Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs – Minimum & Recommended Requirements

We're taking a look at Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs that have been revealed ahead of the upcoming release of the game to the new platform! If you're hoping to have a chance of playing RDR 2, then you're going to want to make sure your machine meets the minimum requirements or you'll be without the FPS to take down the bandits that stand in your way.

According to Rockstar, it looks like there will be additional graphical and technical enhancements added to the PC version of the game. They are claiming there will be increased draw distances, high quality global illumination, and ambient occlusion that improves the day and night lightning. They are even adding higher definition snow trails, improving reflections, and shadows should look better from all distances. There's also going to be tessellated tree textures, as well as better grass and fur texture that are said to provide additional realism to plants and animals.

The PC version will also offer HDR support, and will run on high-end displays with 4k resolution and beyond. The game will also work with multiple monitors and widescreen, with faster frame rates!

Here are Red Dead Redemption 2's Minimum PC Specs:

  • 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

Here are Red Dead Redemption 2's Recommended PC Specs:

  • 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

If you're curious what some of the additional graphical improvements and textures might look like, then here's a few screenshots that were revealed by Rockstar:

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