Red Dead Online Launch Date Revealed – But Not Everyone Can Play

Red Dead Redemption 2 is hands-down one of the best games ever, but we’ve yet to play Red Dead Online.

The online mode has just been revealed [via Polygon] to be releasing tomorrow (27th November 2018) – but only if you’ve got the Ultimate Edition of the game. From there, it gets pretty confusing…

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If you’ve got the standard then you’ll be able to play the day after, 28th November 2018…if you played RDR2 on the day of its release.

It’s then open and available on Thursday 29th November for those who played within the first three days of release, and Friday 30th will see it available for everyone.

Don’t panic though, this isn’t favouritism – it’s more than likely just to test the servers.

Red Dead Redemption 2 might have lost out on Game Of The Year at the Golden Joysticks Awards, but it’s a game that’s going to be lots of players’ GOTY for the next few years.

Credit: Rockstar Games

Naturally, copies have been flying off the shelves since the game launched on 26th October 2018, and its now clear just how successful the release has been.

Sales of the game have absolutely crushed the sales numbers for the original Red Dead Redemption, which launched back in 2010.

Credit: Rockstar Games

Since its release up until the most recent sales figures from February 2017, Red Dead Redemption had shipped 15 million copies, placing it behind RDR2 by quite a ways.

According to Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, more than 17 million copies of Red Dead Redemption 2 have already been shipped.

Take-Two also announced that in the first eight days of Red Dead Redemption 2’s release, it’s already sold more copies than the original game did in the entire period that it’s been available for.

Credit: Rockstar Games

Despite its jaw-dropping launch numbers, the game is still pretty far away from Rockstar’s shining glory – Grand Theft Auto 5.

Will you be playing Red Dead Online?