Red Dead Redemption 2 PC: Even More Hints that it’s Coming Soon

The Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version is much awaited especially since we keep getting small tidbits of information that point to the existence of it. And to keep that trend going, we’ve got some more information that points to the existence of a PC version thanks to the Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App.

Over on gtaforums, user Fun 2 posted files from the companion app which seem to be for Red Dead Redemption 2. While it was initially dismissed as being just leftover settings from GTA V, user Spider-Vice later pointed out that this was in fact, something new.

The files reference DirectX 12, Microsoft’s new API that is not in GTA V. Another change seems to be certain settings being changed from a toggle to a slider, as the Refresh Rate setting is now a slider which will allow you to set a specific Refresh Rate.

There’s also a new “Ultra” setting for almost all graphics settings. Things like the Rockstar Editor have also been integrated into the menu now. There’s even a separate option for Soft Shadows while NVIDIA PCSS makes a return. No sign of DXR in the settings yet so maybe that’s work-in-progress because we feel that since GTA titles have usually had Nvidia specific settings in the past and have also partnered with them, DXR is going to be in the PC version of the game.

A surprising find is these files is that the RAGE engine is now compatible with iOS and Android. The Companion App itself was compiled in RAGE but now it seems like if they were to make a game for the mobile platforms, they can use RAGE to do so. Maybe we can expect some sort of mobile game in the future or maybe it’s just to run the companion app.

The mention in the Social Club site, the older mention in the Companion app and now this new information seem to strongly suggest that Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is happening and we won’t get robbed off of a PC experience like Red Dead Redemption 1. I expect either an October 2019 or a Spring 2020 release for the PC version.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming Soon on PC?

Rockstar’s latest title, Red Dead Redemption 2 has been out on consoles for more than half a year now with no sign of a PC version besides a couple of rumours and leaks. However, the PC announcement and release might be coming soon thanks to a bit of information from Rockstar themselves(kind-off).

Spotted by Twitter user JakoMako51, the Rockstar Social Club site has a mention of “RDR2_PC_Accomplishments”. This could be a reference to the Achievements/Trophies that are in most games which could mean that Red Dead Redemption 2 is most likely going to be announced soon if PC stands for Personal Computer.


PC here could also stand for Player Character as next set of code is “RDR2_PS4_Trophies” while a reference to Xbox’s Achievements is a couple of lines below and not right after PS4. However, the Xbox string does not have any reference to  “RDR2_PC_Accomplishments” and the word “PC” itself only appears twice in the whole source code.

So if you ask me, I do think it is the PC version of the game being referenced and not the Player Character since there’s also a reference to the main character of the game, Arthur in the source code.

Red Dead Redemption 2 should be coming to PC soon since GTA V released about 5 months after the Xbox One and PS4 Release. It has been 9 months since Red Dead Redemption 2 released on consoles and we’re nearing the one year release anniversary of the game so maybe we’ll get an announcement around Gamescom and then a release on the one year anniversary of the game.

Link to the Source Code, Search in PC to find the string.

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RDR 2 PC Will Be Epic Store Exclusive, Coming July 19 [Rumor]

PC gamers have been eagerly waiting for any news about Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC. The game was met with immensely positive reception at launch on consoles last year, but Rockstar has been silent about the PC version of the game.

However, we now have new rumors from credible sources saying that the PC version is coming soon, and will be an Epic Games Store exclusive. This shouldn’t bee too surprising since the game’s publisher, 2K, has already announced another popular upcoming game, Borderlands 3, to be exclusive to EGS for the first six months.

The 4chan leaker states that Red Dead Redemption 2’s PC version will be revealed on April 22nd as an Epic Games Store exclusive, with the full game having a planned release date of July 19th 2019. The post also mentions that this is not a timed exclusive, but a permanent one, with Epic Games and Take-Two, the owner or Rockstar Games, creating a deal which will give the company full profit on any DLC that’s released for the game’s PC version.

Are you excited for the PC release of Red Dead Redemption 2? Will you wait for a Steam release, or jump in on the Epic Games Store?

About Red Dead Redemption 2:

America, 1899. The end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed.

After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.

From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Discounted By 25% For A Limited Time

Red Dead Redemption 2, one of the highest rated games of 2018, is available at a discounted price for a limited period. Consumers can buy the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for ₹2,999 (i.e. 25% discount).

The offer is available only till April 1, 2019. Consumers can avail this offer at leading retailers, both online and offline.

About Red Dead Redemption 2 –

America, 1899. The end of the Wild West era has begun. After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.

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Red Dead Online Beta adds Gun Rush, A new Battle Royale Mode

Rockstar Games have added more content to the Red Dead Online Beta with a new game mode called the Gun Rush.

Today’s update to the Red Dead Online Beta introduces Gun Rush, where you’ll put your survival instincts to the test, gathering weapons and ammunition while the play area shrinks in this new mode for up to 32 players. Available to play now in Free-for-all and Team variations, where the last one standing wins.

More updates are coming soon including new Races and Showdown Modes and new clothing and emotes, as well as some additional changes based on player feedback including:

  • Daily Challenges: Tackle new challenges each day covering every aspect of the game, from sharpshooting to evading the law.
  • Law and Bounty Upgrades: Some changes are coming to the way the Law and Bounty systems work in Red Dead Online to reduce the enticements for griefing. Soon, players will get a bounty for committing crimes and will be incentivized to pay them off within an allotted time. Wait too long and bounty hunters from each of the states will track the player forcing them to either pay up or escape.
  • Parley Changes: We’re making the Parley system easier to trigger so that you can avoid aggressive players more quickly. In addition, it will be easier to trigger Feuds, Posse Feuds and Leader Feuds to take on attacking players in structured competition.
  • Proximity-Based Player Blips: Player location blips will soon appear only over short distances, reducing the range at which you are visible to others, decreasing the likelihood of being targeted by another player across large areas. Down the line, we’re also looking to introduce the ability to identify players who grief and kill indiscriminately with a progressively darkening blip that becomes more visible and at a longer range, so everyone in a session can identify potentially dangerous opponents at a glance and from a safe distance.

More to Come
We are working on lots of new content that we will be releasing this year. Just a few of the updates in the works are:

  • All-new missions to build on your Story in A Land Of Opportunities – from previously established characters like Horley and Jessica LeClerk, and some new ones as well.
  • A range of Dynamic Events throughout the world
  • Lots of new competitive modes including new Showdown Modes and Races
  • Plus new weapons and clothing, and lots more that we’re not quite ready to announce just yet…

Xbox One players can also now access the Red Chestnut Arabian Horse, Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle and the High Roller Double-Action Revolver in the Red Dead Online Beta.

Rockstar Games Newswire Post 

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Top 5 Best Stories In Video Games of 2018 | GamingMonk’s Best of 2018

Admit it or not, games with good stories always leave us wanting for more. And this year has been especially giving for fans who like their games heavy on the story side. Let’s check out our top five, shall we?

Red Dead Redemption 2

Without spoiling too much, Red Dead Redemption 2 is truly a tale of red, dead redemption. Arthur’s journey, both external and internal is a roller coaster ride as he discovers some remarkable eye opening facts, about himself and his loved ones.

God of War

If you ever played the original God of War games and thought to yourself, “I wonder what this dude would be like if he ever became a dad”, well, think no more. The reboot is quite amazing, both from a visual and a narrative standpoint. Changing the formula from an angry, young man, Kratos is back as an angry, old father. Taking his son on a journey to scatter his mother’s ashes, the game gives players deep insight into his relationship with his son, Atreus. Moments where Kratos struggles to express his affection, and a terrible secret that may very well change his son’s life forever.

Marvel’s Spider-Man

What more can we say about the title that is the only game to ever receive the Marvel Stamp of Approval? The story in Marvel’s Spider-Man is well-paced, and is just the right length, without feeling too stretched or too short. Peter Parker’s relationship with Mary Jane is quite heartwarming too. . . if it doesn’t make you feel bad about not having someone.

Detroit: Become Human

At it’s core, Detroit poses some hard hitting questions, the most fundamental being, “What does it mean to be human?” In a world that is increasingly dependent on technology and AI in every way, the game’s philosophy cannot be overstated.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

The tale of The Dragon of Dojima comes to a conclusion as we witness the end of a saga. An enthralling story packed with various characters, some new and some familiar old faces, this game brings the uniqueness that the Yakuza series has been known for and lulls you into that familiarity while still delivering an emotional and thrilling story.

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Top 10 Best Open World Games of 2018 | GamingMonk’s Best of 2018

As games get bigger and bigger over the last few years, the open world genre has started to become stale. However, we still have some standouts that refine and reinvent upon the existing formula in interesting ways. So here are our top picks for the best Open World Games of 2018.

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2

    No other games defies the standard conventions of Open World Games than Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s a beautifully realised world with gameplay systems that mesh with each other. It’s a delight to explore the Wild West in Rockstar’s rendition of the genre, thanks mostly to the sheer beauty and variety on display.
  2. Marvel’s Spider-Man

    Gameplay, visuals and narrative blend perfectly in Marvel’s Spider-man. Peter’s story is well told with interesting characters supporting the strong story till the end. Collectibles are meaningful, doling out backstory and useful upgrades, with interesting side-activities providing enjoyable breaks from the action packed story.
  3. Kingdom Come: Deliverance

    Like RDR 2, Kingdom Come Deliverance aims to bring in realism to the open world formula, and does a pretty good job of it. The game is set in Bohemia during the 1403, and puts you in the shoes of a peasant who rises up the ranks of Imperial society.
  4. Monster Hunter: World

    While technically Monster Hunter World has different biomes instead of a fully open world, it does have enough similarities to the genre to warrant a place on this list. The gameplay is fun, once you get a hang of the myriad options available. The biomes are diverse, each with their unique inhabitants and challenges.
  5. Far Cry 5

    While Far Cry’s open world template is beginning to get old, playing Far Cry 5 with friends has been a really enjoyable experience, thanks in big part to the open world hijinks available to the player. Everything can be either driven, shot at, flown or blown up, and it never gets old.
  6. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

    Now, this a contentious entry in our list. Many have complaints about Odyssey being a reskin of Origins, and they wouldn’t be entirely wrong. However, the sheer scale of the world, the gameplay refinements, and other merits of it’s own raise it above a lot of other games in the genre.
  7. The Forest

    As the lone survivor of a passenger jet crash, you find yourself in a mysterious forest battling to stay alive against a society of cannibalistic mutants. Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator.
  8. State of Decay 2

    If you’re a fan of systems driven gameplay, State of Decay 2 is for you. Minor launch issues aside, this is one of the best zombie survival games in the market right now, and I can’t wait to see what the team at Undead Labs does next.
  9. Shadow of the Colossus

    The vast majority of the land in Shadow of the Colossus is empty and lifeless, but not dull. It does an exemplary job of creating a sense of intrigue as you wander around in search of the colossi, with a dramatic and melancholic soundtrack to accompany you on the journey.
  10. Forza Horizon 4

    Forza Horizon 4’s take on the United Kingdom landscape is a breathtaking one. The open terrain, dynamic weather and the change of seasons all culminate in a memorable experience, making it the best racing game to come out this year.

So those were our picks for the best open world games of 2018. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.

Top 5 Battle Royale Games | Best of 2018

Let’s face it, battle royale isn’t going away anywhere soon. And as they say, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em! So here we are, jumping on the bandwagon with our top 10 battle royale games of 2018

  1. PUBG Mobile

    While PUBG took over the world by storm last year, PUBG Mobile has become a game-changing phenomenon in India. Folks across the country have been infected by the PUBG fever, and it has exposed more people to the joys of playing with friends than any other game ever did.
  2. Fortnite

    Well, we know that Fortnite is technically not a 2018 release, but it would be unfair to disregard the significance that Fornite had this year. It’s easily the biggest game in the world right now, and, for many people, the first introduction to video games.
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Blackout)

    Call of Duty has made a triumphant comeback, with boots on the ground multiplayer and Blackout is easily the best Battle Royale mode around right now.
  4. Ring of Elysium

    In what seemed like a fresh change of pace from PUBG, Ring of Elysium is actually quite a competent Battle Royale game. Sure, it could use a little more polish, but it’s quite enjoyable as it is. Not to mention, YOU CAN SNOWBOARD. And it’s free-to-play, so that’s cool too.
  5. Red Dead Online

    Now there’s something we never saw coming. Well, not really, because it’s stupid to expect any big multiplayer game to NOT have a battle royale component. Unlike its competitors, though, Red Dead Online’s take on battle royale is simple, slow and creates a lot of tension.

So those were our picks for the best Battle Royale games of 2018. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.

Top 10 Best Xbox Games | GamingMonk’s Best of 2018

Here are our favorite picks for the best Xbox One games of 2018:

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2

    Whether it’s looks, or story, or characters, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a work of art. It’s an impactful story of loyalty and trust, of murder and betrayal, set against a beautiful but unforgiving environment in the Wild West days. Some gameplay issues notwithstanding, it’s seriously hard to overstate what an amazing job Rockstar has done with this title.
  2. Forza Horizon 4

    Forza Horizon 4’s take on the United Kingdom landscape is a breathtaking one. The open terrain, dynamic weather and the change of seasons all culminate in a memorable experience, making it the best racing game to come out this year.
  3. State of Decay 2

    If you’re a fan of systems driven gameplay, State of Decay 2 is for you. Minor launch issues aside, this is one of the best zombie survival games in the market right now, and I can’t wait to see what the team at Undead Labs does next.
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

    Call of Duty has made a triumphant comeback, with boots on the ground multiplayer and Blackout is easily the best Battle Royale mode around right now.
  5. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

    For the first time, there’s a female protagonist featured throughout an Assassin’s Creed title. It is set 400 years prior to Origins, where you get to play as a mercenary, exploring Ancient Greece as you fight your way to glory. Find the secrets that bind your family, take down a mysterious cult and become the best mercenary you can be.
  6. Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    Lara Croft is back, and this time she’s brought the apocalypse with her. After accidentally starting the end of the world, Lara now has to track down the notorious Trinity organization to make sure they don’t get their hands on the artifacts that have the power to reshape the world.
  7. Battlefield V

    Battlefield V is a pretty enjoyable Battlefield game. Though it no longer retains the same strategic depth as Battlefield 3 & 4, it is definitely a big step up from Battlefield 1. There are some standout maps, the weapons feels great, and the game is a delight to look at.
  8. Hitman 2

    Everyone’s favourite assassin is back with a vengeance. Not to spoil too much, but did you know you can kill people by placing a rake in their path? It’s genius, really. Also, to no one’s surprise, the first elusive target is none other than Sean Bean, so fun times galore.
  9. PUBG

    PUBG took over the world by storm last year, and has become a game-changing phenomenon. Folks across the globe have been infected by the PUBG fever, and it has exposed more people to the joys of playing with friends than any other game ever did.
  10. Just Cause 4

    Just Cause returns with it’s well established formula of utter chaos and destruction. The Apex engine still shines at showing massive draw distances, and physics and all-out explosive action.

So those were our picks for the best Xbox games of 2018. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.

Top 10 Best Games of 2018 | GamingMonk’s Best of 2018

2018 was nothing but a blockbuster year for video games. The entire year has slapped us in the face with amazing titles, one after the other. Sure, it’s quite hard (not to mention unfair) of us to pick just 10 of those and tell you about it, but you know, someone’s gotta do it. So here are our top 10 games of 2018.

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2

    God of War may have won GOTY at TGA 2018, but for us, Rockstar’s telling of Arthur Morgan’s story had a much bigger impact. Whether it’s looks, or story, or characters, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a work of art. It’s a memorable story of loyalty and trust, of murder and betrayal, set against a beautiful but unforgiving environment in the Wild West days. Some gameplay issues notwithstanding, it’s seriously hard to overstate what an amazing job Rockstar has done with this title.
  2. God of War

    Just because we feel that Red Dead Redemption 2 should be GOTY, it doesn’t mean we’re going to disregard the game that actually won the award. The reboot is quite amazing, both from a visual and a narrative standpoint. Changing the formula from an angry, young man, Kratos is back as an angry, old father. Taking his son on a journey to scatter his mother’s ashes, the game gives players deep insight into his relationship with his son, Atreus. Moments where Kratos struggles to express his affection, and a terrible secret that may very well change his son’s life forever. It’s polar opposite of what the original God of War games were about, and the direction it’s taking is impressive to say the least.
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man

    What more can we say about the title that is the only game to ever receive the Marvel Stamp of Approval? It’s got everything you’d want from a Spiderman game. Multiple suits? Check. Swinging across New York from the tallest skyscrapers? Check. Webbing guys up in awkward positions? Checkity check. Also, Mary Jane is really cute, so that’s also there.
  4. Return of the Obra Dinn

    From the makers of Papers, Please comes another unique, impressive title in the form of a murder mystery. Playing as an insurance agent on an abandoned ship, your job is to piece together the story behind the disappearance of the crew. The visual style of the game is quite novel and refreshing, and so is the story and gameplay.
  5. Dead Cells

    For people who like super hard games (alternatively, people who hate themselves), Dead Cells is an absolute must play. To put it simply, the game is a rogue-like metroidvania, with procedurally generated levels and impressive pixel art visuals. And brutal, unforgiving gameplay. Seriously, you’ll die a lot.
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

    Black Ops 4 breathes fresh new life in the Call of Duty series that was in desperate need of it. It brings back the fast-fluid gameplay, while keeping everything grounded. Plus, Blackout, the new Battle Royale mode is easily the best in the genre right now.
  7. Dragonball FighterZ

    Apart being an excellent fighting game, Dragonball FighterZ looks absolutely fantastic. It completely nails the crisp, over-the top action that Dragonball is known for. It’s also easy for beginners to get into, due to the auto-combo feature, but also offers deep systems and a good challenge to those willing to master the game.
  8. Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the last in Lara Croft’s reboot trilogy, and it’s a great finale. While the story is throwaway, the tombs and puzzles are top-notch. It’s incredibly exciting and rewarding to explore the new regions, and there’s always a new challenge around every corner. And to top it off, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is damn good looking game.
  9. A Way Out

    A Way Out was the most fun I had playing a game with a friend in 2018. It’s is an exclusively co-op adventure about two strangers coming together under dire circumstances to break out of prison. The narrative is compelling, the moment to moment action moves at an excellent pace, and the co-op gameplay is immensely fun.
  10. Hitman 2

    Hitman 2 can be summed up as more Hitman with some refinements. And it still is as much fun as the original reboot, with massive levels, tons of ways to eliminate targets, and leave the level in utter chaos. Killing someone with an ax to the head in the middle of a crowded conference room never gets old.

So those were our picks for the best games of 2018. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.