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Red Dead Redemption 2 patch tested: stuttering fixed but crashes still occur

Published: 10:14, 14 November 2019
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Rockstar Games have released a new patch for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC. The patch aims to fix several issues that are plaguing the game at the moment.

The controversy surrounding Red Dead Redemption 2 messy launch on PC is still in full swing and the developer and publisher Rockstar Games even released to all PC gamers, offering some free stuff in Red Dead Online as a compensation for the poor release.

Along with the apology, Rockstar Games also released a new patch, which aims to fix stuttering and crashing issues as well as improve the overall performance of the game. We spent some time wandering around the wilds, robbing people and fighting the law to test the new patch and there are some positives.

The game feels more fluid and the annoying stuttering that occurred on Vulkan API is no longer present. However, once we switch to DirectX12 the game refuses to launch and other similar issues have been reported by players on Reddit.

Some say that the game launches but crashes as soon as they start playing while others get crashes during the loading screen. To make things even worse, some are experiencing these same issues with the Vulkan API, not DirectX 12. 

It's safe to say that the patch is one step forward and two steps back and it wouldn't surprise us to see another update pretty soon. As for the new content that arrives with the patch, Rockstar added new items to  Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue and new bounty. Here are the full patch notes: 

  • A new Legendary Bounty has been added to Red Dead Online:
    • Red Ben Clempson
  • Weekly Collectible List – Herbalists Collection
    • Blood Flower
    • Chocolate Daisy
    • Creek Plum
  • New Permanent Clothing items have been added to the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue:
    • Dunaway Coat
    • Lebetter Hat
    • Fuentes Poncho
    • Kiliman Vest
    • Parson Boots (Male Only)
    • Rowland Boots (Female Only)
    • Purkiss Hat
    • Cerrada Boots
    • Farley Shirt (Male Only)
    • Tillson Sweater
    • Pearrow Hat
    • Union Cap
    • Cibola Boots
  • A new Time-Limited Clothing item has been added to the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue:
    • Cardozo Vest 

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Gameplay footage reveal gallery

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Rockstar Games have released the first gameplay video of Red Dead Redemption 2 that featured a narrator explaining the differences between the first game and the highly anticipated sequel. You can see the entire gameplay video here.

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