Red Dead Online Beta Launches Today, Includes Battle Royale Mode

Judy Cobb
November 28, 2018

The Verge reports that you can also "tailor your abilities to suit your playstyle" and even form your own posse of seven players. Starting from today, Rockstar will begin rolling out Red Dead Online, the multiplayer mode that will carry the game for years to come, similar to GTA Online.

For the first day, it will initially be limited to owners of Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition.

That information comes from game files which leaked on Twitter (which you can see below) that reference a game mode named Make it Count.

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Rockstar will open the beta to everyone who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26, the day it was released.

Red Dead Redemption 2's map is huge, but any town cannot be big enough for the two of us if you just believe. On Thursday, anyone who played between October 26th and 29th will be invited.

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Red Dead Online includes 5 new game modes - players can enter one of the Showdown Series signposts for quick matchmaking into the modes.

As of Tuesday, November 27, only users of the Ultimate Edition have access to the beta.

Wednesday, November 28th: All players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26th according to our data. Red Dead Online, which is the online component for Red Dead Redemption 2, is launching today in beta. If you explore the wide wild west world at your own comfortable pace, taking on story missions but also tackling side quests and generally soaking up the world, the game could easily last dozens upon dozens of hours simply as a solitary experience. If that sounds awfully like a Battle Royale, that's because that's precisely what it is.

This is a battle royale mode where players can only use a bow and a small supply of arrows or throwing knives to take down others. If you do have a copy, playing Red Dead Online does not cost any additional fees, other than an active PSN or Xbox Live Gold subscription in order to join in.

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