Red Dead Redemption 2 News: PS4, Xbox game to outgun GTA 5 in one key area? (Pic: ROCKSTAR)

Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to be the essential cowboy game.

It looks like it'll satisfy all the Western, cowboy fantasies you've ever had – whether that's riding through the new frontier on horseback, plotting bank heists with your crew, or holding up luxury train passengers as your comrades pilfer the engine.

But one key area of the game is its gunplay – without good guns, how is a cowboy supposed to get their job done?

Luckily, it looks like Rockstar has really taken note of this, and will be adding more guns to the game at launch than ever before.

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According to new information from Red Dead News, the game will come with over 50 weapons at launch.

It marks a progression from other Red Dead games – the first Rockstar title (Red Dead Revolver) only had 28 weapons available in-game, and the second title (Red Dead Redemption) had 36 once you included all the DLC additions.

What's interesting is that – at the moment – Grand Theft Auto V (which is set in modern day North America) has 88 weapons for players to use. 22 of those are online exclusive, and 23 were added when the game made the generation jump to Xbox One and PS4.

At launch, the game only had 40 weapons … so after DLC, we could see Red Dead Redemption 2 surpass the number of guns and melee items that GTAV features.

We're going to see Red Dead Redemption 2 Online launch in November – about a month after the main game launches – and even that could introduce more firearms, only 30 days after launch!

It'll be interesting to see if Red Dead Redemption 2 manages to make all these firearms feel unique or different enough to be interesting to play with in-game.

Considering GTAV can switch between assault rifles, snipers, shotguns, pistols, grenade launchers and more (and still have a few guns that feel the same), Rockstar certainly has its work cut out for it with RDR 2.

The developer has proven before that its adept at creating realistic, intricate and impressive weapon designs – but in creating even more, will that mean quality has to take a backseat?

We doubt it – Rockstar always delivers quality on an incredible scale, and this new game looks like it'll be no different.

It could also mean we see a far more robust melee focus in Red Dead Redemption 2 than in previous Rockstar games… pitchforks at the ready!

You can read everything we know about Red Dead Redemption 2 here.

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