When Rockstar Games made the announcement last week about Red Dead Redemption 2’s arrival to PC, the studio also said that the new release on the fifth of October would contain a number of improvements. With the preorder for the game up and going, its Rockstar’s job to list out some of those functions so that fans of the game would get a head start. For starters, the game is supported in both 4K and HDR resolution, in addition, to support for setups with more than one monitor.

The protag and his buddy shoot at enemies

While it is rather sad that PC owners have had to wait for a year to try the new Red Dead, however, in this release, they get to experience the game with full features and without any bugs, as the console players have already served as beta testers.

the amazing graphics of the game

HDR is a good example. When Red Dead Redemption first came out on consoles, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players did notice various problems with the function. After a period of investigation from a third party, it is found that the HDR mode of Red Dead did pretty much nothing. Rockstar was finally able to fix the problem in the 1.09 patch for the game last May.

The PC version looks wonderful, with 4k supports

There are various smaller visual enhancements included in this update (you can see that for yourself, as all the screenshots in this article are taken from the PC release). According to the developers, Red Dead Redemption 2 PC will feature some of the more advanced features, such as the increased draw distances, which in turn allows you to see more of the game world on your screen. Additionally, day and night lighting along with shadows and reflections are improved, along with more detailed textures for plants and animals.

In the same post, Rockstar also listed all the new side activities and miscellaneous items that are going to be added to Red Dead Redemption 2 PC. Amongst them, there are weapons previously exclusive to the online multiplayer mode.

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There are a lot of intense combat moments

The minimum settings for the PC version of Red Dead: you would need a machine with an AMD FX-6300 processor or Intel Core i5-2500K, and an AMD R9 280 graphics card or an Nvidia GTX 770, 8GB of RAM.

For a smoother experience, however, Rockstar would advise you to use at least an AMD Ryzen 5 1500X CPU or Intel Core i7-4770K and an AMD RX 480 GPU or Nvidia GTX 1060, 12GB of RAM. In addition to all of that, you would also need a massive 150GB of free space. The game would work with earlier versions of Windows such as 7, however, it is recommended by the developers that you install Windows 10 for the best experience. Another thing that you need to keep in mind: Rockstar has not listed out what kind of experience the recommended spec would be able to push out. It is very likely that you would need a much more powerful system to get the best experience from Red Dead PC.

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Explore natural wonders of the west

Red Dead Redemption 2 is currently available to be pre-ordered on the Rockstar Games Launcher. Rockstar would get all the money possible from this kind of pre-order, as Steam takes a cut of 30% - with that, you would even get two more games in Rockstar’s current catalog.

The Steam version of Red Dead 2 would be released in December. Interested in more of our video games related articles? Please check out this guide for tips and tricks when playing Red Dead Online.