Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC sports massive install size

Joanna Estrada
October 10, 2019

Rockstar later fixed the feature when it released the game's 1.09 patch this past May. You'll also find a whole bunch of new additions for story mode here, and while none of them are earth-shattering, they'll all add a bit more variety to your replay following the Red Dead Redemption 2 PC release date.

The most important takeaways from our perspective are the unlocked resolution and the unlocked framerate, which PC Gamer confirmed with Rockstar separately from today's press release, which just promised "faster" framerates.

Today Rockstar revealed Red Dead Redemption 2's PC spec requirements, and they're pretty lenient. Though Rockstar didn't specify, "minimum" specs often target 1080p 30 fps, while "recommended" specs tend to target 1080p 60 fps. Highlights include some weapons that were previously exclusive to Red Dead Redemption 2's online multiplayer mode.

To play the game at its minimum settings, you'll need a PC with components that meet the following baseline: an Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD FX-6300 processor, 8GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GTX 770 or AMD R9 280 graphics card.

For a smoother experience, Rockstar recommends an Intel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X CPU, 12GB of RAM and an Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD RX 480 GPU. According to Steam's hardware survey, the recommended GeForce GTX 1060 is now the most popular card, and 8-to-12GB of RAM is standard these days. Red Dead Redemption 2 hits PC on October 9 via the Rockstar Launcher and other digital stores.

Lastly, the game will require 150GB of free hard-disk space.

It's also not clear yet whether Red Dead Redemption 2 will be supporting Nvidia's RTX ray tracing tech, either, or indeed any other special effects now offered by AMD's new Radeon RX 5000 cards.

"Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC takes full advantage of the power of the PC to bring every corner of this massive, rich and detailed world to life from the windswept snowy peaks of the Grizzly Mountains to the dusty roads of Lemoyne; from the mud-spattered storefronts of Valentine to the cobbled streets of St Denis".

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