Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on PC next month

It may not be the biggest surprise in the world, but it’s good news nevertheless – Red Dead Redemption 2 will finally arrive on PC next month.

A PC release for Red Dead Redemption 2 has seemed inevitable since the Rockstar Games Launcher was announced a couple of weeks ago, and we haven’t had to wait long for official confirmation. According to Rockstar’s official announcement, Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch on PC on Tuesday 5th November (remember, remember), with pre-purchase being available exclusively through the Rockstar Games Launcher from Wednesday 9th October until Tuesday 22nd October.

Pre-purchasing the game through the Rockstar Games Launcher during this period will bag you two free titles of your choosing, with GTA 3, GTA: Vice City, GTA: San Andreas, Bully: Scholarship Edition, L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition, and Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition available to choose from. A Rockstar Games Launcher pre-purchase will also bag you a free upgrade to the games Premium Edition, while both the Special Edition and the Ultimate Edition will be available with a $20 discount.

If you don’t want to purchase the game via the Rockstar Games Launcher then don’t worry too much, as you’ll also be able to pre-order through the Epic Games Store, Greenman Gaming, the Humble Store, GameStop, and “additional digital retailers” from Wednesday 23rd October onward, and you’ll still get a pre-order bonus of 25 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online, although you will miss out on other freebies. The news for Steam users is slightly more mixed – the game is coming to that storefront, but not until December.

PC players have had to wait a long time to get their hands on Red Dead Redemption 2, so they’ll be grateful to hear that the PC version will feature “a range of graphical and technical enhancements” as well as new Bounty Hunting Missions, Gang Hideouts, Weapons, and more. It will also include free access to Red Dead Online, complete with all previously released improvements and content updates.

Red Dead Redemption 2 originally released on Friday 26th October 2018 for Xbox One and PS4, receiving universal acclaim and going on to pick up numerous awards. In our review of the game, BuffNerfRepeat’s Glen said:

“I’ve used many adjectives to describe my time spent in Red Dead Redemption 2, yet none of them really do the game justice. It’s only when you take a moment to digest what you’ve experienced after a lengthy play session that you can truly fathom the scale, uniqueness and down right brilliance of what Rockstar has created. I started this review by calling RDR2 “a game worthy of being listed amongst the greatest computer games ever developed” and I’m going to end it the same way. Here, we have a game that will be spoken about and praised for many years to come. A game to define a generation, a story so well told that it could fit the big screen. No, it’s not perfect, no game I’ve played is, but what we have here is a game that is as close to perfection as can be. For a game this vast, with so much to explore and discover, that in itself is truly remarkable.”

It’s pretty good then?

Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch for PC on Tuesday 5th November, and it will also be available as a launch title for Google Stadia.

Chris is our resident FPS-obsessed football fanatic who, when not playing an FPS or FIFA, can probably be found spending the odd 100 hours or so building his perfect farm on Stardew Valley. Chris comes to you with a hint of cynicism and plenty of sarcasm.

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