Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC on November 5

(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

After months of speculation, Rockstar has just confirmed that the Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version is real – and it's coming November 5.

The confirmation was just posted on Rockstar's Twitter page. There's not much to go on, except we now now it exists, and it's coming (very) soon.

Red Dead Redemption 2 looks phenomenal on PS4 and Xbox One, so we can only imagine what kind of visual treat awaits us when it comes to the more powerful PC platform.

Pre-order October 9

According to Rockstar's website, you can pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC through the Rockstar Games Launcher on October 9. If you download the Rockstar Games Launcher before October 8, you'll also get the classic Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas game thrown in for free.

As the first Red Dead Redemption game to come to PC, it looks like Rockstar is making a big deal of it, with a range of new graphical and technical enhancements, so it should look better than ever. 

There will also be new story mode content, including new Bounty Hunting missions, gang hideouts, weapons and more. You'll also be able to enjoy the full range of Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats.

If you pre-order before October 22, you get to choose two free games:

  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition 

If you pre-order through the Rockstar Games Launcher, you'll also get free upgrades to the premium edition of Red Dead Redemption 2, and the Special and Ultimate editions are discounted by $20 each.

You also get the following pre-order bonuses through the Rockstar Games Launcher:

  • Outlaw Survival Kit for Story Mode
  • War Horse for Story Mode
  • Treasure Map for Story Mode
  • Cash Bonus for Story Mode
  • 50 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Online

PC gamers will also get access to online world of Red Dead Online, which will feature all previously released updates that have come to the consoles.

Best of all, unlike the PS4 and Xbox One, you don't need to pay for online access, so Red Dead Online is completely free on PC.

Coming to other stores October 23

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC is also coming to other online stores, including Epic Games Store, Greenman Gaming and the Humble Store on October 23.

If you want to buy it on Steam, then you'll have to wait even longer – it'll come to Valve's platform in December.

It'll also be coming to Google Stadia, the game streaming console, as well.

As soon as we hear more about the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2, we'll be sure to update you.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. He’s personally reviewed and used most of the laptops in our best laptops guide - and since joining TechRadar in 2014, he's reviewed over 250 laptops and computing accessories personally.