Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Pre-Orders and System Requirements

Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available for pre-order on PC. We've also got the system requirements and what bonuses you'll get.

Things are happening quickly now that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC in just under a month. Pre-orders for Red Dead Redemption 2 are now live on the Rockstar Games Launcher. Early purchasers will also receive some free bonus content, as detailed below. Finally, the system requirements are available, and you may want to start clearing up space on your SSD today.

Pre-Purchase Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC

You can now pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Rockstar Games Launcher, and until October 22, you’ll receive two free Rockstar games of your choice. In addition to that, the basic edition has been upgraded to the Premium version. All pre-orders include the following bonus content, some of which is brand new to Red Dead Redemption 2:

  • Outlaw Survival Kit for Story Mode
  • War Horse for Story Mode
  • Le Trésor des Morts Treasure Map for Story Mode
  • Cash Bonus for Story Mode
  • 50 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online
  • 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.
  • 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 Mission “To The Ends of The Earth” – collect requested herbs for a range of rewards
  • 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)
  • 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%

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC System Requirements

While Red Dead Redemption 2 will no doubt look gorgeous on the PC platform, you will need significant horsepower and disk space to get up and running. Here are Red Dead Redemption 2’s system requirements:

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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

The storage space in particular is no joke and may cause you to consider picking up a new SSD. We highly recommend installing Red Dead Redemption 2 on a fast SSD in order to cut down on loading times. If Grand Theft Auto V is any indication, this is a must for decent performance.

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