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Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming to PC November 5

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After numerous hints and red herrings throughout the last year, Rockstar has confirmed the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC, arriving November 5 on the Rockstar Games Launcher.

Announced via Twitter, Rockstar's latest Wild West outing first released on PS4 and Xbox One last year. This November, however, PC players will join in.

There were some hints along the way of this announcement, most recently the Rockstar Games Launcher client launching for that platform. According to the official Rockstar site, Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, "features a range of graphical and technical enhancements for increased immersion along with new Bounty Hunting Missions, Gang Hideouts, Weapons and more."

When it released for PC, GTA V boasted similar graphical features and robust support for PC players for various inputs, fine control, and more, so a similar treatment for Red Dead Redemption 2 should not be out of the ordinary.

Available for pre order on Rockstar Games Launcher 11AM ET on October 9th exclusively on the Rockstar Games Launcher through October 22nd, you'll be able to select two of the following bonuses for free:

  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition 

Additionally, per the site, "Pre-purchases made on the Rockstar Games Launcher also include free upgrades to the Premium Editions of Red Dead Redemption 2, with both the Special Edition and Ultimate Edition discounted by $20 each."


Additional pre order bonuses via the Launcher include:

  • Outlaw Survival Kit for Story Mode
  • War Horse for Story Mode
  • Treasure Map for Story Mode
  • Cash Bonus for Story Mode
  • 50 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online

While RDR 2 will be available via the Rockstar Games Launcher, it will also be available on the following:

"Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC will also be available to pre-order at the Epic Games store, Greenman Gaming, the Humble Store, GameStop and additional digital retailers starting October 23rd with a pre-order bonus of 25 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online. Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC will also be available to purchase on Steam this December."


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.