Red Dead Redemption 2, One Month Later

Red Dead Redemption 2, One Month Later
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Red Dead Redemption 2 has been out for one month, which is about as long as it takes for Arthur Morgan to stumble from Valentine to Saint Denis. The blockbuster western was defined by controversy before launch, but critical and fan response has been strong. The journey’s been short but the road’s had some occasional bumps. Here’s what’s happened since release.

  • After nearly one month without information other than “sometime in November,” Rockstar finally announces a closed beta for Red Dead Online.

    Players who bought the Ultimate Edition can start up multiplayer tomorrow, launch day players can log in on Wednesday, and players who bought the game from October 27-29th can play on Thursday. Everyone else needs to wait until Friday to ride with their posse.

And that’s where we are. Red Dead Redemption 2 has dominated discussion, from accounts of smaller moments to larger questions about AAA design.

As the game expands, players will undoubtedly cause trouble in Red Dead Online and uncover more hidden secrets. From mysteries and online hijinks to thinkpieces and more, we’ll be talking about this game—the good and the bad—for a long time.


  • I bought it day one. One month later I traded it in and picked up Fallout 76 for half price on the PS store. I know…

    Loved the graphics and atmosphere but like most GTA games I struggled midway through the story missions. I hit a slump and the missions started becoming busy work. That coupled with the controls that have a different button press for a multitude of actions and I was finding myself reluctant to login. I can appreciate the grandeur but it seemed to come at a cost of having fun.

    Now I am traipsing across the waste land with the janky graphics of Bethesda but when that retro music kicks in and I am shooting a super mutant in the face I have a big smile on my face.

    I must be mad!

    • Nope, just having fun.
      Like when kids fight in the playground over which is better, AFL or Soccer… can’t the world have both and people just enjoy themselves.

      To quote the great Dirty Harry, “Opinions are like arseholes. Everyone’s got one.”

      In saying that I put off RD2 because I was getting FO76 a wekk later. RD2 is a Christmas holiday game for me, if I can get off FO76.

    • i had a very similar experience, but instead of trading it in im holding on to it hoping that one day ill want to play it again…… but i can never be bothered.

    • I love rdr2 and it kills me you don’t like it haha.
      But at the same time man, good on you! If it’s not for you, as long as you’re having fun.

  • Loving it, but I’ve been in half a dozen shootout duels and still have NFI what to do. I’ve lost every one of them about 4 times. I should probably stick to fishing.

    • you like softly hold down the draw button but want it to fill slowly then when youre ready to shoot you pull it all the way
      then aim and press the button again to shoot. Fill it too fast you get little time to aim too slow you get shot.

      it ummmm in theory is better then the last games system but yeah bit of a mess.

  • don’t love it if I’m honest. finding it a chore to even think about continuing. I’ll stick to blackout for now, which I know many people will judge me for, but hey, whatever’s fun is fun I guess.

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 has been out for one month, which is about as long as it takes for Arthur Morgan to stumble from Valentine to Saint Denis.

    I just got to Saint Denis last night lol.

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