What Is Red Dead Redemption 2 About?

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is the prequel to the critically acclaimed, open-world cowboy shoot-em up ‘Red Dead Redemption’, released in 2010 by Rockstar.

The highly anticipated sequel is set to release in Spring of 2018, with details about the story and content scarce. There are a few gameplay trailers which I will be showcasing, as well as sharing my thoughts and impressions on what to expect.

Young John Marsden – Story And Gameplay

Many references are heard about ‘Dutch’s gang’ back in 2010’s Red Dead Redemption, which broke apart in 1906 due to a bank robbery gone wrong. In this robbery lawmen attacked Dutch’s gang (The Van Der Linde Gang)  resulting in John Marsden being shot and wounded.

Rewind prior to this event during the late 1800’s, and you have the setting for Red Dead Redemption 2. You play as Arthur Morgan an outlaw who is part of the Van Der Linde Gang. The rest of the details are unknown, however it can assumed that you will see and meet young John Marsden in your travels whilst terrorizing the Wild West.

There have been leaks on the setting of Red Dead Redemption 2 but no solid evidence has been provided, besides this map posted to Reddit:

Speculation suggests that the map is located to the east of the first game, towards New Orleans. Which the gameplay trailer hints at through swamps and alligators being present.

Above Video: Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer.

As you can probably gather from the trailer above, it seems that the gang is in conflict with the ‘lawmen’. Leading to the assumption that they are catching up, whilst putting a stop to Dutch and his gangs antics.

It’ll be fun to play as the bad guy and witness the chemistry between gang members, as they struggle to keep control and maintain their fear over the inhabitants of the supposed New Orleans population.

Gather Your Posse And Ride – Multiplayer

Details on multiplayer have been teased by developers and look to be shaping up big time. Expect to have a continual updated multiplayer like GTA Online but with the added ability to possibly rob banks and take on bounties with your friends.

I imagine that the same team deathmatch modes featured in the first Red Dead Redemption multiplayer will make an appearance here too. With shootouts, gangs and deep customization options for your character and weapon load outs.

More news to still be announced about multiplayer in this aspect but stay tuned for more updates.

Fast Forward To Go Back In Time

This was just a short preview for those who wanted to know a little bit more about the story of Red Dead Redemption 2. If you’d like to know more details about a particular character or Dutch’s gang, you can click one of the links above.

I am super hyped for Red Dead Redemption 2 and can’t wait to get back into this wild universe next year, 2018 is shaping up to be the end of my life…

If you guy’s have any question please feel free to leave a comment below.

Have a great day guy’s and take care!





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2 Replies to “What Is Red Dead Redemption 2 About?

  1. Seems like a great game to play. I stopped playing video games a couple years ago but if I were to get back into it I would definitely purchase this game. I love how the sequel will come out 8 years later. It is a very interesting concept. Thanks for sharing.

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