Red Dead Redemption 2 gets new features on PC

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.”

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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.

Recommended Specs

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC

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:

Minimum specs:

  • 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

Recommended specs:

  • 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 PC

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.

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Where’s my Byline, I posted this a week ago in the forum. :p

You missed the most important Spec of all: HDD Space: 150 GB

juzz86
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It is there, in the paragraph above the specs list mate.

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I haven’t ever given this game much of a look since it was console only but I’ve heard it’s good. Is it typical Rockstar/GTA open world/sandbox type of game or is there a single player campaign too?

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There’s a lengthy campaign in it mate. It starts off slow but gets better and tougher along the way. It’s well-polished. I didn’t finish it, but I played the first few hours and watched along for the rest.

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It is a massive open world with major emphasis on single player action. While Red Dead Online is the multiplayer variant, the true gaming experience is the single player campaign and story. Yes, it is an open world sandbox, which is crafted with expert care. It is, in my opinion, a true masterpiece. I have been anxious for the PC release for quite sometime.

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Those Recommended specs are surprisingly light.

juzz86
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Just to clarify Eric old mate, you get TWO of those listed games free with a Pre-Order. Or, at least, you do across the pond. Maybe you Yanks luck out there?

I’m looking forward to it. The PC port for GTA V was excellent – hopefully history repeats here. I’ve played a little bit of it on PS4, I think it’ll lend itself far better to keyboard and mouse for me – I struggled with the controls a lot.

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I have it on Xbox One X and the controls were my big problem too. I only got about 8 hours into the game. I know it’s a slow to start game but I got so frustrated with shooting people when I didn’t want to because of the shared action/shoot buttons. They literally change from one thing to another a millisecond before I decide to press it… Aiming on thumbsticks has always been a chore for me also. I’m not sure if the action buttons can be remapped to something unique or if the shared button crap is baked in.… Read more »

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This was my main issue with it too mate. A lot of JIT re-mapping of buttons. For the horse I’d have to stop and check the mapping legend up the top, get closer, check it again, then hop on so I didn’t kick it or fall over it. Aiming down the sights was tricky too. You soon work it out a bit better, but it’s still a bit too much juggling for my liking. I found a new appreciation for those who play those games on controllers full-time though – it’s a bit like working a combine harvester or driving… Read more »

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I agree, if there is a flaw in the game, it is the controls and the control mapping. The PC version will most definitely fix this.

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He got a big iron on his hip……

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