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The group successfully aids the revolution against the plantation owners and secures transport back to the United States. The group reunites with the rest of the gang. After fending off a Pinkerton assault on the camp, Dutch becomes paranoid that a gang member is working as an informant, causing their failures. After relocating again, Dutch obsesses over one last heist. Although he insists that they must wait to liberate John, Arthur and Sadie disobey Dutch to rescue him.
Soon after, Dutch manipulates a local Native American tribe into conflict with the United States Army to draw attention away from the gang, against Arthur's wishes. Dutch begins to doubt Arthur's loyalty, in part facilitated by Micah Bell's manipulations, who has eagerly taken Hosea's role as Dutch's right-hand man.
Meanwhile, Arthur becomes concerned that Dutch is no longer the man he knew, increasingly resorting to murder and paranoia, and abandoning their ideals.
Arthur later discovers that he has contracted tuberculosis while collecting a debt from a diseased farmer, Thomas Downes , giving him only a short time to live. Faced with his own mortality, Arthur reflects on his actions and how to protect the gang following his death.
Several gang members become disenchanted and leave, while Dutch and Micah arrange one final heist of an Army payroll train. Arthur convinces John that following the heist he must leave and start a new life with his family. Dutch later murders Cornwall, blaming him for the Pinkerton's actions. Arthur's faith in Dutch is finally shattered when he leaves John for dead during the heist and refuses to rescue Abigail when she is captured by Milton.
Arthur disobeys Dutch's orders and rescues Abigail, with Sadie's help. During the rescue, Arthur is ambushed by Milton, who reveals that Micah has been working as an informant for the Pinkertons since their return from Guarma before he is killed by Abigail. Before Arthur heads back to camp to confront Micah, he tells the women to leave for safety, bidding them farewell.
The gang finally collapses when Arthur and John both return to camp, openly accusing Micah and Dutch of betrayal. Dutch, Bill, Javier, and Micah turn on John and Arthur when the Pinkertons arrive, but all six manage to flee into the wilderness.
Arthur accepts his fate and either buys John time to escape by confronting the Pinkertons, or heads back to camp to retrieve Dutch's money stash. After either option, Micah ambushes Arthur and Dutch intervenes in their fight. Arthur manages to convince Dutch to abandon Micah and leave. If Arthur was played honorably, he succumbs to his tuberculosis in peace under the sunrise, otherwise, Micah executes him.
Years later, John is attempting to lead an honest life and provide a living for Abigail and their son Jack. Finding work at a local ranch , John is forced to fight back against a group of outlaws threatening his employer. Believing that John will never escape his old life, Abigail leaves with Jack. In order to convince Abigail he's changed, John buys a plot of land with the intention of turning it into a ranch. He reunites with several surviving gang members, including Uncle, Sadie, and Charles, who help John build his ranch and provide him with jobs to pay off his bank loans.
Upon Abigail's return, John proposes to her. Eventually, Sadie comes across information leading to Bell's location and informs Charles and John. Against Abigail's wishes, John, wanting revenge for Arthur's death, leaves with Charles and Sadie to hunt down Bell.
After arriving at Micah's camp, Charles and Sadie are wounded by his men, forcing John to continue alone. After gunning down several of Micah's men, including Joe , John confronts Bell, only to be shocked to discover that he and Dutch are working together again. However, Dutch shoots Bell, allowing John to finish him off. With Bell dead, Dutch takes his leave without a word. John then discovers that Bell had since recovered the money stash left behind in Blackwater, and uses it to fully pay off his loan.
Later, John formally marries Abigail, and they both look forward to living a new life on their ranch, alongside Uncle and Jack, while Sadie and Charles leave for other pursuits. The fates of surviving gang members are revealed in newspaper articles, letters, NPC dialogue, random encounters, and several mid-credit scenes: Pearson opened a general store in Rhodes, Swanson became a priest in New York, Tilly married a lawyer, Mary-Beth became a writer, Karen presumably drank herself to death, and Strauss was arrested and killed in captivity, staying loyal to the gang and revealing none of the gang's secrets.
Meanwhile, Agent Ross , now working for the Bureau of Investigation , discovers Bell's corpse. He and his partner Archer Fordham follow the trail straight to John's ranch, initiating the events of the first game.
John looks at the grave to which he says "I guess we're just about done, my friend. On October 16th, , Rockstar Games changed all of their social media and Newswire images to two red and black Rockstar logos, one of which appeared faded in a similar way to several Red Dead Redemption screenshots.
The following day, Rockstar teased another photo, appearing to show Dutch's Gang walking in front of the sunset. On October 18th, , Rockstar formally announced Red Dead Redemption 2 , and a trailer was released on October 20th, On May 22nd, , Rockstar announced the game was delayed until spring and released screenshots from the game.
On September 28th, , Rockstar released the second trailer, revealing Arthur Morgan as the game's protagonist and Dutch van der Linde as one of the central characters.
The trailer also revealed that the number "2" had been changed to the Roman numeral "II," similar to that of the GTA series. On February 1st, , Rockstar delayed the game for the second time, announcing the release date for October 26th, , along with 7 new screenshots of the game.
A few months later on April 30, , Rockstar announced that a third official trailer would be coming the following Wednesday on May 2, , at 11 AM Eastern time. Along with the announcement, they also added a promotional video snippet showing the protagonist, Arthur Morgan, holding a revolver along with the date of the release of the third trailer.
On May 3 and May 4, , several news outlets gave their first hands-on impressions of the game,  with a total of 33 new screenshots released as well.
On May 4, Rockstar Games also announced that they will unveil first details on the game's special editions and more the following month. The following month on June 4, Rockstar Games released first details on the game's special editions including digital pre-order bonuses, Collector's Box and more.
On July 23, announced the Red Dead Redemption II Complete Official Guidebook and the two variants of it, as well as confirming the release date of October 26 for the book. On July 31st, Rockstar announced that the pre-order bonuses have been extended to August 15th, On August 8, , Rockstar Games announced that an official gameplay video of the game would be released the following day on August 9, , at 11 AM Eastern time.
Along with the announcement, a promotional image was also attached to the Newswire post. On August 30, , Rockstar Games announced the Outlaw Essentials Collection, featuring various limited-edition items, everything from t-shirts, domino sets and shot glasses, to iPhone cases and much more. On September 5, , Rockstar Games posted a proclamation from the Pinkerton Detective Agency issuing the killing or capture of Dutch van der Linde.
The proclamation features significant plot details. The following day on September 6, , Rockstar Games posted a total of 23 new promotional character art for various members of the Van der Linde gang. With an interval of 30 minutes between each. The next day on September 7, , Rockstar Games announced a dedicated page for the Van der Linde gang on the official Red Dead Redemption II website featuring all of the original artwork along with quotes and bios for each character of the gang.
They also made the original artwork available for download via the Rockstar Downloads page. The digital versions purchased through the Xbox and PlayStation Stores include the above, and additionally, include:. The Red Dead Redemption 2: Special Edition contains a selection of exclusive content for Story Mode including:.
The Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition contains all the Story Mode content from the Special Edition plus additional bonuses for a head start in online. Get access to three weapons at the Gunsmiths in Story Mode and online: the Volcanic Pistol, Pump Action Shotgun, and Lancaster Varmint Rifle. The Red Dead Redemption II Complete Official Guide is presented in two distinct variations:.
Packed with essential information about every mission, character, and feature of this vast and detailed world, the Standard Edition includes an at-a-glance walkthrough, dedicated maps chapter, comprehensive reference sections, and an all-encompassing index.
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Winner of over Game of the Year Awards and recipient of over perfect scores, RDR2 is the epic tale of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the infamous Van der Linde gang, on the run across America at the dawn of the modern age. Also includes access to the shared living world of Red Dead Online. Recent Reviews:. All Reviews:. Popular user-defined tags for this product:. Is this game relevant to you? Sign In or Open in Steam. Requires 3rd-Party Account: Rockstar Games Social Club.
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View Community Hub. Ultimate Edition The Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition delivers all of the Story Mode content from the Special Edition plus additional content for online including Bonus Outfits for your online Character, Rank Bonuses, Black Chestnut Thoroughbred and free access to the Survivor Camp Theme. About This Game America, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are outlaws on the run.
With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.
Now featuring additional Story Mode content and a fully-featured Photo Mode, Red Dead Redemption 2 also includes free access to the shared living world of Red Dead Online, where players take on an array of roles to carve their own unique path on the frontier as they track wanted criminals as a Bounty Hunter, create a business as a Trader, unearth exotic treasures as a Collector or run an underground distillery as a Moonshiner and much more.
With all new graphical and technical enhancements for deeper immersion, Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC takes full advantage of the power of the PC to bring every corner of this massive, rich and detailed world to life including increased draw distances; higher quality global illumination and ambient occlusion for improved day and night lighting; improved reflections and deeper, higher resolution shadows at all distances; tessellated tree textures and improved grass and fur textures for added realism in every plant and animal.
Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC also offers HDR support, the ability to run high-end display setups with 4K resolution and beyond, multi-monitor configurations, widescreen configurations, faster frame rates and more. Mature Content Description The developers describe the content like this: This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: General Mature Content.
Red Dead Redemption 2 stylized as Red Dead Redemption II is a western-themed action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games. It is the third entry in the Red Dead series and a prequel to 's Red Dead Redemption  and was released on October 26th,  on PlayStation 4, Xbox One  and on November 5th, for PC. Set in a fictional recreation of the American Old West in , Red Dead Redemption 2 focuses on the life of Arthur Morgan and his position in the notorious Van der Linde gang.
The game follows the gang's decline as they are pursued by lawmen, fellow gangs and Pinkerton agents. The narrative revolves around the characters of Dutch van der Linde , John Marston and Micah Bell in addition to Morgan.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is set in an open world consisting of five American regions, which the player can explore as they proceed with the story, and can be played through both third-person and first-person view. As Arthur Morgan, players can interact with the game world in several ways, including story missions, side quests, challenges, randomized events, and hunting. An Honor system, returning from the previous game, changes accordingly to the player's actions towards non-player characters.
Upon release, Red Dead Redemption 2 received widespread universal acclaim; it was praised for its writing, themes, characterization, open-world design, visuals, realistic elements and attention to detail, though it also received criticism for its control scheme and the effect of realism on the gameplay.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a western action-adventure game set in an open world environment and played from a third-person perspective, featuring single-player and online multiplayer components.
For example, new mechanics such as using a bow and arrow, dual-wielding revolvers, wading in water and using a canoe have all been introduced. Wildlife and hunting in the game have also improved. The game focuses heavily on player choice for the story and missions. Players can communicate with any NPC in ways much different from previous Rockstar games. They can choose options such as having a friendly chat, having a threatening chat in order to steal money from the NPC, or they can simply take out that character and loot the corpse.
In a further expansion of immersion, players need to take care of their equipment, such as their weapons, by cleaning them. In terms of character customization, players have the option of visiting a barber for a cut and style; however, the styles available to players depends on how much they have let their character's hair naturally grow over the course of the game.
Hunting and fishing are essential skills for survival in the wilderness, providing food, materials, and a source of income. A huge variety of fish swim the many rivers, lakes, and streams, and selecting the right bait or lure is key to a successful day's haul. Tracking an animal takes focus and patience; move carefully and watch the wind direction or players will alert their prey. The choice of weapon and shot placement is also very important and will affect the quality of the meat and pelt, which in turn affects the price that traders will pay for them.
Players need to make sure to pick the right gauge of rifle for the size of the animal that they are hunting, or master the use of the bow for a quiet and clean kill. If prey is injured, they will try to escape, forcing players to continue pursuing them. After a successful hunt, players can either skin and butcher the animal on the spot or take it with them whole. Animal skins and carcasses will rot over time if not properly tended to, and this both decreases their value while making them stink, and makes the character a target for wild animals when out of town.
Trappers can craft more exotic goods for players. Unlike previous Rockstar games, Red Dead Redemption 2 features hair that grows. Over time, Arthur's hair and beard will grow longer. Should the player wish to remove Arthur's beard, his beard can be either trimmed or completely shaved off at camp. No hair can be "added" at barbershops in the same way as in previous games, or in real life. For example, if the player decides to shave off Arthur's beard, he will not be able to select a styled beard with a curled mustache.
In addition, Arthur can also bathe. This isn't necessary, but if the player is covered in mud or blood, NPCs will comment on Arthur's smell or appearance. Furthermore, Arthur needs to sleep and keep himself healthy, otherwise, he'll feel tired and drained of energy.
If Arthur is underweight, his stamina will diminish more slowly, but his health will drain more quickly. If overweight, his health will deplete more slowly while his stamina will diminish at a faster rate. Arthur's weight is best when it's at a perfect or moderate level.
While Arthur is sick, his cores will be reduced by a fixed percentage and he will only be able to eat a limited amount of food. Arthur will only get the benefits he needs by sleeping. If Arthur eats too much while he is sick, he will start coughing immediately afterward.
After completing the mission " Red Dead Redemption " the player will be able to play as John. Over time, John's hair and beard will also grow longer. Should the player wish to remove John's beard, it can be either trimmed or completely shaved off in the bathroom at Pronghorn Ranch Epilogue - Part One or Beecher's Hope Epilogue - Part Two.
If the player wants his hair styled professionally, they must go to a barbershop. Players may find John's scars to be visible if his facial hair is short. John can also bathe. This may be just something the player can do, or serve as a function.
If John is dirty and has not bathed in a while, other civilians will make comments on his smell. John needs to sleep and keep himself healthy, otherwise, he will feel tired and drained of energy. John's weight is also a big part of maintaining his health. If his weight is average his stamina and health will not be affected. If John is underweight, he will have less health but more stamina; while if he is overweight he will have more health but less stamina.
Development of Red Dead Redemption 2 began in as production drew to a close on its predecessor, Red Dead Redemption.
In early , Dan Houser, co-founder of Rockstar Games and head writer for the company, began talking to Rockstar San Diego about a potential follow-up to the first Red Dead Redemption. When Dan Houser was interviewed by Vulture, he said that by late summer of , he had a "broad outline and rough flow of the game defined".
By Autumn , many of the game's missions started to shape up, although the scripts for the missions were very rough at the time and weren't completed. It was at this time that read-throughs of the scripts commenced, this was done via video conference calls with directors of gameplay, art design, and animation from Rockstar offices around the world. The final script for Red Dead Redemption 2 's main story is approximately pages long.
However, with the addition side-content and additional dialogue, Dan Houser estimates that if the pages were stacked, they "would be eight feet high".
In cohesion with the script, vast efforts were made to further bring it to life by spending a total of days on the motion-capture work. This also required vast amounts of actors; a total of actors were involved in the motion-capture sessions, of them with dialogue.
The majority of the sessions were directed by Edge. Later in the renowned composer Woody Jackson was brought in to compose the game's music. By mid, the acting for Red Dead Redemption 2 's story was completed. At this time, the story was approximately 65 hours long, but a 5-hour portion of the game's story was later cut from the game. This part of the process is always about compromise and horse trading.
Under and much of , the game was polished and tested to its full extent. In , work was also started on the online-counterpart of the game: Red Dead Online. Story segments were assembled and additional motion-capture work was done. It is unknown exactly how many were involved in the development of the game. According to Rockstar's open "Thank You"-letter, a total of individuals are credited for their involvement in the game.
As of late , it is unknown whether or not there will be any additional add-ons or updates to the game. After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive.
As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him. Set in the American frontier in , Red Dead Redemption 2 follows the story of Arthur Morgan , a member of Dutch van der Linde 's outlaw gang.
In May , after a failed ferry heist in the thriving port town of Blackwater , Dutch Van der Linde and his gang are forced to flee the area and attempt to cross the snowy mountains north to avoid the law, leaving their substantial money stash behind. The gang set up a camp in the deserted mining town of Colter as a temporary shelter. Arthur, Micah and Dutch find a homestead holding a party, but then realize that the party is hosted by the O'Driscolls , a rival gang. The trio defeats them and find Sadie Adler , a widow whose husband was killed by O'Driscolls.
They take Sadie under their wing. In order to fund their escape south, Dutch has the gang rob a train belonging to the wealthy oil magnate Leviticus Cornwall. A furious and vengeful Cornwall then hires the Pinkerton Detective Agency , who send Agents Andrew Milton and Edgar Ross to apprehend the gang.
Realizing that the progress of civilization is ending the time of outlaws, Dutch and the gang decide to gather up enough money to retire and escape the law for good. The gang relocates south to the state of New Hanover , and the gang perform numerous jobs and heists to gather enough money, as Dutch continually promises one last, big heist that will secure their freedom.
After a deadly shootout with Cornwall and his men, the gang is forced to relocate when Milton discovers their camp. In Rhodes , they meet the Grays and Braithwaites , two rival families potentially hoarding civil war gold.
The gang works for both families to pit them against each other, but their actions are discovered. Resulting in an ambush by the Grays that kills Sean, and the Braithwaites kidnapping John's son, Jack. The gang slaughters both families in retaliation, and learn that Jack has been sold to crime lord Angelo Bronte. Dutch, John, and Arthur head to Bronte's mansion in Saint Denis to confront Bronte and retrieve Jack.
Bronte returns Jack and embraces the gang, but then leads them into a trap. In retaliation, Dutch kidnaps Bronte with the gang and feeds him to an alligator, murdering him. At this point, Dutch has grown convinced that there is no future for the gang in the United States and leads them into a Saint Denis bank robbery to gather enough money to move overseas.
The Pinkertons intervene, and Milton executes Hosea in front of the gang. A shootout ensues, in which Lenny is killed and John is arrested. Arthur, Dutch, Bill, Javier, and Micah escape on a boat to Cuba. A torrential storm sinks the ship, and the men wash ashore the isle of Guarma , where they become embroiled in a war between the tyrannical sugar plantation owners and the enslaved local population.
The group successfully aids the revolution against the plantation owners and secures transport back to the United States.
Read all the latest news from Red Dead Redemption 2. The story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, fight and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart Thursday, November 29th: All players who played Red Dead Redemption 2 between October 26th to October 29th. The Red Dead Online Beta was made available to all Red Dead · Listed below is the complete list of major Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) Online updates, starting with the May 11, update. Loading For every RDO update between the Red Dead Online is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia. Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an ... read more
While the main theme of the original game was to protect family at all costs, Red Dead Redemption 2 tells the story of the breakdown of a family in the form of the Van der Linde gang. Retrieved April 12, EGM Media, LLC. The gang relocates south to the state of New Hanover , and the gang perform numerous jobs and heists to gather enough money, as Dutch continually promises one last, big heist that will secure their freedom. The player can take cover, free aim, and target a person or animal.Wiki Posse Wiki History. John needs to sleep and keep himself healthy, otherwise, he will feel tired and drained of energy. Red Dead Wiki Explore. Retrieved August 9, Arthur's weight is best when it's at a perfect or moderate level.