Red Dead Redemption 2 (opens in new tab) is a Western epic that will break your heart and make you want to invest in a stylish stetson, but until now PC gamers have been left out of the posse. No more, because Rockstar has confirmed (opens in new tab) that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on PC on November 5.
Players who pre-order the game through the Rockstar Games Launcher when pre-purchase goes live on October 9 will get special bonuses, and the game has had all sorts of visual tweaks and technical tinkering to make it worth the PC hard drive space. To sweeten the deal, if you buy through the Rockstar Games Launcher you get free upgrades to the Premium Editions of Red Dead Redemption 2, and a $20 discount on Special Edition and Ultimate Edition. The other in-game bonuses are:
- Outlaw Survival Kit for Story Mode
- War Horse for Story Mod
- Treasure Map for Story Mode
- Cash Bonus for Story Mode
- 50 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online
Pre-order through the launcher between October 9 and October 22 and you can also choose two Rockstar games for free from the following selection:
- Grand Theft Auto 3
- 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
Pre-order from the Epic Games store, Greenman Gaming, the Humble Store or GameStop from October 23 onwards and you'll still get a nice little treat: 25 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online. The game will also be on Steam in December, and as a launch title for Google Stadia (opens in new tab) in November.
Of course, this also means that Red Dead Online (opens in new tab) is finally coming to PC, along with all the updates and content that console players have enjoyed so far. Rockstar promises more information on October 9, including system specifications.
Clever cowboys will have been expecting the news for a while, especially after Rockstar revealed a shiny new bespoke PC games launcher (opens in new tab) last month.
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