Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 deal lets you grab the game for free (but time is running out before the release date)

Red Dead Redemption 2 is being bundled for free with the PS4 Pro

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is almost here. Two years after it was first announced by Rockstar Games, the western shoot 'em up sequel will finally launch worldwide on Thursday October 26, 2018.

If you're hoping to drop into the dusty cowboy boots of outlaw Arthur Morgan on launch day, but haven't yet taken the plunge on a next-generation console – boy, do we have the deal for you!

Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-order deals on PS4 and Xbox One are already available, but you can get your hands on the latest Rockstar title for free if you're savvy.

A number of retailers have bundled the feverishly-anticipated western for free with a brand-new PlayStation 4 Pro. And since the game is included as a digital download, you're guaranteed to be able to start playing the second it launches.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is also designed to take full advantage of the 4K Ultra HD HDR capabilities of the PS4 Pro, which might be enough to justify an upgrade to the latest PlayStation console generation.

The new Red Dead Redemption bundle is available from a few retailers, including Amazon UK, GAME, Very.co.uk, and Argos for £349.99. For comparison, that's £50 less than buying the same 1TB PS4 Pro console on its own on Amazon.

For those who aren't fussed about the 4K HDR capabilities of the flagship PS4 Pro system, the same bundle is available with the standard-issue PS4 500GB model for £249.99 from Amazon UK, GAME, Very.co.uk, and Argos.

If you're more of an Xbox One fan, similar Red Dead Redemption 2 bundles are available, though they'll cost you a little bit more than the Sony counterparts. For example, Amazon UK is selling an Xbox One X console with Forza Horizon 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 Special Edition for £399.99

There's a Xbox One S 1TB bundle that includes Red Dead Redemption 2 and Assassins Creed Odyssey, if you're not fussed about the latest and greatest console.

Whatever you decide, you'll want to add to your basket pretty sharpish to make sure you're among the first to get your paws on blockbuster new game.