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Red Dead Redemption 2 gallops onto PC

Red Dead Redemption 2 is back and you know what that means: It’s time to hogtie some eugenicists and firebomb some Klan members on PC.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 gallops onto PC
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is back and you know what that means: It’s time to hogtie some eugenicists and firebomb some Klan members on PC.

The best cowboy game of this or any decade galloped onto PC today. Now with enhanced graphics and some additions to the story mode, this seems like the best way to play Rockstar’s western if you can swing it. The game is currently available on Rockstar’s proprietary launcher and the Epic Games Store.

The graphical upgrades include increased draw distances, some new fur textures for the menagerie of animals that wander the game’s impressively rendered biomes and some improvements to the already fantastic lighting.

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These technical enhancements are complemented by a new photo mode, that can be used in story mode. With filters, stickers and freeform camera movement, it seems like a great way to capture the game’s gorgeous landscapes. But, even better, it will allow me to capture my impeccably dressed Arthur in his freshest outfits.

Meanwhile, the story mode updates include a new mission called “To The Ends of The Earth,” three new bounty hunter missions, two new gang hideouts and two new treasure maps. And, the game, like its console counterparts, includes Red Dead Online. Like GTA Online, this mode uses the story mode’s map but transforms it into the setting for an outlaw MMO.

Am I excited to jump back into one of my favorite games now that it looks better than ever? Yes! Do I have any time to do that? No!

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If you’re interested in checking out the first game before heading into the second, here’s how to do that. And if you just want to know if your PC can handle this beast, here are the system requirements.


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