Red Dead Redemption 2 PC requirements, preorder details

Everything you need to know about the Red Dead Redemption 2 PC requirements and when you can preorder the game.


Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is no longer just a fool’s hope, as Rockstar Games have officially announced that the critically acclaimed western is coming to the PC and we’ve got details on when you can preorder, as well as what the Red Dead Redemption 2 PC requirements are. So, if you’ve been trying to figure out how to purchase RDR2 for PC, we can help.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC preorder details

Those looking to pick up Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC can preorder the game as early as today via the Rockstar Games Launcher. The game will be available exclusively on the Rockstar Games Launcher until October 22. Those who pick up the title on the launcher will receive two free classic Rockstar Games PC titles from the following list:

  • Grand Theft Auto 3
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition
RDR2 preorder details

Furthermore, those who purchase Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Rockstar Games Launcher will also receive a free upgrade to the premium editions of RDR2, including the Special Edition and Ultimate Edition. Both versions will be discounted by $20 for those who preorder the game on the launcher, and you’ll also receive the following bonuses as well:

  • Outlaw Survival Kit for story mode
  • War Horse for story mode
  • Le Tresor des Morts Treasure Map for story mode
  • Cash bonus for story mode
  • 50 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC requirements

If you’re looking to play Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, then knowing the system requirements will be vital to helping ensure you can play the game without running into any performance hitches. With such a large, open world, Red Dead Redemption 2 is no joke. But, Rockstar Games has managed to get the game to run on a wide range of machines, and we’ve put together the system requirements that you’ll need to be aware of below.

RDR2 Pc requirements

Minimum Specifications:

  • OS:  Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
  • Processor:  Intel® Core™ i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory:  8GB
  • Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB 
  • HDD Space:  150GB
  • Sound Card:  DirectX compatible

Recommended Specifications:

  • OS:  Windows 10 - April 2018 Update (v1803)
  • Processor:  Intel® Core™ i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 
  • Memory:  12GB
  • Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • HDD Space:  150GB
  • Sound Card:  DirectX compatible

If you haven’t played Red Dead Redemption 2 at all, then you’re in for a treat. When we reviewed the original release, Bill Lavoy wrote, “Red Dead Redemption 2 is perhaps Rockstar Games’ greatest accomplishment to date in both scale and quality. It borrows many of the mechanics players have seen in other Rockstar titles, but generally enhances them while building a world that feels alive.” Check out our full Red Dead Redemption 2 review for more details.

Now that you know the preorder and PC requirements for Rockstar Games’ upcoming RDR2 PC release, you can head back over to our complete Red Dead Redemption 2 guide for even more in-depth guidance through the world of Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang.

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