Red Dead Redemption 2-PC-4

Red Dead Redemption 2 supports both DirectX 12 and Vulkan, has more than 40 graphics settings, first mods

Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally available on the PC. While our PC Performance Analysis will not go live today (or tomorrow), we can confirm that the game takes advantage of the latest APIs. These are, obviously, DirectX 12 and Vulkan.

PC gamers can choose to use either DX12 or Vulkan from the game’s advanced settings. This is something that will please a lot of gamers. Moreover, we are certain that these APIs will increase the performance on older PC systems.

Not only that, but Red Dead Redemption 2 comes with over 40 graphics settings to tweak. PC gamers can adjust the quality of textures, shadows, grass, anti-aliasing and more. There is also a built-in benchmark tool for you to try. We’ll have more to share in our PC Performance Analysis article, however it’s good knowing that there are numerous settings to tweak.

Unfortunately, the game currently suffers from some crashing issues. According to reports, these issues may be related to Avast. Therefore, and if you’re using Avast or Avira, we suggest disabling it and trying running the game.

Last but not least, the first mod for RDR2 PC has already surfaced. This mod allows you to play as “Morgan Joker”. As you may have guessed, this is a face re-texture mod of the main player and nothing more. With this mod, Morgan’s default face will be covered in paint resembling the batman villain, The Joker.

Stay tuned for more!

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email