Redfall Single Player Will Still Require an Internet Connection
Even if you want to play in single player, Redfall will demand a constant internet connection to play.
The controversial stipulation was confirmed by publisher Bethesda via the game’s official FAQ page, which recently went live.
The FAQ primarily focuses on questions relating to content included in the various versions and DLC packs for the game. Further down the page, though, details relating to network requirements are covered:
“Will playing Redfall require an online connection for single player as well as co-op?” One question reads, with the answer: “A persistent online connection is required for single player and co-op.”
A continuous connection is obviously expected for online co-op play, but news of such stringent demands even when jumping into Redfall solo will no doubt be unwelcome for those with less reliable internet connections. Some games which previously launched with similar demands have been updated to remove them in future, so nervous buyers should keep an eye on patch notes if complaints are raised.
While an internet connection is essential for Redfall, the FAQ does confirm that solo players on console won’t be required to have an Xbox Gold subscription active to enjoy the game. What you will need alongside that steady internet connection, however, is a Bethesda.net account. It’s possible to sign up in advance via the Bethesda website if you don’t already have one active.
With three different versions of Redfall announced, the FAQ is helpful in deciphering what comes included with each when the game arrives on May 2.
“The Standard Edition is the base game,” The FAQ explains. “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.”
The FAQ also confirms that the Standard Edition will be the version included on Xbox Game Pass from day one.