But now said achievements are at 0.01% percent, which doesn't just confirm that people are playing the beta live, but also perhaps eludes to the fact that Rockstar Games is getting ready to roll the sucker out.
Tuesday, November 27: All Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition owners.
November 30, 2018: Everyone who owns Red Dead Redemption 2 can play Red Dead Online. Don't worry if you didn't, though; players who jumped into the Wild West on launch day (26 October) can enjoy Online from Wednesday 28 November.
For those who belong to the two groups in the middle, you'll need to be signed into your PSN account and your Rockstar Social Club account.
Once you're eligible to play the beta, you'll be able to get access by choosing the Online option in the top right of the title menu.
Red Dead Redemption II does have a good excuse though, in that its Read Dead Online mode is, much like GTA Online, likely to be its own separate game.
Anyone with the Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Maybe it's a sign that a group of internal testers have been progressing through portions of the online beta at the same progress rate? Whatever the case may be, as mentioned above, all that matters is what it signals: and that's that Red Dead Online is imminent. We are going to let you know how many players there are in a session.
Stay tuned here on GearNuke for future updates on Red Dead Redemption 2.
Thankfully, you'll be able to team up with up to seven other players for a total of eight. You can even lasso your pals and hogtie them for a bit of BDSM fun.
There will also be Free Roam events, again, similar to GTA Online, where events kick off in the world every 30 minutes or so. Considering Red Dead Online will only support 32 players at launch, you should temper expectations.
Are you excited to finally get your hands on Red Dead Online this week?