Luckily, Rockstar is opening up a beta for Read Dead Online starting this week, and you'll be able to join in on all of the fun with players across the globe. As previously revealed, legacy locations from Red Dead Redemption will also be visitable, too - most notably locations south of the border, in Mexico.
It will be fascinating to see how Red Dead Redemption 2's slower-paced, methodical and, admittedly, slightly clunky control scheme translates to a frenetic online world - and whether it'll have the same legs as GTA Online's massive success.
The dataminers are at it again finding some cheeky new details about Red Dead Online which will be releasing today for Ultimate Edition owners first and then progressively for more people over the week.
The "Make It Count" game mode will be comprised of 32 players and involves scavenging for weapons within an ever-shrinking arena - and, of course, it is last cowboy or cowgirl standing.
Red Dead Online Beta Release Date & Time Announced, Access Being Granted in Waves
If you've played the title more recently, though - today, in particular - you'll get access to the beta a day earlier, on November 26. Please note, players who purchased the physical Ultimate Edition must redeem the Ultimate Edition code in the packaging to be eligible.
November 30: Red Dead Online available to all. Finally, on Thursday, Red Dead Online will be open to anyone who played the game on the 27th and 29th of October.
I'm very excited to get my hands on Red Dead Online.
It seems the camp mentality will be carrying over too, with up to seven players able to form a posse who can gather round fires, go hunting, fishing, attack hideouts, hunt treasure, and visit key locations from across the main campaign. We won't reveal numerous other key early details, but you can probably anticipate what happens given that the first Red Dead Online achievement is called "Breakout".
November 29: Red Dead Online expands to those who played prior to October 29.