Best settings for red dead redemption 2 (ps4)

Red Dead Redemption 2 best Steam Deck & in-game settings for stable gameplay without crashes. Full details in the comments... from SteamDeck

Oh and also, from you TV settings, set the sharpness down, like at 30. That seems to eliminate most of the jaggies.

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vi-r-us 12 years ago#6

The game doesn't even support 1080p/i, it always defaults to 720p even if you have those checked.

RD_21 12 years ago#7

I have all of them checked and the game is in 720p.

sqearl76 12 years ago#8

Rockstar is awful at properly displaying its 'light sourcing'. In the real world the sun brightens EVERYTHING outside. A building will cast a shadow but not to the point where it's so dark it's like nighttime. Imagine a cardboard box on the floor with no light source shine a flashlight on the box.......that's Rockstars idea of light sourcing, too bright on the light side while too dark on the shadow side. I've tried to adjust for this but it just ends up looking 'washed out'. Too many games this gen are guilty of this.......these developers are supposed to be artists so why do so many of them get this simple logic so wrong?

If your TV is always does tone mapping and it can't be turned off, fine tuning peak brightness is pointless. Set the Peak Brightness to a few thousand nits and adjust Paper White to an acceptable value.

Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online are massive open-world experiences that let you explore and adventure in the imaginary Wild West. You can play the game over multiple platforms, which means you’ll be using a controller for a long time. Even if you’re playing on the PC, you can play with a controller if that is your preference. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to get the most out of your controller settings as early as possible and get used to a better-optimized experience. Some settings are simply quality-of-life improvements, while others can be vital to your success in the game. In this guide, we’ll share with you the best controller settings for Red Dead Redemption 2.

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The best controller settings for Red Dead Redemption 2

Before we dive into the more impactful settings, the first three options are uncategorized but pretty straightforward:

  • Invert Look: Unless you love getting confused, keep this as OFF.
  • Vibration: This is very useful to have ON when you’re out hunting for collectibles, as your controller will start vibrating when you’re near one. However, we suggest turning it OFF when preparing to engage in PVP, as it can be distracting.
  • Use ‘Cycle Camera’ control for Photo Mode: This is up to your preference, but should by default be OFF.

Targeting and Weapons

  • Lock-On Mode (On-Foot): If you’re playing on a console, assume everyone else is playing with this option on Normal, so no need to give yourself a disadvantage by selecting Free Aim.
  • Aim Assist Strength (On-Foot): Keep this setting at max for the best possible results.
  • Lock-On Mode (Mount / Vehicle): The same logic goes for this as for the On-Foot version.
  • Aim Assist Strength (Mount / Vehicle): Once again, keep at max setting.
  • Automatic Pin Switching: This setting concerns your LeMat Revolver. If you have it ON, it will automatically swap between shotgun shells and revolver cartridges when you run out of either. To avoid wasting precious specialist ammo, it’s best to keep this setting OFF.

Third Person & First Person

We’re combining both of these categories because the settings are the same, and the options we select should transfer from one to the other.

  • Third Person Controls / First Person Controls: Use the Standard FPS option. This will free up one of your main buttons by replacing the sprint toggle (moved to the left stick button) with crouch, making it much more intuitive and manageable.
  • Horse Control: Leave it as the simplest option, Horse Relative.
  • Look Sensitivity: We suggest that you turn this to maximum, then lower it incrementally if you need to.
  • Aim Sensitivity: We suggest that you turn this to maximum, then lower it incrementally if you need to.
  • Aim / Look Acceleration: We suggest that you turn this to maximum, then lower it incrementally if you need to.
  • Aim / Look Dead Zone: Inversely, lower this to just a bit above the lowest settings, and then raise incrementally until you’re comfortable.


  • Running Mode (On-Foot Only): In this setting, pick the Toggle to Run option. It will make your life so much easier not having to mash buttons to sprint, and instead just using a single toggle, especially over long distances.
  • Tap Assist: For similar reasons, pick Hold for this option too. Much less button mashing when holding the button is available.
  • Tap to Hold Delay: Since we’re not tapping, it makes sense to keep this option at the lowest setting.
  • Hold to Reel (Fishing): To keep with the theme of replacing taps with holds, turn this option ON.

With all these controller settings set up, you should be easier and more comfortable playing Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online without pesky controller issues getting in your way. And once you get used to the controls, the game becomes even more fun than it already is.

How do I make my RDR2 graphics better on ps4?

If you want to squeeze the smoothest framerates out of RDR2, focus on the Favour Performance option. The second and third lowest slider presets are what you want if you're running the Western on Rockstar's recommended graphics cards – the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB and AMD's Radeon RX 480 4GB.

What settings should I use for RDR2?

Red Dead Redemption 2 Graphics Settings.
Resolution 1920×1080. ... .
Refresh Rate – 144 (Highest Available)..
VSync – Off (You Don't want your FPS to be stuck on 60, Right?)..
Triple Buffering – Off..
Pause Game on Focus Loss – Off..
Constrain Mouse Pointer – Off..
Quality Preset Level – Custom..
Texture Quality – Low..

How do I improve my performance in Red Dead Redemption 2?

Red Dead Redemption 2: 6 Ways to Improve Performance on PC.
6/6 Disabling Tree Tessellation..
5/6 DSR + DLSS..
4/6 Lowering Grass Detail..
3/6 Lowering Water Physics..
2/6 Disabling MSAA..
1/6 Utilizing Nvidia Control Panel..

Does RDR2 run at 60fps on ps4?

Since its initial release, the game has come to PC, PS5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X, however, it's not received a proper "next-gen" port on the current-gen consoles. This means there's no way to play the game at 60 FPS on console.