Here's what you can do in the 'Red Dead Online' beta

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The first Read Dead Online beta has launched, with those who own the Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition being the first eligible players to join the beta. Players can form a posse with up to seven players online to roam the wilderness in search of treasure or fight rival gangs. Clocking in at 5.6GB on the PS4, the Red Dead 2 update 1.03 version brings the online component files to the game and then some.

In case you need your appetite whetting a little bit more, here is a description of what you can expect from Red Dead Online beta mode, direct from the horse's mouth (the horse is Rockstar Games by the way, and a Wild West reference, all rolled into one). "We look forward to working with our wonderful and dedicated community to share ideas, help us fix teething problems and work with us to develop Red Dead Online into something really fun and innovative". The people who played it during its launch weekend (October 26 through 29) will be able to play on November 29. Rockstar will release more information on the specifics of Red Dead Online in the next few days, so stay tuned.

Starting today, Xbox One gamers will get the online beta for Red Dead Redemption 2. Of course, this all takes place within Red Dead Redemption 2's large, open world.

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Red Dead Online will also have campaign-inspired missions that look like they'll impart their own, separate narrative. Today, the beta is only going live for folks who shelled out the extra cash for the Red Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition.

Make It Count sees 32 players duking it out with limited weapons in the midst of a shrinking circle. If that sounds awfully like a Battle Royale, that's because that's precisely what it is.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. Red Dead's weapons might not have made for the slickest gunplay in comparison to its battle royale competitors, so leaning into something more low-tech could prove an effective twist on the formula.

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