Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Information Leaked for PS4 and XB1

Red Dead Redemption 2 Cover Art
Red Dead Redemption 2 Cover Art

Rockstar’s new game, Red Dead Redemption 2, has been highly anticipated ever since the original came out on the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010. The game is set to release on October 26th, 2018, on the PlayStation 4 and XBOX One. Fans have been anxious to know more about it. Well now, a post on Reddit may have revealed quite a lot about Red Dead Redemption 2.

A Reddit user by the name of DripDropDripDrop posted on the GTAForums on what seems to be details regarding a plethora of information on Red Dead Redemption 2. The post describes details about the gameplay, customization, and miscellaneous things about other games. However, it is still advised that this “leak” be taken with some skepticism, as there have already been many fake leaks relating to Red Dead Redemption 2.

We highly advise you take all of the information with heavy grains of salt until the information is verified.

Here are the leaked details regarding Red Dead Redemption 2 described in the Reddit post.


Gunplay will consist of being a hybrid between Max Payne 3 and GTA V and will have more user involvement.

Ragdoll Model won’t be ‘stumbly bumbly’ like the first game but will be a reworked version of the model seen in GTA V

There will be light destruction in the game similar to R6S for weak materials. Players will able to puncture light cover, chip pillars etc

Depending on where the horse has been shot, there will be a decrease in the performance of the horse. For example, if a player targets one of the horse’s front legs it will limp and Arthur will start to curse and become frustrated (Currently being tested to find a good balance)

Fishing is close to being cut content

Hand to hand combat is the best in any Rockstar title

Players will be able to swim

AI will react to sound better in stealth situations. For instance, Arthur is sneaking into cover and on his way knocks down a bottle. The AI will react to that and investigate.

In chases where transport involves wheels, players will be able to shoot at the wheels to break them down into different shapes to affect their handling. For example, a shotgun can blow half a carriage wheel off leaving the carriage unstable yet controllable to not hinder the gameplay experience.

Law enforcement will be much more human and not there to serve purpose as something to be wary of to the play er

Law enforcement can be seen detaining AI if they’ve seen someone cheating in blackjack and such. The AI can also run away or if things escalate, can result in a shootout

Certain shopkeepers will charge you different prices depending on your appearance. If you look clean and wealthy shopkeepers will increase the prices of the items and vice versa if you look dirty

Players will be able to shoot while on the canoe

If you take on a heist with of the one the members from your camp and during the heist he takes a lot of hits, they will be out of action from a few days to a month of in game time. The healing process can be sped up by regularly helping to feed the camp and creating a sense of community around the campfire

Npcs around towns can be heard talking about different that are or have been going on in the town. For example, if you kill one of the shopkeepers, come back 2-3 hours later in game time and you’ll hear the npcs comment on that.

Depending on what day of the week it is, towns will be populated or empty. For example, on a Friday evening expect Bars to be lively and towns to be ‘warm and alive’ with more law enforcement out patrolling towns

Yes, the leaked map is real


Due to the time period, there won’t be much weapon customisation such as silencers etc. However, engravings and weapon camo will take place and will alter the weapons performance. For example, players will be able to equip a golden camo their rifle for purely visual purposes and then add on an engraving to alter the performance. For instance, if I add a floral engraving that might increase my range. However, for the snipers and bolt action rifles, we’ll be able to add different scopes, change the magnifier and design of bolt. This works in a similar way to the weapon variants we’ve seen in battlefield 1 but with visual customization only. Clothing will be deeply customizable

Different horse shoes will change the horses traction. Certain shoes will give you a traction bonus in the rain and other will give you a bonus while traversing through mud, when slowing down etc.

Horse capacity can be upgraded to hold more items

Horse, Carriage, Cart, Canoe armour will be a thing

Online only: players will be able to add Gatling guns to carriages and carts

Single player and online: Weekly hunting competition to see who’s captures the heaviest deer in town/online players etc


Next GTA started development in 2013 Early November. * Development will start picking up pace mid September

Expect another Bully before the next GTA. AI interactions in RDR 2 will be more complex in the next bully

As you can see, there is a lot of information here. A lot of it is believable and some are flat out ridiculous, but this is Rockstar and this is the same company that has managed to make Grand Theft Auto 5 one of the most successful video games for 2 console generations in terms of keeping multiplayer alive for a third person game.

While Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the more anticipated titles, but there are still other games which fans have been waiting for from Rockstar such as a new Grand Theft Auto, Bully or Manhunt, albeit in the current political climate the other 2 games can have serious issues with acceptance from the general public.

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