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

With the Red Dead Redemption 2 release date now 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.

In the months since the initial announcement, the companies involved have confirmed a few key details. The game will feature an expansive Online mode. It will feature a PS4 exclusive. And it will be released on October 26th for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Rockstar’s finally confirmed a very specific (and very delayed) Red Dead Redemption 2 release date and pre-orders are live on the developer’s website and through popular retailers like GameStop. Like most games, the highly anticipated title is $60 without a deal.

Should You Pre-Order Red Dead Redemption 2?

As we push toward the game’s release date this fall, many people are trying to decide if it’s worth putting in a pre-order ahead of the highly anticipated 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 has a chance to be one of the very best titles of 2018.

Pre-Order If You Want Red Dead Redemption 2 ASAP

Pre-Order If You Want Red Dead Redemption 2 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 right now. 

Many of you have been waiting six plus years for a new Red Dead Redemption to arrive. While Red Dead Redemption 2 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 missions to complete, places to see, and things 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.)

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