Yesterday, Rockstar surprisingly revealed the launch of Red Dead Online after the company stated online would be available a month after Red Dead Redemption 2’s release. However, the announcement comes with criticism, as the schedule for releasing it to the players appears to be elitist.
The schedule started today, with all Ultimate Edition owners able to currently access it. Xbox One players, for now, can’t even get into Red Dead Online. Rockstar is aware of the issue and is trying to fix it. There have been no reports from PS4 users.
Aside from the already rocky launch, Red Dead Online is highly anticipated within the gaming community. So much so that people are infuriated by the online release schedule. Many people feel it’s unfair, as people have work/children/life and weren’t actually able to play until later than the opening weekend. Others feel that everyone bought the game, so everyone deserves to get on, on the same day.
If you haven’t seen the list, you can see it below:
- Tuesday, November 27th: All Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition owners. Please note, players who purchased the physical Ultimate Edition must redeem the Ultimate Edition code in the packaging to be eligible
- Wednesday, November 28th: All players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26th (according to Rockstar’s data)
- Thursday, November 29th: All players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 between October 26th to October 29th (according to Rockstar’s data)
- Friday, November 30th: All players who own Red Dead Redemption 2