Red Dead Redemption 2 Upgrade to Ultimate Edition - Can You Do It

Upgrading Red Dead Redemption 2 to Ultimate Edition has been the talk of the town. This is because you need the Ultimate Edition of RDR2 to access the Red Dead Online Beta today. Needless to say, people have been wondering if it’s possible to upgrade Red Dead Redemption 2 to Ultimate Edition. Well, our Red Dead Redemption 2 Upgrade to Ultimate Edition – Can You Do It aims to help answer that question. Spoiler alert – I don’t think you’ll be too happy with the answer. Don’t shoot the messenger.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Upgrade to Ultimate Edition - Can You Do It
Red Dead Redemption 2 Upgrade to Ultimate Edition – Can You Do It

Can I Upgrade Red Dead Redemption 2 to Ultimate Edition?

The answer to the question, unfortunately, is no. If you’ve purchased any edition that’s below Ultimate, or even preordered it, there’s no way we know of that you can now upgrade to the highest Edition. In fact, there doesn’t seem to be any upwards mobility from any edition to any edition whatsoever. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. You’re just gonna have to be patient to access the Red Dead Online Beta. Or just purchase the Ultimate Edition, leaving you with two copies of the game.

Well, to be fair, there is one way. You could ask for a refund, and then re-purchase the Ultimate Edition. Of course, this isn’t an upgrade; it’s barely a workaround, but that’s pretty much the only method. That is, unless you want two copies of the game, which is admittedly pretty costly. The downside to this is that processing your refund request can take a good long while. I’d wager that, by the time it goes through (and if it goes through), it’ll be your turn to access the Beta anyway. So, really, there’s no reason to bother with the whole rigmarole at all.

Again, I’m sorry to disappoint you. But, don’t be down, you won’t have to wait for too long. For more details on when exactly you’ll be able to access the beta, check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 Online – How to access with Ultimate & Regular Editions guide. Stay tuned for our further coverage of the Beta.

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    Nicholas Murphy

    So let’s say you purchase the ultimate edition while already owning the standard. Could you still ask for a refund on the standard edition afterwards? Mostly asking for the perks.


      I was wondering- I have the regular edition of rdr2. What happens if I purchase the ultimate edition? I already play RDR Online BETA. If I get the Ultimate Edition will I gain the Ultimate edition items?

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