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There's no way around it: Red Dead Redemption 2 is a beautiful game. Whether you're playing it on a PlayStation 4 or high-end PC, Rockstar's tragic Western is disgustingly pretty, to the extent where it genuinely hurts to look at sometimes.
At no point have I ever looked at Red Dead Redemption 2 and thought to myself its visuals could be improved upon or tweaked in any way. What a fool I was. A new mod has maintained Rockstar's gorgeous art direction and world, taking it to a entirely new level with graphical flourishes like ray-tracing and 8K resolution.
Take a look at this visual overhaul below. Be very clear though: this is Red Dead Redemption 2 running on maximum settings, and is only possible on highest of high-end PCs right now. Hell, just watching this video managed to make my crappy laptop sweat with fear. But if you're feeling brave, you can install the mod yourself by heading here and following the instructions.
Mods like this are a real testament to the staying power of Red Dead Redemption 2. 2018 is a long time ago in video games, and you can bet gamers have moved away from most of the other titles released that year. The game's PC release was a huge moment for fans, of course, and threw open the doors for a wide variety of mods that range from the utterly ridiculous to the truly breathtaking. I'll let you decide which category the above falls under.
With the digital Western still so darn popular with gamers, it's no surprise that fans are still fervently campaigning for single-player DLC that may never come. A petition asking Rockstar Games to consider the possibility of expanding base game currently has thousands of signatures.
"Rockstar could essentially do what they did with GTA 4, adding two alternate stories that take place on the same map (The Ballad of Gay Tony/The Lost & Damned). Just make new interesting characters in the same open world with a great story to tell. Personally, I could settle for that over RDR's online," fans wrote. It's unlikely to come to anything, but that won't stop folk from trying.
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