How to Sign up for the 'Red Dead Online' Beta

The Red Dead online beta starts tomorrow, so how do you sign up? According to Rockstar, there is no special account creation or registration required. From the official Red Dead Online beta announcement:

When booting up Red Dead Redemption 2 and arriving to the title menu, you will see an option in the top right of the screen to select Online.

However, the Red Dead Online beta won't be available to everyone right away. Rockstar has limited access to fans based on how and when they got Red Dead Redemption 2. Again, from Rockstar:

Tuesday, Nov. 27: All Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition owners. Please note, players who purchased the physical Ultimate Edition must redeem the Ultimate Edition code in the packaging to be eligible.
Wednesday, Nov. 28: All players who played
Red Dead Redemption 2 on Oct. 26 according to our data.
Thursday, Nov. 29: All players who played
Red Dead Redemption 2 between Oct. 26 to Oct. 29 according to our data.
Friday, Nov. 30: All players who own
Red Dead Redemption 2.

If you own the Red Dead 2 Ultimate Edition, congrats! However, you do need to redeem your Ultimate Edition code to sign up for the beta. Simply locate the code inside the packaging, and redeem it via the PSN or Microsoft store if you haven't already.

If you're really desperate to get in early, you can still buy the Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition before the beta launches tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. EST. The price has been discounted 10 percent in the PSN store today.

As far as what Red Dead Online gameplay will entail, it's anyone's guess at this point. Fans of GTA Online can attest to Rockstar's weekly updates full of modified game modes, discounts and deals for in-game cosmetics. It's likely we'll see parity among some game modes, so things like races and CTF should be expected. Heists would certainly be on brand, especially since there appear to be limits on crew size. A Battle Royale mode would be in keeping with the current trends as well. Bottom line? Expect to shoot people.

Rockstar will be making further announcements today and tomorrow, and once the beta goes live in the morning we should get answers to things like character creation, map size and stability. If the GTA Online launch is any indication you can expect some hiccups. This time though theres no special sign ups for the Red Dead Online beta. Once you see it on your menu you can get started.

Are you excited for Red Dead Online? Eager to form a posse? Sitting this week out until you're sure it works? Let us know in the comments.