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Red Dead Redemption 2 rides onto Steam next week

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to Steam on December 5. That's it, that's the post.

(Image credit: Rockstar)

Still here? I wish that I could tell you more, I really do. But the Steam page isn't live yet, so we don't have any information on how it will differ from the game on the Epic Games Store. I would assume it'll have Steam achievements, trading cards, and other such digital doodads, and hopefully it will also be free of the worst of the technical problems that plagued the initial release. Rockstar has punched out a few patches since then, so it's reasonable to expect that the ride will be at least a little smoother—unless you start messing around with forces beyond mortal ken, that is.

Speaking of turning your game into strange and unnatural things, a Red Dead Redemption 2 Mod Manager came out yesterday, courtesy of the maker of the GTA5 Mod Manager. If you like to play with mods, you should probably pick it up.

Hitting Steam on December 5 unfortunately means that Red Dead Redemption 2 won't catch the tail end of the Steam Autumn Sale, which is now underway and runs until December 3. If you're not hung up on having it on Steam, you can pick it up on sale now for 20 percent off the regular price from Epic, Humble, and Rockstar.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.