Red Dead Redemption 2 PC System Requirements are Here

The Red Dead Redemption 2 PC System Requirements have been revealed and they aren’t as scary as we thought they’d be. Apart from the fact that the game is indeed tied to the Rockstar Games Launcher, which would be a negative for some, the requirements themselves are understandable.

Given how the game runs on consoles, it’s only natural for the PC version to be demanding. From all the games we’ve seen getting released last year, Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of the most impressive. Getting a vivid detailed open world like this one does require some system sacrifices.

Here are the full Red Dead Redemption 2 PC minimum and recommended system requirements:

MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS

  • OS: Windows 7 – Service Pack 1
  • 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

In addition, the post confirms that the game needs a 64-bit processor and operating system in order to work. Its size though is something to be concerned about. The console version of Red Dead Redemption 2 weight around 105GB, while the PC version skyrockets that number by 50GB. That’s like a second game included. Most of the time, the HDD space needed by the requirements is far more than what the game needs so it might just be a safety wall.

At this point, it’s important to think about the gameplay for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC. We already know that the game features a range of graphical and technical enhancements for increased immersion. That would mean 4K, high framerates and if we’re lucky, ray tracing.

However, even if the main Red Dead Redemption 2 game plays well, we still do have to consider how the game will run in online mode. Red Dead Online sure is a promising feature and will get more traction on PC than on consoles. Right now, the pc gaming scene is in need of good online games and on that note, we do want to see how its online segment runs.

We’ll have a clear picture of how Red Dead Redemption 2 really runs on PC when it launches in November. For now, you can pre-order it through Rockstar’s launcher and select online stores like Epic Games, Greenman Gaming, the Humble Store and Gamestop. Note that if you buy the game through the official launcher you also get served with free games. Those are:

  • 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

Apart from that, you’ll be getting goodies for RDR 2 when it releases for both its single-player and online modes. For those already playing the game on consoles, there’s a new legendary bounty, Sergio Vincenza along with new gear, bonuses and more.