OpenIV confirms mod tool support for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC

Written by Stuart Thomas on Wed, Nov 13, 2019 2:37 PM
System Requirements Optimum 1080p PC Build Low vs Ultra Screenshots GPU Performance Chart CPU List That Meet System Requirements GPU List That Meet System Requirements

The team behind the popular OpenIV mod tools for GTA IV and GTA V has confirmed OpenIV support for the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2.

OpenIV for RDR2 is by no means ready to go live now but the team has already begun cracking open the RPF8 files to find out exactly what’s inside. They’re picking it apart to discover META, XML and PSO files which have the names of all the files and archives enclosed within Red Dead Redemption 2’s install data. At the moment the list is relatively short but the OpenIV team plans to roll out regular updates with a growing list of known file names.

What this means for you, dear gamers, is the eventual arrival of proper mod support for Red Dead Redemption 2’s PC version. Users will be able to get in there, mess with the files, add custom bits, and generally try to bend Red Dead 2 to their whims.

The first version of RDR2’s OpenIV tolls won’t have any editing capabilities but this will all be added in due course. There’s no ETA just yet, either, so we’ll keep our eyes peeled for any updates on this front. 

Interestingly, the OpenIV team has said support for Red Dead Redemption 2 is just the start. They say they are “also working on the support for the first Red Dead Redemption.” The original Red Dead Redemption never came to PC, so we can only assume this is the ability to modify either the Xbox 360 or PS3 versions of Red Dead. This second set of tools probably won’t be ready until late 2020 though.

With more enhanced mod tools coming our way soon, what sort of mods would you like to see created for Red Dead Redemption 2? Is there something in particular this Western epic is crying out for? Let us know below!

Login or Register to join the debate

Rep
191
Offline
junior admin badge
08:21 Nov-15-2019

I predict some wild horse mods.

4
Rep
-4
Offline
11:07 Nov-15-2019

Extra big, physically correct horse nuts! :D

4
Rep
97
Offline
admin approved badge
20:09 Nov-15-2019

And so, the weird fetish of horse pp on women becomes a reality.


ffs

2
Rep
191
Offline
junior admin badge
18:04 Nov-16-2019

0
Rep
-4
Offline
14:31 Nov-14-2019
4
Rep
4
Offline
admin approved badge
06:14 Nov-14-2019

And it begins

0
Rep
38
Offline
20:28 Nov-13-2019

Well in GTA they sort of destroyed all mods with each update they did to the online mode. I'm just going to assume they haven't learned their lesson and still haven't split up online and singleplayer for those who don't wanna download all that online DLC craap to their PC's..

8
Rep
97
Offline
admin approved badge
19:43 Nov-13-2019

Great! Since this is a singleplayer game, Rockstar won't ban anyone from playing the game... right?

0
Rep
-1
Offline
16:56 Nov-13-2019

great! now modders can fix their game like how it is with all bethesda games before! what a joke

8
Rep
26
Offline
16:53 Nov-13-2019

I wonder how Rockstar feels about this

6

Can They Run... |

Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10700 8-Core 2.90GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 720p
Pentium Dual Core E6300 2.8GHz GeForce 210 3GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 7 2700X GeForce RTX 3060 Ti MSI Ventus 3X OC 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-2600K 4-Core 3.40GHz GeForce RTX 2060 MSI Gaming Z 6GB 16GB