What you need to know
- Red Dead Redemption 2 is an incredibly detailed and beautiful game from Rockstar Games.
- The game features the Red Dead Online mode, which offers a variety of online multiplayer modes in Red Dead Redemption 2. Those interested in playing Red Dead Online but not the game's extensive single-player content will be able to do so soon.
- Red Dead Online will offer a standalone version starting December 1, which won't include the single-player content for a reduced cost.
Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of the most impressive games of the Xbox One / PS4 generation and featured ludicrous amounts of detail and gorgeous graphics. The game also has its Red Dead Online, which is included in the base game, that takes the Red Dead Redemption 2 world online with a variety of multiplayer game modes, missions, and more. For players who want to play Red Dead Online, but don't want to pay for the full single-player experience, Rockstar Games has you covered.
Get Red Dead Online as a Standalone Game on December 1st.
New players who do not already own Red Dead Redemption 2 can experience everything Red Dead Online has to offer, including access to all future content updates. https://t.co/u09K5UeuAY pic.twitter.com/6Npqn8kNF8Get Red Dead Online as a Standalone Game on December 1st.
New players who do not already own Red Dead Redemption 2 can experience everything Red Dead Online has to offer, including access to all future content updates. https://t.co/u09K5UeuAY pic.twitter.com/6Npqn8kNF8— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) November 24, 2020November 24, 2020
Starting December 1, 2020, Red Dead Online will be available as a standalone game, separate from the full Red Dead Redemption 2 experience. Players will be able to play everything Red Dead Online has to offer, complete with all future updates, just like with the base game, but won't be paying full cost for the privilege. Players will have the option of buying Red Dead Redemption 2: Story Mode (the single-player content) as an in-game purchase through Red Dead Online if they want.
If you're interested, Red Dead Online will be available on the Microsoft Store, Playstation Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store, and Steam for an introductory price of $5, which will last until February 15, 2021. After that, Red Dead Online will be available at its full price of $20, which is still a third of the usual cost of the base game. That being said, the full Red Dead Redemption 2 is currently on sale for over half off due to a Black Friday, making this the best time to buy if you're interested in the best western game around.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an incredible looking game and needs a seriously fantastic TV to push itself to the max. Consider one of the Best 4K TVs for Xbox Series X|S to get the most out of your console in every game, or one of the Best Black Friday 4K TV Deals if you want to save some money on an awesome TV.
The full game, on sale.
Red Dead Online is about to be available at a reduced cost, without Red Dead Redemption 2's single-player content attached, but those who want the full experience can buy the game right now for a reduced price thanks to Black Friday sales.
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Will we be able to continue the progress from Red Dead Redemption 2?
The only question that should be asked is why? This game isn't even be worth being a Free to Play title, much less something that you need to PAY for. R* needs to actually put some effort into it and stop treating it like a 2nd class citizen compared to GTAO.
Should probably be free. But I still wouldn't want to play this.
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