If you’re planning to pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2 for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 be sure to lookout for a deal. There aren’t a ton of deals out there yet, but there are ways to save money on one of 2018’s most anticipated titles.
The Red Dead Redemption 2 release date is confirmed for October and retailers are taking pre-orders for Rockstar’s new open-world game.
While there are some reasons to hold off on a Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-order, some of you might want to buy the game now and be done with it.
If you do decide to buy Red Dead Redemption 2 before its October 26th release date, you don’t have to pay the full $60 for the game.
Here are the best Red Dead Redemption 2 deals we’ve been able to find in the early part of 2018. We expect the list of deals to grow in the months ahead so keep your eyes peeled as we push toward the game’s release this fall.
Best Red Dead Redemption 2 Deals
Amazon Prime members can take 20% off $60 when the game is available. This deal will last through the game’s release date in October.
If you aren’t an Amazon Prime member, you should be able to signup for a free Amazon Prime trial and get 20% off your pre-order.
Best Buy’s got one of the best Red Dead Redemption 2 deals out, but you’ll need a Gamers Club Unlocked membership to take advantage of it.
Gamers Club Unlocked (GCU) Members take 20% off the price of the game’s $60 price tag dropping the price down to a mere $48 before launch.
If you’re interested, take a look at our rundown of the service. If you’re a regular at Best Buy and you buy a lot of video games, a membership might be worth it. GCU is also cheaper than Amazon Prime.
NewEgg was recently selling the game for $50 without a membership fee. The deal’s vanished, but could make a return before the game’s release date later this year.
Pre-Order If You Want to Play 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 seven 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 be set in the same world with tons of missions to complete, places to see, animals to hunt, and so on. It'll also include some familiar faces.
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 says 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.
If you pre-order a digital copy you should be able to pre-load the game and start playing right at Midnight Eastern on release day.