Red Dead Redemption 2 has kept players exploring the perilous west since it released last month, but now players will finally get a chance to dive in and try out Red Dead Online beta, the online portion of Red Dead Redemption 2. But, how do you get access to the Red Dead Online beta and when does it kick off? We’ve got all the information you need to learn how to play the Red Dead Online beta in Red Dead Redemption 2, so grab your horses and let’s dive in.

How to Play Red Dead Online Beta

Rockstar Games announced a bit back that the Red Dead Online beta would kick off before the end of November and the developer is ready to deliver. Players who purchased the Ultimate Edition of the game will be able to dive into Red Dead Online as early as tomorrow at 8:30AM est. Of course, other players will gain access soon after, and we’ve got the full details of the beta’s release below.

If you already own Red Dead Redemption 2, then you won’t need to do anything special to get access to the online portion of the game. The kickoff for the beta will start tomorrow, November 27, and continue throughout the rest of the week.

  • Ultimate Edition Owners can dive in starting November 27.
  • Players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on release day, October 26, can dive in starting November 28.
  • Anyone who played Red Dead Redemption 2 between October 26 and October 29 can dive in on November 29.
  • Finally, all players will have access to Red Dead Online starting November 30.

We’ll have plenty of coverage of Red Dead Online when it releases tomorrow, and we’ll be diving in first thing when the game releases, so make sure you check back tomorrow to get all the help you need getting established in Red Dead Online.

For more help with Rockstar’s latest adventure, make sure you also check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 guide where you’ll find all the assistance you need to tackle the perilous world of the wild west.