The full Red Dead Redemption 2 map has been leaked online.
We have a German copy of the official Red Dead Redemption 2 guidebook to thank for this bounty that has just befallen us. The scanned images were posted to Twitter and Reddit before eventually being taken down, but luckily a Reddit user by the name of tomcruise_momshoes pasted them all together for our perusal.
And also with thanks to Eurogamer for keeping the picture online despite what we can only assume is a torrential downpour of takedown emails from Rockstar Games.
It looks like the map includes basically everything from the original Red Dead Redemption with the notable exception of Mexico. Since Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel that takes place in 1899, there is no Mexican revolution for our heroes to get caught up in and subsequently spend endless hours trying to get out of.
Armadillo, Fort Mercer, Macfarlane's Ranch, Tumbleweed, Blackwater, Thieves' Landing, Flat Iron Lake, and Tall Trees all seem to be there (albeit in German form), while the northeast portion of the map is entirely new.
Saint-Denis can be seen in the rightmost portion of the map as a bustling metropolis based on the real-world New Orleans. The real New Orleans is closer to the ocean rather than a large river that borders Mexico, but Saint Denis will have the same sort of melting-pot of cultures that New Orleans is famous for.
The entire map looks to be much larger than the original Red Dead Redemption when taking into account all the new areas, and this makes sense from the game’s size. To get the game playing on your PlayStation 4 will require at least 99 GB, and that’s to play with some data being read off the disk. If you want to keep load-times to a minimum you’ll need 149 GB of disk space.
Xbox One players, meanwhile, will just need 107 GB.
Red Dead Redemption 2 comes out October 26th, but you can pre-load the game today so you can get straight to gaming come Friday.