Here's what Red Dead Redemption 2 looks like on lower than the lowest settings

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a gorgeous moustache and horsenut simulator you may have heard of. It's a real pretty looking game, with some intimidatingly high specs. And that's why the YouTube cowboy who calls himself The LowSpec Gamer has ridden down from the ranges to find ways to get Red Dead 2 running on potato PCs.

As he explains in the video, it'll take modders to really unearth all the possibilities, but until then just messing with the system.xml file in your Red Dead Redemption 2 > Settings folder can result in some pretty drastic changes. Forget about rendering moustaches, these people don't even have faces. They look more like characters from Totally Accurate Battle Simulator than the latest Rockstar budget-blowout extravaganza. At the lower-than-lowest settings horses lose all detail and wagons straight-up vanish.

Check out the video to see how it's done and enjoy Arthur Morgan looking like Edward Carnby from Alone in the Dark.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.