Red Dead Redemption 2 Makes its Way To Steam on December 5

Red Dead Redemption 2 has already been released on PC via the Rockstar Games Launcher and Epic store, but if you were waiting to get your hands on it on Steam, you’ll be glad to know that the wait is almost over! The game will be available on the Steam storefront from 5th December.

About the game:

Red Dead Redemption 2, the critically acclaimed open world epic from Rockstar Games and the highest rated game of the console generation, now enhanced for PC with new Story Mode content, visual upgrades and more.

Red Dead Redemption 2, the critically acclaimed open world epic from Rockstar Games and the highest rated game of the console generation, now enhanced for PC with new Story Mode content, visual upgrades and more.

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.

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 every plant and animal.

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC also offers HDR support, the ability to run high-end display setups with 4K resolution and beyond, multi-monitor configurations, widescreen configurations, faster frame rates and more.

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC also includes additional Story Mode content including Bounty Hunting Missions, Gang Hideouts, Weapons and more; plus free access to the shared living world of Red Dead Online featuring all previously released improvements and the latest content for the complete Online experience including Frontier Pursuits and the specialist Roles of The Bounty Hunter, Trader and Collector, and much more.

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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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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.

Red Dead Online To Feature Story Missions and Battle Royale?

Red Dead Online is upon us and with that, the data miners have started mining for any piece of juicy information that they can get their hands on.

Thanks to Twitter user illogicalmods and his efforts, we now know that the game will have a Battle Royale mode called Make It Count. Make It Count will pit you against a full server(32 players) where you fight to be the last one standing by killing other players and by also staying in an ever-shrinking circle like in most Battle Royale games.


What’s surprising from the information leaked by illogicalmods is that there seems to be some sort of story-based missions that will affect your honour. GTA Online had missions that were set both before and after the events of the Single Player campaign but didn’t have any coherent story as such. In Red Dead Online, however, it seems like there might be some semblance of a story of sorts which is started by a character named Horley giving you the missions.


It will be very interesting to see how Rockstar tackles Red Dead Online in the long run. Will they add steampunk things to the game since they can add rocket bikes and jetpacks? What about weird mythical horses and other rideable beasts.

If you’re looking to get in on the Online action for Red Dead Redemption 2 then you can play it starting today on 27th November. If you played the game on Launch day then you will gain access to the Beta on 28th, if you played during the Launch Weekend then you will gain access on 29th and then on 30th everyone with the game will be able to play Red Dead Online.

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Read Dead Online Beta Early Access Begins Nov 27, Full Public Access Begins Nov 30

Now that everyone has had a chance over the past month to experience the story of Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang in Red Dead Redemption 2, it is almost time to begin the beta period for Red Dead Online. Early access to the Red Dead Online beta begins on Tuesday, November 27, working up to full public access on Friday, November 30.

Built from the ground up for the latest hardware, Red Dead Online blends the classic multiplayer of the original Red Dead Redemption with the best of everything we have learned since then about creating deep multiplayer experiences. The result is something completely new and fun, and an experience that will continue to expand and evolve over time.

A Vibrant New World

With the gameplay of Red Dead Redemption 2 as its foundation, Red Dead Online transforms the vast and deeply detailed landscapes, cities, towns and habitats of Red Dead Redemption 2 into a new, living online world ready to be shared by multiple players. Create and customize your character, tailor your abilities to suit your play style and head out into a new frontier full of things to experience.

Explore the world solo or with friends. Form or join a Posse to ride with up to seven players; gather around the fire at your Camp; head out hunting or fishing; visit bustling towns; battle enemy gangs and attack their hideouts; hunt for treasure; take on missions and interact with familiar characters from across the five states; or fight against other outlaws in both spontaneous skirmishes and pitched set-piece battles; compete with other players or whole Posses in open world challenges and much more.

Beta Period and Access

The launch of the Red Dead Online Beta is the first step in what will be a continually expanding and dynamic world, and the beta period will allow us to deal with the inevitable turbulence of launching any online experience of this size and scale.

During this process, we will be looking to our dedicated community to help us report and fix problems, share ideas, and assist in shaping the future of the full Online experience. As with all of our releases, we will strive to make the launch of Red Dead Online the best it can possibly be, and we ask that the community share that spirit with us over the next weeks and months.

To help us ease into the beta and to mitigate major issues, we will begin the early access period starting Tuesday, November 27 at 8:30am EST, and gradually scale the player base up to full access beginning on Friday, November 30. This will help ensure that our servers can handle a steadily growing volume of concurrent players in the early hours and first days of the Beta and hopefully reduce the likelihood of any server crashes during the launch week as we get things up and running. Full rollout details are as follows:

• Tuesday, November 27th: All Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition owners. Please note, players who purchased the physical Ultimate Edition must redeem the Ultimate Edition code in the packaging to be eligible.

• Wednesday, November 28th: All players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26th according to our data.

• Thursday, November 29th: All players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 between October 26th to October 29th according to our data.

• Friday, November 30th: All players who own Red Dead Redemption 2.

The Red Dead Online Beta will be available to anyone who owns Red Dead Redemption 2 on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One starting Friday, November 30. When booting up Red Dead Redemption 2 and arriving to the title menu, you will see an option in the top right of the screen to select Online.

Stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire tomorrow for more details about Red Dead Online modes, gameplay and more.

 

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Red Dead Redemption 2 – Five Details You Missed

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a huge game with so much to do that it can seem overwhelming and you might even miss out on some of the little things because of how grandiose and spectacular everything is. Here are five details in Red Dead Redemption 2 that you may have missed.

Bullet Hole in Boats

Boats in the game are quite amazing. While in other games shooting a boat will damage and cause it to sink, in RDR 2 proper bullet holes form when you shoot the boat. If the part that you’ve shot is in contact with the water, you will even see water rush into the boat from the holes before it capsizes.

Catch Physics

The physics in the game are impressive but there’s a neat little detail tied with it.  If you run into tables or barrels with items on it, they might get knocked off based on how you hit it. If you do this while in the first-person mode and add an item that is falling off the table into your inventory, you will witness Arthur catch the item midair and keep it in his pocket.

Damaged NPCs

If you decide to rob a store and decide to beat up the clerk a tad bit before you get what you want, you will notice that the next time you return the clerk will have visible wounds and if you beat them up severely, they might even have bandages on their face.

Clock Sync

If you pay attention to your environment you will notice that a lot of places have clocks. These clocks are accurate to the in-game time and you can even see the hands move if you stand and watch the time pass you by.

Horse Damage

Your Horses can die if you don’t take care of them. However, if your horse were to catch on fire and burn but survive, they’d be scarred. Forever. Your horse will now be completed charred without any fur. Poor horsie though but, it does look a little badass.

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