Red Dead Redemption 2 is available on PC and its arrival on the 'master race' has been greeted with bugs and crashes, as well as the first ever mod that turns Arthur Morgan into this year's biggest embodiment of over-the-top controversy, Joker. As well as that fine mod, there's also save files that allow players to skip the long and boring intro in the mountains.
The open-world of Red Dead Redemption 2 is the best alongside The Witcher 3, but a yang to its ying is that you can't explore it until after you've been restricted to the mountains for a couple of hours. While the intro is recommended for story and tutorial purposes for PC players who never experienced the base game on PS4 or Xbox One, for everyone else it's a tiresome bore that - thankfully - can be avoided. Huzzah!
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How to skip the Red Dead Redemption 2 intro on PC
Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 intro is a linear slither of what to expect from the game. It teaches players how to ride their horse, how to pick up their hat, how to deal with a sod in a tussle, how to shoot and - perhaps most importantly - how to slowly open cupboards and stuff biscuits into your pocket and then fat mouth.
In addition to all of the above, it also introduces you to the remaining members of the nefarious Van Der Linde gang after they have escaped Blackwater.
However, if you're an experienced cowboy who already knows the basics of how to hunt, shoot and whip a lasso around a fool's legs, then you'll want to skip the intro as its rather boring and purposefully restrictive.
Once you've downloaded either of the save files, you'll then want to copy it into C:\Users\<name>\Documents\Rockstar Games\Red Dead Redemption 2\Profiles.
Then all you need to do is open the game and you should be able to load the save you downloaded.
You needn't threat about your Arthur Morgan being permanently ruined by downloading either one of these save files. No permanent choices are made in the intro, so there's no chance of your Arthur being an irredeemable b*stard doomed for a "bad ending" and eternal punishment in Hell.
If you want the fiery depths of Hell to be his fate, you're going to have be a no good crook for much longer than just three hours.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available on PC.
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