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Red Dead Redemption 2 Online – How to Play Red Dead Online Early

Red Dead Online is here. Around a month after its initial release date, players will be able to take Red Dead Redemption 2 online. While we can play Red Dead Online now, not everyone can. You might want to know how to play Red Dead Online early, however to get ahead of the pack. Below, we’ll take you through all the ways in which you can go about getting your Red Dead Online fix in early thanks to the beta.

How to Play Red Dead Online Early

As stated above, there are a few ways in which we can log in to Red Dead Online early. Beginning today, we can take our fight online, but only if you have fulfilled certain criteria. Just make sure to have downloaded the latest Red Dead Redemption 2 1.03 update before trying to go online, as this adds the option in.

People who own the Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition on PS4 and Xbox One can jump into the Red Dead Online beta today. If, however, your game says “coming soon,” try restarting the game. If this doesn’t work try restarting the console and Red Dead Online should appear. You also need to be inputting a code you should have been given alongside your Ultimate Edition purchase if none of the above options work for you.

Red Dead Online Beta – Other Ways to Play Early

There are other ways in how to play Red Dead Online early, too. Anyone who played Red Dead Redemption 2 when it first released on October 25 will be able to fire up Red Dead Online from Wednesday, November 26. Meanwhile, if you played in launch week (between October 26-28, 2018) will be able to play the Red Dead Online beta on November 29, 2018.

Finally, everyone else playing Red Dead Redemption 2 (no matter when) will be able to play Red Dead Online on November 30, 2018. While we know when we’ll all be able to get our hands on the beta, there is no word when the beta will come to an end, unfortunately. For now, though, saddle up and take to the online western of your dreams.