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Red Dead Online beta should launch in late November

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Image credit: Windows Central)

Red Dead Redemption 2 launched on Xbox One a few days ago, and since then the game has garnered tremendous reviews from critics and gamers alike. In our review, we said, "Red Dead Redemption 2 represents a generational leap for the gaming industry. It not only gives players meaningful quests that surpass even those found in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but it also touches on social issues that plague America even to this day."

Red Dead Online is the game's multiplayer component which is basically a sandbox environment with lots of activities. You can live the cowboy life. During a recent earnings call, parent organization Take-Two Interactive said that the mode wouldn't launch until late November. Red Dead Online will start as a beta. While this is definitely a disappointment, Red Dead Redemption 2's single-player campaign is so good that it'll take you hundreds of hours to discover all of its secrets.

A few days ago, developer Rockstar Games said that Red Dead Redemption 2 has achieved the single-biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment. The company added, "With over $725 million in worldwide retail sell-through during its first three days, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the second-highest grossing entertainment launch of all time."

Red Dead Redemption 2 focuses on the events after a robbery goes wrong in the town of Blackwater. Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal, and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

3 Comments
  • Not disappointed. Going to take that long to finish the main campaign.
  • i never get any story missions done because there is so much distracting stuff out in the game world. might as well just play the online instead
  • Well, you need to focus more then or maybe make a list of things you need to get done if you get that easily distracted lol.