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Rockstar details enhancements coming to Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC

And you'll be needing 150GB storage.

Ahead of Red Dead Redemption 2's long-awaited arrival on PC next month, Rockstar has detailed some of the visual and technical enhancements, plus the system specs required to enjoy them, coming to the open-world cowboy adventure on the platform.

According to the developer, Red Dead Redemption 2's PC enhancements will allow for "deeper immersion", and include increased, higher quality global illumination and ambient occlusion (said to improve the game's day and night lighting), improved reflections and higher resolution shadows, tessellated tree textures, improved grass and fur textures, and, finally for now, higher quality snow trails.

Additionally, Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC will support HDR, multi-monitor configurations, and widescreen configurations, as well as the usual increased frame rates and resolutions - including 4K "and beyond" - you'd expect for high-end PCs.

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And if you're wondering what sort of technological beast you'll require in order to run Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version, Rockstar has those answers too. Perhaps the biggest strain will, somewhat inevitably given the game's sizeable single-player and online components, be placed on your storage device, with Red Dead Redemption 2 taking up 150GB of space - not quite as much as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare it turns out.

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

Rockstar has also confirmed some additional content for Red Dead Redemption 2's story mode on PC, including the new To The Ends of The Earth mission (requiring players to collect requested herbs for a range of rewards), three new bounty hunter missions, two new gang hideouts, two new treasure maps, five new trinkets, new horses, and new weapons. Full details, plus news on bonuses that players will receive by pre-ordering on Rockstar's new game launcher, can be found in the developer's latest blogpost.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch via Rockstar's launcher, the Humble Store, Epic Games Store, and select other storefronts on 5th November. It will make its way to Steam in December.

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