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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC [OT] - “Vengeance is an idiot's game”

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New Features and Updates
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.



Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC also offers HDR support, the ability to run high-end display setups with 4K resolution and beyond, multi-monitor configurations, widescreen configurations, faster frame rates and more.

In addition to the technical enhancements, Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC brings additional updates to the world of Story Mode, including:

3 New Bounty Hunter Missions:
  • Herman Zizendorf has been stealing tools from tradesmen – track him down in Blackwater.
  • Ex-Confederate Cavalry Officer Camille de Millemont is wanted dead or alive out by Catfish Jacksons, but his loyal men are never far behind.
  • Bart Cavanaugh and his gang are camping out in Big Valley. Take Bart dead or alive without alerting his gang if you want to avoid a whole mess of trouble.
2 New Gang Hideouts:
  • Take on the deadly Del Lobos gang in new hideouts at Gaptooth Breach and Solomon’s Folly
New Weapons for Story Mode including:
  • M1899 Pistol – all-new Semi-automatic handgun with clip loaded ammunition
  • Evans Repeater – high capacity repeater (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
  • High Roller Revolver – ornate double-action revolver (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
  • Le Mat Revolver – powerful revolver with the ability to shoot shotgun shells (previously available in Red Dead Online only)

2 New Treasure Maps:
  • Search for treasures across the new Landmarks of Riches and The Elemental Trail maps for gold bars and other rewards.
New Horses for Story Mode including:
  • Warped Brindle Arabian – a fast and agile mount
  • Few Spot Appaloosa – beautiful and hardy, ideal for cross-country journeys
  • Perlino Andalusian – a healthy, sturdy animal ideal for hunting (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
  • Red Chestnut Arabian – a fleet-footed beast with a distinctive coat (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
  • Plus 3 new wild horse variations – keep an eye out for wild herds featuring the Buttermilk Buckskin Kentucky Saddler, Liver Chestnut Morgan and Gold Palomino Tennessee Walker

5 New Trinkets to collect with new effects:
  • Hawk Talon – permanently decreases Stamina bar drain speed by 30% when drawing a bow
  • Cat Eye – permanently increases the length of Fortifying tonic effects by 20%
  • Shark Tooth – permanently increases horse bonding experience bonus by 10%
  • Turtle Shell – permanently increases health bar refill speed by 10%
  • Crow Beak – permanently increases looted ammo by 10%
New mission "To The Ends of The Earth" – collect requested herbs for a range of rewards

Red Dead Online
Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC also includes free access to the shared living world of Red Dead Online featuring all previously released improvements and the latest content for the complete online experience including Frontier Pursuits and the specialist Roles of Bounty Hunter, Trader and Collector for players to progress through to earn unique rewards.

PC Specifications
Red Dead Redemption 2 has been specifically developed to perform on a wide range of machines:

Minimum Specifications:
  • OS: Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB
  • HDD Space: 150GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Recommended Specifications:
  • OS: Windows 10 - April 2018 Update (v1803)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Memory: 12GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX
  • 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • HDD Space: 150GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible


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Skyr

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it's downloading like 3GB additionally at the end of the decryption process...
 

Can't decide

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Game release falls right in the middle of my week off work! Hoping my 10 year old system can muster more than 60fps.

Cannot wait for the glorious mods.
 
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Skyr

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So there is an overwhelming amount of graphic settings available. Much more than in GTA5.

My System:
I9 9900K
32 GB RAM @ 3200MHZ
1080ti
Samsung Nvme SSD

I just cranked everything up to Ultra with TAA set to high and MSAA off
At 1440p I get 51fps on average. NVIDIA wasnt't kidding with their suggestions even tho theirs was for high settings and not for ultra.

It's very clear to me that those setting are intendet for future systems and that's fine. Don't sweat it.
 
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So there is an overwhelming amount of graphic settings available. Much more than in GTA5.

My System:
I9 9900K
32 GB RAM @ 3200MHZ
1080ti
Samsung Nvme SSD

I just cranked everything up to Ultra with TAA set to high and MSAA off
At 1440p I get 51fps on average. NVIDIA wasnt't kidding with their suggestions even tho theirs was for high settings and not for ultra.

It's very clear to me that those setting are intendet for future systems and that's fine. Don't sweat it.

Well, the games unoptimized. I think I'm gonna wait till Nvidia releases their 3000 series.

And no, no amount of screenshots and telling me the game looks good is gonna change my mind or convince me the game isn't unoptimized.
 
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ebevan91

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Man shootouts with mouse and KB are such a treat. It’s like a whole other game.
I know. I'm pretty awful with the controller so it's nice being able to use mouse/keyboard in this game now.

Also I'm so used to 30fps in this game that 60 feels a bit off lol.
 

pawel86ck

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Well, the games unoptimized. I think I'm gonna wait till Nvidia releases their 3000 series.

And no, no amount of screenshots and telling me the game looks good is gonna change my mind or convince me the game isn't unoptimized.
Me too, 3000 series should offer big performance jump from 1080ti.
 

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If you have avast antivirus turn it off otherwise the game won't work. Just saw that at my cousins PC

Thanks for beta testing the pc version for steam btw
 

Skyr

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Ye I got to say that even free aiming with a controller is way way easier at 60 fps.
 

Skyr

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The fact that even at the balanced pre setting it’s still dipping under 60 in some scenes at 1440p is disappointing. I hope they will optimize this further..
 

pawel86ck

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The fact that even at the balanced pre setting it’s still dipping under 60 in some scenes at 1440p is disappointing. I hope they will optimize this further..
Balanced settings looks better or worse compared to xbox x version?
 

Skyr

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Balanced settings looks better or worse compared to xbox x version?
That’s tough to tell. There is nothing where I would immediately say that it looks way better. You would have to make a direct comparison for that. The x version looks very good already. I guess Digital Foundry will dissect this soon.
 
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The PC version seems right fucked ATM. Even people who are able to get into the game are reporting all kinds of bugs and issues. From massive stutter, no sound, crashing while using the map, pixelated shadows, textures won't change regardless of the settings and just generally lower framerates than they should be getting.

At the very least, the first few hours after launch have been a nightmare.

What are you doing Rockstar?
 
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Can't decide

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Still can't launch the fucking game, RS launcher crashes almost instantly after pressing play.
 

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certainly won’t get it now, I’m only interested at the mods to help make the game way better and fun. Also seems like it needs lots of patching to iron out those major bugs, will check again half a year later.
 
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Loke

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Anyone else having performance issues, like really bad performance issues? Game keeps freezing for several seconds before continuing. It's almost unplayable.
 

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Damn, not to troll, but I am glad I made the switch to pro consoles only... pc just gives you headaches with ports like this .. at least on console you get what it is ... my head would explode and I would go on a pc components buying spree , which I did in the past 🤣
 

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I did some benchmark runs with Vulkan and DX12 with my system:

7700K@4.7 GHz
2070 Super @2000-2050 Mhz in game clocks
16 GB 3200 Mhz RAM

@2/3 4K upscale (essentially 1440p) maxed settings with TAA high (no FXAA/MSAA)
DX12: 44 FPS avg
Vulkan: 41.4 FPS avg

It seemed like DX12 gave slightly higher performance, and I couldn't detect any significant frame pacing issues with either api. I did play the beginning bit with Vulkan for like 30 min and it didn't have any issues, but I'll have to play some with DX12 next to see if there's any hitching of frame rates instead of horses.

So far the game looks incredible though, there's a million settings to optimize, and ultra settings should push current systems to the max. It tells nothing of optimization how well a game runs maxed out, only how little devs look to the future on PC hardware.
 

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How long is the first load screen supposed to be running on a m2 drive and seems loading for ever.
 

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Hell yeah. I'm waiting for the Steam version (or a discount on the Rockstar version that's too good to pass up), but I'm super excited to play through this again. I'm planning on building a new PC next year, so I might wait until then to really jump in again. Currently running an i7 6700k and GTX 1080 from 2016.