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Red Dead Redemption 2 players are puke rappelling off mountains

The wild west is a dangerous place. You'd think it's because of the cougars and grizzly bears and alligators but no, my real nemesis in Red Dead Redemption 2 is riding or running straight off a cliff I wasn't playing attention to. Inevitably that ends up with me dead at the bottom of a ravine, preserved in a loading screen as death by falling, though…

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Red Dead Online hackers are sending spooky scary skeletons to attack players

As they are wont to do, the hackers are at it again. Fortunately, Red Dead Online hackers are usually funny folks. Now it seems that the dead are coming back to life—and no, it's not a belated Halloween event or a sneak reveal of a new Undead Nightmare DLC. Skeletons are being raised and sent after players to sock them in the face brawler style.

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Feature: This city is a tar pit and I’m drowning in it

A strangling spree in Saint Denis – more adventures in Red Dead Redemption 2

Smash cut to: the vile, spluttering face of the Cowboy, who is drowning in a swamp. As his strength gives out and his legs stop kicking, those craggy features slip at last below the surface, turning sepia in the murk before vanishing entirely. A shaking hand, still crusted with alligator blood, claws for the sky as it follows him under. Then he is gone. His…

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Grand Theft Auto IV is missing from Steam, for now, anyway

Just in time to launch Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, Rockstar announced their own game launcher for desktop. Despite having both Grand Theft Auto V and San Andreas available on the new digital storefront, Grand Theft Auto IV is still notably absent. Now it's been delisted from Steam as well, though it doesn't actually seem to be related to any grand plans Rockstar have…

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This Red Dead Redemption 2 modder keeps giving Arthur superpowers

The wild west in Red Dead Redemption 2 is great and all but what if it were wilder? What if Arthur Morgan were a firebender? Or had skills more commonly found at a D&D table? What if he just emitted light like some deep sea fish? The RDR2 modding scene is still getting on its feet but creators have done plenty of silly things like…

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RedM will let you turn Red Dead Redemption 2’s online mode into a roleplaying Wild West

Red Dead Redemption 2 Online should be getting a nice upgrade after the release of RedM, a framework mod that allows players to run their own modded servers. It's from the same developers who made Grand Theft Auto V Online's FiveM mod, the backdoor responsible for those Twitch-ruling GTA streams where people roleplay as cops, criminals, communists, and more. The prospect of expanding Rockstar's Wild…

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Feature: The hero we deserved

The adventures of Saucer Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2’s Playground mod

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences sillier than man's and yet immortal unlike his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were being eyed up by an idiot with a spaceship. An intellect vast and cool and curious about the functionality of his…

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Red Dead Redemption 2’s West is as weird as it is wild

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a world as much as it is a game, which is a fancypants way of saying there’s a lot to see and do. When I played it on console I did more of the doing than the seeing. But with the PC's photo mode, finding and photographing Rockstar's gorgeous world is reason enough to own the game. So when I…

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Feature: Wide Wide West

I now refuse to play Red Dead Redemption 2 at anything less than 5120×1440

We all know Red Dead Redemption 2 is a gorgeous looking game (at least when it's not crashing and freezing), but holy moly does it look stupidly good in ultrawide. Specifically, the kind of ultrawide made possible by Samsung's new CRG9 monitor, which is an even higher specced version of last year's ludicrous 49in, 32:9 CHG90. Whereas the CHG90 had a resolution of 3840x1080 (making…

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Feature: All aboard the rootin' tootin' frame rate machine

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC settings guide: How to get the best performance

Red Dead Redemption 2 hasn't had the smoothest of starts on PC, but now that most of its crashing issues and unexpectedly quitting launcher problems appear to have been resolved, it's time to take a closer look at Red Dead Redemption 2's PC settings and how you can get this beaut of a game running as smoothly as possible. In this article, I've focused on…

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Red Dead Redemption 2’s stuttering issues have a workaround in 1.14 patch

Update: Rockstar have patched Red Dead Redemption 2 again, expanding their 1.14 patch notes with lots more detail of various stability fixes that have come to the cowboy game. The apology for the rocky launch and the free items for RDR2 Online players mentioned below are nice, but presumably not as nice as the game gradually smoothing out its wrinkles. In a separate update linked…

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Feature: Cheating's as common as mud in these here parts

Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats guide – a full list of all 37 RDR2 cheat codes

If you've played the original Red Dead Redemption (or, indeed, any of the GTA games), it should come as no surprise whatsoever to you that Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats exist. Rockstar have hidden away clues to their cheat codes inside various newspapers scattered about RDR2's vast wild world - but seeing as you're here, I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that…

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Feature: The sky isn't the limit

Inside the free GTAV mod giving Los Santos a realistic glow-up

The next phase of Grand Theft Auto V’s PC glow-up is coming, like a beautiful high schooler in a teen movie taking their glasses off to reveal they were even more beautiful all along. Scheduled to launch in December via GTAV-mods.com, a massive update to the astounding (and free) NaturalVision mod will overhaul the game’s already age-defying looks. We’re talking a remodelled sky, reworked shadows,…

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Feature: Cool cowboys don't look at explosions

Red Dead Online Up In Smoke guide – tips and tricks on destroying your opponent’s camp

One of the many team-based PvP modes available to players of Red Dead Online is Up In Smoke - a fast-paced race to destroy your opponent's base before they destroy yours by transporting explosives to the enemy camp. There's room for both offence and defence in this action-packed PvP mode, and our Red Dead Online Up In Smoke guide will walk you through how to…

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You don’t need an RTX 2060 to get 60fps in Red Dead Redemption 2 at 1080p

Earlier this week, Nvidia claimed you'd need one of their RTX 2060 cards to hit 60fps on High quality settings at 1920x1080 in Red Dead Redemption 2, which at the time sounded rather excessive. After all, an RTX 2060 is generally what I'd recommend for playing games at 2560x1440 these days, so to say you'd need this kind of calibre card for 1080p on not…

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This mod lets you roam Red Dead Redemption 2 as any beast you want

Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally here, bringing its sweeping vistas of the American west to PC. Rubbish, then, that you're expected to experience the natural splendour of the rolling plains as an old man with a pound of gravel in his throat. Fortunately, thanks to the work of modders, one download and a few save edits are all it takes to swap those hands…

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Red Dead Online Gold guide – How to quickly earn Gold Bars to buy Permits, Cosmetics, and the Outlaw Pass

Dollars and cents aren't the only currency in Red Dead Online, no sirree. Gold Nuggets and Gold Bars are the coveted riches you're really after, and as you'll no doubt have already discovered, they can be pretty hard to come by in large quantities. But fear not, for our Red Dead Online Gold guide will walk you through everything you need to know about these…

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Red Dead Redemption 2’s 1.14 update finally fixed our launcher woes

So far, Red Dead Redemption 2’s hardest mission has been to get it to work. A fair few folk have been unable to get beyond the new Rockstar Launcher, a crime punishable by tickling in these here parts. If you’ve suffered, you might want to give it a try now. The latest update fixed the launcher trouble for our hardware editor Katharine Castle, who can…

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Feature: It's like GTA Online but with horses

Red Dead Online guide – how to play Red Dead Online on PC right now

With Red Dead Redemption 2 at long last released on PC, we've got a whole new audience of players just starting to ask questions about Red Dead Online, RDR2's multiplayer component and their wild-west equivalent to GTA Online. Our Red Dead Online guide will walk you through everything you need to know, from how to get started playing online on PC to details of all…

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Feature: How the west was fun

Red Dead Redemption 2 review

Reviewing Red Dead Redemption 2 a year after its console release is like happening upon a frontier homestead after it's been attacked by bandits. It’s a game that has been subjected to every take under the sun, and stripped to the bone by internet vultures; every last secret dug up, every mechanic scalped and scrutinised, until no magic remains. I, adopting the role of world-weary…

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