Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available to pre-load on PC

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available to pre-load on PC

Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available to pre-load on PC

Starting today, Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version is available to pre-load on the Rockstar Games Store, allowing PC gamers to prepare for the game's launch on November 5th. 

To pre-load the game, PC gamers will need 110 GB of storage space, and a pre-order for Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Rockstar Games Store. In Rockstar's storefront, you need only select Red Dead Redemption II, hit pre-load and select the storage drive where you wish to install the game.

Graphically, Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch with HDR support, support for ultra-wide monitors, higher framerates than the 30FPS console version and a large number of new graphical effects. Multi-monitor support will also be available.

The PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 will feature longer draw distances, reducing pop-in, higher-quality global illumination effects, enhanced ambient occlusion and other improvements to in-game lighting. PC gamers can also expect improved reflections, higher quality snow trails, higher resolution shadows, tesselated tree textures and improved textures across game assets.

Red Dead Redemption 2's PC versions will also feature a larger number of horse types and variants, as well as new weapons like the Le Mat Revolver and the M1899 Pistol.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available to pre-load on PC  

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.

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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30-10-2019, 17:59:17

Yup, a new 2 TB Samsung Evo just because of this.Quote

30-10-2019, 18:13:47

Thankfully I'm a total storage freak, so no problemo, LOL!Quote

01-11-2019, 21:45:52

TBH I don't find this terribly exciting. Still not bought it for my XB1X.Quote

04-11-2019, 10:24:51

Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
TBH I don't find this terribly exciting. Still not bought it for my XB1X.
I wouldnt bother. I found it incredibly boring. While its a quaint idea that you have to eat to gain health. Its the most annoying concept that I have to press a button for each bite I take. Novel a the start but loses its flare very quickly.

Also found it pretty repetitive. Each to their own I guess. It just wasnt for me. I have it in my drawer since day 1. I think I have about 2hours of game time invested, but no more.

The 4K detail was ok, but nothing that amazed me. The grass motion blur put me off the 4k details actually.Quote

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