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Red Dead Redemption 2 map supposedly leaks

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When the 2010s first rolled around, sandbox games had one objective: Big maps. The bigger the better, as the genre came out of the late 2000s with a need to expand and go even further. Plenty of games featured massive territory to cover: Just Cause 2 went for quantity over quality, Mafia 2 nailed the post-World War 2 landscape of America and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood had a nifty version of Rome to hop around in.

And then there’s Red Dead Redemption. Rockstar’s legendary western had a massive map for the time, a vast and sprawling frontier filled with bounties and opportunities to tie people down to train tracks for gory rewards. Great, great stuff to experience, especially when you got the chance to wipe out Bigfoot and his Duck Dynasty family with a few bullets. Cryptid preservation my ass.

Naturally, a Red Dead sequel would need to at least equal or better that map. It just might have, according to one map for the rumoured sequel which was posted on NeoGAF by user Mideon, but later removed it. This being the internet of course, nothing is ever permanently deleted. Click to embiggen:

Red Dead 2 map

So well-shopped hoax or the real deal? According to Techradar who say that they have “a source close to the development of the new Red Dead game,”  the map is properly legit and also “a very recent art direction map.” If it is real, it’s significantly bigger than Redemption, and also has what appears to be islands to explore. Maybe now we can finally get our toes wet.

There’s also the area of New Bordeaux, a location which happens to be the setting of that other Take Two Interactive game on the way, Mafia III. Let the rumours of the Take Two Shared Universe begin. Rockstar has yet to officially confirm a Red Dead sequel, but Take Two chief executive Strauss Zelnick has in the past mentioned that the series is a “permanent” property along the lines of Grand Theft Auto. It’s only a matter of time before said sequel pops up.

And before I get hopelessly lost trying to read another map, as even being directed to walk back to a motel in a straight line usually has me utterly disoriented and possibly stuck on the wrong side of town.

Last Updated: April 18, 2016

21 Comments

  1. Maybe if we’re lucky the game will also be a year old before Rockstar decides to put it on pc.
    If we get it at all.

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 18, 2016 at 08:45

      Fix your name, it is time

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      • Captain JJ the Isolatid

        April 18, 2016 at 09:12

        But I like the spellink

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 18, 2016 at 09:13

          I like three pictures I have as well

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          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 18, 2016 at 09:15

            I like slippers I have as well 😛

          • Victor Moolman

            April 18, 2016 at 13:40

            I like cereal

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 18, 2016 at 09:01

      Just like the first one…….oh wait
      😛

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    • RinceThis

      April 18, 2016 at 10:09

      haha yeah, dream on.

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      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 18, 2016 at 10:23

        Don’t be mean!
        I’m not mean to you.
        *I’m not always mean to you

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    • Randy Bongson

      April 18, 2016 at 15:48

      Or you could just join the community where Take Two makes the vast majority of their money without the threat of theft… PC gamers ruined PC games, you have only yourselves to blame.

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      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 19, 2016 at 08:52

        I have no idea what you’re on about. But good for you.

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  2. Loftus

    April 18, 2016 at 08:53

    Red Dead Redemption 2 has to have baked bean eating competition. No cowboy story is complete without baked beans in it….except that one with the unfixed mountain.

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    • Victor Moolman

      April 18, 2016 at 13:42

      How doth thou knoweth what transpired in a vile thing as the shattered mounds of dirt?

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  3. Ghost In The Rift

    April 18, 2016 at 09:00

    Cant see this reaching PC without the 1st game, what a shame.

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  4. Jac7

    April 18, 2016 at 09:21

    I have a suspicion that the people at Rockstar are already rolling in money. Like quite literally. They could like make an extra billion alone if they release Red Dead Redemption on PC and a remastered version on consoles. But they’re like,
    “Are we gonna do it, boss?”
    “What, and get out of this lovely ass-groove I’ve made in this ridiculous pile of money? Maybe later.”

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  5. miaau

    April 18, 2016 at 09:58

    Yeah, cause bigger maps and bigger areas is what makes games fun and cool.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 18, 2016 at 10:13

      I’ve been playing Mad Max lately. I’m really enjoying it, but it has a gigantic map with tons of fluff that I can see becoming tiresome and that I won’t bother with once all my stuff is fully upgraded.

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      • Jac7

        April 18, 2016 at 10:16

        Mad Max is one of the most underrated games. And as big as that map is I didn’t find it tiresome. Get out of the car and just wait for the bad guys to come cruising down some dirt road. Mayhem ensues. Still playing it months later.

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  6. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    April 18, 2016 at 13:07

    I just really hopes this reaches PC, but to be honest based on GTA it’ll take years anyway… RIP RDR2 on PC “you were never born”

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  7. Darren Peach

    April 18, 2016 at 16:48

    Nostalgia alert. I want it now.

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  8. RetroPlayers

    April 19, 2016 at 13:22

    The idea of it being a prequel would be awesome.

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