How to Start a Red Dead Online Posse

Pick a posse type and invite some friends.

by Matthew Kevin Mitchell , AOTF Staff

In Red Dead Online, there is strength in numbers. Any player in Red Dead Online can party up with another via the Posse system, which you can access in the Free Roam section of the game. The Posse system allows you to roam the game in force with your friends while completing more demanding challenges like bounties, hunting treasures, or going after fierce beasts. This sounds fun and all, but how exactly do you do this? The option for setting up a Posse isn’t exactly made clear by the game. Don’t worry, though. Here is everything you need to know about starting a Red Dead Online Posse to

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How to Start a Red Dead Online Posse

The first step to creating a posse in Red Dead Online is to head into the Posse menu. You can access this by pressing left on the d-pad on either the Xbox One or PS4. This menu will show you nearby Posses created by other players. To form your own, you will press the X/Square button. Once you start forming your Posse, you will see that you have different options to choose from in terms of the settings of your Posse and the type of Posse you want to create.

The options available include creating a Temporary or Persistent Posse, the privacy settings for that Posse, whether Friendly Fire is on or off, and the location of your camp. There are some differences between the Temporary Posse and the Persistent Posse.

There are Multiple Types of Posses in Red Dead Online

Here is the difference between the Persistent Posse and the Temporary Posse. Once you are done playing with your friends, you will also need to know how to abandon your Posse so you can play by yourself.

Persistent Posse

The persistent Posse can have up to 7 players, costing $200 to set up. This type of Posse is saved, and anytime the Posse leader is online, it will reform, and all members will work for this group. In the Persistent Posse, player stats and awards are tracked in the game, and you can customize the Posse’s style. The Persistent Posse also allows for some unique gameplay features where Posses can battle each other in Posse Versus in Free Roam.

Temporary Posse

The temporary Posse can have up to 4 players, and it’s free to set up. The temporary Posse will disband and be deleted after the Posse leader leaves the game.

Once you’ve formed your Posse, you will want to invite others to join your group. You can do so in the same Posse menu from above. You can scroll down to the menu invite to Posse section and then look through nearby players, friends, crew, or recent players you want to invite to your Posse. Then, highlight the name of the player you want to invite and press the A/X button to send the invite.

Abandon your Posse

If you’re done with your Posse and want to play by yourself, you can also do this from the Posse Menu. Just scroll down to the Abandon Posse item in the Posse menu, and you permanently disband your Posse in Red Dead Online.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

- This article was updated on December 16th, 2022

About The Author

Matthew Kevin Mitchell has been a contributing writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion since 2022. Matthew primarily covers Manga like One Piece, horror movies like Scream, and survival horror games like Dead by Daylight. His favorite moment came during his first press event covering Scream 6 for AotF. He hails from Denver, Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Regis University. When he isn’t scaring himself silly or writing, he loves to play ice hockey, spoil his dog, and drink an unhealthy amount of coffee.