Rockstar is officially removing Red Dead Online from Red Dead Redemption 2. That means you’ll be able to buy the online multiplayer mode as a standalone product on both PC and consoles.
This new standalone version of Red Dead Online launches on December 1 and will cost $20. However, for the first few months of availability–from launch until February 15, 2021–it will be 75% off, selling for just $5. As an online game, it requires a subscription to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold if you’re playing on PS4/PS5 or Xbox One/Series X|S, respectively.
Red Dead Online will be sold through the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Steam, and Epic Games Store.
It includes the full RDO experience, with no differences from what you’d get by owning Red Dead Redemption 2, meaning there’s nothing new to buy here if you’re an existing player.
This standalone version will offer an option to purchase what’s called Red Dead Redemption 2: Story Mode, which includes the single-player campaign, although a price was not shared.