Starting today, the Red Dead Online beta is open to everyone who owns Red Dead Redemption 2 on PlayStation 4, jump in now to experience the vast and deeply detailed landscapes, cities, towns and habitats of Red Dead Redemption 2 in a new, living online world ready to be shared by multiple players.
Built from the ground up for the latest hardware, Red Dead Online blends the classic multiplayer of the original Red Dead Redemption with the best of everything Rockstar Games has learned about creating deep multiplayer experiences. The result is something completely new and fun, and an experience that will continue to expand and evolve over time.
A vibrant open world
The Red Dead Online world is open to explore solo or with friends. You can ride with friends in a posse, set up your camp, embark on cooperative story-based missions or go head-to-head in competitive series, find strangers throughout the world to help (or hurt), tackle spontaneous free roam challenges, go hunting, fishing, bond with your horse, explore with friends or on your own (but look out for ambushes), and much more.
Honour and outlaws
In Red Dead Online, your honour will shift high and low based on your decisions and behaviour. You’ll shape your honor through your choices: from life or death decisions to natural interactions such as caring for your horse.
In addition to the world responding to you in subtly different ways, you’ll also notice the nature of certain missions will reveal themselves to you based on your current honor state.
To see this in action, check out the cooperative multi-part series of missions called A Land of Opportunities, where you’ll be faced with honor decisions on a larger journey to seek truth and justice, or revenge. You’ll also find a healthy reward upon completing it.
Competition and Showdown series
Of course, Red Dead Online comes packed with all new competitive game play. The beta includes 5 new modes at launch that are part of a larger series of Showdowns, and you can also enter your trusted steed into races including point-to-point, lap and open races strewn across the map.
Enter one of the Showdown Series Markers for fast matchmaking into a variety of modes:
- Shootout & Team Shootout
Classic gunfight modes with unlimited lives. Compete to rack up the most kills before the timer runs out. Sudden death will trigger in the event of a tie: whoever gets the first kill wins.
- Make it Count
A true test of resourcefulness in two game modes: use nothing but a bow and a handful of arrows or throwing knives to be the last one standing. With a gradually shrinking player area, there’s nowhere to run.
- Most Wanted
A tactical race to the top. Every kill pushes you up the scoreboard, but watch out: the closer to the top you are, the more points everyone else gets for killing you.
- Hostile Territory
Work in teams to control the land. Capture a territory to start racking up points: the team with most points wins – or you can win outright by capturing every territory.
- Name your Weapon
Demonstrate your personal specialty in this free-for-all or team based match: the trickier the weapon you use to land the killing blow, the more points you get.
PlayStation early access content
Red Dead Online includes exciting PlayStation benefits after you complete the introduction:
- Grizzlies Outlaw outfit
To pick up this slick but rugged look, open up your satchel by holding the left directional button to open the catalog. Navigate to the outfits and claim this outfit for free. You can put it on at your Camp’s wardrobe.
- Red Chestnut Arabian Horse and Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle
Known for its speed and handling, the Red Chestnut Arabian Horse is yours to claim at any Stable. If you’re just getting started, you can free up your stall space by discarding the horse you acquired for free in the introduction; this will be a nice upgrade. You can then browse the Stable’s menu to get the Red Chestnut Arabian Horse for free.
In addition, you can equip the Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle that includes core Health and Stamina boosts for your horse by claiming it from the Special Saddle section of the Tack and Services menu.
- High Roller Double-Action Revolver
This polished steel and beautifully engraved revolver is available at Fences. Swing by to pick this up for free.
Stay tuned for more updates to Red Dead Online over the coming weeks and months.