What you need to know
- Red Dead Redemption 2 is a stunning single-player and multiplayer experience.
- The online mode may not be as strong, but it's still a lot of fun.
- You'll soon be able to change your character's appearance at any time.
- You can purchase Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition for $100 through GameStop (opens in new tab).
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a cinematic action-adventure game set in the Wild West. The title takes place in 1899, a time which brought stability to the United States, but also resulted in a drastic shift for many individuals who lived close to the untamed frontier. Beforehand, the federal government chose not to heavily intervene in these territories, going all the way to California. However, the need for consolidation and some form of control — especially when states like Montana and Utah were admitted into the Union — triggered an end to the uncontrolled lawlessness that prevailed during those times. What many people considered "true freedom" was coming to an end.
The game features a single-player mode and a multiplayer component. While the single-player story focuses on Arthur Morgan, you can create your own cowboy in Red Dead Online. Unfortunately, once you confirmed your selection, you couldn't change the way you looked.
Luckily, that's about to change. Today, developer Rockstar Games announced that the team has "been working on some top-requested features for the next major Red Dead Online update including the ability to reset your character's appearance without altering your progress." The wording in the post didn't specify when this would be available, but here's hoping that it launches soon. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.
Simply the best
The gold standard for open world games
Every inch of this game has been carefully crafted to deliver the highest possible quality experience, and it shows all throughout this generation-defining experience.
Xbox accessories you'll love
Every one of these quality accessories is guaranteed to enhance your Xbox experience.
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One (opens in new tab) ($20 at Amazon)
PowerA's take on the Xbox One controller is an attractive pickup for budget-conscious gamers that nails all the basics.
Talon PDP Xbox media remote (opens in new tab) ($20 at Amazon)
The Talon PDP Xbox media remote is great for watching shows on your console.
Xbox One S vertical stand (opens in new tab) ($10 at Amazon)
Stand your console upright with this accessory.
Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
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