Now that you’ve all had a chance to play through the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 as Arthur Morgan, it’s time to experience it as whoever the fuck you wanna be in Red Dead Online. The beta starts tomorrow, folks, so grab your mates and saddle up.

Exactly when you’ll have access depends on when you got the game and what version you picked up. If you got the Ultimate Edition, congratulations, you’ll be among the first to play the game’s online component when it all kicks off on the 28th of November at 12:30 am. 

For everyone else, you can see below for when you’ll have access to the Red Dead Online beta.

– 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.

In other words, you may have to wait until Saturday to jump in if you put off buying the game in the first place. You’ll be able to start an online game from the title screen when available.

e still don’t know a heap about what Red Dead Online will offer, but according to a Rockstar press release, you’ll be able to “form or join a Posse to ride with up to seven players; gather around the fire at your Camp; head out hunting or fishing; visit bustling towns; battle enemy gangs and attack their hideouts; hunt for treasure; take on missions and interact with familiar characters from across the five states; or fight against other outlaws in both spontaneous skirmishes and pitched set-piece battles; compete with other players or whole Posses in open world challenges and much more.”

In other words, I’d wager it’ll play a lot like GTA Online does. I, for one, am looking forward to the wild stories that are sure to come out of this next week.

Image: Rockstar Games