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Redfall to Require Persistent Online Connection for Single Player and Co-op

Redfall to Require Persistent Online Connection for Single Player and Co-op - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2023 / 2,022 Views

Publisher Bethesda Softworks and developer Arkane Studios Austin in a newly published FAQ for the open-world cooperative first-person shooter, Redfall, has revealed the game will require a persistent online connection for not only co-op, but for even when playing in single player.

It should be noted that while a persistent online connection is required, Xbox Live Gold is only required when playing in co-op mode on the Xbox Series X|S. A net account is required to play the game.

Redfall will launch for the Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Xbox Game Pass on May 2.

Read the complete FAQ below:

What is the release date for Redfall?

Redfall will launch May 2, 2023

What is the difference between the Standard Edition, Bite Back Edition and Bite Back Upgrade?

The Standard Edition is the base game. The Bite Back Edition includes the base game, Redfall Hero Pass, Throwback Outfit Pack, Laser Beam Multi-Weapon Skin and Tactical Knife Stake Weapon Attachment. The Bite Back Upgrade includes the Redfall Hero Pass, Throwback Outfit Pack, Laser Beam Multi-Weapon Skin and Tactical Knife Stake Weapon Attachment. The Bite Back Upgrade does not include the base game.

What is the Vampire Hunter Pack?

The Vampire Hunter Pack is Redfall’s pre-order or Game Pass bonus. This includes a Level 2 Unrivaled Grim Tide Shotgun, which grants 20% increased damage with this weapon for eight seconds after killing an enemy. The pack also includes the Polar Vortex multi-weapon skin and Blood Ravager stake weapon attachment.

How do I get the Vampire Hunter Pack?

To get the Vampire Hunter Pack, pre-order any edition of the game (digitally or through a participating retailer) or play on Game Pass. What is the Throwback Outfit Pack? "The Throwback Outfit Pack includes a unique outfit and backpack for each of the four base heroes inspired by their lives before Redfall. 


  • Northern Expedition Devinder: This is the outfit that Devinder wore in the Himalayas while he was hunting for Yetis. While he could never quite spot the elusive creature, he did experience adventures beyond his vivid imagination.
  • Eyes in the Dark Jacob: Jacob's time in Special Ops prior to Bellwether was a dark era after the loss of his partner, but it served to hone abilities that would serve him for years to come.
  • War Clothes Layla: As a college student and an activist, Layla launched herself to the frontlines to push for positive change in the world around her.
  • Engineer Volunteer Remi: When disaster strikes, Remi volunteers with local search and rescue organizations to put her abilities and technology to use where they're needed most."

What is the Redfall Hero Pass?

The Redfall Hero Pass gives you access to two future heroes when they are released, both with new skills and unique gameplay.

How do I get the Redfall Hero Pass?

The Redfall Hero Pass is included as part of the Bite Back Edition. If you’re playing the base game through Game Pass, you can purchase the Bite Back Upgrade and get the Hero Pass that way.

What platforms will the game release on?

Redfall will release on Xbox Series X|S and PC. It will also be available with Game Pass on Xbox Series X|S, PC and cloud.

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 account?

A account is required.

Will playing Redfall require account linking (to your Steam/Xbox User ID)?


Will playing Redfall require an Xbox Gold subscription?

Xbox Gold is only required to play co-op.

Will Redfall be available on Game Pass?

Redfall Standard Edition will be available Day One on Game Pass.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Bandorr (on 01 February 2023)

Gonna say it now and early. Don't make this about console wars. You can dislike Persistent online connection without making it a console war thing.

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Chazore (on 01 February 2023)

My net connection is kinda shitty these days, so I guess this means I'm out.

Needing a connection to even play Sp sounds bogus tbh.

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gtotheunit91 (on 01 February 2023)

I really hope Arkane removes this online DRM the way Back 4 Blood did for single player. I was planning on also playing the game on my Steam Deck, which I usually have an internet connection available only about half the time.

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smroadkill15 (on 01 February 2023)

It's dumb to have this required. I personally don't have an issue with having an internet connection, but plenty of people do. If someone is playing solo, it shouldn't be required.

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zero129 (on 01 February 2023)

wow this is shitty. I know im always connected anyways but i also know many people cant be. I was looking forward to this game not sure now since this is a practice i dont agree with.

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Jumpinbeans (on 01 February 2023)

Any single player game which needs a persistent online connection is one I would never buy at launch. I made the mistake with the diablo remastered game. I do not want to deal with queues to get in and other rubbish when playing a solo game. You buy it to play by yourself for a reason - not having to queue.

Sure they may fix their issues but I would never take the chance buying a persistent online single player launch game.

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Kakadu18 (on 01 February 2023)

This is dumb.

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coolbeans (on 02 February 2023)

Awful move.

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CaptainExplosion (on 01 February 2023)

Persistent online connection? I'm out.

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Imaginedvl CaptainExplosion (on 01 February 2023)

nah.. you are not :)

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CaptainExplosion Imaginedvl (on 01 February 2023)

You don't know how shitty my connection tends to be.

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Azzanation CaptainExplosion (on 01 February 2023)

You arent streaming the game, you are just required to be online.

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CaptainExplosion Azzanation (on 01 February 2023)

Well it's still stupid, and again my connection is substandard.

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Azzanation CaptainExplosion (on 02 February 2023)

If you are constantly disconnecting than i see the issue but i cant imagine thats the case here

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dane007 CaptainExplosion (on 01 February 2023)

No different to gt7

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CaptainExplosion dane007 (on 01 February 2023)

I don't even like Gran Tourismo though.

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dane007 CaptainExplosion (on 01 February 2023)

Also ganepass needs Internet to play the games.

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deerox dane007 (on 01 February 2023)

Are you sure? I tried to Google it and it said: "Games from the Xbox Game Pass catalogue can be played while the PC is offline, but for no more than 30 days before the PC must reconnect to the internet to verify an active subscription".

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dane007 deerox (on 01 February 2023)

I am sure. That's my source of gaming on xbox and I have tried it. Pc gamepass maybe different to xbox ganepass

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dane007 Bandorr (on 02 February 2023)

I have tried it without Internet on my xbox gamepass and it didn't work. I have heard it may work if u have pc gamepass. That I haven't tried yet.

According to ur links it mostly worked with pc gamepass and u had to reconnect every couple of days to keep doing it. But generally u can't. There are people in your links that have tried and said it didn't work.

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LudicrousSpeed dane007 (on 02 February 2023)

maybe your Xbox isn't set to home Xbox. I can play GamePass games offline on my home Xbox. On my Series X I cannot, it is not set as my home Xbox.

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dane007 LudicrousSpeed (on 02 February 2023)

I will try that technique and see if it works

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Azzanation (on 01 February 2023)

Imagine people still caring about always online.

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SKMBlake Azzanation (on 02 February 2023)

I did, when I couldn't launch half of my Steam library while I was in a plane on my Steam Deck

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Azzanation SKMBlake (on 02 February 2023)

Didn't know you lived on a plane. Sorry to hear that. They also have Strick phone policies too.

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SKMBlake Azzanation (on 02 February 2023)

What's a strick phone ?

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Azzanation SKMBlake (on 02 February 2023)

You dont know the meaning of Strick?

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 02 February 2023)

Don't Xbox learn from their mistakes,
2013 when they said that Xbox one needed to always be online lol.

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