​Scrap Red Dead Redemption 2's HUD With The Official Companion App

Rockstar Games has revealed Red Dead Redemption 2's official companion app, which is set and ready to launch with the game this Friday.

Available for both Android and iOS devices, the app connects directly to Xbox One or PS4 consoles, "delivering real-time interactive information to your smart device."

This means users can view Red Dead 2's massive map in its entirety, and even set way points, pan and zoom, or mark areas of interest with a simple tap.

Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games

Whether you're searching for new hiding spots, hunting enemies, or finding the nearest General Store, having an interactive map at your fingertips makes exploring Red Dead 2 all the more easier, and authentic (just pretend it's made out of old, battered paper).

You can also delve into Arthur Morgan's journal, which has "new entries and illustrations appearing as you progress," but more importantly - for those looking to fully appreciate Red Dead 2's stunning landscape - it lets you to turn off your HUD without sacrificing core player info.

The companion app provides "stats in real-time on your device, allowing you to completely remove the in-game HUD from your television should you choose."

Of course, you can disable the HUD anyway, but unless you're keeping tabs of every shot you take, or memorising each location in the game, trying to survive in the Western world without any pointers could get tedious.

Similar to tracking stats from the Social Club, you'll get probably lose interest if you have to check it in-game or via desktop, so having it on your favourite tablet or smartphone is much more convenient.

And for those who enjoy a bit of light reading, it homes the full digital game manual and an optional digital version of the Red Dead Redemption 2 Complete Official Guide.

Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games

Rockstar say there's even more to the app, and you'll find out what this means when it hits both Android and iOS stores on Friday.

Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on 26 October for Xbox One and PS4.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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