We may have had to wait a year to saddle up, but Red Dead Redemption 2 is almost here. As a reward for our patience, it sounds like Red Dead Redemption 2 is getting a solid set of enhancements to the game when it hits PC.
If you have the PC to handle it, you can expect to run Red Dead Redemption 2 in 4K-plus resolution with HDR support. The game will also support multi-monitor configurations, wide-screen configurations, and “faster frame rates.”
The improved capability of the PC also means we’ll get increased draw distances; higher-quality global illumination and ambient occlusion for better lighting throughout the game; improved snow trails; higher-resolution reflections and shadows; improved grass, fur, and tree textures.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is getting a bit of new content on PC, too, including new bounty-hunter missions, gang hideouts, treasure maps, and a new mission. We’ll see new trinkets, firearms, and horses, too.
If you haven’t dug up the specs, yet, here’s what you’ll need to run the game in addition to a whopping 150GB of space on your hard drive (even more than it asks on consoles, likely thanks to those higher-res textures). They should please even those with older rigs:
- OS: Windows 7 – Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
- Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
- Memory: 8GB
- Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB
- OS: Windows 10 – April 2018 Update (v1803)
- Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
- Memory: 12GB
- Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 is up for pre-order on October 16, if you’re up for that sort of thing; doing so on Rockstar’s official launcher nets you a bunch of in-game equipment, and a bunch of Rockstar games: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Bully: Scholarship Edition, L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition, and Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition.
When Red Dead 2 finally hits, it’ll have been just over a year since it hit Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game releases for PC on November 5 on the Rockstar launcher and the Epic Games Store, and then hits Steam in December.