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Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC sports massive install size

What you need to know

  • Red Dead Redemption 2's PC specs have been revealed.
  • Notably, Rockstar says the game requires 150GB of free hard drive space.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 is up for preorder on the Rockstar Launcher for PC, and is available for $35 on Xbox One (opens in new tab).

Rockstar Games has revealed the minimum and recommended PC specs for Red Dead Redemption 2 ahead of its November 5 launch, and they're relatively tame aside from one notable requirement: hard drive space. The game will require at least 150GB of free space, which is right up there with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's potential 175GB requirement on PC.

Here's a quick look at the rest of the spec requirements, as stated on the Rockstar Launcher's preorder page:

Minimum specifications

  • OS: Windows 7 - Service Pack 1
  • 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
  • OS: Windows 10 - April 2018 Update
  • 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

On PC, Red Dead Redemption 2 preorders will net you several bonuses, including the Outlaw Survival Kit, War Horse, Treasure Map, and Cash Bonus for Story Mode. You'll also get 50 gold basr for Red Dead Online.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is already available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The PC version is available to preorder on Rockstar's Launcher, but it will also come to the Epic Games Store, along with Steam in December.

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4 Comments
  • What's the current install size of the game on the Xbox One X (after updates are applied)?
  • Same question here
  • Its about 110 GB on XBOX one x
  • Thanks, be interesting to see the comparisons, it's probably all going to be in textures which means screenshots will look better but in motion you probably won't notice much of a difference.