Though many Rockstar Games fan were likely hoping for a ground up Red Dead Redemption remake, the recent remaster is still a great chance to dive into its excellent story and Undead Nightmare content. However, some may have been hesitant to do so, as the game only targeted 30 FPS. Well, those days appear to be gone, as a new update brings Red Dead Redemption 60FPS mode to life.
The update is currently only present on PlayStation 5 systems, but it is possible that Rockstar Games will roll it out to Xbox platforms imminently. Red Dead Redemption update 1.03 comes in at a meager 300MB, and while no other features have been outlined, dead-eyed Redditors are amid the wave of Red Dead Redemption fans discovering the 60FPS toggle in one of the best open world games ever made.
Heading into the game’s settings, you’ll find the toggle under the ‘Display’ part of the drop-down list. The specifications of how this 60FPS mode toggle works are yet to be clarified, but we can speculate that it comes at the cost of resolution drop. Red Dead Redemption runs at 1080p on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, but can achieve 4K resolution on the PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility.
Word of this update has yet to be mentioned on Rockstar Games’ social media platforms, making it all the more mysterious why such a significant update hasn’t been announced beforehand. Despite rumors of a full-on Red Dead Redemption remake, the announcement of the port went on to become one of Rockstar’s most disliked videos on YouTube, following the disappointment of fans. With no 60FPS mode confirmed for the port’s launch, it only added salt to the wound of fans hoping to see the game with a new coat of paint.
The absence of a 60FPS update for the game’s sequel, Red Dead Redemption 2, is often one of the most requested things that Rockstar Games fans are eager to see. Well, that and the announcement of the GTA 6 release date, of course.
Recent clues in GTA Online are pure conspiracy theory fodder, but for now, GTA 5 remains the primary game to boot up as we long for the rumored shores of Vice City. GTA 6 remains one of the most highly anticipated upcoming PS5 games we’re looking forward to, but at least you can get into some slick gunfights in glorious 60FPS now.