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Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Day Party
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2018, 09:49:18 PM »
I am sure they will release more information soon but I know other games I've played have the actual date you can predownload from is significantly earlier. Usually 3-5 days at least.

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Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Day Party
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2018, 08:23:38 PM »
Pre-order here through Amazon for Xbone.  Title is available for pre-install now, to be available to play 10/23.  I just want to get my feet wet in SP before I get myself massacred in MP.
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Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Day Party
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2018, 08:23:10 AM »
I am running a haunted house at my school on release day so I'm gonna be late to the party. Hoping Amazon "screws" and sends it early.

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Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Day Party
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2018, 11:49:37 AM »
OK, now I'm totally confused.  I have two emails from Amazon that says the release date is Oct 23, but everywhere else I look, the date is Oct 26.
I can't find anywhere that Ultimate Ed. came with early access, but maybe it did?

I've already downloaded and installed, so I guess I'll start mashing the button on the 23rd and see what happens.
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Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Day Party
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2018, 10:00:30 PM »
Indeed :) The bar is set high... Maybe too high?

There really was something special about RDR Online and I think we have to be prepared for RDR2 being very different. Part of me is OK with it because RDR is a time capsule for me. It's a personal thing but after living as a grown up for a while, RDR is the game that turned me into a gamer. Most gamers are made before they turn 5. At last I got to be one before I turned 50.

Anyway, I'm so worried about R* $-gating all the good content in RDR2 Online that I already decided I'm happy with the game if the single player is an awesome Choose-Your-Own Adventure game. I believe it will be. If R* monetizes RDR2O like Rocket League or Fortnite - that style of cosmetics shop, I think we have it made in the shade, boys!

Finally, at this late point, I just want R* to let us know if the R* Editor will be included? I'm kinda assuming it will be but man, if I fire it up on Thursday night and I don't see it, I'm gonna end up drinking 4x more beer to drown my sorrow and I'll feel like hell the next morning.

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Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Day Party
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2018, 11:41:38 PM »
I agree about the cosmetics. I play a ton of Overwatch and they’ve nailed it in my opinion. You can unlock cosmetics by earning loot boxes by playing the game, or buy bundles of the exact same loot boxes with real money. There is no weapon, power up, skill or perk in any loot box. All items are skins, sprays, emotes, etc.. no advantage whatsoever. People love cosmetics and some pay money to get them faster and the rest of us have gotten all new maps and modes at zero cost. I do like that Rockstar has said that they won’t fragment the player base like in RDR, so I’m grateful for that.

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Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Day Party
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2018, 11:15:56 PM »
I do like that Rockstar has said that they won’t fragment the player base like in RDR, so I’m grateful for that.

Big news indeed. Those later DLCs for RDR had some cool maps that didn't see enough play (Nekoti Rock).

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Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Day Party
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2018, 08:55:15 AM »
I’ve been wanting to use this for a while:

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Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Day Party
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2018, 12:22:49 PM »
Some info from Rockstar. Nice to see a companion app coming.


With Red Dead Redemption 2 just a few short days away, we wanted to share some information to help you prepare for your epic journey across the rugged heartland of America. Read on for launch details including day one Title Update information, how to help us continually improve your game experience by reporting issues and feedback, and more.

Also look out for the Red Dead Redemption 2 Official Companion App, which will be available for both iOS and Android when the game launches this Friday Oct 26 and will connect directly with your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One as you play. We will have more details on the Companion App later today.



As is common for a game of this size and scope, there will be a downloadable title update addressing a number of last minute tweaks, bugs and fixes. To ensure the best possible gameplay experience, we strongly recommend making sure you’ve downloaded this update before launching the game. If your console isn't currently set up to automatically download updates as soon as they become available, you can find some simple instructions for enabling that feature here:

Enabling automatic updates on PlayStation 4
Enabling automatic updates on Xbox One
For players who have pre-ordered Red Dead Redemption 2 via the PlayStation Store or Xbox Store, the game is now available to download and pre-install on both platforms, allowing you to jump in as soon as the game is released this Friday.



We have recently relaunched the Rockstar Games Support website to make it easier than ever to find the help you need when experiencing any sort of issue. The new Rockstar Support site is also optimized for mobile devices so you can quickly get help right from your smartphone.

As with any game launching of this size, we expect that there will be unforeseen bugs and issues to report and we encourage you to please let us know about anything along those lines that you encounter in Red Dead Redemption 2. You can search the Red Dead Redemption 2 knowledge base to see if what you’re experiencing is a known issue or if an article exists addressing it, request support by submitting a ticket, or file a bug report.
There are already some helpful Red Dead Redemption 2 articles to check out at the Support website including about the game’s installation requirements, pre-order bonuses and more.



We know that many players around the world are planning on jumping right on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Mixer and other platforms to stream and upload their game experience for friends and fans. We also know that games frequently ‘fall off the truck’ and wind up in players’ hands early, so we’d like you to know when it is okay to be able to broadcast or upload game content. Red Dead Redemption 2’s official release date is this Friday, October 26 and the worldwide embargo date and time for safely streaming or posting video content is timed with the game’s first ‘midnight launch’ release in Australia / New Zealand which translates to:

Australia / New Zealand: 12:01am Friday October 26
Eastern Time: 7:01am Thursday October 25
Pacific Time: 4:01am Thursday October 25
British Time: 12:01pm Thursday October 25
Please consult against world clock information for your local time zone relative to the above, if not reflected.



Get ready for the launch of the Red Dead Online beta coming in November. As we announced previously, Red Dead Online is a new online connected experience set against the backdrop of Red Dead Redemption 2’s enormous open world. As with most online experiences of this size and scale, there will inevitably be some turbulence at launch and we look forward to working with our amazing and dedicated community to share ideas, help us fix teething problems and work with us to develop Red Dead Online into something really fun and innovative.

Access to Red Dead Online is free to anyone with a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

Using the gameplay of Red Dead Redemption 2 as a foundation, Red Dead Online will be ready to be explored alone or with friends, and will also feature constant updates and adjustments to grow and evolve this experience for all players. Stay tuned for more details about Red Dead Online in the weeks ahead.

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Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Day Party
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2018, 04:49:48 PM »
Ill have to buy a Playstation first. Waiting on my paycheck and i'll try and get one ASAP
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Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Day Party
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2018, 05:43:17 PM »
I don't know what Amazon was smoking with that email they sent me with the date of the 23rd.  Oh well, I'm ready for Friday morning, for sure.

Here's a pretty neat article about the development of the storyline of RDR2.  I thought this part was particularly intriguing:

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One of the goals of this game was to deliver an experience that vanquished the concept of “missions” and “cut-scenes” and instead just made the player feel like there were living inside a world alongside people they cared about. To do that, the team built out the concept of the camp, a traveling society peopled with characters that Arthur feels so close to they might as well be family. It’s through those interactions, filtered by so many perspectives and personalities, that Arthur takes shape.

“I think the gang’s camp is one of the most ambitious things we’ve ever done from a narrative perspective,” Unsworth said. “You aren’t just doing story missions with these characters, you’re living with them, and the storytelling is fully free-form and not limited to cutscenes.”

There are no end-of-mission pauses and few forced interactions between Arthur and those others that make up the gang.

“The story is Arthur’s whole experience of the world around him in the hands of the player,” Unsworth said. “We couldn’t have a big dramatic, cinematic scene then release those same characters to gameplay and suddenly have them feel like a bunch of mindless bots. The energy and mood have to persist and they need to remember what just happened. At the outset, this was a fairly daunting challenge.”

The result, Unsworth said, is a narratively-driven experience that is unique to video games. An experience that is determined as much by the player as the thousands-strong studio that made the game.
This sure beats milking cows!