The Red Dead Redemption 2 map is apparently Rockstar’s biggest map ever, even over the original red Dead Redemption map and Grand Theft Auto’s own map. Throughout all of its enormous map are a large number of different procedural events and other quests that you can do to get money and rewards.
Of course, since this is a Rockstar game, especially an open-world game, there’s also plenty of ways that you can make your own adventures. You can rob trains, hunt animals, burglarize houses, and harass random people across the entire map in all sorts of different adventures.
The sheer size of the Red Dead Redemption 2 map also helps to contribute to all of these different adventures. A wide variety of different towns are available to visit in each region, ranging from the New Orleans-inspired St. Denis to the more run-down and Old West-style Valentine. Each of these towns has a different culture and a large number of different gameplay opportunities.
Players will be going all the way from New Hampshire in the far Northeast United States to the borders of Mexico apparently, going by the presence of Mexican rebel leader Javier Equesla as part of the many different characters we’ll be interacting with over the course of the game. And with all of these new areas comes new weather and new terrain, which shifts as you travel.
This means that as you cross the Appalachian Mountains down from New England and head south, you’ll be turning from thick snowfall to pastoral weather as you ride across grasslands until you get to the swamps, and from there swamps will turn to desert as you move closer to Mexico.
We’ll be able to get the full Red Dead Redemption 2 map experience when the game comes out for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 on October 26.