Red Dead Redemption 2: 10 Things You Must Do First

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Red Dead Redemption 2

If you're a gamer with a pulse, you're probably currently neck-deep in Red Dead Redemption 2, and as wonderful as the game is, it's fair to say that Rockstar throws players in at the deep end without much explanation.

Basic aspects of the complex gameplay systems aren't explicitly explained, and it's easy to miss out on vital settings and features which will aid you on your epic journey, while elsewhere there are simply must-play moments that can easily pass you by.

The sheer intoxicating power of Rockstar's game notwithstanding, RDR2 isn't without its frustrating elements, but you can cut down on the busy-work and give yourself an easier, more enjoyable ride throughout by making these 10 things a priority once you've got the 105GB install out of the way.

And even if you're already tens of hours in, it's worth ensuring you haven't missed out on these pointers and awesome gameplay moments...


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