Worth the wait?

Red Dead Redemption 2 On PC Will Include A Load Of New Features

PC gamers have had to wait a really long time to get their hand on Rockstar Game’s Red Dead Redemption 2, but the wait is (finally) nearly over.

As confirmed by Rockstar, the phenomenon that is RDR2 will be headed to PC on November 5, and it’ll come with a whole host of new features.

According to the company’s blog, RDR2 on PC will include “new graphical and technical enhancements for deeper immersion.”

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Going into a bit more detail about this, the company explains this will: “include increased draw distances for better navigation; higher 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.”

Even more exciting than the technical upgrades is the additional Story mode content, which will include hideouts, missions, weapons and treasure maps.

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Check out the full list of new content from Rockstar Games below:


“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 Breachand Solomon’s Folly

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)
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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 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 Saddler, Liver 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%

New mission “To The Ends of The Earth – collect requested herbs for a range of rewards.”

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Rockstar is also offering a lovely little bonus for people looking to preorder the PC game. Until October 22nd, when you pre-purchase RDR2 via the Rockstar Games Launcher you can snag yourself two free classic Rockstar Games PC titles from the following:

  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition

Now that’s a good deal.


Check out everything we know about RDR2 on PC via the Rockstar Games blog here!

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games