Red Dead Redemption 2 Patch Has Lots Of Improvements On PC

Red Dead Redemption 2 Patch Has Lots Of Improvements On PC

The PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 had quite a troubled launch - and I'm kind to a game that I truly loved on PlayStation 4, but I can tell you that I haven't managed to just start it up on PC for like three days because of all of its technical issues.

Rockstar Games had offered a few workarounds, like creating an exception in your firewall and stuff like that, and apologised for that launch, but it was clear that the game was bugged a lot, and it needed some serious work before it could even be playable to the PC fans.

Since then, the studio has worked on a rush of changes and even released a brand new patch today that promises to fix many technical issues people have been encountering since the release a couple of weeks ago.

You can check the full changelog below, as shared by VG247, but be sure that among all the fixes you have those involving 4-core and 6-core CPUs, one that prompted a permanent mouse cursor on your screen, and more of them. The list is pretty long and hopefully has truly made the game better for you to enjoy.

Here's the full changelog:

  • 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.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and you can also play it on Google Stadia if you're one of the so-called Founders.

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