Red Dead Redemption 2 Requirements and How to Play

Red Dead Redemption 2 Requirements and How to Play


Developed and Published by ROCKSTAR GAMES, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the 2018 best-selling adventure-action thriller online video game. It is the prequel to Red Dead Redemption game which was released in 2010.  

This was first released for only Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in Oct 2018, but soon after it became the highest demanding game online, it got published for PC in November 25th 2019. 

Setup /PC Requirements for Red Dead Redemption(RDR) 2  

Minimum Requirements

  • Indispensable Memory of Min. 8GB is must
  • Graphics Card should be of Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB or AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB
  • OS: Windows 7 – Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
  • HDD space of 150GB is mandatory

Recommended Requirements For RDR 2 Gaming Setup

  • Preferred Memory of 12GB
  • OS: Windows 10 – April 2018 Update (v1803)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 is preferable
  • HDD Space of 150GB

Guidelines to Get Start Playing Red Dead Redemption 2 Online

When you purchase or install the game through Rockstar Games Launcher, the approach to the video game would be very straightforward.

Simply load up the game, press main menu and would see two main tabs


If you select online play i.e., the 2nd option, the option of PLAY would pop up, select it and you are good to go. However, the very next time when you will return to this online tab, as you have already created the character, the tab will show you new tasks that you can easily do in this Online Tab.

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Is RDR 2 Free To Play?

To deal with Red Dead Redemption 2, there is a new currency of Gold bars which is equal to 100 Gold Nuggets, is used. It is required to unlock some of new avenues and activities. But there are such microtransactions of the traditional cents and dollars are also correlated with this game.

Thus, we can say once you have purchased the base gameplay from Launcher, there is not any additional costs for game to be played. But this game is not for free basically.

Also, when you complete some of the activities, you can earn some Gold Nuggets at a time. Then if you could not complete certain stage of any level, you can spend those Gold Nuggets to bypass the grind.

What To Actually Do In RDR 2 Online?

There are different types of modes and missions you would face once you are in the grand world of Red Dead Redemption 2 online, and the character creation screen and introductory mission both are gonna behind you. But the brief list of modes and missions is as follows:

Linear Introductory Missions:

In such chores, you are going to see many different characters, stores or missions online that you can buy easily. They are much more similar to the normal Red Dead Redemption 2 single player campaigns. Also they are short-story based missions.

Battle Royale Modes:

For this to be accessible, you have 2 options:

  1. First, is the online menu bar.
  2. Second, is to choose from world map having various markers dotted. You can engage in any fast-pace royale battles through this.
Just Free Roaming:

If you are totally inspired from the beautiful scenes being depicted in the trailer of the game and just want to roam or gallop around those valleys of the wild western world, you can just do your own activities, no need to compute any missions, just play it with your best buddy anytime. But in our opinion, if you reached to this game after purchasing, then it’s worth time-given.

HTC(Hunting, Trading, Collecting) for RDR 2:

You can specialize your character by buying any of these 3 permits

  • Go on bounty hunts
  • learn to be a master trader
  • Make your fortune by collecting unique and some rare items from MADAM NAZAR.
Upgrade your Camp timely:

If you want to go one step forward by having a very nice and humble initiative in the game, you need to upgrade your camp either by the use of purchased Gold Nuggets. For the upgradation, you are going to need right tools and quantities of money like gold nuggets, which would eventually give you more benefit in the long run while you were there in the camp.

Form your own Posses:

You can crew up with you friends or close mates for completing PVP activities or co-operation events. Moreover, you can create a temporary team for short duration of time, but if you want to create a permanent one with your friends, this is also available in the game. So don’t worry.


We want to conclude here by assuming that Rockstar will come up with many new great features and activities to keep you busy with their game. Well these features would come anytime, so fasten your belts for the upcoming updates and to enjoy this RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 gameplay.

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