Watching either a sunrise or sunset over Flat Iron Lake -- never the same hue twice -- or a flash storm off in the distance with lightning strikes, delayed rolling thunder and unfurling clouds of torrential rain engulfing the Heavens above, is something you’ve simply never seen in games -- I guarantee it. And all of this shapes the mood of everything you’re doing at any given moment, and it’s accompanied by arguably the best soundtrack to grace a videogame ever.
[December 2, 2019] General / Miscellaneous – PC
Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in a crash when running out of memory Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in potential save corruption and permanent loss of progress if the player was signed out of their Social Club account while in Story Mode Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in partial lighting of hair/fur when the Resolution Scale graphical setting was set to higher than the native resolution Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in a crash when entering the Landing Page during game startup Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in a crash during initial startup for some specific hardware configurations Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in random crashes during gameplay on systems using a Nvidia GTX 970 graphics card Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in a crash when starting the Benchmark Tool on low-end systems Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in instability on some systems running Windows 10 Version 1090 (November 2019 Update) Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in audio stuttering/stalling when the game is running at high framerates Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in pixelated/blocky rendering artifacts on shadows during some cutscenes Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in rendering and lighting artifacts when the Screen Space Ambient Occlusion graphical option was set to Ultra Improvements to fix several issues that resulted in rendering and lighting artifacts on some systems during gameplay Improvements to fix several issues that resulted in random crashes during gameplay in Story Mode and Red Dead Online
Watch the official Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Launch Trailer that showcases the all new graphical and technical enhancements on display in the PC version, as Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang desperately try to outrun the law. After being hounded off the mainland, Arthur and the gang find themselves caught in a local conflict on the shores of a remote Caribbean island, disoriented and yearning to find a path back to their hidden fortune - and the dreams of a better future promised by their charming and increasingly erratic leader, Dutch van der Linde.You can pre-load the game now with a pre-purchase, and at over 100gb in size, it might be a good idea.
Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC brings the epic story of Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang to life in breathtaking new ways – with no shortage of dazzling technical enhancements that deliver deeper immersion. These include increased draw distances, improved shadows and lighting, new grass and fur textures, and much more – complemented by a host of exciting new content additions for the game’s Story Mode.
Watch the new trailer above to see Red Dead Redemption 2 in stunning 4K/60 frames per second and see how packed full of new details and greater fidelity every corner of this vast open world is. From the claw marks of a passing bear at the base of a tree in Big Valley and the individual spines on a cactus in New Austin, to a train passing on a far horizon and embers sparkling in the New Hanover night sky.
Whether it’s day or night; sun or shower; wind or thunder -- Red Dead Redemption 2’s game-world is simply breathtaking at every direct and peripheral point. You’ll find yourself shaking your head in disbelief, gasping for air or just stopping whatever it is you’re doing to take in the view.
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Prior to my snowy mountain assault on the turncoat, I’d been spending time in Tall Trees trying to feed Evelyn Miller, the struggling writer whose cabin sat at the north-western end of the area, but right in Skinner territory. We run into him as Arthur, too, but that’s a lifetime ago. Miller’s refusal to eat or drink until his latest draft is completed sits as a poignant metaphor for how I’ve chosen to play Red Dead Redemption 2. I’m not playing it as a completionist -- I have myriad tasks yet to complete. Rather, I’ve been playing the game as a denizen. A main character, yes, but one at peace with the game-world around me. Living in a “microcosm of romanticised period media”, as I also wrote in my review.The full piece is one I'm really very proud of, and if Red Dead Redemption has struck you at all in a similar way, or you just want to read up on how a grown person can become so infatuated with an interactive experience, click here to read my full exodus from Red Dead Redemption 2.
Never has a game done this to me.
We've teamed up with Barking Irons to create this limited edition collection of items inspired by Red Dead Redemption 2 - featuring exceptional quality and authentic, heritage materials and subtle nods to in-game designs.
Modeled on the apparel worn by Arthur Morgan, the Red Dead Redemption 2 Collection by Barking Irons combines a commitment to period era detail with contemporary Americana styling. Waxed cotton and leather, Japanese denim, and weighty workwear pieces highlight the collection’s unyielding commitment to high-end, authentic materials, while clever design touches ground the collection in a style that feels wearable every day.
Now available in sizes ranging from Extra Small to XXL at https://www.barkingirons.com. And look for t-shirts to be added to the collection soon.
Gunslinger Jacket: Water-resistant waxed cotton and leather, bound buttonholes, A. Morgan collar print, Van der Linde Gang inside pocket print, and Rockstar insignia print.
Denim Chore Shirt: Soft-washed, Japanese denim work shirt, antique brass shanks, A. Morgan collar print.
Railroad Shirt: Weighty workwear shirt with railroad stripes, A. Morgan collar print, red Rockstar embroidery on front pocket, and western Rockstar insignia on shirt hem.
Everyday Shirt: Authentic western ticking fabric, bi-swing shoulder, A. Morgan collar print, western Rockstar insignia on shirt hem.
Union Henley: Soft-washed, American cotton, 3-button closure, A. Morgan collar print, made in the USA.
Riding Duffel Bag: Hefty 18 oz. twill cotton, antique brass hardware, cowhide shoulder strap, Rockstar logo print.
Saddle Bag: Water-resistant waxed cotton and leather, antique brass hardware, lined interior, cowhide shoulder strap, two large exterior pockets, Red Dead Redemption 2 print and Rockstar branding.
RDR2 Beach Tote: Sturdy, large capacity, 18 oz. natural canvas tote, antique brass rivets, and Red Dead Redemption 2 stencil print, Made in the USA.
Red Dead Redemption 2 features an interactive, dynamic score composed by Woody Jackson. Rockstar fans will already be familiar with Woody’s work on the original Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire and Grand Theft Auto V with Tangerine Dream, The Alchemist and Oh No.In our own Red Dead Redemption 2 review we wrote of the soundtrack that "This is no longer Ennio Morricone-esque, this is now pure Red Dead Redemption -- a symphony of banjos, violins, harmonicas, guitars, drums and more not trying to emulate the Spaghetti Western. A soundtrack that dynamically works to fill the player with mood and purpose, to relay a sense of romanticised proprietary..."
The score features additional production and arrangement by Jeff Silverman (Truth and Soul, Aloe Black), with additional musical score and orchestration provided by Colin Stetson (Bon Iver, Hereditary), David Ferguson (Johnny Cash’s engineer), David Ralicke (Beck, Sons of Anarchy), Gabe Witcher (Punch Brothers, True Detective), Luke O'Malley, Mario Batkovic (of Geoff Barrow’s Invada), Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Prince Billy), Rabih Beaini and Senyawa, as well as contributions from over 110 other musicians including Arca (frequent Bjork, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Kelela collaborator), Duane Eddy (Lee Hazlewood protégé), Jon Theodore (former drummer of Mars Volta and current Queens of the Stone Age drummer), Michael Shuman aka Mikey Shoes (Queens of the Stone Age, Mini Mansions) and more.
All of the vocal moments in Red Dead Redemption 2 are produced entirely by Grammy Award-winner Daniel Lanois, known for producing albums for Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Willie Nelson as well as collaborating with pioneering musician Brian Eno to produce several albums for U2 including the multi-platinum The Joshua Tree. In addition to Lanois' production, the soundtrack features additional vocal performances from a range of award-winning artists including D’Angelo, Willie Nelson, Nas, Rhiannon Giddens, Josh Homme, plus an additional track written, produced and performed by David Ferguson. All songs for both the score and soundtrack were created exclusively for Red Dead Redemption 2.
Stay tuned for more information including on the forthcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 official soundtrack release.
An epic tale of honor and loyalty set in the dying days of the outlaw age, Red Dead Redemption 2 follows Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. Following a botched robbery in the western town of Blackwater, the gang is forced to flee and, with federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, leaving Arthur to make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.Click here to read our own epic review. Otherwise, just get out there and buy what is arguably one of the best games of the past decade.
Told across the deepest and most expansive Rockstar world to date, Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar’s first game built from the ground up for new generation hardware, and seamlessly blends gameplay and storytelling in a completely new way to deliver the experience of living as an outlaw in a notorious gang.
What you get here is a game where… well, here’s an example of what you might experience yourself: During a play session I stayed up for eight hours straight, and in that time I managed one single mission. Just one. The mission itself couldn’t have lasted more than 10-minutes, either.Click here for our in-depth (spoiler-free) Red Dead Redemption 2 review.
The rest of my time was spent on exploration and hunting; on being emergently jumped by a gang of hillbillies known as the Murfree Brood (there are five gangs to discover). On finding a logging camp where in-game weeks later the camp would be bare of trees and the lumber shipped -- in real-time -- to numerous towns for construction of actual buildings and homesteads. On where I would be tasked with finding dinosaur bones. Or asked to collect (read: hunt) “perfect” examples of animals for a “Wildlife Art Exhibition” (much harder than it sounds). On where a murderous serial killer left bloodied, dismembered calling cards. On collecting Cigarette collectable cards to send to a crazy collector. On gaining access to a Legendary fishing map for Legendary fish across the game-world. On emergently stopping a fight in the street, only to be roped into a fight of my own.
The Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App connects directly with your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One as you play, delivering real-time interactive information to your smart device. Available for download on October 26th on both iOS and Android, you can pan and zoom the map, set waypoints or mark areas of interest with a tap on your screen, aiding your exploration and discovery throughout the expansive world of Red Dead Redemption 2.We're going to have our full, in-depth Red Dead Redemption 2 review up at 10pm tonight, October 25 so stay tuned!
The app will also show you Arthur Morgan's core info and stats in real-time on your device, allowing you to completely remove the in-game HUD from your television should you choose. Additionally, the Companion lets you examine Arthur's in-game Journal, provides stat tracking through Social Club, contains the full digital game manual, plus an optional digital version of the Red Dead Redemption 2 Complete Official Guide from Piggyback and more.
America, 1899. The end of the Wild West era has begun. After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.
Red Dead Redemption 2, an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age, arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th.