Any game as big as Red Dead Redemption 2 is probably going to be a system-seller. And if you’re in the market for an Xbox One S or Xbox One X, you can save $100 if you buy Red Dead Redemption 2 from GameStop between October 25 and November 3. That’s a killer deal for anyone who’s looking to buy both of those items anyway. Better yet, you can pick up your copy of the game at GameStop starting at 9 PM local time, three hours earlier than it goes live on digital stores.
If you need help choosing between the two console models, you can check out our Xbox One S and Xbox One X reviews to get the full rundown on what features each one includes. We’ve also done an in-depth comparison of the models. It’s worth noting that Red Dead Redemption 2 is an Xbox One X-enhanced game, meaning it runs in 4K and supports HDR when played on an Xbox One X connected to a TV with the corresponding features. (The S also supports HDR, but not native 4K–it’s confusing).
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel to the 2010 original. It takes place in 1899 and finds the Van der Linde gang on a crime spree in the Old West. You play as a man named Arthur Morgan this time around, though the previous game’s protagonist, John Marston, also makes an appearance. The game comes out October 26 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
You can check out our Red Dead Redemption story recap to get yourself up to speed from a narrative perspective. We’ve also gone hands-on with the game, so you can see our thoughts on 90 minutes of playtime. And if you’re ready to place your pre-order, we have everything you need to know about the pre-order bonuses, as well as what comes in each edition and how much it costs in our Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-order guide.