Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC: 8 things we want to see

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With rumors and leaks pointing towards Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC, here are eight things we want to see from this would-be version.

Red Dead Redemption is one of the renowned names in the gaming industry which needs no introduction. Released in 2018, Red Dead Redemption 2 was a global hit, breaking several records and selling more than 25 million copies. It was awarded “Critics Choice Award”, “Best Narrative” and “Best Music”.

The third installment of the series, released after Red Dead Revolver and Red Dead Redemption, the game was originally released for PS4 and Xbox One. Since then, there has been speculation that it will be released for PC. Thanks to the release of the app launcher for Rockstar Games, re-evaluation of the game by the Australian Classification Board and some of the data miners, it was essentially confirmed that work is happening on a PC version, although no one knows the time of release.

Before we get into some things we want to see improvement in the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2, here’s a quick recap of some of its systems.

Red Dead Redemption is a western action-adventure with the plot set in the early 1900s. You play the role of an outlaw attempting to survive against the government, other gangs, and different adversaries. The game can be played in both first-person and third-person and features a huge open-world environment with a lot of interactive elements; wild west shoot outs, heists, hunting, horseback riding and maintaining the honor rating of the character with different moral choices and events. For the players who do not play by the rules, there is a bounty system as the response of law enforcement for the crimes committed. The game also features a health system that changes depending on the attributes of the character. An underweight character will have less health. Increasing the stamina of an overweight character will result in more health but less stamina.

Now on to our list of things we’d like to see in Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC:

Light minimum specs

Grand Theft Auto 5 ran on a wide range of PCs thanks to its fairly light minimum and recommended specs. It would be great if Red Dead Redemption 2 could also be as accommodating with its own requirements.


GTA Online is rampant with mods on PC. But what is a curse, is also a blessing on PC as mods help keep the game feeling fresh and fun. One of the big reason players flock to the PC version of games is because of the community-driven mod support. Hopefully, Red Dead Redemption 2 also supports it.

New customization options

Red Dead Redemption 2 already has a large number of customization options. But you can never have too many, so it would be nice to see new options for your character.

Playable co-op missions

Red Dead Redemption Online already exists, but what if you could play the missions and explorations in the main story in co-op?

Weapon Customization

Speaking of customization, more options for weapons. There are currently some customization options in the game already, but like your character, you can never have too many weapon choices.

More Challenging AI

Red Dead Redemption 2’s gameplay is fun, no doubt, but it would be nice to see a harder difficulty mode, perhaps with a more aggressive AI for more of a challenge.

Sniper rifles

Sniper Rifles in the Wild West may not have been what they are today, but you could still get some distance on your shot. The Whitworth rifle, when equipped with a scope, is considered the first long-range “sniper rifle, produced between 1857-1865. It would be pretty awesome to see more of these types of long-range weapons added.

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More realistic AI

Sort of in hand with more challenging AI, it would be nice to see a more realistic AI response to counter the criminal activity going on in the game.

Red Dead Redemption 2 hasn’t officially been announced yet, but it’s probably only a matter of time.