Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Pre-Orders Live Now: Pre-Order Bonuses, Discounts, And More

Rockstar offers a rich bounty of bonuses, as long as you use its launcher.


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 are now available exclusively on the Rockstar Games Launcher through October 22 and will eventually be available across a variety of digital storefronts, offering two different sets of pre-order bonuses. Check out the official press release from Rockstar Games or follow our pre-order guide below for all the info you need.

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 is offering the Special Edition for $60 and the Ultimate Edition for $80, both $20 less than their usual price.

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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 of Red Dead Redemption 2 isn't coming until December, and we haven't seen any pre-order bonuses outlined through it. System specs were revealed October 9 when pre-orders opened.

Red Dead 2 was lauded for its engaging story and vast, flexible open world. It was named GameSpot's Game of the Year 2018. Rockstar claims the PC version will boast graphical improvements and new story content in the form of "Bounty Hunting Missions, Gang Hideouts, Weapons, and more."

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Pre-Order Red Dead Redemption 2 PC On Rockstar Games Launcher

Pre-orders on the Rockstar Games Launcher are available now.

Pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2 (PC) at Rockstar

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.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Pre-Order Bonus Games

Pre-purchasing through the Rockstar launcher also includes the following:

  • 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
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Pre-Order Red Dead Redemption 2 PC From Epic Games Store, GameStop, And More

Starting October 23, pre-purchases were made available at 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. Red Dead Redemption 2 is also coming to Stadia as a launch title in November.

Pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2 (PC) at Epic Games Store

Pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2 (PC) at Green Man Gaming

Red Dead Redemption 2 originally launched in October 2018 on PS4 and Xbox One. GameSpot's Red Dead Redemption 2 review praised it as an "excellent prequel" with an "emotional, thought-provoking story."

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