Red Dead Redemption 2 photo mode comes to the Xbox One version

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Red Dead Redemption 2 cliffs (Image credit: Windows Central/Samuel Tolbert)

What you need to know

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 first released back in October 2018.
  • For a few weeks now, photo mode has been available on PlayStation 4, Stadia and PC.
  • Photo mode has now been added to the Xbox One version of the game.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 for Xbox One is $30 on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

While photo mode has been available in the PC and PlayStation 4 versions of Red Dead Redemption 2 for several weeks now, Xbox players have been left out. That changes today, as Rockstar Games confirmed that photo mode is now available in the game on Xbox One.

Here's the full list of new content that's been added:

  • Photo Mode
  • Story Mode Bounty Hunter Missions: track down wanted criminals Herman Zizendorf, Camille de Millemont and Bart Cavanaugh
  • Story Mode Gang Hideouts: Take on the deadly Del Lobos gang at Gaptooth Breach and Solomon's Folly
  • Story Mode Treasure Maps: Landmarks of Riches and The Elemental Trail
  • "To The Ends of The Earth" Story Mode Mission
  • Weapons Added to Story Mode: M1899 Pistol, Evans Repeater, High Roller Revolver and LeMat Revolver
  • Horses Added to Story Mode: Warped Brindle Arabian, Few Spot Appaloosa, Perlino Andalusian and Red Chestnut Arabian
  • Hidden Trinkets Added to Story Mode: Hawk Talon, Cat Eye, Shark Tooth, Turtle Shell and Crow Beak

Xbox players can now take new shots in photo mode and save them, or upload them to the Rockstar Social Club. Photo mode naturally only works in the Story Mode of Red Dead Redemption 2.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

  • Why did it take so long for the Xbox to get this?
  • Honestly I thought that was already there, shows you my interest level.
  • I never bother using photo modes on Xbox because it just goes to the Xbox feed, and who actually looks at that ever. I've shared a few from PS4 though, mainly from the Uncharted series.
  • I do... When I accidently tab over. 😜 Seriously though, the only time I ever do is when I launch the Xbox app, but that's about it. I do have some random person that seems to like every thing that is in my feed. I don't waste my time with social media, is this what people really do?
  • Might have been someone that you were on a team with in a game and they thought you were a decent player. Or you have a secret admirer. As an aside I expect I will use photo modes a lot more on the next system seeing as it will have a share button too.
  • This is actual single player story mode content? Not read dead online?