Read all the latest news from Red Dead Redemption 2. The story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, fight and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart · Red Dead Redemption 2 was meant to be completely dead, as Rockstar Games shifts focus away from its western sandbox game to focus on the release date for GTA 6.A big · 1. Red Dead Redemption 2 fans are celebrating the death of Red Dead Online. July 13 will be the one-year anniversary since the last meaningful Red Dead Online update. In · The countdown has well and truly begun for the Red Dead Redemption 2 Online beta, which has a November 27 release date. The Red Dead 2 multiplayer beta has an · There were past rumors also regarding the games release date, which was June 8th, and July 12th is a bit close to the rumored date. So the release date might be ... read more
For those that don't want to be directed to do things, you can start spontaneous skirmishes with either other players, or entire Posses in open world challenges. The beta launch of Red Dead Online is described as "the first step in what will be a continually expanding and dynamic world. Red Dead Redemption 2 has been getting a lot of play among the GameSpot team. If we aren't putting together guides or getting up to no good as Dirty Arty --the meanest, most uncleanist outlaw in the wild west--we're thinking about what we'd like to see in the game.
With that in mind, we've put together a Red Dead Online wishlist with some of our most wanted features. Red Dead Redemption 2 has been a big success for Rockstar and parent publisher Take-Two. Just over a week after its launched it was announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 had passed 17 million copies shipped worldwide. That means it needed had already passed the lifetime shipment figure of the original, Red Dead Redemption. Take-Two said that Red Dead Redemption 2 shipped more units over its first eight days than the title shipped in its first eight years.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 [a] is a action-adventure game developed and published by Rockstar Games. The game is the third entry in the Red Dead series and a prequel to the game Red Dead Redemption.
The story is set in and follows the exploits of outlaw Arthur Morgan , a member of the Van der Linde gang, in a fictionalized representation of the Western , Midwestern , and Southern United States.
Arthur must deal with the decline of the Wild West whilst attempting to survive against government forces, rival gangs, and other adversaries. The game's epilogue follows fellow gang member John Marston , the protagonist of Red Dead Redemption.
The game is presented through both first and third-person perspectives, and the player may freely roam in its interactive open world. Gameplay elements include shootouts, robberies , hunting , horseback riding, interacting with non-player characters , and maintaining the character's honor rating through moral choices and deeds. A bounty system similar to the "wanted" system from the Grand Theft Auto franchise governs the response of law enforcement and bounty hunters to crimes committed by the player.
Red Dead Online , the game's online multiplayer mode, lets up to 32 players engage in a variety of cooperative and competitive game modes. The game's development lasted over eight years, beginning soon after Red Dead Redemption ' s release, and it became one of the most expensive video games ever made.
Rockstar co-opted all of its studios into one large team to facilitate development. They drew influence from real locations as opposed to film or art, focused on creating an accurate reflection of the time with the game's characters and world.
The game was Rockstar's first built specifically for eighth generation consoles , having tested their technical capabilities while porting Grand Theft Auto V to the platforms.
The game's soundtrack features an original score composed by Woody Jackson and several vocal tracks produced by Daniel Lanois. Red Dead Redemption 2 was released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in October , and for Windows and Stadia in November It received critical acclaim, with praise directed at its story, characters, open world, graphics, music, and level of detail; some criticism was directed at its control scheme and emphasis on realism over player freedom.
Considered an example of video games as an art form as well as one of the greatest video games ever made , it won year-end accolades including Game of the Year awards from several gaming publications. It is also among the best-selling video games with over 45 million copies shipped. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a Western -themed action-adventure game. Played from a first or third-person perspective, the game is set in an open-world environment featuring a fictionalized version of the Western , Midwestern , and Southern United States in , during the latter half of the Wild West era and the turn of the twentieth century.
Combat has been refined from the game's predecessor, and notable new mechanics consist of dual-wielding and the ability to use a bow. Red Dead Redemption 2 ' s unexploited land makes up the largest portion of the game world and features diverse landscapes with occasional travelers, bandits, and wildlife. There are urban settlements in the game, ranging from farmhouses to towns and cities.
The player can steal horses, and must either train or tame a wild horse to use it; to own a horse, the player must saddle or stable it. Increased use of a horse will begin a bonding process, which can be increased by leading, petting, cleaning, and feeding it, and the player will acquire advantages as they ride their horse.
The player can hijack an incoming train or stagecoach by threatening the driver or passengers and then rob its contents or the passengers. The player may also witness or take part in random events encountered from exploring the game world. These include ambushes, crimes committed by other people, pleas for assistance, ride-by shootings, public executions, and animal attacks.
For example, as the player explores the Wild West, they can find specific people in distress. If the player decides to help them, they will be thankful and may reward the player if they cross them again. When hunting, the player needs to take into account several factors, including the choice of weapon and shot placement, which affect the quality of the meat and pelt and subsequently the price traders are willing to pay.
The player can either skin the animal immediately or carry the carcass, which will rot over time and decrease its value and attract predators. The game focuses heavily on player choice for the story and missions. Certain moments in the story will give the player the option to accept or decline additional missions and lightly shape the plot around their choices.
The player can choose different dialogue trees with NPCs, such as having a friendly chat or insulting them. If the player chooses to kill an NPC, they can loot their corpse. Morally positive choices and deeds like helping strangers, abiding the law, and sparing opponents in a duel will add up to the player's Honor. However, negative deeds such as theft and harming innocents will subtract from the player's Honor.
The story is influenced by Honor, as the dialogue and outcomes for the player often differ based on their Honor level. Hitting milestones for the player's Honor level will grant unique benefits, such as rewarding the player with special outfits and large discounts in stores.
A low Honor level is also beneficial, as the player will receive a greater number of items from looted corpses. Maintaining Arthur and John is important, as they can undergo conditions that affect their health and stamina attributes. In addition to a health and stamina bar, the player also has cores, which affect the rate at which their health and stamina regenerate.
For example, wearing warmer clothes will mean they avoid freezing in a cold environment, but wearing them in a hot environment will result in perspiration. Freezing or overheating will rapidly drain cores.
The player can also gain or lose weight depending on how much he eats; an underweight character will have less health but at an increase of stamina, while an overweight character will be able to better absorb damage but will have less stamina. The player can eat and sleep to replenish their cores. The player can bathe to remain clean, and can visit a barber to change hairstyles; hair also grows realistically over time. The game features weapon degradation, with weapons requiring cleaning to maintain their performance.
When the player uses a certain type of gun for a long period of time, they become more experienced with it, which improves weapon handling, reduces recoil, and increases the rate of reloading. Gunfights are an essential mechanic in the game.
The player can take cover, free aim, and target a person or animal. Individual body parts can also be targeted to take targets down without killing them.
When the player shoots an enemy, the game's AI reactions and movements depend on where they were hit. Weapons consist of pistols, revolvers, repeaters, rifles, shotguns, bows, explosives, lassos, mounted Gatling guns , and melee weapons such as knives and tomahawks.
Red Dead Redemption 2 brings back the trademark mechanic in the franchise: Dead Eye, a targeting system that allows the player to slow down time and mark targets. Once the targeting sequence ends, the player fires to every marked location in a very short space of time. The Dead Eye system upgrades as the player progresses in the game and grants the player more abilities, such as being able to spot the fatal points of their enemies.
The bounty system also returns from Red Dead Redemption , a crime-governing mechanic inspired by Grand Theft Auto ' s wanted system. When a player commits a crime, witnesses run to the nearest police station to get the law to intervene, and the player needs to stop the witness to avoid repercussions.
Once the law is alerted, law enforcers appear and will start investigating. When the player is caught, the Wanted meter appears with a bounty sent on their head. The bounty grows higher as the player commits more crimes, and more lawmen will be sent to hunt them.
If the player has committed serious crimes and then manages to escape the law, bounty hunters will be hired to track them down in the wilderness. After committing enough crime, the U. Marshals will be sent to the player's location. To escape law enforcement, the player must evade a red circular zone in the map and the wanted meter will slowly deplete. They can alternatively hide from the pursuers or kill them. When caught by lawmen, the player has the opportunity to surrender if they are unarmed and on foot, though bounty hunters will not accept surrender if the player is known to slip out of apprehension attempts.
The player can remove their bounty by paying it off at a post office or by surrendering to law enforcement and spending time in jail. The world of Red Dead Redemption 2 spans five fictitious U. The states of New Hanover, Ambarino, and Lemoyne are new to the series, and are located to the immediate north and east of Red Dead Redemption ' s world, whilst the states of New Austin and West Elizabeth return from Red Dead Redemption.
West Elizabeth consists of wide plains, dense forests, and the prosperous port town of Blackwater. The player takes on the role of Arthur Morgan Roger Clark , a lieutenant and veteran member of the Van der Linde gang. The gang is led by Dutch van der Linde Benjamin Byron Davis , a charismatic man who extols personal freedom and decries the encroaching march of modern civilization.
The gang also includes Dutch's best friend and co-leader Hosea Matthews Curzon Dobell , Red Dead Redemption protagonist John Marston Rob Wiethoff , his partner Abigail Roberts Cali Elizabeth Moore and son Jack Marston Marissa Buccianti and Ted Sutherland , the lazy Uncle John O'Creagh and James McBride , gunslingers Bill Williamson Steve J.
Palmer , Javier Escuella Gabriel Sloyer , and Micah Bell Peter Blomquist , Black Indian hunter Charles Smith Noshir Dalal , and housewife-turned-gunslinger Sadie Adler Alex McKenna.
The gang members' criminal acts bring them into conflict with various opposing forces including the wealthy oil magnate Leviticus Cornwall John Rue , whose assets become a gang target. In response, he recruits a team of agents from the Pinkerton Detective Agency , led by Andrew Milton John Hickok and his subordinate Edgar Ross Jim Bentley , to hunt down the gang.
The gang also encounters the Saint Denis-based Italian crime lord Angelo Bronte Jim Pirri , the controversial Guarman ruler Alberto Fussar Alfredo Narciso , and Dutch's nemesis Colm O'Driscoll Andrew Berg , leader of the rival O'Driscoll gang. Along its travels, the gang becomes entangled with the Gray and Braithwaite families, two warring families who are rumored to be hoarding Civil War gold; the gang's affiliation with the families primarily take place through Leigh Gray Tim McGeever , the sheriff of Rhodes, and Catherine Braithwaite Ellen Harvey , the matriarch of the Braithwaite family.
Later in the game, Arthur helps Rains Fall Graham Greene and his son Eagle Flies Jeremiah Bitsui , both members of the Native American Wapiti tribe whose land is being targeted by the Army. After a botched ferry heist in , the Van der Linde gang are forced to leave their substantial money stash and flee Blackwater. Realizing the progress of civilization is ending the time of outlaws, they decide to gain enough money to escape the law and retire.
They rob a train owned by Cornwall, who hires Pinkertons to apprehend them. The gang perform jobs to earn money, as Dutch continually promises the next heist will be their last. Following a shootout with Cornwall's men in Valentine, the gang relocate to Lemoyne, where they work simultaneously for the Grays and Braithwaites in an attempt to turn them against each other. However, the families double-cross them: the Grays kill a gang member during an ambush, while the Braithwaites kidnap and sell Jack to Bronte.
The gang retaliate and destroy both families before retrieving Jack from Bronte, who offers them leads on work, but eventually double-crosses them. Dutch kidnaps and feeds him to an alligator as revenge, which disturbs Arthur. The gang rob a bank in Saint Denis, but the Pinkertons intervene, killing Hosea and arresting John. Dutch, Arthur, Bill, Javier, and Micah escape the city via a ship heading to Cuba. A torrential storm sinks the ship, and the men wash ashore on the island of Guarma, where they become embroiled in a war between tyrannical sugar plantation owner Fussar and the enslaved local population.
After helping the revolutionaries kill Fussar, the group secure transport back to the United States and reunite with the rest of the gang.
Dutch obsesses over one last heist and doubts Arthur's loyalty after he disobeys him by liberating John earlier than planned, naming Micah his top lieutenant in Arthur's place.
Arthur becomes concerned that Dutch is no longer the man he knew, as he is becoming insular, abandons their ideals, and murders Cornwall. He is faced with his mortality when he is diagnosed with tuberculosis. Arthur reflects on his actions and how to protect the gang following his death, telling John to run away with Abigail and Jack and openly defying Dutch by aiding the local Native American people.
When the Pinkertons assault the camp, Dutch becomes paranoid that a gang member is working as an informant.
· The countdown has well and truly begun for the Red Dead Redemption 2 Online beta, which has a November 27 release date. The Red Dead 2 multiplayer beta has an · 1. Red Dead Redemption 2 fans are celebrating the death of Red Dead Online. July 13 will be the one-year anniversary since the last meaningful Red Dead Online update. In Read all the latest news from Red Dead Redemption 2. The story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, fight and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart · There were past rumors also regarding the games release date, which was June 8th, and July 12th is a bit close to the rumored date. So the release date might be · Red Dead Redemption 2 was meant to be completely dead, as Rockstar Games shifts focus away from its western sandbox game to focus on the release date for GTA 6.A big ... read more
IGN Brazil in Portuguese. Grubb, Jeff July 17, Save the date: Wednesday July 13th. Archived from the original on December 22, Now featuring additional Story Mode content and a fully-featured Photo Mode, Red Dead Redemption 2 also includes free access to the shared living world of Red Dead Online, where players take on an array of roles to carve their own unique path on the frontier as they track wanted criminals as a Bounty Hunter, create a business as a Trader, unearth exotic treasures as a Collector or run an underground distillery as a Moonshiner and much more.Awardsincluding Game of the Year. Retrieved October 25, The Hollywood Reporter. Even if you are supposed to be in, things may not be going smoothly--the game isn't working for some, and Xbox One users specifically may not have been properly granted access. All Reviews:. With all new graphical and technical enhancements for deeper immersion, Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC takes full advantage of the power of the PC to bring every corner of this massive, rich and detailed world to life including increased draw distances; higher quality global illumination and ambient occlusion for improved day and night lighting; improved reflections and deeper, higher resolution shadows at all distances; tessellated tree textures and improved grass and fur textures for added realism in red dead 2 online australian release date plant and animal.