Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Moseying Over to Steam Next Week

Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Moseying Over to Steam Next Week

Looks like the exclusivity arrangement was just for one month.

Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang have been up to their wild west adventures on PC for close to a month, and just made their debut on Google Stadia, but ride-or-die Steam customers still have just a bit longer to wait. Rockstar Games has announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 will come to Valve's storefront next week on December 5.

Rockstar launched the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 on a handful of other digital storefronts earlier this month. You even have the option of buying Red Dead Redemption 2 through the Rockstar Game Launcher, which will presumably still be required for playing the Steam release.

Steam users will hopefully run into fewer bugs and crashes than other players did during Red Dead Redemption 2's debut week on PC. Since launch, Red Dead's been getting a steady stream of patches—last week Rockstar tracked down a particularly annoying stuttering issue that affected players running certain Nvidia drivers.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will miss Steam's autumn sale by just a few days, and it's currently on sale for Black Friday at the Epic Games Store and on Green Man Gaming. If you've waited this long already for the Steam release then that might not be a deal-breaker, but any money saved could go towards souping up your PC for crisper, smoother cowboy antics.

Whether you're playing on PC, console, or Stadia, USgamer's guide section has you covered for Red Dead Redemption 2's story missions, collectibles, and online mode. If you're looking to take your PC experience off the beaten path, we've also got a guide to the best community mods for Red Dead Redemption 2 released so far.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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