Red Dead Redemption 2 On PC: Here Are The System Requirements

Outlaws aren't the only ones who can have a hard time running.


Rockstar's acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2 has finally arrived on PC, about a year after the game debuted on PS4 and Xbox One. You can get an idea of what to expect with this new version by watching the impressive launch trailer, or check out our impressions in the video above. But if you're simply wondering whether your PC is capable of handling it, Rockstar has confirmed the minimum system requirements along with the recommended specs for a more ideal experience with everything turned up. Just be prepared for potential crashes, although we might have a solution.

The studio said in a release that it "specifically developed" the game to run on a "wide range" of machines, so you won't necessarily need the beefiest rig to enjoy the game on PC. For those who do have the latest hardware, Red Dead Redemption 2 will shine with a host of new graphical updates and improvements for lighting, textures, and more. You can see a full rundown of Red Dead Redemption 2's minimum and recommended system requirements below.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 System Requirements

Minimum Specifications:

  • OS: Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB
  • HDD Space: 150GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Recommended Specifications:

  • OS: Windows 10 - April 2018 Update (v1803)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Memory: 12GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • HDD Space: 150GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

The minimum specs for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC call for an Intel Core i5-200K or AMD FX-6300 processor or better, with a GPU requirement of Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB or AMD Radeon R9 280 3 GB. A huge amount of space is required for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, as both the minimum and recommended specs call for 150 GB of space.

The recommended specs, meanwhile, state that players should have an Intel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 480 GB GPU. Players will also need 12 GB of RAM. However, Rockstar isn't clear about exactly what settings you'll be able to run the game at on these settings.

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Check out our Red Dead 2 PC pre-order guide for more details on what to expect from this new version of the game, which is out now for a variety of storefronts (including Epic), followed by a Steam release in December.

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