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Rockstar patches up more Red Dead Redemption 2 crash issues ahead of Steam launch

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It’s easy to understate just how damned good-looking Red Dead Redemption 2 can be on PC. If you have the requisite hardware, the game is really, really, really, ridiculously good looking.

“There’s not much in the way of new content, but Red Dead Redemption 2 is undoubtedly best played on PC. With scalable graphics options for future PC tech, improved input latency and an already burgeoning modding scene, Red Dead Redemption will continue to shine on the platform for years.”

Unfortunately for many people, the game has been plagued by issues, including crashes, instability, lighting and texture artifacts and more. When I played the game for review, it ran just fine, but a recent patch has introduced some annoying texture pop-up. It’s been patched up again, with a new update that specifically targets the crashing that players have been experiencing. Here’s a look at what’s been updated and fixed.

  • Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in a crash when running out of memory
  • Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in potential save corruption and permanent loss of progress if the player was signed out of their Social Club account while in Story Mode
  • Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in partial lighting of hair/fur when the Resolution Scale graphical setting was set to higher than the native resolution
  • Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in a crash when entering the Landing Page during game startup
  • Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in a crash during initial startup for some specific hardware configurations
  • Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in random crashes during gameplay on systems using a Nvidia GTX 970 graphics card
  • Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in a crash when starting the Benchmark Tool on low-end systems
  • Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in instability on some systems running Windows 10 Version 1090 (November 2019 Update)
  • Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in audio stuttering/stalling when the game is running at high framerates
  • Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in pixelated/blocky rendering artifacts on shadows during some cutscenes
  • Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in rendering and lighting artifacts when the Screen Space Ambient Occlusion graphical option was set to Ultra
  • Improvements to fix several issues that resulted in rendering and lighting artifacts on some systems during gameplay
  • Improvements to fix several issues that resulted in random crashes during gameplay in Story Mode and Red Dead Online

RDR 2 is a beautiful, but terminally boring game. That’s largely just because of the mundanity and chore-like busywork that’s so pervasive. When you remove that unnecessary nonsense and focus on the story, there’s a lot there to actually like. Right now, the game is available on PC through Rockstar’s own store, along with the Epic Games Store – but it’ll be out on Steam later this week.

Last Updated: December 3, 2019

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