As was promised in an official announcement last week, the long-awaited PC variant of Rockstar’s Western sim Red Dead Redemption 2 was made available to pre-order yesterday and with that availability came additional info, including the game’s minimum and recommended system specifications.

Rockstar Games had claimed that the release would offer “a range of graphical and technical enhancements” over the console version, which may have had expectant players with aging PCs a tad concerned. As it turns out, the quoted system requirements are quite standard, apart from storage, which is understandable, given the sheer size of the open-world title.

Here is what you’ll need to run Red Dead Redemption 2 on your PC.

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

The aforementioned graphical improvements entail “increased draw distances for better navigation; higher quality global illumination and ambient occlusion for improved day and night lighting; higher quality snow trails, improved reflections and deeper, higher resolution shadows at all distances; tessellated tree textures and improved grass and fur textures for added realism in every plant and animal.”

The new press release shows off the beauty of Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC

The improvements don’t stop at visuals, however, with the developer also having added new items, points of interest, and missions as added incentive for those who may have already finished the game on console. New content includes three new Bounty Hunter missions, two new Gang Hideouts, three new Treasure Maps, a new “To the Ends of the Earth” mission, and new weapons for Story Mode.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available for pre-order right now through the Rockstar Game Launcher. Pre-order bonuses include two classic Rockstar titles (to be chosen from a list of six), $20 discounts on the Special Edition and Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2, and several in-game bonuses, including 50 gold bars for Red Dead Online.

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