of its launch which are October 26-29, 2018.
Finally, on November 30, 2018 the Red Dead Online beta will be unlocked for all players who own the game. According to Rockstar Games, this delayed introduction of Red Dead Online will help ease up the launch burden and will ensure that the players are actually to start their Online experience in a pleasant way rather then crashed servers and other connection issues.
Red Dead Online is going to be very huge and Rockstar Games wants to carefully initiate the service at such a huge level. Rockstar Games describes the Red Dead Online as
An evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways.
Just like GTA V’s online, Rockstar Games will continue to churn out regular updates for Red Dead Online in the coming days which will keep the experience fresh for a long time. In Red Dead Online, players will be able to roam the wild west with their friends or even solo if they want to. This will work very similar to the formula of GTA V’s online.
Apart from the release dates, Rockstar Games has also revealed new details about the upcoming Red Dead Online. According to their official announcement, players will be able to join posses with up to eight players. Each player will be able to create their own unique character and then tailor their abilities to their own will and playstyle.
In a posse, players will be able to go fishing, hunting, fight with other posse or players in ‘spontaneous skirmishes and pitched set-piece battles’. This shows that just like GTA V, there will be events in Red Dead Online which could range from horse races, to death matches and even hunting completions. However, we will be able to see how Rockstar Games have made the events once the mode is live tomorrow.
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