Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available on PC, and even though the launch was kind of rough due to bugs, things are already looking up. Rockstar has begun work on patching out the crashing and other bugs people are encountering, and the illustrious modding scene has already set to work, making this cowboy adventure even more over-the-top with new mods and addons. One particular annoyance remains for some users though, as they just want to skip the prologue and get right to the game.
And as usual, the solution for PC gamers to turn to involves modifying the game, or mods. A lot of mods have been released already, with many files being uploaded that do everything from changing the player character to altering lighting effects for a more immersive feel to the games environmental lighting.
One set of mods in particular though has allowed people playing the game again after already experiencing it on consoles to skip ahead and get into enjoying the main game. I’m of course talking about the wonderful creation of modded save files. Some intrepid PC user out there has gone through the trouble of creating multiple starter save files that replace the file on your own machine to skip ahead in the game. Using these mods, you can skip ahead to various major plot points. Say if you only played up to the ending sections of the game after Arthur’s part and wanted to pick up there on PC, these modded files will let you d just that.
Simply download your desired starter file and place it in the “C:\Users\<name>\Documents\Rockstar Games\Red Dead Redemption 2\Profiles” directory and boot up the game. You can find the files on NexusMods.
If you’re just playing the PC version for the first time, it’s strongly recommended to play through the prologue of the game, just like the rest of the incredible story, manually the first time through. Red Dead Redemption 2 does a wonderful job of introducing its setting, characters and tone in these early bits of the story. If you want to really experience the majesty of this game on PC, you really should avoid these skips.
But if you’re coming to the game from consoles and you’re already very aware of what’s happening, feel free.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.