Thursday, October 10th 2019

PC Version of Red Dead Redemption 2 now Available for Pre-Order

Highly anticipated version of Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is now available for pre-order. Launching on November 5th, this game will be available for pre-purchase starting from today until October 22nd, when the pre-order period will end. For now, ordering is exclusive to the Rockstar Games Launcher, Rockstar's version of Steam/Epic Store for its own games.

For all pre-purchases, Rockstar has prepared a heap of extra bonuses. For starters, users can choose any two games from the selection of 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, for free. Additionally, every pre-purchase made through Rockstar Game Launcher will result in a free upgrade to the premium edition of Red Dead Redemption 2, where ultimate and special edition will get a $20 discount if users want to upgrade. Furthermore, there are additional bonuses that include Outlaw Survival Kit for Story Mode, War Horse for Story Mode, Le Trésor des Morts Treasure Map for Story Mode, Cash Bonus for Story Mode, 50 gold Bars for Red Dead Online. To add thing up, PC port of RDR2 will feature updated graphics to harness the power PC graphics cards offer with features like HDR for better visual effects.
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27 Comments on PC Version of Red Dead Redemption 2 now Available for Pre-Order

#1
Hyderz
man does this game look pretty or what.. but sadly wild west theme is not my cup of tea
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#2
Vycyous
It seems a bit odd that there is no mention of the hardware requirements on a hardware enthusiast website.

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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#3
ZoneDymo
Vycyous, post: 4130561, member: 181261"
It seems a bit odd that there is no mention of the hardware requirements on a hardware enthusiast website.

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

12 gb of ram recommended? jeez
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#4
DarkStalker
''Additionally, every pre-purchase made through Rockstar Game Launcher will result in a free upgrade to the premium edition of Red Dead Redemption 2, where ultimate and special edition will get a $20 discount if users want to upgrade.''

i don't get it... So if i buy special edition i can upgrade it to ultimate for free right? And then what about this 20% discount when there is no standard edition to buy...
just woke up.. slow hehe
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#5
AleksandarK
DarkStalker, post: 4130572, member: 45758"
''Additionally, every pre-purchase made through Rockstar Game Launcher will result in a free upgrade to the premium edition of Red Dead Redemption 2, where ultimate and special edition will get a $20 discount if users want to upgrade.''

i don't get it... So if i buy special edition i can upgrade it to ultimate for free right? And then what about this 20% discount when there is no standard edition to buy...
just woke up.. slow hehe
If you pre-order game through Rockstart Game Launcher, you are automatically upgraded to the premium edition of the game. You can then use a 20% discount on ultimate and special editions
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#6
Vycyous
Vycyous, post: 4130561, member: 181261"
It seems a bit odd that there is no mention of the hardware requirements on a hardware enthusiast website.

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

For comparison, if anyone cares, the minimum specifications for Red Dead Redemption 2 are mostly higher than the recommended specifications for Grand Theft Auto 5 (disregarding the AMD processors and memory). I believe RDR2 is using the same Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE). Of course, GTA5 was developed during the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 era with a September 2013 release, followed by the current-gen consoles in November 2014 and, finally, the PC version in April 2015.

Grand Theft Auto V Recommended Specifications:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 / AMD FX-8350
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB
  • HDD Space: 72GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
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#7
potato580+
can we get bully/manhunt sequel soon, am bored with shooter gameplay:)
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#8
TheRainMakerD
Pre-order RDR 2: 1) Get 2 free games 2) "FREE" upgrade - not really - it is just a bump from standard edition to "SPECIAL" or "Ultimate" edition which any version will cost huge $$$.
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#9
sepheronx
Hyderz, post: 4130555, member: 189665"
man does this game look pretty or what.. but sadly wild west theme is not my cup of tea
You may find it fun to hogtie people up and place them on train tracks. I mean, in the game of course.

There is lots of morbid fun things to do in RDR2. Once I get a larger SSD, I plan on getting this.
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#10
dj-electric
This is a hard one for me, cause Take2 (owner) can suck a fat one, they are evil. Rockstar on the other hand are incredibly talented.
What an unfortunate thing to have.
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#11
moproblems99
Going to wait until 2020 when it goes on sale.
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#12
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Preorder bonuses suck. It's not luring me into their launcher in the slightest. Will wait for steam in December.
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#13
Dyatlov A
moproblems99, post: 4130728, member: 155919"
Going to wait until 2020 when it goes on sale.
I’m buying it now, whatever I do not care to wait months for cheaper price.
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#14
moproblems99
Dyatlov A, post: 4130770, member: 188430"
I’m buying it now, whatever I do not care to wait months for cheaper price.
That's great. I just don't like their strategy of releasing it for consoles at full price, waiting until sales have slowed, then releasing it for PC for full price.

Gta V they got to mix in the generation swap and release it three times for full price.
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#15
claster17
Will it include the atrocious loading times of GTA5?

ZoneDymo, post: 4130571, member: 66089"
12 gb of ram recommended? jeez
I don't see the problem. Anyone expecting to run modern demanding games should have at least 16GB anyway. And RAM is fairly cheap at the moment.
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#16
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4130737, member: 44048"
Preorder bonuses suck. It's not luring me into their launcher in the slightest. Will wait for steam in December.
Thing is, you then have to have two game overlays in place. That’s nuts. That’s the source of most people’s problems in such setups.
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#17
Keemzay
ZoneDymo, post: 4130571, member: 66089"
12 gb of ram recommended? jeez
laughes with 16gB
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#18
lynx29
moproblems99, post: 4130728, member: 155919"
Going to wait until 2020 when it goes on sale.
not to mention 15 patches. i always wait for the inevtiable first 10 patches and discounts before i buy games these days.

ah, playstation 2... those were the glory days... launch day excitement was true then
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#19
64K
This game has already sold around 25 million copies on console alone. It's already a huge success.
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#20
lynx29
Everything Rockstar makes in recent years is a huge success... I guess you just posted a random comment? If so yeah I agree. Seems like a redundant thing to say though.

Regardless, I will wait for patches and a sale in 2020 like I do 99% of modern games. Heck even Half-Life got an update this week to help with high refresh monitors... lol
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#21
64K
According to Rockstar they have made some improvements for the PC version:
  • Increased draw distance
  • "Higher quality" global illumination and ambient occlusion
  • "Improved" snow trails
  • "Improved" reflections and higher resolution shadows
  • Tessellated tree textures
  • "Improved" grass and fur textures
  • HDR support
  • Unlocked resolution (4K and higher)
  • Ultrawide aspect ratio and multi-monitor support
  • Unlocked framerate
https://www.pcgamer.com/red-dead-redemption-2-system-requirements/
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#22
swirl09
Did the consoles not have HDR? Am surprised by this since they have been on top of it better than the PC space. Altho I do hope they managed to do a better job with it than what I experienced with RDR1, it was so badly implemented in that game that it is literally the only time Ive ever had to turn it off.

And thats great to read about the recommended specs! I game at 4K high refresh, but Im comfortably over those specs, so I should be fine, right... ? ............. -_-
Why even bother with them, it reads - Is your PC less than a decade old? The game will start up! Is it only half a decade old? Oh you're golden! Whats that? What setting you say? Oh no, no we dont do that around here. Too technical!!
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#23
64K
swirl09, post: 4131350, member: 101147"
Did the consoles not have HDR? Am surprised by this since they have been on top of it better than the PC space. Altho I do hope they managed to do a better job with it than what I experienced with RDR1, it was so badly implemented in that game that it is literally the only time Ive ever had to turn it off.

And thats great to read about the recommended specs! I game at 4K high refresh, but Im comfortably over those specs, so I should be fine, right... ? ............. -_-
Why even bother with them, it reads - Is your PC less than a decade old? The game will start up! Is it only half a decade old? Oh you're golden! Whats that? What setting you say? Oh no, no we dont do that around here. Too technical!!
tbh I know very little about consoles but I googled it and the PS4 and Xbox One do support HDR. I guess some of those features were added to the consoles after release of the game.

If your 2080 Ti isn't enough then the only card faster is the RTX Titan but it's only a little faster and costs twice as much. Not worth it imo unless you also do some kind of work with your rig that would benefit from the Titan.
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#24
swirl09
I dont even think the 2080ti is worth it, so I certainly wont be buying a Titan XD
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