Red Dead Redemption 2 Now Available for Preorder and New PC Screenshots and Details!

October 9th is upon us and Rockstar has opened the floodgates for Red Dead Redemption 2’s PC preorders on the Rockstar Games Launcher! Don’t forget that preordering on this platform will get you many bonuses, discounted special editions, and two free classic Rockstar PC games.

Now to the nitty-gritty – screenshots, screenshots, screenshots! Oh my as if this game couldn’t get any prettier!

Dubbed the “ultimate way to play Red Dead Redemption 2”, Rockstar, along with the screenshots, teases new graphical and technical enhancements for improved immersion, such as increased draw distances, higher quality global illumination and ambient occlusion, higher resolution shadows at all distances, tessellated tree textures (relief and texturing in tree trunks looks more realistic with realistic chunks), improved grass, fur textures, and more! It will also support HDR like its console counterpart, the ability to run multidisplay and ultra-wide screen setups, faster framerates and more.

Of course a PC release can not come without its fabled specifications! Red Dead Redemption 2 seems aptly ready to run on a wide array of systems:

Minimum SpecificationsRecommended Specifications
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1OS:  Windows 10 – April 2018 Update (v1803)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300 Processor:  Intel® Core™ i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 
Memory:  8GB Memory:  12GB
Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB  Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
HDD Space:  150GB HDD Space:  150GB
Sound Card:  DirectX compatible Sound Card:  DirectX compatible

Along with these very, very nice PC specifications, Rockstar has also announced that a 4K trailer at 60 FPS is coming soon!

The special content announced for the PC version has also been detailed, as below, paraphrasing from the Rockstar Newswire:

In addition to the technical enhancements, Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC brings additional updates to the world of Story Mode, including:

3 New Bounty Hunter Missions:
Herman Zizendorf has been stealing tools from tradesmen – track him down in Blackwater.
Ex-Confederate Cavalry Officer Camille de Millemont is wanted dead or alive out by Catfish Jacksons, but his loyal men are never far behind.
Bart Cavanaugh and his gang are camping out in Big Valley. Take Bart dead or alive without alerting his gang if you want to avoid a whole mess of trouble. 

2 New Gang Hideouts
Take on the deadly Del Lobos gang in new hideouts at Gaptooth Breach and Solomon’s Folly.
2 New Treasure Maps:
Search for treasures across the new Landmarks of Riches and The Elemental Trail maps for gold bars and other rewards.
New Mission “To The Ends of The Earth” – collect requested herbs for a range of rewards

New Weapons for Story Mode including:
M1899 Pistol – all-new Semi-automatic handgun with clip loaded ammunition
Evans Repeater – high capacity repeater (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
High Roller Revolver – ornate double-action revolver (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
Le Mat Revolver – powerful revolver with the ability to shoot shotgun shells (previously available in Red Dead Online only)    

New Horses for Story Mode including:
Warped Brindle Arabian – a fast and agile mount
Few Spot Appaloosa – beautiful and hardy, ideal for cross-country journeys
Perlino Andalusian – a healthy, sturdy animal, ideal for hunting (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
Red Chestnut Arabian – a fleet-footed beast with a distinctive coat (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
Plus 3 new wild horse variations – keep an eye out for wild herds featuring the Buttermilk Buckskin Kentucky SaddlerLiver Chestnut Morgan and Gold Palomino Tennessee Walker 

5 New Trinkets to collect with new effects:
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%

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