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Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC Having Crashing Issues

Gaming article by Samuel Guglielmo on November 5, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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Publisher
Rockstar Games
Release Date
October 26, 2018
Series
Red Dead
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Crashing My Horse

If you've been looking to play Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, you may want to wait a bit longer. The PC version of the game is launching with a noticeable crashing problem.

Several players are saying they're having trouble playing Red Dead Redemption 2, nothing crashing issues before the game even starts. Most of the time the problem comes not from the game itself, but from the Rockstar Games Launcher that goes with it. A thread on Reddit shows several people having issues with the game crashing, specfically before it even starts up. A second thread has over 2000 responses with people talking about everything from audio issues to FPS drops and messages about "unexpected files." It seems like a bit more work needs to be done on the PC port, but at least we actually got one which is a bit better than the original Red Dead Redemption got.

 

However, it seems there's a possible fix to the crashing issue. Several people in the Reddit thread note that turning your antivirus off causes the game to stop crashing. Rockstar themselves even suggested temporarily disabling your antivirus, as it may cause problems with the game. They also suggest both updating the Rockstar Games Launcher to the latest version, and clearing the Rockstar Games Launcher's profile details. They also note that, if any of that doesn't work, fill out a support ticket for the game and that the developer will try their best to help players. Hopefully the upcoming patch will end up solving this one for good.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

How do you feel about these crashing issues? Want to get involved in the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 but having issues? Played through the game on consoles already? Let us know in the comments below!

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Samuel Guglielmo

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I'm Sam. Been playing video games since PlayStation. Favorite games include Ace Combat 5, Perfect Dark, Final Fantasy IX, Metro 2033, and MonsterBag. Also loves books and can be found face first in one all the time.