9 things you might've missed in the new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer

If you’ve already sat down by the campfire to watch the latest Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, you’ll know the world you’re going to be stepping into in October isn’t in the best shape. The era of gunslingers and outlaws is quickly coming to an end, and as Dutch Van der Linde’s right-hand-man Arthur Morgan, you’re one of a dying breed who’s about to witness its final moments. Just a warning: prepare yourself for the world around you to be utterly different from the landscapes John Marston roamed around in Red Dead Redemption. Just in case you can’t wait for October to find out what it’s like for yourself, we’ve picked out the 9 biggest things you need to know from the trailer. 

All you need to do is take a glance at the video above to see the tiny details the trailer was hiding. Easy, right? Yeah, we were holding out for some gameplay clips too, but even though the majority of the third trailer looks like it was taken from cutscenes, there are still a few nuggets of information that could tell us quite a bit about what the game will be like once it hits shelves on October 26. 

Despite the fact that it takes place in a time where the looming hand of the law was stifling many of the activities we usually associate with the Wild West - shootouts in a saloon, robbing horse-drawn carriages, frontier life generally being a death sentence if you didn’t have a gun by your side - Arthur’s surroundings are so damned alive. Navigating through them as a known criminal is sure to keep you on your toes, especially if the game has the same kind of wanted rating as GTA 5. Just imagine it: entering a town as an ordinary citizen before sneaking into an alley, pulling up your face mask over your mouth and nose, and then cause some absolute havoc before fleeing on horseback with your loot. Not that the big bad of Red Dead Redemption 2 will let you ignore that adrenaline rush for long, though...

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While here at GamesRadar, Zoe was a features writer and video presenter for us. She's since flown the coop and gone on to work at Eurogamer where she's a video producer, and also runs her own Twitch and YouTube channels. She specialises in huge open-world games, true crime, and lore deep-dives.