Are you ready to saddle and participate in Rockstar's latest western adventure? The release date for Red Dead Redemption 2 is fast approaching, promising a gigantic open-world adventure with guns to explore. It's getting ready to be the most anticipated game of the year and, given Rockstar's pedigree, for a good reason. This is what you need to know.
Reveal with a perfect rhythm on Rockstar's part, the game will be the developer's third game in the Wild West and its first release since Grand Theft Auto 5 in 2013. Say Rockstar fans are waiting with suppressed breathing. It is a euphemism.
Although the game will not be released until October 2018, the news and rumors circulate, and we have gathered everything you need to know right here.
[ Update: The Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Pro package has provided us with some previously unknown details about the game. The first is that, when published, RDR2 will be one of the largest games in terms of file size on the PlayStation 4, reaching a whopping 105GB. The second is that, according to the package, the game supports up to 32 players, which probably refers to the clandestine multiplayer mode that Rockstar has kept relatively quiet until now.]
Cut to the hunt
- What is? ? The sequel to the success of Wild West Rockstar, Red Dead Redemption
- When can I play it? October 26, 2018
- What can I play? So far PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have been confirmed, with a PC version now also very likely
Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailers
The first Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer that was released shortly after the game . ad. It does not reveal much more than that, let's go back to the Wild West. The locations of the game in the trailer are diverse and beautiful, and it seems very likely that the game is an open world.
The second trailer of the game arrived on September 28, after Rockstar mocked that new information would arrive in a tweet earlier that week. This time we could see a little more about the game, including a look at its new protagonist, Arthur Morgan.
Look at the trailer below and take a look at all the screenshots we've collected, as well as see some of the new theories that this trailer has dragged:
The third trailer came to the city on the 2nd of May, all weapons burning. We thought we were ready for it thanks to a comment from the Rockstar Twitter feed, but it still hits us in the feeling.
This advance puts us right in the middle of the action and confirms (spoiler) that John Marston, the hero of Red Dead Redemption, will appear in the game. There is only a glimpse of him, the wounds that will become his distinctive scars still fresh on his face.
Now let's stop, just check it below:
Rockstar released the first advance of the game on August 9 (well, the first part), which gives us a closer look at the long awaited action sequel.
The trailer gives us a look at the richly detailed new world in which Arthur Morgan dwells, complete with vast deserts, grimy sandwiches, winding mountain roads and bustling cities. We can also see some of the wild animals that live in these areas, and you will definitely look for some money.
As part of Van Der Linde's notorious gang, Arthur is an outlaw. The gang is constantly forced to leave areas and establish a new camp somewhere. This camp is their base, where gang members eat, sleep, play, play and do homework. And you will have to lose weight to maintain high morale and your friendly comrades.
Not only your camp partners are affected by your actions. All your interactions have consequences, allowing you to interact with citizens at a deeper level. But if your moral compass is not pointing correctly, you could catch some enemies along the way.
You can see the progress of the game below:
Red Dead Redemption 2 release date
We think that & os; d have Red Dead Redemption 2 in our stockings comes in Holiday 2017, but it turns out that it may have been a bit preventative on our part.
Initially, a blog post on the publisher's website since May 2017 said we would have to wait until the spring of 2018 to set up Rockstar Games & apos; next epic western:
"Red Dead Redemption 2 is ready to launch Spring 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This epic saga established throughout the vast and relentless heart of the United States will be the first Rockstar game created from scratch for the the latest generation of console hardware, and some additional time is needed to ensure we can offer the best possible experience for our fans … We apologize for any disappointment that this delay causes, but we firmly believe in offering a game only when it is ready. "
However, Rockstar Games later tweeted to say that the game would launch on October 26, 2018, a few months after the June 8 release date that was leaked earlier this year.
If you're thinking "we've heard all that before," do not worry too much: Take Two's CEO, Straus Zelnick, promised that the game would not be delayed again . Speaking with Mad Money Host, Jim Cramer, Zelnick promised "hand to hand" that the release date is October 26 and added that the entire team is on track.
But what about the PC version? So far, there has not been an official Rockstar word on a Red Dead Redemption 2 PC release, with only the console versions announced so far.
However, we saw a similar story with the release of Grand Theft Auto V. A roaring success on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it took several years before it made the leap to the PC, and finally it even crossed generations of consoles with a remastered version of the game that appears on PS4 and Xbox One.
Could it be a similar story for Red Dead 2? It seems likely: the LinkedIn profile of a programmer with previous RockStar experience shows that the employee has been working on the game from a PC's point of view, with the profile verified by several sources. We affirm that a PC version is incredibly probable at some point.
What we do know, however, is that the game will be released along with a complementary game guide. The full official Red Dead Redemption 2 guide will also be released on October 26 and is published by Piggyback.
Two versions will be released (with pre-orders now available at Rockstar Warehouse). The cheapest standard standard version offers a guide to missions and characters, with tours, detailed maps and an index among other features. The Collector's Edition is more expensive, is on paper of "artistic quality" and includes all the above plus an art gallery of exclusive characters.
Rumors of Red Dead Redemption 2
It seems that there will be exclusive PlayStation content when Red Dead Redemption 2 is released on PS4 later this year year. After Rockstar announced some of its pre-order bonuses for the game, the PlayStation Store listing established that players will be able to "play selected content first on PlayStation 4" with "details to follow".
Now, we do not know what kind of content is under this timed exclusivity, it could be something completely inconsequential, but it could also mean blocking other platforms from accessing maps or weapons for a long time. We will update as soon as we discover more.
The online portion of the game (called Red Dead Online) will apparently have three different modes: & apos; Revive and Survive & apos; & apos; Battle Royale & apos; and & gt; Money Grab & apos; Given the popularity of games such as PUBG and Fortnite, it seems unlikely that Rockstar is interested in engaging in these types of games and taking advantage of popularity.
& revive & revive & apos; It will set two teams against each other in a total battle where the teams will have to fight to stay alive, risking their own necks to revive the team members and keep the game going.
Finally, & gt; Money Grab & apos; It will be a robbery style mode in which two teams will come face to face in order to raise money from a central location and return it safely to their hiding place.
The report also says that, like Grand Theft Auto's online mode, Red Dead Redemption 2 will allow players to explore the open world of the game, with rewards for completing tasks, engaging activities and upgradable stores in their place of apartments. It even suggests that there be a complementary application launched with social functions and a poker minigame (an excellent way for players to increase their funds in the game without having to sit down and play the game).
The report also states that the game will have new mechanics. There will be locations dedicated to the acquisition of new items and games of chance, as well as a slum market in which it will apparently be possible to collect these items at a discount. All stores will operate according to the cycle of the day and night of the game, so they will not buy a new gun and midnight.
Vehicles range from miners to horse-drawn carriages. It may even be possible to use explorable trains to traverse the map.
It is also said that the main campaign and the online mode can be played in the first person and the Eagle Eye function will make a return, allowing players to track the rewards and detect fish to catch them.
According to the report, the actions of the players in the main campaign missions will affect the direction in which the story moves. Interacting with certain characters over others or interacting with them in different ways, for example, may result in a different outcome or objectives.
News and features of Red Dead Redemption 2
We have very little solid data about Red Dead Redemption 2, but what has been confirmed by Rockstar can be found below.  The interactions are deeper
Now you can react with citizens in a way you could not have done before. From calling other passengers to talking about how to get out of trouble with the sheriff, your actions have consequences. It is up to you if you choose to scale or spread volatile situations, but negative actions can result in enemies.
Life in the camp is important
Because the Van Der Linde gang do not the friendliest neighbors, they are often forced to leave an area and have to establish a camp in some new place. Camp serves as the base of your gang, where you eat, sleep, play and perform tasks. You need to lose weight, go find food and supplies to maintain high morale. You can also participate in activities for other gang members that improve your relationship with them.
Variety of land
With the world open deeper than ever, there are many different regions to explore, such as extensive forests, scorching deserts, bustling cities, rugged mountains and swampy bogs. These areas will be inhabited by appropriate wildlife, with alligators roaming the marshes and eagles circling the mountain tops.
Weapons are more realistic and unique
Each weapon has a unique characteristic. But we do not know much about that until the second part of the game's progress. However, we learned weapons that now have realistic recharge and recoil actions.
Becoming friendly with your horse is beneficial
As you progress, your relationship with your brave steed will flourish. The stronger the link, the easier it will be to control the horse. There is also a wider variety of horses than before, with each horse having a specific purpose (such as racing).
There is a new protagonist
John Marston no longer exists. Red Dead Redemption 2 brings players to a new protagonist named Arthur Morgan and the game will follow this bandit and the van der Linde gang as they steal and fight throughout the United States.
That does not mean that John is completely absent. From trailer number three, we learned that John is in the game, although how important is the player that we have not yet seen.
Dutch is back
The main The Red Dead Redemption antagonist showed his face in the second trailer of this game, which confirms he will return. Whether or not it is the same antagonistic force is not clear, but we believe that it is very unlikely that it will be a force for good.
There is mention of "the children of the Dutch" in the third trailer, and although this is more than likely a reference to the family nature of the Van Der Linde gang, is there any possibility that Arthur Morgan is the progeny of the Dutch?
Has an open world
Red Dead Redemption 2 is the sequel to an open world game and is being developed by Rockstar, so this information is not exactly surprising. Although Red Dead Revolver was a more linear affair, it was evident that Rockstar was moving away from this with his spiritual successor Red Dead Redemption and we imagine that this trend will continue.
On the game site, Rockstar has called the game world "vast and atmospheric" and the trailer certainly supports this claim.
The environments shown in the trailer are diverse and dazzling and we imagine that, as before, you will be able to cross them on foot, on horseback and perhaps even by train at your own pace.
Will have single and multiplayer
As you expect from a game of Rockstar, the vast open game world of Red Dead Redemption 2 will be the backdrop to an exciting campaign for a player.
Although the first game followed the story of a man, we are not sure if that will be the case with Red Dead Redemption 2. The game trailer shows 7 figures on horseback, suggesting that there could be several stories weaving together here as Rockstar did with Grand Theft Auto 5. We'll just have to wait to see if this is the case.
A similarity that we make we know that Red Dead Redemption 2 will have that major theft. Auto 5 is your big online multiplayer world and it could be this element of the game that the 7 cowboys on horseback refer to.
On the game's website, Rockstar has stated that the world of the single-player campaign "will also provide the basis for a new online multiplayer experience."
Considering that the online world of Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to grow and prosper 4 years after the initial release of the game, this is an exciting prospect. We imagine that cooperative missions that involve robberies, races, gangs and money will be transferred to the world of Wild Dead Redemption 2.
PlayStation 4 players will have early access to some content online
Thanks In an association between PlayStation and Rockstar, PlayStation 4 owners will have early access to some of the game's online content. In a publication on the official PlayStation blog where the announcement was made, it was not clear what the content would be online, however, it was promised that more details would be revealed soon.
Unlockable Weapons in Grand Theft Auto Online
The players of Grand Theft Auto Online get some interesting delights from Red Dead Redemption 2 in the form of unlockable weapons. An email from the game came out in December with a hint to find the double action revolver.
Once the revolver is purchased, a head-to-head free-form challenge will be launched that, if completed, will give players a $ 250,000 prize in the game and the opportunity to unlock the revolver for their use in Red Dead Redemption 2 when it was launched in 2018.
Two redditors also found evidence of a new Stone Hatchet weapon in the patch code of GTA Online & apos; the recent update of a nightclub, as a reward for capturing or killing five chosen targets in the game. Getting 25 deaths with the weapon also unlocks it in Red Dead Redemption 2 – and while the mission is not officially in force, there is a way to activate it early, as shown in this video .
There is a list of a book called The Art of Red Dead Redemption 2 that appeared on Amazon (and has been quickly deleted). The book is being published by Random House and had a release scheduled for October, so it is likely to be an official product and on the list it is claimed to be "a peek behind the curtain of Rockstar Games and its intensely cautious approach to the creation of the exuberant, Old West, open world game. "
In September 2018, Rockstar revealed character letters that we were introduced to a selection of gang members that we will find in Red Dead Redemption 2. While there were some familiar faces, like the Dutch Van Der Linde, we also There were some new characters that we did not know before.
We have gathered the group so you can have a look:
What we want to see from Red Dead Redemption 2
Considering that the solid facts in the game are quite scarce, the Speculation and rumors are understandably abundant, with most of the basis for guessing the possible characteristics coming from the two trailers of the game.  [1 9459005] It could be a prequel or a sequel
Red Dead Redemption 2 will have a new protagonist named Arthur Morgan who leaves John Marston out of the picture.
It was the appearance of Red Dead Redemption's antagonist, the Dutch Van der Linde, in the second trailer of this game, which made fans think it could be a prequel. The Dutchman seems much younger and fresher in the advance, which gives this theory the credit of the Red Dead Redemption.
Having said that, others have pointed out some details of the anachronistic background of the trailer that question the nature of the story. First is a phone that appears in a scene from the trailer office. This phone has a design that would have been in use long after 1890. However, a train that appears later in the trailer is noted as being from a much earlier time than this one.
Red Dead Redemption is largely set in 1911, so all these details together suggest that Red Dead Redemption 2 could have a very long timeline starting before the Red Dead Redemption of John Marston and then running simultaneously, perhaps starring several characters.
However, it could also be a prequel that simply does not stretch too far back in time; It is also rumored that the game was established only 5 years before the previous game around 1906, which would make a lot of sense.
Bows and arrows and double-hilt weapons
In the second advance of the game we see the protagonist Morgan wielding a bow and arrow and simultaneously firing two revolvers. This suggests that combat mechanics have advanced significantly since the previous game.
Bow and arrows were actually a weapon option in Red Dead Revolver before being turned down in Red Dead Redemption. Since then, fans have been clamoring for his return and the trailer certainly seems to show that that is happening.
Out in the water
You could not even swim in Red Dead Redemption, but a glimpse of a character in the open water in a kayak in the sequel trailer makes people wonder if you can travel through the water or maybe even swim this time. Certainly, it will surely make a big game world even bigger.
More animals than ever
The second trailer of the game shows in unequivocal terms that the bears have returned. But this time they were joined by the crocodiles. This makes the surrounding game world significantly more dangerous and, although we like to see as much wildlife as possible, we are not waiting to be surprised by a crocodile in a swamp.
Share the load
A scene of a character walking alongside a mule loaded with equipment also has fans wondering if it will be possible to share their inventory with their steed. We imagine that this would work in a similar way to share your inventory with your partner in games like Skyrim.
Could this be the map of the game?
At the beginning of April, a map that claimed to be the setting for the next Red Dead leaked into NeoGAF.
The greatest attraction of the tentative topography was a slight movement eastwards from the arid plains of Red Dead Redemption, which shows more swampy places, islands and even a mention of a swampy city called New Bordeaux, possibly a link to the recently launched. 2K-published Mafia III?
A source with inside knowledge confirmed that the map was legitimate, adding that the game plans to take place before the Red Dead Redemption events.
However, it is still a filtered internet map, so the controlled expectations are always a smart move.
Rockstar has revealed that the game map will be used as a basis to build an online multiplayer world similar to Grand Theft Auto 5, so the incredible scale and diverse landscape suggested by this map would be suitable for a world in line .
Keep checking here for more news and rumors of Red Dead Redemption 2! We inform everything when and when it is revealed.
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