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14th Nov 2018

Here’s how to make Red Dead Redemption 2 a lot more fun to play

Wil Jones

If you are finding Red Dead Redemption 2 a bit slow, these little tweaks could greatly improve your experience

Red Dead Redemption 2 has generally been acknowledged as a masterpiece.

A fitting sequel to the beloved original, it is probably Rockstar’ most impressive game to date – a massive, sprawling cowboy saga, with a whole wild west county out there for you to explore.

However, unlike a lot of modern AAA games, is a very methodically and deliberately paced game. You do not run around shooting everyone like you do on a Grand Theft Auto rampage. The game forces you to take your time.

This has been a source of frustration for some players, wanting a much more ‘jump in and play’ experience, and the sometimes-clunky controls have come under a fair amount of criticism.

One Reddit user named MashXforwhat has posted how to make it a lot more user-friendly – and we’d recommend following their tips.

The most game-changing thing they points out is how to get rid of tapping X to sprint – making moving around the wild west far more intuitive.

Their instructions are as follows:

  1. Go to ‘third person controls’

  2. Change control scheme to ‘Standard FPS’. This moves sprint from X/A to the left control stick and crouching to X/A. Ironically ‘Standard FPS’ is what makes moving in third person easier.

  3. Now go to ‘Accessibility’, go to ‘Running Mode’ and change it to ‘Toggle to Run’. No more holding down a button to run.

  4. Now, instead of holding X to jog and mashing it to sprint, you click the stick once to jog, and click the stick twice to sprint. Click the stick while sprinting to go back into a jog, let off the stick a little and you go back to walking. After 17 years of having to master ‘the claw’ in Rockstar games I can finally not have to do it.

They also have a lot more useful advice, including how to improve movement and camera controls – go check out their post to get the most from the game, and make traversing across New Austin a lot more fun.