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Red Dead Redemption 2 releases another PC patch

Red Dead Redemption 2

The PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 had a rather rough launch. The game has a variety of stability issues across multiple hardware configurations. Many users reported crashes and other problems from day one. Rockstar apologized and immediately began working on fixes for the game. And with the newest patch today, Rockstar is continuing that work. There are plenty of technical fixes and optimizations pushed in this patch.

Rockstar will no doubt continue their work on this great game, as there’s still a lot to be done to make the PC port shine. There have been some fixes released already over the last few weeks.  The fanbase was a little less than impressed though. The rocky launch led to a ton of issues, with many gamers unable to even play the game at all. Rockstar has since apologized for the rough launch and will be continuing to push updates as the game goes on.

This latest patch pushes out a bunch of fixes for various problems. Multi-core CPUs were identified as a problematic source for some issues, so Rockstar optimized the way the game runs on these. Graphical APIs like Vulkan have also been optimized. A bunch of crashing problems got fixed too. Various UI fixes are also included.

Here are the full patch notes:

  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in stalls on 4-core and 6-core CPUs.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in a permanent mouse cursor being displayed at all times when launching the game via the Epic Games Store.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in the player’s cores draining at a faster rate than intended in Story Mode when running at high frame rates.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in player weight decreasing at a faster rate than intended in Red Dead Online when running at high frame rates.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in players not being able to place Waypoints on the Pause Menu Map in the correct location.
  • Improvements to address an issue with matchmaking in Red Dead Online that resulted in players with incompatible control settings joining the same session. We recommend that players using mouse and keyboard controls should switch to ‘Free Aim’ targeting mode before entering Red Dead Online.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in all custom graphical settings reverting to a low preset when the game was updated.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in an ‘Activation Required’ error when loading the game after system hardware or device changes were made.
  • Improvements to address issues that resulted in a crash and displayed the ‘Failed to initialize graphics device’ or ‘Unable to initialize graphics driver ’errors when launching the game. If this issue still occurs, please make sure you have the latest graphics card drivers installed for your system.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in a crash when launching the game in Fullscreen display mode while using Vulkan
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in a crash when launching the game with some graphics-related launch arguments active.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in a crash during loading screens when entering Story Mode or Red Dead Online.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in a crash while modifying weapons at the Gunsmith in Red Dead Online.
  • Improvements to address issues that resulted in random crashes and the error “Red Dead Redemption 2 exited unexpectedly” during gameplay.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and you can also play it on Google Stadia if that’s your thing.

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