Red Dead Redemption 2Arthur Morgan is the main character and who you’ll play as in “Red Dead Redemption 2.”Rockstar Games/Take-Two Interactive

The much-anticipated next game from the folks who created “Grand Theft Auto 5” is finally here: “Red Dead Redemption 2” is available now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 

But you know that, right? You’ve seen all the ads, and maybe even pre-ordered the game ahead of time — you’re ready.

But are you really? Having spent the last week with the game’s main character, Arthur Morgan, and his fellow outlaws, I’ve put together everything I wish I had known before digging in on Rockstar’s latest 60-hour epic.