Download the 'Red Dead Redemption' partner app right this instant
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out on Friday. That’s more than enough time to quit your job, sack off your partner and set fire to your house plants in preparation for several months of squalid, interruption-free gaming.
But what about your phone, and all those distracting phone calls and text messages from concerned family members? Don’t go lobbing it out of the window just yet, because it could come in useful. Rockstar are launching an app on the game’s release date for both iOS and Google Play, which will connect with your console and help you on your journey.
The publisher explained, “The Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App connects directly with your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One as you play, delivering real-time interactive information to your smart device. Available for download on October 26th on both iOS and Android, you can pan and zoom the map, set waypoints or mark areas of interest with a tap on your screen, aiding your exploration and discovery throughout the expansive world of Red Dead Redemption 2.”
In addition, “The app will also show you Arthur Morgan's core info and stats in real-time on your device, allowing you to completely remove the in-game HUD from your television should you choose. Additionally, the Companion lets you examine Arthur's in-game Journal, provides stat tracking through Social Club, contains the full digital game manual, plus an optional digital version of the Red Dead Redemption 2 Complete Official Guide from Piggyback and more.”
Considering how huge the game map is – and how many things you’ll need to keep an eye on as your galloping gunslinger makes his way across the Wild West – this app could well come in handy.