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Red Dead Redemption 2 update fixes memory crashes, save corruption

Published: 20:13, 02 December 2019
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Rockstar's Western blockbuster Red Dead Redemption 2 has received yet another update on PC, just a few days ahead of its Steam launch, and it's meant to fix a bunch of issues, including memory-related crashing and save corruption issues.

Red Dead Redemption 2's earlier PC patch was also mostly aimed at crashing issues, which also means there are a few upsides for players who insisted on waiting for the Steam version - you'll be spared of the most frustrating of crashes. 

Rockstar did more tweaking of the solution for RDR2's out of memory crash, and the company advised everyone who experiences this to check their virtual memory settings and make sure they're set properly .

Some players apparently had their saves corrupted, most notably when signed out of their Social Club Accounts while in Story Mode.

RDR2's lighting issues that occurred when the resolution was higher than native have been fixed as well, which means fur and hair will not be bugging out anymore, and the same goes for the shadow artifacts when Screen Space Ambient Occlusion settings are set to high.

Certain hardware configurations found it hard to work with Red Dead Redemption 2 without crashing, and this includes random crashing in systems with Nvidia GTX 970 graphics cards, which has been addressed in the 2 December update. 

Some low-end systems found that Red Dead Redemption 2's Benchmark Tool crashes their systems, which will hopefully no longer be the case. 

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You can find the full patch notes below:

  • Improvements to fix an issue that resulted in a crash when running out of memory. Any users experiencing memory-related error messages should check their virtual memory settings are correct by following the instructions on this support article    https://support.rockstargames.com/articles/360038178954/   
  • 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 an 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

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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