Red Dead Redemption 2 arrives for Xbox Game Pass next month

By Heidi Nicholas,
The Xbox team has just dropped a huge surprise announcement: Red Dead Redemption 2 will join the Xbox Game Pass service on May 7th: the same day as Rockstar's other massive title, Grand Theft Auto V, leaves the service.

Red Dead Redemption 2

This is a massive title for the Xbox Game Pass service. Red Dead Redemption 2 is by far one of the biggest games in recent years: as the announcement reads, it's won "over 250 perfect scores" and "over 175 Game of the Year Awards". It's rated at 4.64/5 by the votes of over 4,000 of our TA community members, and it's definitely in my top games of the last decade. We also thought it would be a great game to play during life in lockdown: its incredibly detailed world is a great method of escapism, and, now that it's on the way to Xbox Game Pass, it's more ideal than ever.

When Red Dead 2 joins Xbox Game Pass, it will include the extra Story Mode content and Photo Mode. Players can begin Arthur Morgan's story in 1800s America on May 7th: the same day as GTA V leaves Xbox Game Pass. While Red Dead 2 is in the service, it can be purchased with the 20% off membership discount.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!