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Is Red Dead Online cross-platform?

If you’re wondering whether or not Red Dead Online is a cross-platform title, we’ve got the answer for you.

Red Dead Online is the online multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2. Think of it as Rockstar Games' western version of GTA Online. And while it no longer receives significant updates, it still has a dedicated player base. So, is Red Dead Online cross-platform?

If you want to give it a try this late in the game, the short answer for you is no. Let's go into more detail.

Does Red Dead Online have cross-play?

(Image via Rockstar Games)
(Image via Rockstar Games)

There is no cross-play or cross-progression between platforms in Red Dead Online. It is unfortunate, but it's the truth. PC players can only play with PC players, PlayStation users can only play with PlayStation users, and those on Xbox can only play with those on Xbox.

It is a bit disappointing, considering the sheer size of the online game upon its release. Red Dead Online could have been much more successful than anyone imagined if cross-platform play was made available. Rockstar is known for not adding the feature, however, as the same goes for GTA online.

Where to play Red Dead Online

(Image via Rockstar Games)
(Image via Rockstar Games)

Originally, you could only get Red Dead Online access by buying Red Dead Redemption 2. Nowadays, you can get it as a standalone title. If you're looking to saddle up, we'll tell you that you should probably avoid the Xbox and PlayStation versions.

Since Red Dead Online does not support cross-platform play, Xbox and PS players will find the game mostly void of life. Your best bet is to play it on PC through Steam, the Microsoft Store, Epic Games Store, or the Rockstar Launcher.

The PC community is much larger and you'll have a much better time. As well, Red Dead Online on PC has mod support. This includes a variety of fan-made modes and RP servers. There's just a lot more to do in Red Dead Online for PC without cross-platform to meet up with other systems' users.

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