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Rockstar offers compensation for bad Red Dead Redemption 2 PC launch

Published: 00:13, 14 November 2019
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A man with his trusty steed, looking out over the mountains in Red Dead Redemption 2
The console versions didn't have this many problems... Sorry? Pardon?!

Rockstar Games recently apologised for the poor condition in which the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 was at launch. They announced more updates to stabilise the game in the future and an apology package in Red Dead Online.

Red Dead Redemption 2's bad PC start caught attention all over the gaming world as Rockstar scrambled to deal with the mass crashes players were experiencing. A hotfix was rolled out later on, preventing Rockstar Launcher crashes as well as a few fixes for other problems the PC fans encountered but there is still a portion that is unable to enjoy the game properly.

Rockstar Games publicly apologised for Red Dead Redemption 2's PC problems, both past and present, and stated it is mostly Nvidia graphics drivers that need updates in order to quell the crashing troubles. The developers will work with Nvidia in the future to work the kinks out, but there is currently no ETA on the actual fixes.

Furthermore, there are "certain CPUs" that are apparently problematic for PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 but they appear to be causing issues only in some combinations with Nvidia GPUs and some drivers.

The apology ended with two notes. The first one directed anyone with issues that still persist to Rockstar's troubleshooting page while the second one talked about the compensation for the fans who patiently waited for the fixes.

Unfortunately for singleplayer aficionados, the care package only contains Red Dead Online items, otherwise available through microtransactions. It will include Prieto Poncho, some provisions and ammunition.

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Gameplay footage reveal gallery

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A man with an axe running through a forest in SCUM
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.

There is currently no information on Rockstar's plans about potential optimisation of Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC and many players are still asking for their frame rates to be bumped.

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