Red Dead Redemption 2 looks even more stunning with this graphical overhaul

Ooh! Shiny!

Red Dead Redemption 2: a stunning vista of a cactus-heavy desert, bathed in sunlight.

Winning several awards back in 2018, Red Dead Redemption 2 is still held aloft as one of gaming’s crowning achievements. Five years later, Rockstar’s open-world tribute to the Wild West is still highly regarded for its gorgeous visuals. However, one person is working to make it look even better.

Currently a “work-in-progress,” Razed Mods* (as spotted by PCGamesN) – real name Jamal – is bringing the world an even sleeker looking RDR2. Essentially, they’ve released a graphical overhaul for the Red Dead Redemption game, with a lot of enhancements to it.

In its current state, there are improvements to the weather, shadow distance, as well as tweaks to things like bloom render on lights, heat haze, plus more. It also supports the RedM multiplayer client.

How do you improve on near-perfection?

While a side-by-side comparison between Red Dead Redemption 2‘s original visuals and Jamal’s mod would be useful, you can at least check out some of the screenshots from this overhauled version There’s also the video above showing some of it off.

Despite Rockstar pretty much abandoning its critically acclaimed sequel, it’s pulling in a lot of players to this day. The series itself isn’t dead (ha!) yet, with the first Red Dead Redemption releasing to Switch and PS4 in August. Sadly, those versions weren’t massively well-received, given that they were ports with a $50 price tag.

On top of that, many are still hopeful that a third installment will eventually see the light of day. No one can say for certain what the future holds for this franchise. Even if RDR3 does get made, it probably won’t be until long after GTA 6 has come out. Whenever that’s going to be.

*Sidenote: Depending on your resolution, you may need to full-screen (F11) your browser window in order to access the mod proper.

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