You’ve no doubt heard about Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s been out on console since last year, but Rockstar has been quietly working on its PC counterpart.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to release on November 5th for PC, and it’s going to be a little bit different than its console brethren.
Obviously the first difference is in graphics. Improved lighting and textures, and increased draw distances are some things a player will notice as the graphics will take advantage of modern GPU hardware. However, there’s plenty more.
“New graphical and technical enhancements for deeper immersion include increased draw distances for better navigation; high quality global illumination and ambient occlusion for improved day and night lighting; higher quality snow trails, improved reflections and deeper, higher resolution shadows at all distances; tessellated tree textures and improved grass and fur textures for added realism in every plant and animal.”
The game will offer “HDR support, the ability to run high-end display setups with 4K resolution and beyond, multi-monitor configurations, widescreen configurations, faster frame rates and more.”
Brand New Content
The PC version will have content that was not in the previous release:
- Brand new horses (and new variations of the existing horses)
- 3 new bounty hunter missions
- 2 new treasure maps
- Extra weapons for story mode
- 2 New Gang Hideouts
- 5 New Trinkets
The Bounty Hunter missions include Herman Zizendorf a thief whose stealing tools in Blackwater, Ex-Confederate Cavalry Officer Camille de Millemont out of Catfish Jacksons, and Bart Cavanaugh who runs a gang out of Big Valley.
The two new gang hideouts will be located at Gaptooth Breach and Solomon’s Folly.
The new weapons include an M1899 Pistol, Evans Repeater, High Roller Revolver, and Le Mat Revolver.
The treasure maps will be found in Landmarks of Riches and The Elemental Trail maps.
The new horses include:
- Warped Brindle Arabian
- Few Spot Appaloosa
- Perlino Andalusian
- Red Chestnut Arabian
There will also be three new variations of the Buttermilk Buckskin Kentucky Saddler, the Liver Chestnut Morgan, and the Gold Palomino Tennessee Walker.
The five new trinkets include:
- Hawk Talon – permanently decreases Stamina bar drain speed by 30% when drawing a bow
- Cat Eye – permanently increases the length of Fortifying tonic effects by 20%
- Shark Tooth – permanently increases horse bonding experience bonus by 10%
- Turtle Shell – permanently increases health bar refill speed by 10%
- Crow Beak – permanently increases looted ammo by 10%
Players who pre-order the game before October 22nd will get some extras:
- Free upgrade to premium edition
- Bonus cash to use in story mode and online
- War Horse (single player only)
- 2 free Rockstar PC games (chosen from: 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).
You must pre-order through the Rockstar launcher. If you want more details on how to preorder, check out the game’s official site.
For those new to or hearing about Red Dead Redemption 2, it’s a critically acclaimed and player approved masterpiece. The game really gives the player an authentic wild west experience with a fun single player story and online multiplayer.
When the game released on October 26th of last year, consensus among industry publications was 10/10. The game has a 97 Metascore and an 8.1 User Score on Metacritic. Red Dead Redemption 2 lives up to the hype, and is also a very solid streaming title.
With all of the improvements, it’s hard to think Red Dead Redemption 2 won’t continue its success on PC.
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