Planning on getting Red Dead Redemption 2 this weekend? You'll want to download this app, too 11 months ago

Planning on getting Red Dead Redemption 2 this weekend? You'll want to download this app, too

Just a few days to go, and this could be a (literal) game changer...

There isn't long left before the game that is apparently so big that it may have broken a bit of a modern gaming record (more on that here), and another major development has been announced.

Released alongside the game itself, Rockstar are publishing a new app for iOS and Android devices that will connect to your PS4 or Xbox One to deliver "real-time interactive information to your smart device."

Once you've downloaded it and connected to your console, then the app will take the in-game Heads-Up Display and put it on your mobile device instead, meaning you can explore the map and set waypoints that will then appear in-game as you play.

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Also, your character health and other data will be shown in real-time, plus you'll be able to check your in-game journal, check your stats through Rockstar's Social Club, and peruse the game's full digital manual.

There's a lot of information to know before you wade into the wild west again, and we suggest you catch up on it all right here.

Red Dead Redemption II will be available on PS4 and Xbox One from Friday 26 October.

Check out the final trailer below:

Clip via Rockstar Games