Red Dead Online is Launching in November 2018

Access will be free to anyone with a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Online is Launching in November 2018

Rockstar Games today announced Red Dead Online, an online experience that will be set against the backdrop of Red Dead Redemption 2‘s open world.

The video game publisher says that “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. 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.”

Red Dead Online is planned for a launch in November 2018, initially as a public beta. Access to Red Dead Online will be free to anyone with a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.

America, 1899. The end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed.

After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.

From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age. Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming October 26, 2018 to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems.