Rockstar reveals Red Dead Redemption 2’s PC enhancements and specifications

Last week we brought you the news that Red Dead Redemption 2 will finally be debuting on PC on Tuesday 5th November, and Rockstar said that the PC version would feature “a range of graphical and technical enhancements”. Now, Rockstar has used their latest blog post to detail exactly what those enhancements are.

According to the developer, the PC version of the game will feature “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.” Additionally, the game will also support HDR, 4K resolution, faster frame rates, multi-monitor configurations, and widescreen configurations. It’s going to look so pretty!

As well as the graphical enhancements, Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC will also feature three new Bounty Hunter Missions, two new Gang Hideouts, two new Treasure Maps, a new mission, a number of new weapons, a number of new horses for story mode, and five new trinkets. These extras should hopefully make up for the long wait that PC players have had to endure to finally get their hands on Rockstar’s masterpiece.

Pre-orders are open right now exclusively through the Rockstar Games Launcher until Tuesday 22nd October, when it will then become available to pre-order through other digital retailers. Pre-ordering through Rockstar’s new storefront will bag you the bonuses below. Look at those freebies!

Finally, Rockstar has also released the specifications that you’ll need to run Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, which the developer says has been designed to perform “on a wide range of machines”. Check them out below:

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

Red Dead Redemption 2 launches for PC on Tuesday 5th November.

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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