Red Dead Online is getting a standalone release next month

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Red Dead Redemption 2’s multiplayer component Red Dead Online will be allowed to roam free of its single player counterpart next month with an upcoming standalone release pegged for console and PC. 

Releasing on December 1st, this Red Dead Online standalone release will be available on Steam, Epic Games Store, Rockstar Launcher, the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store. It’ll be available everywhere that Red Dead Redemption 2 is.

Just because you’re not downloading the single player Red Dead Redemption 2, that doesn’t mean you’re saving heaps on the game’s massive file size. While a reduction for sure, the standalone online release will take up a huge 123GB of storage on your platform of choice.

Players who already own the standard version of Red Dead Redemption 2 won’t need to download this new version of the multiplayer game, unless they really, really want to.

Those who want this standalone release of Red Dead Online will be able to get it for an introductory offer of $4.99 – which is 75% off the regular price – until February 15, 2021.

This upcoming release coincides with the online game’s new update that will include five unique Specialist Roles, new free roam missions, new showdown opportunities, and more. Of course, those that purchase the standalone release will get access to every content update in the future.

Talking about Red Dead Redemption 2, we thought that Rockstar Games’ Western prequel that’s named like a sequel was pretty good upon its release, although we thought it was far from perfect.

“Red Dead Redemption 2 is a masterpiece. It provides you with a huge, deeply involving narrative with characters and moments you won’t forget anytime soon. Where it does fall, it doesn’t fall too hard, and niggling issues can be overlooked. If you’ve played GTA V, you know what to expect, but it is a decidedly slower and more intimate experience than anything Rockstar has made before,” reads our review from October 2018. How time flies!

Will you be picking up the standalone release of Red Dead Online? Tell us in the comments.

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