Red Dead Redemption 2 is just hours away from official release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Just like nearly every other new release, Rockstar Games has revealed that the game will come with a day-one update. As if downloading the entire game wasn’t enough to download.
According to the developer’s official website, the update will address “a number of last-minute tweaks, bugs, and fixes.” You aren’t required to download and install the patch before you can begin playing the game, although Rockstar Games strongly advises that you do “to ensure the best possible gameplay experience.”
Those who’ve pre-ordered Red Dead Redemption 2 digitally can already begin pre-loading the game ahead of its release, but you’ll need to clear up a lot of space to install it. According to the support page, Red Dead Redemption 2 weighs in at 99 GB on PlayStation 4. You’ll need to have even more room if you’re going digital, as the installation process will require an additional 50 GB on top of that. Xbox One owners, meanwhile, will need to have 107 GB to install the game.
Players who have already pre-loaded the game will be able to start playing tonight at 9 PM PT (12 AM ET on October 26). You’ll also be able to get it a little early if you pick up a physical copy from certain retailers; both Best Buy and GameStop have announced they’ll begin selling the game at 9 PM local time. Red Dead Redemption 2 comes in a variety of different editions; you can learn more about each in our pre-order guide.
Reviews are out for Red Dead Redemption 2, and critics have had very good things to say about it.