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Rockstar launches action-packed launch trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version

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Rockstar launches action-packed launch trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version

Rockstar launches action-packed launch trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version

The PC version of Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 will release on November 5th, allowing PC gamers to play one of the most popular game release of the current console generation, complete with PC exclusive improvements and features. 

Rockstar has just released the launch trailer of Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version, showcasing 4K 60FPS footage of the game across several areas of the game's single-player mode. This footage comes complete with Red Dead Redemption 2's many PC-exclusive graphics improvements. 
 
Pre-loads for Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version became available yesterday, requiring PC gamers to have 110 GB of free storage space, and a pre-order for Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Rockstar Games Store. On Rockstar's storefront app, all you need only select Red Dead Redemption II hit pre-load and select the storage drive where you wish to install the game, assuming that you have already pre-ordered 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 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.

     Watch the official Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Launch Trailer that showcases the all new graphical and technical enhancements on display in the PC version, as Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang desperately try to outrun the law. After being hounded off the mainland, Arthur and the gang find themselves caught in a local conflict on the shores of a remote Caribbean island, disoriented and yearning to find a path back to their hidden fortune - and the dreams of a better future promised by their charming and increasingly erratic leader, Dutch van der Linde.

Time is running out to pre-purchase Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC direct from Rockstar Games to receive exclusive bonuses including a free Rockstar Games PC title, extras for Story Mode like the War Horse, the Outlaw Survival Kit and the Le Trésor des Morts Treasure Map, 50 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online, and discounts on Special and Ultimate Edition upgrades. Pre-purchasers can now pre-load the game in preparation for launch on November 5th.

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

Rockstar launches action-packed launch trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version  

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