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Red Dead Online gets stand-alone release in December with $5 introductory price

Rockstar Games has announced that Red Dead Online will be available as a stand-alone game. Players can purchase the online game without buying Red Dead Redemption 2 starting on December 1.

Red Dead Online will be available as its own game via the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Steam, Epic Games Store, and the Rockstar Launcher. The game will normally cost $20, but Rockstar Games is offering it at a $5 introductory price until February 15. The game will include an option to unlock Red Dead Redemption 2’s single-player story mode for an additional cost, though no specific price is listed.

The online-only version will require up to 123GB of disk space. Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 owners can play the game on their new consoles via backward compatibility. A PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold account is required to play the game.

Red Dead Online gives players all current content in the game and access to future updates. The online version includes all specialist roles, missions, daily challenges, and more.

The game is getting a new update next week that will enhance the bounty hunter role. The content drop adds more criminals to track down, legendary bounties, and prestigious level equipment. To hype the update, all bounty hunter missions will reward players double XP this week.

Rockstar previously announced that Grand Theft Auto Online will become a stand-alone game in the second half of 2021. The release will be exclusive to PlayStation 5 for its first three months, where players can get it for free. Rockstar did not announce any plans to make Red Dead Online a timed exclusive for any platform.

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