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Epic Games & Rockstar Games Launcher have Red Dead Redemption 2 (PC Digital Download) on sale for $9.79 when you follow the steps below.

Thanks to community member LocDenz for sharing this deal.

Instructions (If yo already own Red Dead Online, skip straight to steps 3 through 5 under the 'Next Steps' section):
  • First Steps:
    1. Login or register at EPIC Games Store and opt-in to receive email offers here
    2. A $10 Off $14.99 or More Holiday Coupon will be added to your account inventory (may take up to 24 hours)
    3. Buy Red Dead Online for $14.99 - $10 Coupon (automatically applied at checkout) = $4.99
      • Note: The $10 coupon is not limited to a single game purchase and can be used in one shot to buy multiple games at once by adding all desired $14.99+ titles to cart, then checking out in a single transaction.
  • Next Steps:
    1. Install and run Red Dead Online using Epic Games launcher (free download).
    2. The game will open using Rockstar Games Launcher (free download).
    3. On the in-game title screen, click 'Story' in the top-right corner.
    4. Click 'Buy Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Mode' at the bottom on the next screen.
    5. Purchase Story Mode via the in-game store for $4.80
    6. You will now own Online Mode through EPIC Games Store (launches using both EPIC Games Launcher and Rockstar Games Launcher) and Story Mode via Rockstar Games Launcher for $9.79 total.
    7. You will need to keep both versions installed (Online Mode installed/run via EPIC and Story Mode installed/run via Rockstar) if you want to have both modes without experiencing game crashes / errors. Otherwise, you may install/run either mode individually from within their respective launchers.
      • Total installation size of both modes combined will require ~240GB of free space (also note if your internet service provider has data caps on usage).

Helpful Installation Tips (see original installation steps as posted by communality member LocDenz here):
  1. Completely exit game (if running) and both launchers.
  2. Go to the game installation folder for Red Dead Redemption 2 from EPIC (default is typically C:\Program Files\Epic Games\, but may vary depending on your personal setup)
  3. Temporarily move the folder named RedDeadRedemption2 to a different location on your PC or a connected external drive (so you can install the Rockstar Games Launcher portion during the next step).
    • Optional: Go to Epic Games Launcher and Uninstall Red Dead Online. This step is just to unregister it from EPIC Launcher (your downloaded files will still be available).
  4. Open Rockstar Games Launcher and you will now be able to download the Story Mode portion of Red Dead Redemption 2 from within the Rockstar Launcher application.
    • If you uninstalled Online Mode from EPIC Games Launcher using the optional section under step 2 above, go back to EPIC Games Launcher and click Install on Red Dead Redemption 2 in your games Library. Let it download for roughly one or so minutes, then pause the download.
    • Go back and move the Red Dead Redemption 2 folder you moved earlier back to its original installation location where you moved it from (overwrite if prompted).
    • Go back into EPIC Games Launcher and resume the paused download for Red Dead Redemption 2 (it will verify the existing contents only, rather than needing to re-download it all over again).

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  • About this deal:
    • EPIC Games 0ffer valid through January 6, 2022 at 11:00 AM PST.
    • Valid towards any full game on the Epic Games Store with a price of $14.99 and up. Epic Coupons do not work on pre-purchases, add-ons, virtual currency, or in-game purchases.
    • This deal is $50.20 off (83.68% savings) the listed retail price of $59.99 and is $10 less than the record lowest sale price we've researched for this title.
  • About this product:
    • Single Player (Story Mode) / Multiplayer (Online Mode)
    • Genre: Open World, Action-Adventure, Role Playing
    • Partial Controller Support
    • Winner of over 175 Game of the Year Awards and recipient of over 250 perfect scores, RDR2 is the epic tale of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the infamous Van der Linde gang, on the run across America at the dawn of the modern age. Also includes access to the shared living world of Red Dead Online.
  • Ratings & Reviews:
    • IGN named Red Dead Redemption II a 'Masterpiece'; giving it a 10 out 10 review score, saying "Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game of rare quality; a meticulously polished open-world ode to the outlaw era."
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This is how I got RDR2 for $10 on PC.

1. Head to EpicGames Store and purchase the Online version for $14.99, a $10 coupon will automatically apply, total will be $4.99 + tax.
https://www.epicgames.com/store/e...ead-online
2. Install the game using Epic Games launcher and run it.
3. After the game is running, switch to Story mode and purchase via the in-game store for $4.80 + tax.
4. Exit the game, exit Rockstar launcher.
5a. Move the installed folder from Epic to different location so you can install Rockstar version on next step.
5b. (Optional) Go to Epic launcher and Uninstall RDR2. This step is just unregistered the game with Epic Store, your downloaded files are still available.
6. Open Rockstar launcher and you will be able to download full version of RDR2.
6b. If you uninstall from Epic Store using step 5b, re-install the game, wait for about 1 min for Epic starts to create some content, pause the download, close Epic launcher.
6c. Move back the original installation from step 5a to the location where you have Epic version installation pause in step 6b. Start Epic launcher and Resume download, it will verify the content only, no re-download.

You will download total 240 GB over internet, watch out if your ISP has data cap Peace

To launch Story mode, start the game in Rockstar launcher. To launch Online mode, start the game in Epic Games launcher.

Have fun!!
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Last Edited by thetopgeek December 20, 2021 at 10:29 AM
Note that you are NOT getting the Ultimate version for $4.80 despite what the store says, if you want Ultimate you need to pay for the $24 version (which is still a historic low).

UPDATE: You can actually accomplish full story mode wih only a single download (120GB total), and then move/copy files rather than re-download. The files are shared across ONLINE and story mode, so they simply need to be copied or moved using the instructions below. Credit to IanTH for original idea.

Caveat:
To play story mode only, *move* files from EPIC to ROCKSTAR
To play online and story mode, *copy* files from EPIC to ROCKSTAR

How to install full story mode with only 120GB
1) Use step 1-6 in post #2 to purchase online and story modes
2) Close Epic and Rockstar launchers
3) Copy (or move) the folder "C:\Program Files\Epic Games\RedDeadRedemption2" to "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\RedDeadRedemption2"
4) Rename the folder "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\RedDeadRedemption2" to "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Red Dead Redemption 2"
5) Delete the folder C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\RedDeadRedemption2\.egstore
6) Start Rockstar Launcher
7) Select installation location as ""C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games"
8) Game files will be verified in 2-3 min, and game will be read to play
9) Enjoy Story mode, TOTAL SIZE:~120GB
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UPDATE: You can actually accomplish full story mode wih only a single download (120GB total), and then move/copy files rather than re-download. The files are shared across ONLINE and story mode, so they simply need to be copied or moved using the instructions below. Credit to IanTH for original idea.

Caveat:
To play story mode only, *move* files from EPIC to ROCKSTAR
To play online and story mode, *copy* files from EPIC to ROCKSTAR

How to install full story mode with only 120GB
1) Follow steps 1-6 from wiki (Post #2) to purchase both online and story mode
2) Close Epic and Rockstar launchers
3) Copy (or move) the folder "C:\Program Files\Epic Games\RedDeadRedemption2" to "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\RedDeadRedemption2"
4) Rename the folder "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\RedDeadRedemption2" to "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Red Dead Redemption 2"
5) Delete the folder "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\RedDeadRedemption2\.egstore"
6) Start Rockstar Launcher
7) Select installation location as "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games"
8) Game files will be verified in 2-3 min, and game will be read to play
9) Enjoy Story mode, TOTAL DOWNLOAD ~120GB
Example of double DRM: buying an Ubisoft game on Steam, you'll need to have both Steam and Ubisoft Connect running to play your game.

Another example: buying RDR2 on Steam or Epic, you'll have to have Steam or Epic open AND Rockstar Launcher to play your game.

It's farking annoying.
For those who want to delete the Epic installation, but still be able to access Online mode.

- Go to the location where you installed RDR2 from Rockstar launcher.
- Right click on RDR2.exe and select Send to Desktop. It will create a shortcut on Desktop. Do this twice, we need 2 shortcuts.
- Re-name the first shortcut to "RDR2 - Story Mode" or whatever you like. Running from this shortcut will allow you to play Story Mode.
- Re-name the 2nd shortcut to "RDR2 - Online Mode" or what you like. Right-click on it and select Properties. In the Target field, go to the end of the line, hit Spacebar and then type -useEpic. Click Apply and then OK to close down the Properties. Check attached file if you are not sure. Running from this shortcut will allow you to play Online mode.

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Wait this is online version
ah I see the rest of the instructions
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Wait this is online version
ah I see the rest of the instructions
No, this is a full version (Story + Online).
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I'd be all over this if I didn't get it on Stadia with the controller deal
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Is the online version worth it for $5? I missed it when it first launched, I own story mode on Xbox but I don't have live to play online
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So you could get the Ultimate Edition this way for under $30? Cheaper than using the coupon on EGS and I'm assuming no double DRM problem.
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So you could get the Ultimate Edition this way for under $30? Cheaper than using the coupon on EGS and I'm assuming no double DRM problem.
tf is double DRM problem?
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tf is double DRM problem?
Example of double DRM: buying an Ubisoft game on Steam, you'll need to have both Steam and Ubisoft Connect running to play your game.

Another example: buying RDR2 on Steam or Epic, you'll have to have Steam or Epic open AND Rockstar Launcher to play your game.

It's farking annoying.
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Seems like a good deal trick to me. I dont like epic but steam version requires rockstar launcher anyway.

Imma load up rockstar launcher see what stand alone story mode costs with out online, i only want story mode anyway

Okay im back. RDR2 standard is 19.99 on the rstar store, this seems like good deal to me.


Gonna try it out and report back.
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Example of double DRM: buying an Ubisoft game on Steam, you'll need to have both Steam and Ubisoft Connect running to play your game.

Another example: buying RDR2 on Steam or Epic, you'll have to have Steam or Epic open AND Rockstar Launcher to play your game.

It's farking annoying.
No, you will launch the game directly from Rockstar Games launcher. No need for Epic.

Also, somehow they gave me Ultimate Edition as well. Check attached.
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No, you will launch the game directly from Rockstar Games launcher. No need for Epic.

Also, somehow they gave me Ultimate Edition as well. Check attached.
Nice. And yes, an Epic or Steam purchase that requires R* Launcher WILL be double DRM, I have the GTA V giveaway from Epic and sure enough it requires both, see attachment.

So you ended up getting Ultimate for your $10 purchase even though you selected standard when you bought? That's pretty awesome if so.
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Nice. And yes, an Epic or Steam purchase that requires R* Launcher WILL be double DRM, I have the GTA V giveaway from Epic and sure enough it requires both, see attachment.

So you ended up getting Ultimate for your $10 purchase even though you selected standard when you bought? That's pretty awesome if so.
Im not sure, but when I checked the Rockstar Store on the launcher, it said I owned the Ultimate Edition as well.

I can run Story mode fine with Rockstar launcher, but Online is crash with error FFFFFF, trying to install Epic back and see if any different.
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