Images of the full Red Dead Redemption 2 map have leaked and those having sampled the previous entry in the series will be well acquainted with certain areas.
The leak emerged on Reddit (where else?), having been scanned from a copy of the German language Rockstar-vetted strategy guide being published for the game. At first glance, the map throws up one evidence, which is the inclusion of all but the arid desert area south of the San Luis river found in Red Dead Redemption, i.e. the region known as Mexico.
This means the towns and outpost that made up the first half of the game are making a return to Red Dead Redemption 2. Armadillo returns as do Tumbleweed and Blackwater to name a few. It will be fascinating to see how these locations look before the events of Red Dead Redemption and with new next gen upgraded graphics.
The map then expands dramatically towards the north east encompassing a new zone including a coastal area lining the Flat Iron Lake as well as its tributaries, northern locales, and regions called New Hanover and Ambarin. We imagine the game will progress ever eastwards towards the new areas in keeping with how the first game migrated south for the second act.
The size of the map is markedly larger than in the first game or at least appears to be, though we’ll be the first to admit grasping a sense of proportion from grainy leaked scans is of the utmost difficulty.
In other Red Dead Redemption 2 news, it has emerged the game will require a day one patch at launch, which will surprise no one given the growing trend for last minute bug fixes and polishing.
Red Dead Redemption 2 launches this Friday October 26th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.