Red Dead Redemption 2 VR Mod Debuts in Early Access

Published: May 20, 2021 3:04 PM /


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The Red Dead Redemption 2 VR mod has launched in early access, giving gamers the opportunity to explore this thrilling western from Rockstar Games in an entirely new way.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is all about exploring the wild west in a compelling journey. As with Rockstar's other big game Grand Theft Auto 5, there's an ability to play the game from a first-person perspective if you feel so inclined.

That perspective is a big part of what makes a VR mod for this game possible. As highlighted on Reddit, modder Luke Ross — who also created a similar VR mod for GTA 5 — has just launched the early access version of the Red Dead Redemption 2 virtual reality mod. Check out the mod in action with this video from the Virtual Reality Oasis YouTube channel!

How the Red Dead Redemption 2 VR Mod Works (and How to Get It)

Unfortunately, the Red Dead Redemption 2 VR mod isn't entirely what you might hope. Yes, you can use VR to control the game, but it appears that motion controls are not yet supported. Simply put, the mod lets you experience the game in VR and control where you're looking by turning your head.

Installing works pretty much like the GTA 5 mod; you'll have to download some files to your PC, stuff 'em in the correct folder, and change some settings on your VR headset. The above video also has a helpful installation guide included (starting at 16:28) if you get stuck.

It's not quite perfect, but hey — who doesn't want an excuse to play through such a great game again? You can download the Red Dead Redemption 2 VR mod in early access by supporting Luke Ross on Patreon right now. You'll need a copy of the game to play it, of course, and there's good news on that front, too — you can buy Red Dead Redemption 2 on Steam and the Epic Games Store for just $40.19 or your regional equivalent, a 33% discount that lasts for the next few days; you can also get it via the Rockstar Launcher.

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What do you think of the Red Dead Redemption 2 VR mod? Are you disappointed that it doesn't have motion controls just yet? Let us know in the comments below!


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More Info About This Game
Learn more about Red Dead Redemption 2
Rockstar Studios
Rockstar Games
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date
October 26, 2018 (Calendar)
Open World
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