1 Reason to Pre-Order Red Dead Redemption 2 & 3 Reasons to Wait

With the Red Dead Redemption 2 release date just months away, many Xbox One and PS4 users are thinking about putting in a pre-order. While some of you might want to pre-order the game, many others are probably better off taking a rain check.

Last year, Rockstar finally confirmed Red Dead Redemption 2, a follow-up to the studio’s critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption.

The company has confirmed a few key details. The game will feature an expansive Online mode. It will feature a PS4 exclusive. And it will be released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in the fall ahead of the holidays.

Rockstar hasn’t confirmed a specific Red Dead Redemption 2 release date but pre-orders are live on the developer’s website and through popular retailers like Amazon and GameStop.

As we push deeper into the year friends, family and readers are starting to ask about the game and if it’s worth a pre-order ahead of launch.

Today we want to share some reasons why you might want to put in a Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-order today and why you might want to wait a few more weeks before putting in an order for a game that figures to be one of the best titles of the year.

Pre-Order If You Loved the First One and Want It ASAP

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Pre-Order If You Loved the First One and Want It ASAP

If you loved the first Red Dead Redemption and you know you'll want to jump into new one as soon as humanly possible, you might want to just get it over with and put in a pre-order. 

Many of you have been waiting six plus years for a new Red Dead Redemption to arrive. While Red Dead Redemption 2 probably won't feature the exact same locations and characters as the first game, it will almost certainly be set in the same world with tons of tasks to complete, places to see, and people/animals to kill. 

Rockstar's long development cycles are hard to sit through but the payoff is almost always worth it and there's a very good chance Red Dead Redemption 2 will be worth the long wait. 

The game will feature an extensive single-player campaign and it'll also feature a massive online component that will likely mirror Grand Theft Auto 5 Online. 

The developer notes that the game's "vast and atmospheric world" will provide "the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience." 

If you think you might want to start ranking up your character the second Red Dead Redemption 2 Online goes live, think about putting in a pre-order. (Presuming it arrives at launch. GTA 5 Online arrived after the game's initial release but that was the company's first stab at a massive online mode.)

If you do decide to pull the trigger, you can save some money by pre-ordering from Amazon though you need to be an Amazon Prime member.

(Note: If you aren't a member, you should be able to signup for a free Amazon Prime trial and save on a pre-order).

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