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Red Dead Redemption 2 Getting Launch Day Patch, Video Embargo Revealed


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Red Dead Redemption 2 is only a couple of days away. Finally, after delays and years of waiting, the game is set to arrive and with excitement peaking, Rockstar has revealed more of what to expect on the big day.

Like so many AAA titles these days, the game will receive a major patch at launch, and streaming/video upload embargos have also been published.

The day-one patch has transformed from being a rare oddity into the expected status quo for major games. For all the crunch time that went into the development of Red Dead Redemption 2, there likely were plenty of adjustments that just weren't high enough on the priority list to cut it before the game went gold.

While pre-loading has been available to players who pre-ordered the game, the size of this patch (which is unknown at this stage) may prevent some from playing on launch regardless, though launching the game without it is still possible.

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Rockstar states that the patch is essential "to ensure the best possible game experience" and therefore they suggest downloading it. While this is most likely an accurate statement and the patch only contains feature additions and a multitude of bugfixes, there have been cases where these day-one patches changed more.

Most recently, Shadow of the Tomb Raider's day-one patch changed the game's ending cutscene entirely, cutting out a heavy-handed reference to the first game in the franchise.

A Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app will also be released alongside the game itself. Rockstar hasn't revealed much about the app, saying they will reveal further details shortly. We know it will be available on both Android and iOS, and will directly connect with your console of choice. Rockstar redesigned their support page leading up to the launch too, which is bound to see a lot of traffic come Friday.

Rockstar also posted the embargo times, broken down by region, for the game. They know that the huge hype and anticipation around Red Dead Redemption 2 means many fans will want to begin streaming right away, and it's also clear by now that a few copies of the game are already out in the wild, hence the embargo.

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The time from when video and streaming gets the green light is adjusted to the game's earliest midnight launch. The times are as follows: Australia / New Zealand: 12:01am Friday October 26, Eastern Time: 7:01am Thursday October 25, Pacific Time: 4:01am Thursday October 25, British Time: 12:01pm Thursday October 25.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is out this Friday on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Check out the launch trailer here and dive into our forums to to discuss!

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Just now, Sir Wrinklebutt said:

Only issue is Hotels are renowned for cheapskate internet..

As long as it's preinstalled it should be OK, but if you go before it's released you'll likely end up with a juicy 3-4gb patch to download, which, as our Wrinkly-butted Knight has pointed out above, would SUCK

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1 hour ago, Truth said:

I'm getting really psyched about this! Just hoping I get it this weekend, I'm leaving for Texas EARLY monday morning. If I have my copy in time, I'm taking my xbox!

 ( @Cokeyskunk - I just found out I may have a lot of free time on that trip)

If you got the physical that would suck, the game is a huge download and hotel internet would be painful. Hopefully you get the experience the game soon! 

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4 minutes ago, Benjo said:

As long as it's preinstalled it should be OK, but if you go before it's released you'll likely end up with a juicy 3-4gb patch to download, which, as our Wrinkly-butted Knight has pointed out above, would SUCK

WRINKLY BUTTED KNIGHT !!!!! How very dare you sir, I will have you know, every wrinkle in my butt was hard earned, have some respect for a gaming senior citizen ... tut tut, youth of today ....

 

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1 minute ago, Sir Wrinklebutt said:

WRINKLY BUTTED KNIGHT !!!!! How very dare you sir, I will have you know, every wrinkle in my butt was hard earned, have some respect for a gaming senior citizen ... tut tut, youth of today ....

 

Oh, huge respect. You are a knight of the realm, I assume, and I read once that only the wrinkliest of butts are knighted.

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Just now, Benjo said:

Oh, huge respect. You are a knight of the realm, I assume, and I read once that only the wrinkliest of butts are knighted.

Too little too late ... I am butt hurt ... Butt thank you for the huge respect, now put it back in your pants ...

Wish there were more emoji responses, I have several self created ones on discord ....

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49 minutes ago, Sir Wrinklebutt said:

Only issue is Hotels are renowned for cheapskate internet..

48 minutes ago, Benjo said:

As long as it's preinstalled it should be OK, but if you go before it's released you'll likely end up with a juicy 3-4gb patch to download, which, as our Wrinkly-butted Knight has pointed out above, would SUCK

45 minutes ago, DylBandit said:

If you got the physical that would suck, the game is a huge download and hotel internet would be painful. Hopefully you get the experience the game soon! 

I won the Forum Giveaway (thanks again @Lonestar!!!), so I'm waiting for a physical copy... I just hope I get it in time, I don't mind having to wait all day for the download as long as I'll be able to play it the rest of the week. Otherwise I'll have to wait until I get home, which may get pushed back if we need more time... The suspense is killing me!

 

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