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Red Dead Redemption 2's online multiplayer mode goes live tomorrow, but not for everyone

Rockstar games has announce that Red Dead Redemption 2’s online multiplayer mode, Red Dead Online, will go live on Tuesday, Nov. 27, Rockstar Games announced today.It'll be held in a staggered beta test that unlocks for different players at different times to avoid disastrous server crashes.

Here's the schedule:  

November 27: RDR2 ultimate edition owners

November 28: Everyone who played RDR2 at launch on Oct. 26

 November 29: Everyone who played RDR2 in its first three days of release

November 30: All RDR2 players

Red Dead Online has been described by Rockstar 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.” Players will be able to explore the online experience solo or with friends, and Rockstar promises “constant updates and adjustments to grow and evolve this experience for all players.”

In an announcement today, Rockstar said the world of Red Dead Online will be transformed “into a new, living online world ready to be shared by multiple players.” Players will create and customize their online characters and “tailor your abilities to suit your play style.” Players will be able to join a posse — up to eight players — and go out hunting and fishing, battle rival gangs, and fight other players in “spontaneous skirmishes and pitched set-piece battles.”

Red Dead Redemption 2’s online multiplayer mode will be free and available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PS4 version of the game will have select exclusive content for Red Dead Online.


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