RDR2 PC Gets First Screenshots, Details on Graphics Improvements; New Content Included in Story Mode


RDR2 PC is coming on November 5th and Rockstar Games is slowly opening up on all of its details. Earlier today the game's relatively modest system requirements were shared via the Rockstar Games store, but now the publisher has unveiled the first RDR2 PC screenshots alongside details on graphics improvements. What's more, new content has been confirmed to be coming to the Story Mode version of the title.

The technical improvements include increased draw distance, higher-quality Global Illumination and Ambient Occlusion, higher quality shadows at all distance, improved reflections, tessellated tree textures and improved grass/fur textures, higher quality snow trails.

NVIDIA DLSS Boosts RDR2 Performance of up to 45% at 4K Resolution (Performance Mode)

Additionally, Rockstar confirmed support for HDR, 4K resolution and beyond, multi-monitor and widescreen configurations, and 'faster frame rates'. A 4K/60FPS trailer for RDR2 PC will be shared soon, but in the meantime, check out these gorgeous images.

RDR2 PC New Content

3 New Bounty Hunter Missions:

  • Herman Zizendorf has been stealing tools from tradesmen – track him down in Blackwater.
  • Ex-Confederate Cavalry Officer Camille de Millemont is wanted dead or alive out by Catfish Jacksons, but his loyal men are never far behind.
  • Bart Cavanaugh and his gang are camping out in Big Valley. Take Bart dead or alive without alerting his gang if you want to avoid a whole mess of trouble.

2 New Gang Hideouts:

  • Take on the deadly Del Lobos gang in new hideouts at Gaptooth Breach and Solomon’s Folly.

2 New Treasure Maps:

  • Search for treasures across the new Landmarks of Riches and The Elemental Trail maps for gold bars and other rewards.

New Mission “To The Ends of The Earth” – collect requested herbs for a range of rewards

New Weapons for Story Mode including:

  • M1899 Pistol – all-new Semi-automatic handgun with clip loaded ammunition
  • Evans Repeater – high capacity repeater (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
  • High Roller Revolver – ornate double-action revolver (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
  • Le Mat Revolver – powerful revolver with the ability to shoot shotgun shells (previously available in Red Dead Online only)

New Horses for Story Mode including:

  • Warped Brindle Arabian – a fast and agile mount
  • Few Spot Appaloosa – beautiful and hardy, ideal for cross-country journeys
  • Perlino Andalusian – a healthy, sturdy animal, ideal for hunting (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
  • Red Chestnut Arabian – a fleet-footed beast with a distinctive coat (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
  • Plus 3 new wild horse variations – keep an eye out for wild herds featuring the Buttermilk Buckskin Kentucky SaddlerLiver Chestnut Morgan and Gold Palomino Tennessee Walker

5 New Trinkets to collect with new effects:

  • Hawk Talon – permanently decreases Stamina bar drain speed by 30% when drawing a bow
  • Cat Eye – permanently increases the length of Fortifying tonic effects by 20%
  • Shark Tooth – permanently increases horse bonding experience bonus by 10%
  • Turtle Shell – permanently increases health bar refill speed by 10%
  • Crow Beak – permanently increases looted ammo by 10%