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Red Dead Redemption 2 NPCs give you directions if you disable the mini-map

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Image credit: Rockstar Games)

Red Dead Redemption 2 is almost here, and more information keeps on coming out. Today, Rockstar Intel revealed that the game would feature more complex dialogues if you disabled the mini-map. The mini-map is a staple in games because it prevents the player from getting lost. Even though you're in an unfamiliar land, you still know exactly where to go.

Games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey give you the option to disable automatic waypoints, and Red Dead Redemption 2 is no different. If you turn off the mini-map, characters you interact with will give you additional information on where to go. This enhances immersion because you have to rely on other means of navigation and information acquisition.

After a robbery goes wrong in the 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 or loyalty to the gang who raised him.

Red Dead Redemption 2 should launch on October 26, 2018 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 systems. The game runs at "4K Ultra HD" on Xbox One X.

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5 Comments
  • Is it coming to PC?
  • Unfortunately not, really wanted to play this. Oh well
  • Xboxes are cheap (relatively speaking compared to gaming PCs). So there's an easy solution. =P
  • "should" launch. nice.
    we still don't know for sure, it could be delayed yet again...
  • The gaming industry is known for last-minute delays so I'd rather not make definitive statements.