If you haven’t purchased Red Dead Redemption 2 and have no interest in the story and campaign itself, Rockstar Games has some good news for you. Starting next month, you’ll be able to grab Red Dead Online as a standalone purchase. 

Red Dead Online Will Soon Be Available as a Standalone Purchase  

A few months ago, Rockstar Games announced plans to make GTA Online available as a standalone purchase in 2021. Now, Rockstar Games is giving gamers a preview of how this will work with a standalone version of Red Dead Online.

You won’t have to wait until 2021 to get Red Dead Online as a standalone, though. According to Rockstar, you’ll be able to purchase Red Dead Online on its own for $4.99 (75% off) starting on December 1.

Red Dead Online will be available on the Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Steam, and the Epic Games Store. 

The standalone purchase of Red Dead Online will also include all future content updates and all previously released content for the mode, including the recently announced Bounty Hunters Role expansion. 

“Bounty Hunters across Red Dead Online will have an influx of fugitives to deal with, as the Bounty Hunter Role is enhanced with new criminals to track down and Prestigious level equipment and skills to unlock across 10 more Bounty Hunter ranks. There will also be new Legendary Bounties and a 100 Rank Outlaw Pass.” 

While buying Red Dead Redemption 2 is always recommended given how incredible the gameplay and story is, it’s understandable that some gamers simply don’t have time to play through and finish it. 

It’ll be easier to make the most out of everything Red Dead Online has to offer given that you can jump in and out of the mode whenever you like.

You also won’t have to worry about running out of things to do in Red Dead Online as there’s a number of things for gamers to enjoy and regular content updates like the aforementioned Bounty Hunters Role expansion. 

Talking about some of the things gamers will be able to enjoy in Red Dead Online, Rockstar Games noted:

“Forge your own path across any of five unique Specialist Roles. These include apprehending everyone from low-level criminals to notorious gangs as a Bounty Hunter, learning the secrets of the animal kingdom as a Naturalist or hunting wildlife as a means for source materials as a Trader, searching for exotic treasures as a Collector, to even running your own underground Moonshine distillery.” 

Rockstar goes on to list some other things you’ll be able to do, including:

  • Help the widow Jessica LeClerk and her right-hand man Horley gain revenge upon the men who killed her husband in A Land of Opportunities, a series of story-based cooperative missions for two to four players.
  • Compete in Showdown Modes, a series of competitive modes where players and teams compete in classic gunfights and objective-based competitions like capturing territory or supplies.
  • And much more, including Free Roam Missions that can vary based on how noble or nefarious you are, public or private games of Poker, competitive Free Roam Events and Daily Challenges — all taking place in a world of astounding depth and detail.

If all this sounds like your cup of tea and you want Red Dead Online on its own without having to purchase Red Dead Redemption 2, you’ll be able to get Red Dead Online as a standalone starting December 1.

The initial special price offer has Red Dead Online available at $4.99 or 75% off across a variety of platforms including the Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Steam, and the Epic Games Store. 

For more on Red Dead Online’s standalone release, be sure to read through the full blog post from Rockstar Games