Red Dead Online Will Launch Later This Year

Rockstar has today announced Red Dead Online, which is a new online experience that takes place in the world of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Much like how GTA Online launched, it won’t be available on launch day, instead launching in November as a public beta (for anybody that owns a copy of the game on PS4 or Xbox One). It’s presumed that it will leave beta sometime early next year.

Rockstar hasn’t really said much about what the online will entail, but it’s pretty same to assume that it will be a very similar experience to GTA Online, which has been a continued success both for Rockstar and those who have continued playing it over the years.


Today we’re excited to announce Red Dead Online, a new online connected experience set against the backdrop of Red Dead Redemption 2’s enormous open world.

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 launch in November 2018, initially as a public beta, with more news to come soon. As with most online experiences of this size and scale, there will inevitably be some turbulence at launch.  We look forward to working with our amazing and dedicated community to share ideas, help us fix teething problems and work with us to develop Red Dead Online into something really fun and innovative.

Access to Red Dead Online is free to anyone with a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018.