Launch Timeline

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On October 16th, 2016 Rockstar Games simply posted an artwork of their logo on a red background. This was followed the next day by an artwork showing cowboys under the sun - essentially confirming a new Red Dead game was coming.

On October 18th Rockstar Games officially announced Red Dead Redemption 2 with a Fall 2017 release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The first trailer debuted October 20th.

On May 22nd, 2017 Rockstar Games delayed RDR2 to Spring 2018.

On September 28th a second trailer was released.

On February 1st, 2018 Rockstar set the again-delayed release date for Red Dead Redemption 2 as October 26th, 2018.

On May 2nd Rockstar released the trailer #3. The next day the first previews for the gaming media were released.

On June 4th Rockstar announced pre-orders for the game including Special and Ultimate editions.

On August 9th the first gameplay trailer was released.

On August 31st Rockstar revealed collectibles for Red Dead Redemption 2.

On September 7th details about the gang members were posted.

On September 17th information about some of the main towns/cities was released.

On September 20th Rockstar released information about Red Dead Online - essentially GTA Online for the Red Dead series. The next day the first hands-on previews were released.

On September 25th official artwork and information about the wildlife were released. More were released on the 28th.

On October 1st Rockstar Games dropped a second gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 featuring more information about fighting foes and activities. The next day extended previews were released going over the first few missions of the game.

On October 5th PlayStation revealed early access content for their users who play Red Dead Redemption 2. The timed exclusive content will last for the first 30 days before being available to Xbox users.

On October 12th a weapon feature was added to the official RDR2 website showing off some of the guns and Dead-Eye.

On October 18th the RDR2 Launch Trailer was released.

On October 26th Red Dead Redemption 2 officially launched worldwide!

On November 27th the Red Dead Online Beta starts becoming available for certain users with a full release to everyone on the 30th.

On May 14th, 2019 Rockstar begins the transition of Red Dead Online from beta to regular release with the promise of more improvements and gameplay elements in the near future.

On July 12th The Music Of Red Dead Redemption 2: Original Soundtrack is released digitally.

On October 4th Rockstar announced Red Dead Redemption 2 would be releasing on PC in November.

On October 10th, Rockstar released screenshots and PC specs among other details for the new release of RDR2.

On October 18th a trailer for the PC version of RDR2 released.

On October 29th a new Halloween-themed mode was made available for Red Dead Online and the next day pre-loading became available for the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 via the Rockstar Games Launcher.