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Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App Helps You Play HUD-Free

Rockstar Games has announced today that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be getting a companion app, and that it’ll release alongside the game this Friday as a free download.

The app, which connects directly to your console, will let you look at the game’s map without having it show up on your television screen. You can mark points of interest and set destinations, all without going into an in-game menu. If you’re looking to do a pure playthrough of the game with minimal on-screen prompts, the app will help.

Not only will it be usable as a map, but it’ll also let you check out Arthur’s stats in real-time. It also acts as Arthur’s journal. As you progress through the game’s story the journal will update with entries from Arthur himself, as well as illustrations. It all sounds very, very cool, though I was under the impression that such apps died years ago. Still, free is free and I’ll be downloading this anyway, and I recommend you do too.

The app will be released on Friday, October 26th – the same day Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on PS4.

If you’ve yet to stake your claim on a copy of the game, you can pre-order via Amazon or the PlayStation Store.

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