Red Dead Redemption 2 with Vestigia Mod at 8K looks better than it would on PlayStation 6

Red Dead Redemption 2 with over 100 mods, including the Vestigia mod and ReShade raytracing preset running at 8K, looks better than RDR3 would on the PS6.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the best-looking games you can play on the PC, and it's an even more gorgeous game with some mods applied. But, this new video from Digital Dreams running Red Dead Redemption 2 with over 100 mods -- including the new Vestigia mod with the ReShade raytracing preset -- running at 8K looks absolutely beautiful. Check it out:

You can see Red Dead Redemption 2 running at 8K 60FPS looks truly mind-blowing, with the environment never looking better with the various mods applied. The new Vestigia mod for RDR2 overhauls a bunch of things in the game, including HDR compatibility, 5 new weather times, and oh-so-much more.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is running on NVIDIA's flagship GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card, the only one that's capable of driving the native 7680 x 4320 resolution at 60 frames per second. 8K 60FPS isn't easy, but hot damn does it look -- and run smoothly -- on Red Dead Redemption 2. There's nothing like it, with 8K gaming a huge step up from 4K gaming, something I'm sure that Sony's next-generation PlayStation 6 console will struggle to do. The current PlayStation 5 console can't do native 4K 60FPS+ without upscaling, so it would be awesome to see 8K 60FPS+ even if it's with some FSR-style upscaling on the PlayStation 6.

Right now, the PC is the only platform you can enjoy 8K 60FPS+ gaming on but prepare your wallet... it's not cheap. But, it's absolutely worth it for games like Red Dead Redemption 2, the results speak for themselves.

Red Dead Redemption 2 with Vestigia Mod at 8K looks better than it would on PlayStation 6 07

More details on the Vestigia mod: Update 1.3 is the most major update since 1.2, improving HDR compatibility, timecycle balance, snowfall and rainfall. Other changes include 5 new weather types, (thanks to work done by WhyEm) and a slim-down of features, with some features that had no/very little impact being discarded for compatibility. Many mods (for example Ambient Gang) should now be compatible with my mod with no need for load order changes.

Vestigia mod for Red Dead Redemption 2 features:

  • Overhauls all weather transitions and makes them constant. Above making the game's weather system feel like a connected system, rather than a bunch of disjoint timecycles, this means that transitions are now slow enough to not be jarring and much more natural. However, the game can still force transitions in some instances.
  • Changes the temperature system to be more in line with late spring-early summer US.
  • Adjusts chances of different weather events accordingly.
  • All timecycles completely overhauled to create more lifelike weather conditions (regional/ground fog, low clouds, more realistic rain, snow and dust storms, etc.).
  • A lot of visualsettings.xml changes, including, but not limited to TAA, sharpening, and cirrus clouds.
  • An overhaul of all rain, snow, and ice drops.
  • Changes in the wind system, and other weather.xml changes.
  • More foam when in contact with water.
  • More realistic ped effects (breathing cycles, sweat, etc.).
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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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