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Red Dead Redemption 2 players urged to change one setting for 'super immersive' new experience

Red Dead Redemption 2 players urged to change one setting for 'super immersive' new experience

The road less travelled

If you're thinking about playing Red Dead Redemption 2 again - and if you're anything like me that urge comes around regularly - then you might want to try this trick out.

Few would argue that Red Dead Redemption 2 has anything less than one of the most immersive open worlds of all time. Huge, detailed, and filled with secrets, exploring it is a joy.

If you're looking for ways to make the Rockstar Games' epic even more immersive without the aid of mods, there's one incredibly easy way to do that.

You may or may not be aware, but it's actually possible to head into the game's settings and fiddle with the HUD so that the minimap is permanently off.

This may sound like a minor change, but it actually opens up the world in a huge number of surprising ways. While I've never tried this trick with Red Dead Redemption 2, I have played The Witcher 3 with the map off. It honestly felt like I was playing a whole new game, allowing myself to be surprised by the world all over again.

As one fan raved on the Red Dead Redemption subreddit, this small tweak is a total game-changer.

"As soon as the map is gone, everything is so much more immersive. I'm now having to find my way around using landmarks instead of just following a GPS.

"I get lost all the time which allows me to discover things I never knew existed. There have also been a few times already that I've stumbled on a quest organically, instead of just going to it. If you haven't tried it yet, I really recommend it."

Another added: "I play in first person with just the compass and it really is an experience. You end up recognising landmarks, every gunfight is life or death, you don't know when it's coming and don't know where the enemies are either.

"I don't really use deadeye either. The game isn't so much a rootin' tootin' cowboy game, it's a fight for survival and I feel it fits the narrative of the gang much better that way."

So if you're looking to squeeze a little extra life out of Red Dead Redemption 2, take these players' word for it and try no map and/or first-person. I know I'm giving it a go.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: Red Dead Redemption 2, Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games