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Red Dead Online is launching on December 1 as a standalone title

Published: 17:57, 24 November 2020
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Red Dead Online will be available on December 1 as a standalone title for PlayStation, Xbox and PC. The game will enjoy a 75 per cent off discount until February 15, 2021.

Red Dead Online will be available to purchase as a standalone game from the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store and Steam. The game will launch on the mentioned platforms on December 1.

Red Dead Online's launch will mark the first time ever new players who do not already own Red Dead Redemption 2 can experience everything Red Dead Online has to offer - all future content updates included.

The Red Dead Online experience will give the players a chance to play as any on five Specialist Roles. 

These include apprehending everyone from low-level criminals to notorious gangs as a Bounty Hunter, learning the secrets of the animal kingdom as a Naturalist or hunting wildlife as a means for source materials as a Trader, searching for exotic treasures as a Collector, to even running your own underground Moonshine distillery.

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A Land of Opportunities is a series of story-based cooperative missions for two to four players wherein the players help the widow Jessica LeClerk and her right-hand man, Horley gain revenge upon the men who killed her husband.

The game's Showdown Modes represents the competitive side of things where players and teams compete in classic gunfights and objective-based competitions like capturing territory or supplies.

Red Dead Online will be available from the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store and Steam at an introductory offer of $4.99 - 75 per cent off the regular price – until February 15, 2021. (Additional terms apply. See participating retailers for details)

Please note that PlayStation Plus and/or Xbox Live Gold are required to play. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Red Dead Online will be playable via backward compatibility on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series hardware.

The new standalone version of Red Dead Online will require up to 123GB of disk space and also include the option to unlock Red Dead Redemption 2: Story Mode which is purchased separately.

Coming Next Week: Bounty Hunters Role Expansion

Bounty Hunters in Red Dead Online will have a bunch of new fugitives and baddies to track down and bring to justice. 

There will also be Prestigious level equipment and skills to unlock across 10 more Bounty Hunter ranks. New Legendary Bounties and a 100 Rank Outlaw Pass included.

The new players can meet up with the Legendary Bounty Hunter in the town of Rhodes to procure a Bounty Hunter License and get started.

An added bonus for the week: all Bounty Hunter missions in Red Dead Online are awarding double XP. 

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