PC players can mosey into Red Dead Redemption 2 starting today

Howdy, pards! In case you didn’t know it, today is the launch day for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC. It’s been a long year waiting for PC fans, but with today’s release, the wait is finally over.

We’ve got the information you need to make sure you’re ready to roll now that the gates are open.

Launch Time

RDR2 fans started moseying into the game starting at 5:00 am Pacific / 8:00 am Eastern. If you missed the moment the lights went on, fret not: It’ll be waiting for you when you get home from work.

System Requirements

While you’re at it, you may want to make sure your PC is up to speed. Check out the minimum and recommended specs:


  • Windows 7 – Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
  • Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
  • 8GB memory
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB HDD
  •  150GB HDD space
  • DirectX compatible


  • Windows 10 – April 2018 Update (v1803)
  • Intel Core i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • 12GB memory
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • 150GB HDD space
  • DirectX compatible
What you can expect

Players can expect a number of improvements and enhancements for PC. “New graphical and technical enhancements for deeper immersion include increased draw distances for better navigation; higher-quality global illumination and ambient occlusion for improved day and night lighting; higher quality snow trails, improved reflections and deeper, higher resolution shadows at all distances; tessellated tree textures and improved grass and fur textures for added realism in every plant and animal.”

Where to get RDR2

Both the Rockstar Launcher and the Epic Games Store have the PC version available today. Steam users will have to wait until December to get started.

You can find out much more about today’s launch by visiting the Red Dead Redemption 2 official site.

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