Over a year after its launch in 2018, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally coming to Xbox Game Pass. Subscribers of Microsoft’s ever-expanding video game catalog will be able to play the highly-anticipated wild west adventure game for free on Xbox One starting May 7th.
In a new post today, Microsoft announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 will take the spot of Grand Theft Auto 5 on the Xbox Game Pass for Console catalog. Community Manager Megan Spurr confirmed today that the console version of the Xbox Game Pass – not PC – will soon receive the new entry. This means that those who do not own a copy of Grand Theft Auto 5 will not be able to continue playing it. However, subscribers of the Game Pass are entitled to a 20% discount on the game, so now is a good time to pick it up.
An additional benefit of the Xbox Game Pass edition of Red Dead Redemption 2 over the regular one is free access to Red Dead Online. Rockstar’s online multiplayer game modes are arguably its most popular ones. While Red Dead Online encountered a rocky launch, regular content updates and patches from Rockstar have rectified most of its issues.
Red Dead Redemption 2 first launched in October 2018 on consoles and PC as an Epic Games Store exclusive. The game didn’t appear on other digital storefronts until late last year. It has been over a year since the game launched, so a Game Pass appearance has been long overdue.
Head to this link to get yourself a subscription of Xbox Game Pass. New signups can get the pass for $1 per month instead of the usual $15 per month. In addition to Red Dead Redemption 2, the Xbox Game Pass offers a large library of games. Check out the full list of Xbox Game Pass games here. With Red Dead Redemption 2 out on the console version of Game Pass, it’s only a matter of time before see the PC version get it as well.