For a brief time, there was hope that the PC release of Red Dead Redemption 2 would have ray tracing; that hope has now been vanquished. Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version features a slew of graphical upgrades and options compared to the console versions, and dedicated fans are already planning mods for the game.
Though given the trend of publishers abandoning Steam for their big releases like Activision with Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Rockstar could follow the same approach and keep Red Dead Redemption 2 off Steam.
Or, something could change on the development side, meaning a delay for all gamers trying to access RDR2.
The benefits to this are that you will be able to start playing as soon as the game goes live on servers.
Of course, as with any new game release, in the first few weeks you might still encounter some teething issues, which usually get sorted out as the game publisher and hardware vendors fix the initial batches of issues users have.
"Pre-purchasers can now pre-load Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC in preparation for launch on November 5th", a message from Rockstar explains. You can listen to it via or, or just listen to this week's episode by hitting the play button below.
While these images were provided by Rockstar Games, PC players of Red Dead Redemption will also be able to take advantage of its new Photo Mode to capture their flawless moments as they journey through the story and beyond. The twitter handle Red Dead News has tweeted that the PC version comes with Brand New Photo Mode.
It should be noted that Red Dead Redemption 2 will see regular updates over the coming months due to the inclusion of Red Dead Online.