· RDR2 PC Release Date: November 5, (i.e Rockstar's PC Launcher, Epic Games Store, and more (see below for details)) RDR2 Google Stadia Release Date: From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age. 4K: 4K Ultra HD not available on · Red Dead Redemption 2 ’s online multiplayer mode, Red Dead Online, will go live on Tuesday, Nov. 27, Rockstar Games announced today. Rockstar will launch Red Dead · All of this content will be available when Red Dead Online launches on December 1st, , for the low one-time price of $ That price remains in effect across all platforms Red Dead Online is a action-adventure game developed and published by Rockstar Games as the online component of Red Dead Redemption 2. After several months in beta, it was ... read more
There are also Free Roam Missions for solo players, which offer similar content to the Stranger Missions of Red Dead Redemption 2. Competitive players can partake in Showdown Modes or Free Roam Events, which allow them to go head-to-head with other players to complete objectives.
All of this takes place on the same map that is the basis for Red Dead Redemption 2. Players can band together in Temporary or Persistent Posses to tackle the world of Red Dead Online with a group. Although players are only purchasing the online mode, Rockstar has warned they will still need room for the GB download of the full game.
The good news is that Xbox One and PS4 versions of Red Dead Online will be backwards compatible on Xbox Series X and PS5. Current players can look forward to a Bounty Hunter Expansion coming soon to Red Dead Online. The player takes on the role of Arthur Morgan Roger Clark , a lieutenant and veteran member of the Van der Linde gang.
The gang is led by Dutch van der Linde Benjamin Byron Davis , a charismatic man who extols personal freedom and decries the encroaching march of modern civilization. The gang also includes Dutch's best friend and co-leader Hosea Matthews Curzon Dobell , Red Dead Redemption protagonist John Marston Rob Wiethoff , his partner Abigail Roberts Cali Elizabeth Moore and son Jack Marston Marissa Buccianti and Ted Sutherland , the lazy Uncle John O'Creagh and James McBride , gunslingers Bill Williamson Steve J.
Palmer , Javier Escuella Gabriel Sloyer , and Micah Bell Peter Blomquist , Black Indian hunter Charles Smith Noshir Dalal , and housewife-turned-gunslinger Sadie Adler Alex McKenna. The gang members' criminal acts bring them into conflict with various opposing forces including the wealthy oil magnate Leviticus Cornwall John Rue , whose assets become a gang target. In response, he recruits a team of agents from the Pinkerton Detective Agency , led by Andrew Milton John Hickok and his subordinate Edgar Ross Jim Bentley , to hunt down the gang.
The gang also encounters the Saint Denis-based Italian crime lord Angelo Bronte Jim Pirri , the controversial Guarman ruler Alberto Fussar Alfredo Narciso , and Dutch's nemesis Colm O'Driscoll Andrew Berg , leader of the rival O'Driscoll gang.
Along its travels, the gang becomes entangled with the Gray and Braithwaite families, two warring families who are rumored to be hoarding Civil War gold; the gang's affiliation with the families primarily take place through Leigh Gray Tim McGeever , the sheriff of Rhodes, and Catherine Braithwaite Ellen Harvey , the matriarch of the Braithwaite family.
Later in the game, Arthur helps Rains Fall Graham Greene and his son Eagle Flies Jeremiah Bitsui , both members of the Native American Wapiti tribe whose land is being targeted by the Army. After a botched ferry heist in , the Van der Linde gang are forced to leave their substantial money stash and flee Blackwater. Realizing the progress of civilization is ending the time of outlaws, they decide to gain enough money to escape the law and retire.
They rob a train owned by Cornwall, who hires Pinkertons to apprehend them. The gang perform jobs to earn money, as Dutch continually promises the next heist will be their last.
Following a shootout with Cornwall's men in Valentine, the gang relocate to Lemoyne, where they work simultaneously for the Grays and Braithwaites in an attempt to turn them against each other.
However, the families double-cross them: the Grays kill a gang member during an ambush, while the Braithwaites kidnap and sell Jack to Bronte. The gang retaliate and destroy both families before retrieving Jack from Bronte, who offers them leads on work, but eventually double-crosses them. Dutch kidnaps and feeds him to an alligator as revenge, which disturbs Arthur. The gang rob a bank in Saint Denis, but the Pinkertons intervene, killing Hosea and arresting John.
Dutch, Arthur, Bill, Javier, and Micah escape the city via a ship heading to Cuba. A torrential storm sinks the ship, and the men wash ashore on the island of Guarma, where they become embroiled in a war between tyrannical sugar plantation owner Fussar and the enslaved local population.
After helping the revolutionaries kill Fussar, the group secure transport back to the United States and reunite with the rest of the gang. Dutch obsesses over one last heist and doubts Arthur's loyalty after he disobeys him by liberating John earlier than planned, naming Micah his top lieutenant in Arthur's place. Arthur becomes concerned that Dutch is no longer the man he knew, as he is becoming insular, abandons their ideals, and murders Cornwall.
He is faced with his mortality when he is diagnosed with tuberculosis. Arthur reflects on his actions and how to protect the gang following his death, telling John to run away with Abigail and Jack and openly defying Dutch by aiding the local Native American people.
When the Pinkertons assault the camp, Dutch becomes paranoid that a gang member is working as an informant. Several gang members become disenchanted and leave, while Dutch and Micah arrange one final heist of an Army payroll train. Arthur's faith in Dutch is shattered when he abandons Arthur to the Army, leaves John for dead, and refuses to rescue Abigail when she is taken. Arthur and Sadie rescue Abigail from Milton, who names Micah as the Pinkertons' informer before Abigail kills him.
Arthur returns to camp and openly accuses Micah of betrayal. Dutch, Bill, Javier, and Micah turn on Arthur and a newly returned John, but the standoff is broken when Pinkertons attack. The player can choose to have Arthur aid John's escape by delaying the Pinkertons or return to the camp to recover the gang's money.
Micah ambushes Arthur, and Dutch intervenes in their fight. Arthur convinces Dutch to abandon Micah and leave. If the player has high honor, Arthur succumbs to his injuries and disease and dies while watching the sunrise; if the player has low honor, Micah executes him.
Eight years later, in , John and his family are trying to lead honest lives. They find work at a ranch where John fights back against outlaws threatening his employer. Believing John is unwilling to give up his old ways, Abigail leaves with Jack. John takes a loan from the bank to purchase a ranch. He works with Uncle, Sadie, and Charles to build a new home, and proposes to Abigail on her return. Afterwards, learning Micah is still alive and formed his own gang, John, Sadie, and Charles assault his camp and find a recently arrived Dutch, who shoots Micah after a tense standoff and leaves in silence, allowing John to kill Micah and claim the gang's Blackwater stash to pay his debt.
John then marries Abigail and they start a new life on their ranch alongside Jack and Uncle, as Sadie and Charles leave for other pursuits. The final scene shows Edgar Ross observing John's ranch, foreshadowing the events of Red Dead Redemption. Preliminary work on Red Dead Redemption 2 began shortly following the release of the original game, Red Dead Redemption While the main theme of the original game was to protect family at all costs, Red Dead Redemption 2 tells the story of the breakdown of a family in the form of the Van der Linde gang.
The team was interested in exploring the story of why the gang fell apart, as frequently mentioned in the first game. The citizens in the game feature a contrast between rich and poor, while the locales contrast between the civilization and the wilderness. Red Dead Redemption 2 ' s recording sessions began in The writers put particular focus on the individual stories behind each character, exploring their life before the gang and their reasons for remaining with the group.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is the first game from Rockstar built specifically for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Once the team had defined what limitations were sustainable, they found the areas that required the most focus. A method used to achieve this was through the gang's moving camp, where the player can interact with other characters. The team ensured that the characters maintained the same personality and mood from cutscene to gameplay to make the world feel more alive and realistic.
Woody Jackson , who worked with Rockstar on the original game and Grand Theft Auto V , returned to compose Red Dead Redemption 2 ' s original score. The game's music regularly reacts according to the player's decisions in the world. Rockstar Games first teased Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 16—17, ,   before the official announcement on October 18, Red Dead Redemption 2 received "universal acclaim" from critics, according to review aggregator Metacritic.
Matt Bertz of Game Informer described the game as "the biggest and most cohesive adventure Rockstar Games has ever created",  and GamesRadar ' s David Meikleham felt that it "represents the current pinnacle of video game design". Meikleham of GamesRadar wrote that, "story-wise, this is perhaps the boldest triple-A game ever made", praising the unpredictability of the narrative and comparing the game's "high caliber" epilogue to the narrative of The Last of Us Electronic Gaming Monthly ' s Plessas found the journey of redemption for Arthur Morgan to be "far more redeeming" than John Marston's in Red Dead Redemption , noting that his sins heightened his sympathy for the character.
Game Informer ' s Bertz felt that the game has "unequivocally the most well-crafted and fully realized open world in video games". GamesRadar ' s Meikleham declared Red Dead Redemption 2 as "the best looking video game of all time" with some of the most impressive lighting and weather systems.
Woody Jackson's musical score was called "top notch" by IGN ' s Reilly, who described it as "an evocative mix of jangling Ennio Morricone -esque guitar and more soulful pieces". Red Dead Redemption 2 ' s gameplay received praise from Giant Bomb ' s Navarro, who noted that, "from the biggest missions right down to the smallest interactions, all of this stuff feels like it was constructed individually".
IGN ' s Reilly felt that, while the game's combat borrowed from the formula of Grand Theft Auto games, the closer battles with more primitive firearms led to more intimate and "exciting" encounters.
Film Crit Hulk, writing for Polygon , criticized the game's control system, summarizing the feeling of it as "not one of difficulty and accomplishment, but constant monotony or frustration". Gaming journalist Jim Sterling felt that the sheer amount of realism in the game limited capabilities and caused scenarios or animations to be prolonged, such as hunting animals for their pelts. Red Dead Redemption 2 ' s Windows release also received "universal acclaim", according to Metacritic;  it is one of the highest-rated PC games.
com echoed similar criticisms, observing that the graphical and technical enhancements meant that advanced hardware was required. Red Dead Redemption 2 received multiple nominations and awards from gaming publications. Before release, it was nominated for Most Anticipated Game at The Game Awards in and ,   and for Most Wanted Game at the Golden Joystick Awards. Awards , including Game of the Year. On Metacritic, Red Dead Redemption 2 was the highest-rated game of au ,  The Telegraph ,  USgamer ,  and Vulture ;  it was named runner-up by several other publications.
ie ,  The Hollywood Reporter ,  Metacritic,  National Post ,  NME ,  Stuff ,  Thrillist ,  VG ,  and Wired UK. Since the previous installment in the series was among the highest-reviewed and best-selling games of the seventh generation of video game consoles , many analysts believed that Red Dead Redemption 2 would be one of the highest-selling games of and would have a great effect on other game sales during the fourth quarter.
In the United States, Red Dead Redemption 2 was the second-best-selling game of October , behind Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Red Dead Redemption 2 is also the third-fastest-selling non- FIFA game released in its generation, behind Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Within its first week on sale in Japan, the PlayStation 4 version of Red Dead Redemption 2 sold , copies, which placed it at number one on the all-format video game sales chart. The online multiplayer component to Red Dead Redemption 2 , titled Red Dead Online , was released as a public beta on November 27, , to players who owned a special edition of the base game, and then progressively opened to all owners.
As players complete activities throughout the game world, they receive experience points to raise their characters in rank and receive bonuses, thereby progressing in the game. Prior to the game's release, Dan Houser stated that the team had been working hour weeks "several times in ".
Due to the salary-based nature of employment contracts, many employees were not compensated for their overtime work and instead depended on year-end bonus payments that hinged on the sales performance of the game. Nonetheless, a sentiment echoed across many employee statements was the observation that working conditions had somewhat improved since development on the original Red Dead Redemption. In November , YouTuber Shirrako posted several videos of his player character murdering a female suffragette NPC, including feeding her to an alligator and dropping her down a mineshaft.
Critics noted that the majority of comments on the videos were sexist and misogynistic. and how some players have responded to its depictions thereof".
Securitas AB , the parent company of the modern-day Pinkerton agency, issued a cease and desist notice to Take-Two Interactive on December 13, , asserting that Red Dead Redemption 2 ' s use of the Pinkerton name and badge imagery was against their trademark and demanded royalties for each copy of the game sold or that they would take legal action. Take-Two filed a complaint against Securitas on January 11, , maintaining that the Pinkerton name was strongly associated with the Wild West, and its use of the term did not infringe on the Pinkerton trademark.
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Gamers will soon be able to purchase Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode separately from the single player campaign. Red Dead Online will be offered at an extremely affordable price for the next few months, and players will have the option to upgrade to a full copy with the single player content if they so choose. Red Dead Online originally was available only to those who purchased Red Dead Redemption 2.
Whereas players were required to play Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2 's single player content, Red Dead Online allowed players to create a custom character and embark on their own adventures.
While the online mode does not require a monthly subscription outside of online services PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold , Red Dead Online occasionally offers purchasable seasonal passes that unlock special content for players.
Related: Why Red Dead Redemption's Worst Gun Is One of the Real World's Best. Rockstar's announcement of Red Dead Online means that players of the standalone game will have access to all of that mode's content. That includes unlocking and playing any of the game's five specialist roles, which are essentially careers for a player's character that offer special missions and rewards as a player levels up within that role.
Players still interested in story content can partake in co-op content through a series of missions called "A Land of Opportunities," which are available for two to four player teams. There are also Free Roam Missions for solo players, which offer similar content to the Stranger Missions of Red Dead Redemption 2. Competitive players can partake in Showdown Modes or Free Roam Events, which allow them to go head-to-head with other players to complete objectives. All of this takes place on the same map that is the basis for Red Dead Redemption 2.
Players can band together in Temporary or Persistent Posses to tackle the world of Red Dead Online with a group. Although players are only purchasing the online mode, Rockstar has warned they will still need room for the GB download of the full game. The good news is that Xbox One and PS4 versions of Red Dead Online will be backwards compatible on Xbox Series X and PS5.
Current players can look forward to a Bounty Hunter Expansion coming soon to Red Dead Online. New bounties will be offered and more ranks will be added to the Bounty Hunter profession, allowing players to level that role even further.
Red Dead Online will also be offering double XP for Bounty Hunter missions in the week leading up to the expansion, so that players can get themselves ready for new content. Those who have been considering checking out the wild frontier of Red Dead Online now have excellent opportunity to do so, at a very reasonable cost.
Next: Why Red Dead Redemption 3 is Almost a Certainty. Related: Why Red Dead Redemption's Worst Gun Is One of the Real World's Best Rockstar's announcement of Red Dead Online means that players of the standalone game will have access to all of that mode's content.
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Red Dead Online is a action-adventure game developed and published by Rockstar Games as the online component of Red Dead Redemption 2. After several months in beta, it was · RDR2 Online Halloween Pass Release Date & Time. The release date for the Halloween Pass 2 is October 28th The exact time when it will begin still hasn’t been From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age. 4K: 4K Ultra HD not available on · Red Dead Redemption 2 ’s online multiplayer mode, Red Dead Online, will go live on Tuesday, Nov. 27, Rockstar Games announced today. Rockstar will launch Red Dead · All of this content will be available when Red Dead Online launches on December 1st, , for the low one-time price of $ That price remains in effect across all platforms According to newsweek- Red Dead Online, the multiplayer mode for Red Dead Redemption 2, now has an exact launch date, kind of. User account menu. Found the internet! 1. Rdr2 ... read more
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