Buying a physical or digital copy of a game is usually pretty close and dry, but Red Dead Redemption 2 can provide you with some obstacles as you wish. The official release is Friday, October 26, with some ways to catch it earlier on Thursday. But depending on how you order it, you can either play the much-anticipated sequel as fast as you can or wait long after midnight.
Learn how to get the most out of your purchase, whether you're preordering or waiting for the day of publication to make a decision.
Red Dead Redemption 2 received early on Target
If you want a physical copy of the game to add to your library, Target has found a way to buy Red Dead Redemption 2 before the game officially goes live. According to Target's weekly ad, Thursday, 9:00 am local time, Target will make both the regular ($ 59.99) and deluxe ($ 79.99) versions of the game available for pickup at the store. You can not play the game until Friday, 1
Starting Friday, Target also offers a deal for the PS4 professional with RDR2 for the standard price of $ 399.99 for the console.
Xbox One, Playstation 4 Bundle Deals
If you're looking for an Xbox One to put Red Dead Redemption 2 in the first place, one of your best bets is to go to GameStop. They offer $ 100 from the Xbox One S or Xbox One X when they buy the game, and the discount may also include upcoming titles like Fallout 76. The Red Dead Redemption 2 Bundle with Fallout 76 for example brings the $ 559.99 regular price up to $ 459.99
These offers run until Saturday, November 3rd, so your time is limited before the Christmas gift season
Other retailers, including Walmart, Best Buy and Microsoft, will also participate in the package discounts, although the exact details of these bundles are not yet known. These discounts start on Thursday at 21 o'clock. ET, 6 pm PT.
If you would like to join the Playstation 4 community instead, Walmart, GameStop and Best Buy offer a $ 399 PS4 Pro package including Red Dead Redemption 2.
Beware: The download is huge
If you decide to download the game digitally instead of getting a physical copy, do not think you'll play right away. Red Dead Redemption 2 requires about 100 GB of download (99 GB for PS4 (plus 50 GB for the installation process) and 107 GB for Xbox One), regardless of whether you get it on a disc or digitally. Not only will people have to crack disks on smaller consoles, the download itself will take a while.
Even if you're waiting for reviews to come out Thursday morning at 7:00 am ET, 4:00 pm PT, to make your pre-order via PSN or Xbox Live, you'll want to start,
What about the Amazon Prime discount?
After this year's changes toAmazon Prime members now receive only 10% off pre-orders, and this is only allowed for selected games. Red Dead Redemption 2, unfortunately for fans, is not one of those games.
Did you forget to presort?
After all, not everyone stares at gaming news sites all day long. If the hype of Red Dead Redemption 2 is just reaching you, there are some pre-order options. Gamespot has created a guide to the places where you can pre-order the game, with the many retailer-specific bonuses. If you are impressed by the early reviews, you can still get things like extra costumes, horses, and other in-game bonuses just for pre-order.