Is There Going to be a Red Dead Redemption 2 Beta? What You Need to Know
If there’s one game that’s looking set to own 2018, many players would put their money on Red Dead Redemption 2. Taking players back to the Wild West, we’ll follow the story of Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang after a robbery goes badly wrong in the town of Blackwater. For the most part, Rockstar Games has kept the story and much of the gameplay under wraps for Red Dead Redemption 2, and that’s got many players wondering whether we’ll get a Red Dead Online multiplayer mode when it finally releases. And that, in turn, has got people wondering if we’ll get a Red Dead Redemption 2 beta of some sort.
As such, we’re going to run you through what the chances are of a Red Dead Redemption 2 beta being announced ahead of the game’s October release date.
Currently, we don’t think that a Red Dead Redemption 2 beta is likely. This is largely due to the secretive manner in which Rockstar Games go about developing its titles. A lot of what makes the developer’s past games so special is finally being dropped into a world you’ve barely seen in trailers and exploring all the awesome stuff tucked away left for us to be found. A Red Dead Redemption 2 beta would not only potentially spoil that feeling of being incredibly lost when it comes to playing the full game for the first time, but in terms of single-player content, a beta simply isn’t needed.
More often than not, a game will only get a beta when it has some sort of online component. While Red Dead Online is certainly a possibility to be included in the game, there’s been no official announcement of it just yet. Something we’d expect Rockstar to have done if it was planning on a Red Dead Redemption 2 beta to stress test Red Dead Online ahead of the game’s official release.
Due to this, we don’t think that a Red Dead Redemption 2 beta will hit our Xbox One or PS4 any time soon, but it’s worth remembering that GTA Online’s initial launch was incredibly shakey and filled with server issues for players, so Rockstar is certainly going to want to avoid a repeat incident with its upcoming open world western.
We’ll be sure to update this post if and when any news regarding a Red Dead Redemption 2 beta is announced.
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