Rockstar Games will make the Red Dead Online access public to all users on November 30 while it will be gradually rolled out to others from November 27 till November 30. Or will Rockstar base most of Red Dead's post-launch content around an online theme?
It always seemed likely such a fighting format would be included in the online version of Red Dead Redemption 2, given the popularity of battle royale variations on other games, such as Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode.
It sounds like there's no lack of things to do in Red Dead Online, and that's true whether you're looking for cooperative play or head-to-head showdowns.
The beta's staggered launch over the course of this week means that Rockstar can hopefully keep its servers from exploding, and, if we're lucky, it'll also mean that technical issues are kept to a minimum throughout the launch period. Then on Wednesday, if you played the game on the launch day, you get a shot at it. However, considering past online Rockstar games like GTA Online as well as multiplayer in the original Red Dead, expect the mode to leverage the game's massive map for similar open-world action only this time starring real people.
Red Dead Redemption 2 update version 1.03 is available now on the PS4 and Xbox One.
You can team up with your pals to complete missions or simply grief the locals as you would in single player.
That information comes from game files which leaked on Twitter (which you can see below) that reference a game mode named Make it Count.
It has also been confirmed that the Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app has also been updated today. You'll be able to form a posse of up to eight players and do everything from hunting to robbing other gangs' hideouts. As reports of what you'll actually be doing in the title's online variant start to trickle through, it looks like there's even a battle royale mode.