Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Pre-Order Guide: Bonuses And Dates

Rockstar is finally bringing Red Dead Redemption 2 to PC on November 5, allowing PC players to experience one of the best games of 2018 for the first time. Pre-orders will be available across a variety of digital storefronts, offering two different sets of pre-order bonuses.

The best bonuses come from Rockstar’s own games launcher. That version includes a selection of free games from Rockstar’s PC catalog, along with a set of in-game bonuses. On top of that, the Rockstar Games Launcher discounts the special editions, so it appears to be the way to go.

Other digital storefronts with pre-purchase bonuses include the Epic Games Store, Green Man Gaming, the Humble Store, and GameStop. They each offer Gold Bars for use in Red Dead Online. The Steam version isn’t coming until December, and we haven’t seen any pre-order bonuses outlined through it. System specs will be revealed on October 9, when pre-orders open.

Red Dead 2 was lauded for its engaging story and vast, flexible open world. It was named GameSpot’s Game of the Year 2018. The PC version boasts graphical improvements and new story content.

“It can feel like you’re fighting against the game, but that’s why it’s brilliant,” Kallie Plagge wrote. “Your weariness and your frustration are also Arthur’s, and that gives you a greater understanding into the inner turmoil he experiences throughout the story. Those feelings draw you into him, his relationships, and his world, and that’s a connection that’s hard to shake when it’s all over. Of everything about Red Dead Redemption 2, from its responsive, living world to its most meticulous details, that is its greatest achievement.”

Red Dead Redemption 2 on Rockstar Games Launcher

Pre-orders on the Rockstar Games Launcher will begin on October 9. Pre-ordering through Rockstar’s store through October 22 will let you select two of the following Rockstar PC games to add to your library. This is in addition to the free San Andreas for downloading the launcher itself by October 8.

  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition

On top of that, Rockstar says that pre-purchases through its launcher “include free upgrades to the Premium Editions of Red Dead Redemption 2, with both the Special Edition and Ultimate Edition discounted by $20 each.” That suggests that Rockstar will be selling the game’s higher-end editions for cheaper than you can find elsewhere, and the Premium Edition will be the default base edition for sale.

Finally, pre-purchasing through the Rockstar launcher includes:

  • Outlaw Survival Kit for Story Mode
  • War Horse for Story Mode
  • Treasure Map for Story Mode
  • Cash Bonus for Story Mode
  • 50 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online

Red Dead Redemption 2 on Other Digital Stores

Starting October 23, pre-purchases will be available on the Epic Games Store, Green Man Gaming, the Humble Store, and GameStop. Pre-purchasing through any of those retailers will grant you a pre-order bonus of 25 Gold Bars for use in Red Dead Online. The game will also be available as a launch title through Stadia in November.

from GameSpot – Game News

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