To date, there's no set time and limit to Red Dead Online, and Rockstar is aiming for beta participants to keep their progress in the game while they're testing it out.
And now RDR2 is out, attention among fans is shifting towards when Red Dead Online will be out.
A beta for Red Dead Redemption Online will be playable from Tuesday 27th November for anyone who purchased the "ultimate edition" of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Rockstar has learned a lot about building an online world after five years of GTA Online, and Red Dead Online is shaping up to be something truly special.
And remember: this is just the BETA phase, so you're not really missing out on much if you bought the game a tad late.
After nearly no information about Red Dead Online from Rockstar, it appears as if the online counterpart to Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch tomorrow.
We don't know what Red Dead Online will be or look like.
November 30, 2018: Everyone who owns Red Dead Redemption 2 can play Red Dead Online. The Verge is reporting that the beta will begin tomorrow for some users, with Rockstar opting for a staggered release of the mode.
If you want to play solo, that's absolutely fine. Players will be able to participate in fishing, hunting, treasure hunting posses, and camps.
In other words, you may have to wait until Saturday to jump in if you put off buying the game in the first place. If you got the Ultimate Edition, congratulations, you'll be among the first to play the game's online component when it all kicks off on the 28th of November at 12:30 am. However, it is likely to be similar to GTA Online.