Red Dead Redemption 2 will be riding into our lives in just 5 weeks! With a First Person mode similar to GTA V, real time hair growth, an expansive open-world and the ability to gain and lose weight. Stick with us as we dive into Everything You Want To Know about Red Dead Redemption 2.
What’s it about?
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a western, action-adventure, open-world game.
Taking place in 1899, at the end of the wild west era. You play as Arthur Morgan, a western cowboy and member of the Van der Linde gang. Acting as a prequel to the original Red Dead Redemption. The second installment to the franchise takes place 12 years prior to the events of the first game.
After a bank robbery goes horribly wrong in the town of Blackwater. Arthur Morgan and his gang find themselves on the run. With the law and high profile bounty hunters hot on their heels, they will have to fight, rob and steal to survive.
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Rockstar Games have gone all out with some amazing features that will immerse you into this epic western adventure. Check out this list of some of the awesome features you can expect to see in Red Dead Redemption 2!
1. You can gain and lose weight!
Much like GTA: San Andreas. Arthur Morgan can gain and lose weight. So watch what you eat and remember to get plenty of exercise.
2. Time will play an important role throughout the game
One of the coolest features in Red Dead Redemption 2 is how much time will have an effect on the world around you. You can expect things like your hair and beard to grow out, food to expire, your guns to degrade and jam and needing to eat in order to stay healthy.
3. You can play the entire game in First-Person
Similar to GTA V, you will have the option to play the entire of Red Dead Redemption 2 in first-person.
4. Weapons will be visible
All the weapons Arthur carries will be visible on his body. You can carry 2 long guns, 2 side guns, a knife, a lasso and throwable items.
5. Breaking enemy weapons
If you wish to take things non-lethally, you can shoot weapons right out of the enemies hands, but to take things even further, you can even aim and shoot directly at the weapon and break it completely!
6. Practice makes perfect!
Similar to other Rockstar titles, the more you do something the better you get at it. For instance stamina within the game increases when you perform actions like running. Based on mechanic, we can assume your shooting, health and other metered abilities are also increased by performing the actions related to them.
7. Make sure you eat
As we briefly mentioned above. You need to eat in order to keep Arthur healthy! In order to keep your stats up (such as your health bar), you will need to remember to eat. Failure to do so will also make Arthur dizzy, he will also have problems with walking and his vision will blur.
8. Your horse is more than just transport
Not only is Arthur’s horse a great way to get around the western landscape, it is also a mobile inventory. As Arthur can only carry a limited number of weapons, your horse’s saddlebags will be your go to for storage and inventory. You can also, steal other peoples saddlebags too!
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Playing much like Red Dead Redemption, the second installment sees a face lift to the standard gameplay mechanics of it’s predecessor. Unlike John Marston, Arthur can interact with the world and people around him in ways that John never could. Animals also live within their own eco-systems and combat has been enhanced. Red Dead Redemption 2’s story telling has also seen improvements with excellent cut scenes that blend seamlessly with the games missions.
All in all you can expect to see some fantastic leaps forward in Red Dead Redemption 2!
Take a look at some of the recently released images!
The Frontier, Cities & Towns
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) September 17, 2018
Rockstar have recently revealed the towns and cities throughout the map. These include, The Frontier, Valentine, Anniesburg, Saint Denis, Mount Hagen and more! For even more information on the new locations visit Rockstar Games
When will it be released?
If you haven’t heard by now then here it is!
Game Title: Red Dead Redemption 2
Release Date: 26th October 2018
Platform: PS4, Xbox One
Developer: Rockstar Games
Red Dead Redemption 2: Online
Rockstar have been fairly tight lipped on Red Dead Redemption 2’s online feature.
According to Rockstar Games the online mode will be an evolution of the first games online capabilities. With the game developer planning to “stagger updates” (according to Gamespot) between both GTA Online and Red Dead Redemption 2. This is to allow players to enjoy the updates to each game, and to switch it up between the 2. However, they have stated this may not be the case due to other development plans.
The public beta will go live for Red Dead Online this November.
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