Red Dead Redemption 2 PC specs revealed, along with new content

With the recent announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2 finally coming to PC, some fans were wondering if there will be some PC-specific upgrades and content included with the game or if it’d just be a port of the console version of the game.

Good news, PC gamers! Rockstar is taking care you with improvements across the entire game with a bunch of new content to go a long with it. Rockstar is calling the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 the ultimate version of the game.

The PC version brings graphical and technical enhancements that increases “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,” according to Rockstar.

The game will also bring HDR support, 4K-resolution support, faster framerates, and specific configurations for multi-monitor and widescreen setups.

In addition to the enhancements, there's a bunch of new content coming to the PC version of the game including new Bounty Hunter missions, gang hideouts, treasure maps, weapons, horses, and trinkets. For all the specific items included, visit the Rockstar Games blog.

Also, if you pre-order the game prior to October 22 on the Rockstar Launcher, you’ll get two free Rockstar Games. All pre-orders made on the Rockstar launcher are automatically upgraded to the premium version of the game. The Special Edition and Ultimate Edition of the game will both be $20 cheaper on the Rockstar Launcher.

Here are the PC recommended specs:

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