The launch of the Red Dead Online Beta is the first step in what will be a continually expanding and dynamic world, and the beta period will allow us to deal with the inevitable turbulence of launching any online experience of this size and scale.
During this process, we will be looking to our dedicated community to help us report and fix problems, share ideas, and assist in shaping the future of the full Online experience. As with all of our releases, we will strive to make the launch of Red Dead Online the best it can possibly be, and we ask that the community share that spirit with us over the next weeks and months.
To help us ease into the beta and to mitigate major issues, we will begin the early access period starting Wednesday, November 28 at 00:30am AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time), and gradually scale the player base up to full access beginning on Saturday, December 1. This will help ensure that our servers can handle a steadily growing volume of concurrent players in the early hours and first days of the Beta and hopefully reduce the likelihood of any server crashes during the launch week as we get things up and running. Full rollout details are as follows:
- Wednesday, November 28: All Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition owners. Please note, players who purchased the physical Ultimate Edition must redeem the Ultimate Edition code in the packaging to be eligible.
- Thursday, November 29: All players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26th according to our data.
- Friday, November 30: All players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 between October 26th to October 29th according to our data.
-Saturday, December 1: All players who own Red Dead Redemption 2.
November 27, 2018
Red Dead Online begins its beta tomorrow
Rockstar has announced that tomorrow morning, 12:30am actually, Red Dead Online is going up, in beta form, for some players, before its full roll out on December 1st.
Here is the official details for the staggered rollout:
Will you be jumping on?