Red Dead Redemption 2 Best PC Settings [2024]

Here are the Best Red Dead Redemption 2 Settings, that are followed by Windows 10, Nvidia, and AMD RD2 Settings for further optimization.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is perhaps the best Open World Game On PC right now. The game features a huge map with dozens of features and breathtaking visuals. We know for a fact that Rockstar has always developed Games that have seriously challenged the best Hardware of its time. For example, GTA V dusted all the graphics cards and CPUs when it first came out. Likewise, the Red Dead Redemption 2 is no different and requires top-notch hardware. 

Key Takeaways
  • In order to have good performance for RDR2 on PC, you need hardware equivalent to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2 GB,  Intel Core i5-2500K, and RAM should be at least 8 GB.
  • Turn on Game Mode if you are using Windows 10, as it minimizes background activity.
  • It can be turned on by typing “Game Mode” in the Start Menu.
  • In addition, make sure to disable everything in the Game Bar and Captures settings, accessed from the Start Menu.
  • Ensure all useless background tasks are closed while you run the game. This can be done with Task Manager.
  • Set RDR2 to high performance by going to “Graphics Settings” from the Start Menu.
  • Open the Nvidia Control Panel and click “Adjust Image Settings With Preview.”
  • Now, select “Performance” after clicking on “Performance Emphasizing.”
  • After this, head to “Manage 3D Settings” in the Nvidia Control Panel and select all the options mentioned in the guide.
  • Make sure your drivers are up to date. This can be done by opening GeForce Experience and selecting “Check For Updates.”
  • For the in-game graphics settings, keep everything on low and off. Only keep fur settings at medium.

Don’t worry, though, because, in this Red Dead Redemption 2 settings guide, I’ll take you across every setting that can help you Boost FPS and Improve Performance in Red Dead Redemption 2. We’ll make many tweaks in Windows 10 and Nvidia/AMD Settings, and at last, we will configure Red Dead Redemption 2 itself.

Best Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Settings
Red Dead Redemption 2 Cut Scene

To clarify, all the latest games are like this. However, it’s not their graphics and features that Hardware are unable to handle. It’s just that the latest games are mostly unoptimized, and Graphic Card Manufacturers need time to prepare drivers and enhance their performance.

Ensure your System Specifications are on par or above the minimum System Requirements of Red Dead Redemption 2. In case they are below minimum system requirements. You’ll have to lower the resolution for playable FPS.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Minimum Specifications

  • OS:  Windows 7 – Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
  • Processor:  Intel Core™ i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory:  8GB
  • Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB
  • HDD Space:  150GB

Best Red Dead Redemption 2 Settings

Resolution 1920×1080
Refresh Rate Highest Possible
VSync Off
Triple Buffering Off
Pause the Game On Focus Loss Off
Constrain Mouse Pointer Off
Quality Preset Level Custom
Texture Quality Low
Anisotropic Filtering Off
Lighting Quality Low
Global Illumination Quality Low
Shadow Quality Low
Far Shadow Quality Low
Screen Space Ambient Occlusion Off
Reflection Quality Low
Mirror Quality Low
Water Quality Low
Volumetrics Quality Low
Particle Quality Low
Tessellation Quality Low

Now that we are done with Window Settings, Nvidia Graphic Settings, and all those checkmarks. It’s finally time to configure the game and use the most suitable settings. That will get you High Frames and, most importantly, buttery-smooth gameplay with consistent performance. Best Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Settings

  1. Resolution – 1920×1080. (You can lower it for High Frames and compromise on visuals).
  2. Refresh Rate – 144 (Highest Available).
  3. VSync – Off (You Don’t want your FPS to be stuck on 60, Right?).
  4. Triple Buffering – Off.
  5. Pause the Game on Focus Loss – Off.
  6. Constrain Mouse Pointer – Off.
  7. Quality Preset Level – Custom
  8. Texture Quality – Low
  9. Anisotropic Filtering – Off
  10. Lighting Quality – Low
  11. Global Illumination Quality – Low
  12. Shadow Quality – Low
  13. Far Shadow Quality – Low
  14. Screen Space Ambient Occlusion – Off
  15. Reflection Quality – Low
  16. Mirror Quality – Low
  17. Water Quality – Low
  18. Volumetrics Quality – Low
  19. Particle Quality – Low
  20. Tessellation Quality – Low
  21. TAA – Off
  22. FXAA – Off
  23. MSAA – Off

Here’s what you need to do in the advanced graphics settings section:

  • Set everything to Low in Advanced graphics, except Fur Quality (set to Medium).
  • If your FPS exceeds your Refresh Rate, adjust some settings to Medium.
  • If FPS drops, revert some settings to Low.
  • Aim for the right balance to achieve maximum FPS on your PC.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Optimization ThoughtsBest Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Settings

Like always, if you have followed all the methods mentioned above. I can guarantee that you will see high frame rates and significant performance improvement. Also, frames will be consistent, with no stutters or lags, and generally, really smooth gameplay. Further, these methods are entirely safe, and nowhere will they harm your PC. I’ll also recommend creating a system restore point in case you do not like the new settings. This was eXputer’s Red Dead Redemption 2 settings guide; comment below for more questions.

The latest patch was on 6 September 2022

The following performance improvements were observed in this major patch:

    • Reflex was implemented to minimize lag for the gamepad alone (this does not apply to keyboard or mouse input)
    • Improvements have been implemented for Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TAA)
    • AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) 2.0 is now in use
    • Fixed an issue with switching from fullscreen mode to window mode using the keys ALT+Enter, which caused crashes
    • Fixed an issue that occurred when switching to fullscreen mode with HDR enabled, which caused crashes
    • The issue was fixed because there was no warning message after multiple disconnects and connections of a monitor HDMI cable, which led to the system crash.
    • Fixed a problem with running the game at a full screen, leading to HDR being switched off.
    • A bug was fixed in the game showing in a 4:3 aspect ratio while playing fullscreen at 5120×1440

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