Saddle Up! Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming to Xbox Game Pass

The Xbox Game Pass updates are coming thick and fast as Microsoft provides more and more exciting gaming experience for quarantined fans. And this time, it’s big news indeed: none other than 2018’s wildly popular Western action-adventure, Red Dead Redemption II. Can we get a YEEE-HAW?

Red Dead Redemption II will be available on May 7, although it is currently available for preload via the Xbox Game Pass mobile app. It is only coming to Xbox Game Pass for Console, so players who only own the PC version of the pass will unfortunately not be able to play the brand new title.

Players take control of charismatic cowboy Arthur Morgan, as he and his comrades in the notorious Van der Linde struggle to survive and carve out a place for themselves in a rapidly changing world. The Game Pass release of the title will include the expanded version of Story Mode, the free form screenshot-capturing Photo Mode, and the free multiplayer Red Dead Online, which allows players to create and step into a unique frontier identity of their very own.

Red Dead Redemption II is one of the most highly celebrated games of the last several years. In addition to receiving praise for its expansive open world and the actual narrative weight of players’ reputation-raising, or destroying, decisions, it collected an absolute slew of rewards, including multiple Game of the Year titles. It appeared on almost every single “Best Games of 2018” list, often scoring the number one spot.

Unfortunately, as it always seems to do in life, a little bit of bad news accompanies the good. Microsoft has also confirmed that that fast-paced, high-stakes adventure Grand Theft Auto 5 will be leaving Game Pass libraries on May 7. However, Game Pass members have the opportunity to purchase the game for 20% off between now and its removal from the service.

Xbox Game Pass for Console is available for $9.99 per month. It grants access to a library of over 100 games, with new titles being added regularly. Additionally, an Ultimate version of the pass, which features additional perks, is available for $14.99 per month. It includes access to both console and PC games as well as the benefits of Xbox Life Gold.

While you’re waiting for Red Dead Redemption II to drop, head on over to the official Xbox GamePass Twitter to join the hype train….or would that be hype wagon train?

Are you excited to see Red Dead Redemption II on Xbox GamePass for Console? Drop us a “howdy” and let us know!

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