The Red Dead Thread (RDR3 sometime in 2026)

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Re: The Red Dead Thread (RDR3 sometime in 2026)

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:14 pm

The 4chan leaker states that Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version will be revealed on April 22nd as an Epic Games Store exclusive, with the full game having a planned release date of July 19th 2019. The post also mentions that this is not a timed exclusive, but a permanent one, with Epic Games and Take-Two, the owner or Rockstar Games, creating a deal which will give the company full profit on any DLC that's released for the game's PC version.
That's going to make people happy, if true.

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Post by Skynet » Wed May 15, 2019 2:40 pm

Dr. Zoidberg wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:14 pm
The 4chan leaker states that Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version will be revealed on April 22nd as an Epic Games Store exclusive, with the full game having a planned release date of July 19th 2019. The post also mentions that this is not a timed exclusive, but a permanent one, with Epic Games and Take-Two, the owner or Rockstar Games, creating a deal which will give the company full profit on any DLC that's released for the game's PC version.
That's going to make people happy, if true.
Can't trust 4chan leakers anymore

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Re: The Red Dead Thread (RDR3 sometime in 2026)

Post by Hawq » Thu May 16, 2019 4:08 am

well I had to look up online how to activate the RDR2 passive mode (yes I know the description doesnt call it that) would have been useful last night as a couple of people hunted me from across the mad & killed me, fair enough I guess without a passive mode active but then the buggers spawn camped the area & show me 2 seconds after I got on my horse, needless to say I decided to quit & go back to sp mode. Might try to activate it later tonight if I remember where the setting is, at least the info said it stays on next tinme you start until you eaither turn it off or start being a total dick & shooting others

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun May 19, 2019 3:39 pm

Poker In Red Dead Online Is Not Available Everywhere Due To Regional Laws

Red Dead Online’s latest update was filled with some fan requested features and items, like ponchos and new missions. But the activity that most fans were excited to try out was poker. Unfortunately, depending on where you live you might not be able to play poker in Red Dead Online.

This past week, Rockstar removed the beta tag off Red Dead Online and in the process launched a massive update which fixed numerous bugs, added new content and rebalanced certain abilities and weapons. Overall, the update was celebrated in the community as a positive step forward for the game. But some players jumping into the virtual Wild West, found themselves unable to play poker.

At first, some thought it might be a bug or maybe they didn’t go to the right place. But after contacting Rockstar support they found out the real reason they were being blocked from playing cards was due to regional laws and restrictions.

On the Red Dead Online subreddit, a fan shared the message they received from Rockstar support after asking about poker and their inability to access it. This is the message that the user received.

Thank you for contacting Rockstar Support.

We certainly understand your concern regarding not being able to play poker. We appreciate your interest in using this feature in the game.

We are sorry to let you know that the availability of Poker in Red Dead Online is dependent on regional laws and regulations and may not be available to all players. In short, poker won’t be available in countries where online gambling is restricted or illegal. We apologize if this had caused any inconvenience.

For any new updates, we recommend staying tuned to @RockstarGames on Twitter and Rockstargames.com/newswire.

Your understanding is much appreciated, and please do not hesitate to reach out in the future if you are having technical issues with any of our titles.

Best regards,

Diana A.

Rockstar Support

Another player was sent a similar message from Rockstar support, but with a link to a post on the official Rockstar support website which states:

“Certain features are not available at all times or for all players. This can occur for a number of reasons including regional restrictions, game design, or the incompatibility between features you are interacting with.”

All of this seems to confirm that the ability to play poker in Red Dead Online is directly tied to the country you live in and the laws of that country. This has, of course, angered some fans, who feel this ban on poker is unfair.

One player in Argentia responded on the RDO subreddit that in their country many online poker games exist, allowing players to use real money to gamble and that even the government has online lotteries, so it didn’t make sense why RDO poker was blocked.

Something interesting to remember is that Red Dead Online doesn’t allow players to use real money to buy cash, which is what players use in the poker matches. Instead, you can only buy gold in Red Dead Online and you can’t use gold to buy cash. This means that the cash players are using in Red Dead Online is never tied directly to purchased currency. However, that distinction doesn’t seem to be enough for some governments.

Of course, there is also the very real and likely possibility that Rockstar themselves opted to block poker in certain countries that have strict gambling laws, to avoid any potential issues in the future.

To get around these restrictions, some players are using VPNs to circumvent the region lock on poker. While some modders and data miners I spoke to said using a VPN would be safe, there is still a possibility that Rockstar would ban players for using VPNs or similar techniques to avoid a region lock. So, be careful.

I reached out to Rockstar for more information about this situation, players using VPNs and regional restrictions in their other games and I was sent this link to the support page that I mentioned earlier with no other details.

Players have long wanted gambling to be added into Grand Theft Auto Online, which could still happen. But this recent RDO update and poker situation might be a preview of what would happen if the casino in GTA Online opened one day. Many players might find themselves locked out of the place, unable to gamble due to laws in their country.

Source: Kotaku

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Re: The Red Dead Thread (RDR3 sometime in 2026)

Post by Hawq » Tue May 21, 2019 3:56 am

The online is free to use no PS+ needed until 27th May, probably on Xbone as well but not sure

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