While some folks are able to get into the newly minted Red Dead Redemption 2 PC port without issue, a lot of folks can’t.
Issues are piling up that include Anti-Virus incompatibility, Vulkan setting problems (swap to DirectX12), and as I mentioned in my impressions piece, optimization troubles. But it seems like the main culprit isn’t necessarily the game itself, but the new proprietary Rockstar launcher that popped into existence a few months back.
Who would have thought that a mandatory brand new launcher for what is ostensibly a very huge and potentially bug-prone game could have done this? Either way, expect at least a week of rockiness for Red Dead Redemption 2 PC if you don’t have a top-end machine.
You can find the full patch notes below for 1.14, as well as additional updates beyond the scope of the launcher.
RDR2 Title Update 1.14 Notes [Rockstar]
[November 6, 2019] General / Miscellaneous – PC
- Improvements to address issues that resulted in Red Dead Redemption 2 crashing due to Anti-Virus software.
[November 4, 2019] General / Miscellaneous
- Various stability fixes
[November 4, 2019] New Content
- A new Legendary Bounty has been added to Red Dead Online:
- Etta Doyle
- Weekly Collectible List – Fortune Teller’s Collection:
- Ace of Cups
- Ace of Wands
- Four new emotes have been added to the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue:
- Gentle Wave
- Thumbs Down
- Hush Your Mouth