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News Files and Mods 03 January 2023, 18:15

author: Kamil Kleszyk

RDR2 Just Got Even More Beautiful With New Texture Pack [UPDATE]

A developer has released a high-resolution texture pack for Red Dead Redemption 2. Thanks to the mod, the graphics, which were eye-pleasing several years ago, now look even better.

Update

The author of the mod, i.e. WickedHorseMan, has given us permission to host a mirror of his project improving terrain textures in the game (Upscaled Terrain), as well as the corresponding modification Weapon Texture Upscale which improves weapon textures.

  1. Upscaled Terrain - download the mod from our FTP
  2. Weapon Texture Upscale - download the mod from our FTP.

Original message (December 31, 2022)

It is no secret that Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most beautiful games on the market. Despite the passage of time, the work of Rockstar Games still looks better than many, newer productions. However, this does not mean that there is no room for improvement in terms of visuals. Quite the contrary. This has been proven by the creator by the handle WickedHorseMan (via DSOGaming).

The aforementioned gentleman created a pack of HD textures that replace the original ones used in RDR2. It should be noted that the change applies only to the ground and rocks. All the rest remained intact.

  • You can find the texture pack here

The news note posted on Nexus Mods reveals that the player used AI-based programs such as ESRGAN to achieve quadruple rescaling of the textures. Below you can see the results of the user's work.

RDR2 Just Got Even More Beautiful With New Texture Pack [UPDATE] - picture #1

Nexus Mods

RDR2 Just Got Even More Beautiful With New Texture Pack [UPDATE] - picture #2

Nexus Mods

RDR2 Just Got Even More Beautiful With New Texture Pack [UPDATE] - picture #3

Nexus Mods

Of course, the above package is just a drop in the sea of mods for Red Dead Redemption 2. The game's community has already created a huge number of improvements (despite the fact that the title does not officially support mods) to its beloved title. Among them you will find the Dynamic Seasons, a mod that introduces the four seasons, as well as VESTIGIA, which reworks many elements of the open world to make them prettier and more realistic.

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