Hold onto your horses, Red Dead Online is nearly here!

The Beta rollout of Red Dead Online is set to begin Tuesday, with players who purchased the Ultimate version of the game to be the first to gain access.

If you got ahead of the pack with the Ultimate version of Red Dead Redemption 2, you can be some of the first to play the Online mode. For you, access to Red Dead Online starts November 28th at 12:30 am. Time zone differences may vary this.

You must redeem the Ultimate version code in the packaging of your game in order for this to become available.

Assemble your gang, you can ride with up to seven players in Red Dead Online

If you didn’t purchase the Ultimate version of the game, your access to Red Dead Online will depend on when you’ve played the game. We’ve outlined how this will work below:

Thursday, November 29: For players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26th according to play data.

Friday, November 30: For players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 between October 26th to October 29th according to play data.

Saturday, December 1: All players who own Red Dead Redemption 2.

This slow launch aims to help any issues caused by large crowds of players at once. Hopefully, this will make out integration to Red Dead Online seamless and easy.

Keep in mind that this is only the beta of Red Dead Online, so things may not be running perfectly just yet. Don’t forget some of the bugs that we saw from the original Red Dead Redemption game. Remember the glitch that let you ride humans? Here it is.

What we know about Red Dead Online so far

Ready to hear more? While we don’t know much about the online mode of Red Dead Redemption 2, here are some of the details that have been revealed so far.

Like other Rockstar Online games, there will be options for player customisation. Make your cowboy look just like you, or take the route that some players take and make them look as hideous and strange as possible.

Players can also form groups or online gangs of up to seven players. Take on missions, gangs and other activities in the online Western world. And, of course, you can fight other outlaws in your trek across the five states.

Sound good? Buckle up, because Red Dead Online is sure to be a bumpy ride.