RDR2: Companion Wiki

RDR2: Companion Wiki

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  • Category: Games
  • Last Updated: 2020-10-01
  • New version: 1.5.1
  • File size: 185.52 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

RDR2: Companion


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RDR2: Companion is an iPhone and Android Games App, made by Rockstar Games. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Rockstar Games, with the latest current version being 1.5.1 which was officially released on 2020-10-01. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 3884 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3.7 out of a possible 5 stars.

Video Manual: How to Use the RDR2: Companion App

How does it Work?

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion delivers your in-game Journal, the full game manual, an optional comprehensive strategy guide and more.


Arthur Morgan keeps a detailed journal of his experiences. When connected to the game you’ll be able to examine these entries and illustrations firsthand as new pages appear in the Journal.


Your essential compendium for the deepest and most detailed Rockstar world yet, the Red Dead Redemption 2 Complete Official Guide by Piggyback® is packed with information about every aspect of Rockstar Games’ epic tale of outlaw life in America's unforgiving heartland. This digital version, unlocked via a onetime in-app purchase, contains every page of the physical Standard Edition guide in beautiful high resolution along with interactive menus to make finding information quick and easy.


The official manual for Red Dead Redemption 2 detailing general game controls and everything from player attributes to combat, fishing, hunting, horse bonding, activities and more.


When connected to your Rockstar Games Social Club account you can also gain quick access to an online interactive visualization of your current progress towards 100% completion of the Story, the web version of the Wheeler and Rawson in-game catalog and important Red Dead Redemption 2 news and announcements.

Rockstar Games, Inc. ©2005-18. Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption, and R* are marks/logos/copyrights of Take-Two Interactive. All other marks and trademarks are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Piggyback® is a registered trademark of Piggyback Interactive Limited. PIGGYBACK.COM and the Piggyback logo are registered trademarks of Piggyback Interactive Limited.

Use of software subject to license at rockstargames.com/eula; online account terms at www.rockstargames.com/socialclub. Violation of EULA, Code of Conduct, or other policies may result in restriction or termination of access to game or online account. For customer& technical support visit www.rockstargames.com/support.

Non-transferable access to special features such as exclusive, unlockable, downloadable or online content, services, or functions may require single-use serial code, additional fee and/or online account registration (13+). Access to special features may require internet connection, may not be available to all users, and may, upon 30 days notice, be terminated, modified, or offered under different terms. For information about online services, fees, restrictions, or additional terms that may apply to this game, please visit www.rockstargames.com.

Unauthorized copying, reverse engineering, transmission, public performance, rental, pay for play, or circumvention of copy protection is strictly prohibited.

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Top Reviews

  • By thatmanuthinkuknow

    Nice Addition

    I rarely use companion apps for games as they seem pointless and don't really help much towards the actual game themselves. However I have found that this one is an acceptation. I turned off the hud in game so it makes it very immersive so much that while playing had several people look at the screen and ask what I was watching and mouths drop when I said I was playing a game. Having this app opened while playing helped a GREAT deal with that as I am able to view map, make way points, view all of my statuses and follow everything in realtime with ease flawlesslyand it feels like I am Arthur himself simple opening the map to view my surroundings, journal or what have you. I find this to be one of the top additions to game and really makes it stand out as the best and greatest game I've played in a long time. Plus it's 100% FREE. Rockstar did a top notch on this game and made it even better with this companion app. If you plan on playing this game this app is a recommended must to get way more out of it and it's experience.

  • By Puddingmaster91

    The best companion app I’ve ever used, but it could be better.

    First things first, I can’t explain how awesome it is to remove the majority of your HUD in game and then use this app as your map. It’s really convenient and user friendly. A couple things, I believe they forgot to carry over colorblind mode from the base game, and this greatly hinders me and I’d like to have that as an a option for the app. Another thing is the digital strategy guide is available and I think that’s really neat, especially since it’s 1/4 the price of an actual copy, but I want the strategy guide to carry over the the actual map. Let me run around and view where things like cigarette cards, or dinosaur bones are on my map. I think it’d be way better than having to back out of the map and open the strategy guide and flip to the page. Overall I love this app, I just would like to see colorblind mode added and maybe the strategy guide spread out a little more.

  • By Likeflint

    Perfect holiday companion

    I didn’t have to give up my RDR2 addiction while visiting family for Thanksgiving. It’s really nice to catch up on Arthur’s thoughts from his journal while laying in a hotel bed. I’m less inclined to read that stuff while I’m actually playing the game, but it’s really quite fun to read and reflect on some of the things I’ve done now that I’m away from it. I also have to say I think it is very cool that you can flip through the ordering magazine to get things you will receive when you log into the game. My only recommendation is that you stock up on money before you travel or likely you’ll be stuck with only 2$ to play with like me LOL. Lastly, it’s great to help brush upon mechanics. I’m even considering the strategy guide. Anyhow, just wanted to express my enjoyment of the app.

  • By Elonzae

    Great for single player. Wish it was better for online

    Everything is very useful, however I wish there was more online use other than map and catalogue. I would love to be able to follow my RDO character progress from my companion app (unless I’m missing something.) and to be able to check my awards and stats. I also would like to be able to preview my own character in the wardrobe selections. I know that’s a long shot since a catalogue in real life is usually a model wearing the clothes as it is now. But it would be really great if I were to be able to preview my current character outfit and change wardrobe options mobily. Maybe something similar to the Destiny app in 3D. Also I gave a 4 rating, however would really give it more of a 3.7 due to the fact that I just tried to make purchases for online and was given an error. Like I said. Great for SP, needs some TLC for online.

  • By Nwello

    Good but not great

    This app seems to miss the purpose of what it is. First and foremost it is a map/guide, but even that interface is a bit weird to get used to. Map view defaults to all the way zoomed in which is almost never used. The app itself also drains my battery pretty decently and am stuck plugging my phone in after a few hours of usage. I’m also not a huge fan of the “shopping” aspect. You get booted out of the app and to a webpage to do shopping but where the items go I really don’t know. Would have been interesting if you look at the catalogue that sits on a stump or a table, depending on where your camp is located. And those items ordered would be delivered to the camp. Progress option does the same no to an external website. I hope this app will be utilized for the online game when the becomes available.

  • By sparkster1998

    The Map is amazing....but the app lacks in other areas

    Love the concept for this app, the map is so well done!! I definitely plan to use this app regularly while playing the game. I think where this app is struggling is in all the other sections. I absolutely can’t stand that the app takes you to safari Instead of the other features being native on the app! Like the map is. Also the fact that you have the ability to purchase that aren’t unlocked for you yet! Is very weird and I don’t like that part at all. The app has great bones and the map is AMAZING, you guys at rockstar just need to bring native support to all of the other features this app has to offer, which I would totally use as well, if it was native and didn’t take me to safari.

  • By iAlanX

    Best companion app for console games I’ve used, but needs locale support

    It’s been an fantastic experience with this app. I can pin point any point on the map and the game sync instantly to show me route guidance on the minimap. However this app really needs locale support. I’m running the game on different language than my iPad does. The app won’t show me the map unless I change my iPad system language to match with the game language. It’s quite frustrating since I don’t want to change the iPad language every time I start playing and change it back afterwards. The app needs to have a setting where it allows users to change the app language. It’s a really great app overall but just needs this small but useful improvement

  • By Tommy.DiPietro

    Please Fix Battery Bug

    This app is exactly what I want in a companion app, and Rockstar definitely nailed it for sure. This rating would absolutely be 5 stars if it wasn’t for the current battery draining glitch impacting some users. I have an iPhone X and a USB-C to Lightning fast charger, which normally charges my phone from >5% to 100% in less than an hour. When I use the companion, not only does my phone become too hot to touch, it also drains battery at a rapid pace. I was at ~50% battery when I began using the app most recently, and after 45 minutes of use, my battery had dropped down to 7% (while on the fast charger!). Rockstar: I don’t leave reviews unless I really need to share critical feedback as a consumer for the greater good, but this needs a resolution, and a fast one. I don’t think using this app is a good idea until the issues are addressed. I would gladly change my rating to 5 once addressed, but until then, it’s back to using the in-game map every 2 minutes ☹️ Everyone else: Don’t let my review turn you off from the app, I honestly love it and would be using it every time I play, but it’s tearing up my battery and it’s unable to be touched when operational. Give it a try and see if it works fine for you, but if not, I would really give this another shot once it’s fixed. It’s worth it!!

  • By Good Ol' Pops

    Needs fixing ASAP

    I couldn't really tell you how good or not the app itself is because after the setup period I put the phone down for about 5-10 minutes to walk the dog and came back and picked it up and it was so hot I thought there was a short or something in the cord but no I used a IR thermometer and it said 118 degrees. The IR thermometer I used is a cheapo unit admittedly but still this is not something I'd expect from a tier 1 company like Rockstar or any contractors it uses. I powered the phone down and put a small fan on to help coo it and tried it one more time to verify and it did it again so it's been deleted until it's fixed. The premise of what the app offers got me interested but until it fixes this safety issue ( and it IS a safety issue..what if it was carried in a pocket or purse with a lighter in it and the app was left on or was accidentally turned on and the heat generated could potentially set off the lighter) so let's get it fixed Rockstar!

  • By TLehman111

    Couple flaws

    Like others have pointed out. I never received a reset password email from rockstar. Tried multiple times and checked junk mail. Nothing. I ended creating a new social club account. Bummer. Overall the app is pretty solid the landscape only option is super bad. Instead of making device specific ports of the game manual and strategy guide, rockstar merely uploaded a pdf or fixed size version of these documents. You can’t increase font size or rotate. The text is unbelievably small and just as you start to zoom into one of the game’s manual page, the reader turns you to the following or previous page. I honestly wouldn’t mind and can understand why rockstar has landscape only for features like the real time map. However the manuals should be allowed in any orientation. No excuses.

  • By MrSpkr

    Expected more

    For $10, I expected more. Don’t get me wrong; the map on my phone synching with the game is nice and all, but much of the rest is more difficult to use. For example, I can barely read much of the print, even on an iPhone 8+. Yes, I can expand the page, but then the left and right edges of the paragraphs fall off the page. You should be able to push a side icon and get the text for a feature or description printed out on your phone in regular font (sort of like how you can “read” a letter in game). Also, the game guide is very, very lengthy (351 pages that look like they have been converted to a .pdf file with two pages on one screen). I would have expected either (1) the index to be linked to the appropriate place in the guide; or (2) the ability to select what page to jump to in the guide (less efficient but workable). I would also expect there to be a usable search feature for the guide. Disappointed in this offering.

  • By BrothersInArtz

    Like the full game, the app disappoints

    Forced landscape, tiniest-of-the-tiny text that can’t be enlarged, and vampiricly efficient loss of battery while (trying to) use this. Perhaps Rockstar thought that much would be forgiven with this offering due to brand recognition and/or respect. But like the full game, it’s a trudge through molasses with a shiny veneer and lofty goals only half-heartedly implemented. Rockstar seems to be a company where the Hausers and Lazlow can not be challenged. How much feedback was either ignored or stifled? Feedback that could have improved this and the game? There’s too many people at TT for NO ONE to have seen the mess coming. But it seems they weren’t heard. Or maybe they know better than to speak up at all? I fear for GTA and what “brilliant” ideas that franchise has in dev by now. Hope they can get back to making good games, these “reinventing the wheel using squares” isn’t going to pay off in the long-term.

  • By HafnerDesigns

    This app no longer works...

    I got the south a few weeks ago, gave it a try, had trouble getting an account. When I finally got it to work, it worked for one day, and then it stopped working. I contacted Support, and Support put me through over an hour's worth of tests to figure out why it wasn’t working. Finally, they wanted me to change my DNS. I can’t do that because of the circumstances at home where I have to have a secure line. The support person couldn’t understand why I couldn’t just change the DNS. Needless to say, the app is now worthless. I have rebooted my cable modem, rebooted my Wi-Fi, rebooted my computer, rebooted my iPhone, rebooted my PlayStation 4, Nothing has cleared the problem. It’s unfortunate because this app was awesome in the one day that I had it. I could put it on a cinematic run and have my player run from point A to point B and watch it on the app. Leave me the app to freaking confusing to set up. Once set up, it’ll work for a short time and then stop. I don’t know if it’s the update from the PS4 or if the app was updated, but something happened to where it doesn’t work right now.

  • By Seanzarella

    Misleading - iPhone X Incompatible

    Just got finished chatting with Rockstar support after repeatedly not being able to connect my game to the app. I did everything right and triple checked it all. Their support team thought it was odd at first, then came back and told me my iPhone X wasn’t compatible with the app. They said the only reason the App Store lists the app as compatible with iPhone X is because the app will run on my device, just not connect to my game which is the entire point of the app. While I look forward to a compatibility update which Rockstar said was in the works but no release date in sight, for now I find this app grossly misleading. I agreed to terms and conditions when I downloaded the app and now they're telling me it doesn’t even work on my device. Why even list it if it’s completely useless? My guess is to lure more iPhone users into downloading and hopefully purchasing the game-guide, which is $9.99. Lazy. I’d be willing to re-rate the app once it works, and how long iPhone X users have to wait will impact that new rating as well.

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