For those excited to jump into the newest shooter from Arkane Austin, be warned: Redfall requires an online connection to play the game. So, whether you’re doing single-player activities or cooperative play, you’ll need to be connected to the internet.
The details are made available on the game’s website from Bethesda Studios. In a list of FAQs, the topic of the necessary internet connection is brought up several times:
- Will playing Redfall require an online connection for single-player as well as co-op? A persistent online connection is required for single-player and co-op.
- Will playing Redfall require a Bethesda.net account? A Bethesda.net account is required.
- Will playing Redfall require account linking (to your Steam/Xbox User ID)? Yes.
- Will playing Redfall require an Xbox Gold subscription? Xbox Gold is only required to play co-op.
There you have it. Redfall needs an online connection at all times, as well as a Bethesda.net account. While we saw new gameplay showcased during the recent Xbox Developer_Direct, this detail was not mentioned.
One of two key Xbox exclusives from Bethesda Studios, Redfall is a co-op-oriented first-person shooter. Players team up to take on supernatural enemies in the town of Redfall, Massachusetts. Your reward for defeating these enemies is fresh, shiny loot.
The game is developed by Arkane Austin, best known for their work on Prey and the Dishonored series. Fans of Arkane are excited to see what they can do with the looter shooter genre. However, the constant need for an active internet connection is leaving a sour taste in the mouth of many.
Redfall and its persistent online connection will release for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Game Pass on May 2nd.