PC preorders for Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online have now begun

    
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We interrupt this week’s raging dumpster fire to point you to last fall’s dumpster fire! Yes, Rockstar Games has officially opened preorders for the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 and therefore Red Dead Online on the Rockstar Games Launcher.

“Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC takes full advantage of the power of the PC to bring every corner of this massive, rich and detailed world to life from the windswept snowy peaks of the Grizzly Mountains to the dusty roads of Lemoyne; from the mud-spattered storefronts of Valentine to the cobbled streets of St Denis. New graphical and technical enhancements for deeper immersion include 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.”

As we previously noted, players who pick up the game in the Rockstar Games Launcher will be treated to a bunch of freebies and upgrades, though you can also just wait for October 23rd to buy it from Epic Games store, Greenman Gaming, the Humble Store, GameStop, or hunker down for the Steam release in December. The launch itself is November 5th.

Source: Official site, press release

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Latająca Mysza

I’ve seen the price, I remindem myself how old that game is, and the answer is: nope. I’m not going to pay such price for the game that is a year old.

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Anstalt

I’ll probably check this out when it launches on Steam, depending on the price point.

I bought RDR2 for my little brother as a birthday gift and I gotta admit, it does look amazing. I never played the first Red Dead either. I’m not a fan of Westerns though, being English the whole wild west thing has never clicked with me. We don’t even have comparable landscapes in the UK, let alone a comparable culture, so there is just nothing calling to me personally.

Not sure about the online portion. GTAO sucked so hard for my playstyle. I hated that the open world was basically pointless, just a chance for others to grief you, but I also hated sitting in a bloody lobby for 50% of the time waiting for something interesting to pop.

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shibby523

You must not play games that take place on other planets and alien landscapes then.

It’s not about the way the land looks in the game, it’s the gameplay and the story. Where it takes place has no bearing on anything.

Do yourself a favor if your a fan of open world action games and grab that controller away from your brother and give it a try.

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Lord Klaus

About time that Rockstar start using his own downloader. Steam is almost dead to me, with nonsense politics and almost no convenience in buy games there. Epic Store is simply great and GOG too. For the rest that still remain on Steam, there are more convenient way to purchase a key, and redeem it on Steam.

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shibby523

Can I ask what you find so great about the Epic store?

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psytic

Ill wait for steam. I really cant stand having 20 different launchers on my comp. I tried to use the epic games store to get the free monthly game and its usability and features are quite lackluster.

Ernost
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Ernost

Ill wait for steam. I really cant stand having 20 different launchers on my comp.

But don’t Rockstar games use their launcher even if you buy from Steam?

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Another storefront. Another publisher carving out an exclusive piece of the market.

No thanks.

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Mattaui

Gotta say I’m a bit intrigued, having played the heck out of RDR2 and now RDO on my Xbox. I just don’t want to have to spend the time and gold bars to grind up a new character on the PC RDO servers. It is an absolutely gorgeous game and a very compelling, deep and extensive single player experience, well worth it for those who haven’t played it.

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Mordyjuice

From the way this game looks I doubt my new PC could even play this game.

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2Ton Gamer

Not even going to waste my breath.

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Lord Klaus

You just did it…

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Jacquotte Fox Kline

Don’t want all of your stupid “freebies and upgrades”. Put the stuff in the game.

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Ernost

I think the era where you could by complete games ended a decade ago. Its all DLCs and micro-transactions now.

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Godnaz

I’ll pick this up when it’s $15 on a holiday sale 5 years from now. Rockstar and Take Two Interactive have moral compass issues I can’t financially support. Looking forward to Cyberpunk to fill that niche next year.

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ChoJun

Yeah… maybe play for the story, but looking at GTA it’s pointless to check online.