Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs Revealed: Hope You Have 150GB Handy

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Clear those SSDs now: Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally coming to PC on November 5th, and it's bringing with it a pretty hefty storage requirement. 

Rockstar has detailed the PC-specific features and system requirements for the PC port of its popular open-world western, which will eat up a hefty 150GB of your gaming PC or gaming laptop's storage drive.

Here's a quick look at Red Dead Redemption 2's PC specs:

Red Dead Redemption 2 Minimum Specifications

  • OS: Windows 7 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX 6300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB
  • Storage: 150GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Red Dead Redemption 2 Recommended Specifications

  • OS: Windows 10 April 2018 Update
  • CPU: Intel Corei7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • Storage: 150GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC features

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Rockstar also outlined some of the PC-specific perks of Red Dead 2's PC version, which include increased draw distances, more realistic lighting, more detailed snow trails, improved reflections and deeper shadows. The PC version of the game will support HDR and high resolutions of 4K and beyond, and will support multi-monitor and widescreen modes for those with an array of high-end gaming monitors. 

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Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC will also deliver additional bounty hunter missions, gang hideouts, treasure maps, missions, horses and weapons to story mode, though its unclear if these updates will come to the existing PS4 or Xbox One versions of the game. Of course, if you don't have a beefy rig, you'll also be able to stream Red Dead Redemption 2 via Google Stadia when it launches in November.

Michael Andronico

Mike Andronico is Senior Writer at CNNUnderscored. He was formerly Managing Editor at Tom's Guide, where he wrote extensively on gaming, as well as running the show on the news front. When not at work, you can usually catch him playing Street Fighter, devouring Twitch streams and trying to convince people that Hawkeye is the best Avenger.