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What are the Red Dead Redemption 2 system requirements?

Here are the Red Dead Redemption 2 system requirements, hot off the presses from Rockstar.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC release date

Here are the Red Dead Redemption 2 system requirements, hot off the presses from Rockstar.

If anybody was wondering why Rockstar released a PC launcher last month, it’s now abundantly clear: Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC.

Rockstar will be hoping that like Grand Theft Auto V before it, Red Dead Redemption 2’s online mode, Red Dead Online, will have a far longer tail than the (admittedly very lengthy) single-player story. That’s why, again just like GTA V, there won’t be any single-player DLC or content expansions for RDR2. All of the development time and post-launch effort will go into expansions and ongoing growth for Red Dead Online.

Key to that continued success will be the PC release of Red Dead Redemption 2. Having a PC version of the game dramatically increases the available user base, but it’s a beast of a game. It probably won’t run on any old potato. Just how powerful a system are you going to need?

Minimum Red Dead Redemption 2 system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 – Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2 GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3 GB
  • HDD Space: 150 GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Recommended Red Dead Redemption 2 system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 – April 2018 Update (v1803)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Memory: 12 GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4 GB
  • HDD Space: 150 GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

What Rockstar hasn’t indicated is any target resolutions of framerates for those system requirements. Given how technically demanding the game is, and how reasonable those recommended Red Dead Redemption 2 system requirements are – a £200 GPU? Unheard of! – we can’t imagine those specs are targeting anything higher than 1080p.

And that’s all before the modding kicks off in earnest. Imagine what people are going to do with that open world!

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