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Here's what you need to run Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version

150GB of storage space!?

It's official, Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC!

Here's what you need to run Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version 

Rockstar Games has officially opened pre-orders for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, revealing a pre-order price of £54.99 on the Rockstar Games launcher alongside the game's PC system requirements. 

Those who pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Epic Games Store will receive free upgrades to the game's Special Edition, when purchasing the Standard Edition, or to the game's Ultimate Edition, when purchasing the game's Special Edition. PC Gamers will also receive access to two free Rockstar games from the Rockstar Games launcher. Buyers will also receive a War Horse, an Outlaw survival kit, a free treasure map, more starting cash in Story mode and 50 Gold bars for Red Dead Online. 

When compared to many modern titles, Red Dead Redemption 2 will release with relatively modest PC system requirements, requiring a minimum of an i5-2500K processor, or an AMD FX-6300 alongside 8GB of memory and either a GTX 770 or an R9 280. The only high system requirement is the need for 150GB of storage space, which is higher than what's required on the game's console versions. 

Rockstar Games recommends that PC gamers use Nvidia's GTX 1060 graphics card or AMD's RX 480, both of which are modest graphics cards by today's standards. These GPUs are expected to target 1080p 60FPS gameplay. 12GB of system memory is recommended alongside Microsoft's Windows 10 operating systems and a strong quad-core/eight-thread processor like an Intel i7-4770K or an AMD Ryzen 5 1500X. 

At this time, it is unknown what graphical API Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version will use, as the game's PC system requirements could point towards both DirectX 11 and Vulkan. We already know that Red Dead Redemption 2's Stadia version will be based on the Vulkan API. 
 

Here's what you need to run Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version

 
Below are Red Dead Redemption 2's PC system requirements. 

Minimum specifications:

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 HDD
Space: 150GB
Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Recommended specifications:

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
HDD Space: 150GB
Sound Card: DirectX compatible

  
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09-10-2019, 12:19:16

AngryGoldfish
Come on, guys, give us more specifics than that. The game has been in development for years, the release date is not far off, it's already been out on consoles for months, I don't see why you can't be more specific. What developers do where they explain what system requirements are for each class of fidelity is brilliant and should be the norm I think.Quote

09-10-2019, 17:45:47

Linchpin
150gb? Pass, I've no interest in wasting huge amounts of SSD space for the online stuff I'm never going to play. Time to bring back separate SP/MP install options.Quote

09-10-2019, 22:40:06

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Linchpin View Post
150gb? Pass, I've no interest in wasting huge amounts of SSD space for the online stuff I'm never going to play. Time to bring back separate SP/MP install options.

You're going to miss out on a lot of good games going forward then, Games are only getting bigger, Not smaller, Just get a cheap 1TB SSD.Quote

09-10-2019, 23:27:52

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
You're going to miss out on a lot of good games going forward then, Games are only getting bigger, Not smaller, Just get a cheap 1TB SSD.
Well maybe. With the need to reduce data duplication on PS5 at least, it could possibly slow down the rate of storage expansion in games. Or alternatively use that saved space for bigger textures...Quote

10-10-2019, 01:31:09

Linchpin
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
You're going to miss out on a lot of good games going forward then, Games are only getting bigger, Not smaller, Just get a cheap 1TB SSD.
A lot of good games? I wouldn't go that far, it's been a pretty dire few years for AAA gaming and I see no change in that on the horizon. It's all empty world this, fetch quest that, would you like a microtransaction with that? Certainly nothing to run out and buy even more storage for.Quote
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