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Red Dead Redemption 2 Online: Start date and start times

Complete details about who can join the RDR2 Online beta and when.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Online will launch on Tuesday 27th November, according to a statement released by Rockstar Games a little earlier on today. The hotly-anticipated online component was originally expected to launch today.

The first incarnation of the service will be a beta offering, and will initially only be available to those who have purchased the Ultimate Edition of the game. The beta will then be opened up gradually to other players who played on the first day of launch, or within the first few days.

Finally, all players will be able to access Red Dead Redemption 2 Online starting 30th November.

Here's the complete breakdown of who'll be able to play and when:

Red Dead Redemption 2 start dates

  • Tuesday 27th November - Owners of the Ultimate Edition
  • Wednesday 28th November - Those who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on release day
  • Thursday 29th November - Those who played the game within the first three days of launch
  • Friday 30th November - All owners of the game

Red Dead Redemption 2 start times

As for the start time for Red Dead Redemption 2 Online, the following details have been confirmed:

  • 5:30am PT
  • 8:30am ET
  • 1:30pm GMT
  • 2:30pm CET

Note that the beta will begin at the same time each day, and on the dates listed further up the page.

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