Red Dead Redemption 2 Online - How to access with Ultimate & Regular Editions

How to access RDR2 Online beta is one of the biggest questions players are asking right now. The beta will have a rolling launch, and the first batch of eager players will be let inside today. However, there are some hurdles you might have to overcome before you can start playing. This guide will help you out by showing you how to access Red Dead Redemption 2 Online beta, whether you’ve bought the ultimate or regular edition.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Online – How to access with Ultimate & Regular Editions

How to access RDR2 online?

The first day of the beta, the 27th of November, is reserved for those who have bought the Ultimate edition. If you’ve bought digitally, you’ll be able to access it right away. If you have a physical edition, you’ll have to make sure you’ve redeemed the code you got in the box, the one that upgrades the basic disc installation to the Ultimate edition.

The ones who’ve bought the regular edition will gain access slowly during the next few days. November 28th is reserved for folks who’ve played the game on launch day, at least according to Rockstar’s data. This might mean that those who’ve played it offline on the first day won’t be able to enter.

On November 29th, the gates will open for anyone who played the game during the first weekend, from October 26th to October 29th. Again, this is according to Rockstar’s data. Finally, each and every owner of Red Dead Redemption 2 will get to play the online beta on November 30th.

If you have issues entering the beta even though your time is supposed to have come, keep in mind that it’s a test and the servers are going to take a bit of a pounding. Also keep in mind that Rockstar has a terrible track record with online infrastructure, which means things might take a while.


If you end up getting stuck at another point, you might want to check out some of the other guides we have. We've written about mysteries like the missing person Gavin, the Rhodes Gunsmith prisoner, the locked door at Valentine doctor. We also have instructional guides that show how to rob stores without getting bounty or where to sell jewelry and gold bars. If it's collectibles or key items you're after, we've found all the Penny Dreadful comic books, Chick's treasure map location, or that famous pipe for Dutch. Finally, if you don't care to explore the map yourself, you could take a look at our Watson's Cabin and Catfish Jackson's Homestead locations guides. In the latest Red Dead Online Moonshiners Update you'll have a chance to find Navy Revolver and Best Shack Locations.


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