Red Dead Online Beta Not Working For Xbox One Players, Rockstar Confirms

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Red Dead Redemption 2, the unimaginatively-named sequel to Red Dead Redemption which was itself a follow-up to Red Dead Revolver, takes Rockstar's popular story-driven yet open-world formula popularised by the 3D incarnations of the Grand Theft Auto series and throws them back to the wild west.

Red Dead Online will be in early access and beta phase for now. We're getting started with the Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer mode, and right out the gate your first task is to create a character. It should be similar in size on the Xbox One.

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The download size of this new patch for Red Dead Redemption 2 is around 5.4 GB on the PS4.

The games' servers appear to be buckling under the weight of what we assume are hundreds of thousands of eager players wanting to experience the mode. Only Ultimate Edition owners will be able to play the Beta tomorrow (November 27th). So, how do you fast travel in the vast world world of Red Dead Online? Please note, players who purchased the physical Ultimate Edition must redeem the Ultimate Edition code in the packaging to be eligible. On Wednesday November 28th, everyone who played the game on launch day (October 26th) can get involved.

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"The launch of the Red Dead Online beta is the first step in what will be a continually expanding and dynamic world, and the beta period will allow us to deal with the inevitable turbulence of launching any online experience of this size and scale", Rockstar Games said in a statement. Those who play the game any time this week will get access on Thursday, 29 November.

The initial days of the Red Dead Online beta are a stress test, and Rockstar is introducing players gradually up until Friday, where Red Dead Online will be available to all players.

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The Verge reports that you can also "tailor your abilities to suit your playstyle" and even form your own posse of seven players. According to Rockstar, Red Dead Online was built from the ground up to take advantage of the current generation of gaming consoles - namely the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 families.

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