Players faced bugs and crashes in the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 – how to get rid of them

“Does this game work for anyone?”


Updated Rockstar confirmed that it was aware of the problem – and suggested “run the game in administrator mode.” The patch is already at work.

After the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 on the PC, players began to massively complain about errors and crashes in the port. We collected all known errors and attached solutions (if any).

What are the challenges

Users report a variety of cases: for some, the game does not start in Rockstar’s own launcher, for others, after the release, an endless update is displayed . And those who still managed to turn on the game are faced with freezing loading and problems with optimization.

One of the most common errors at the moment is the message “Red Dead Redemption 2 exited unexpectedly” (Game crashed for an unexpected reason) after launch. According to many users, the port does not even have time to turn on, and the “Safe Mode”, which should start the game with reduced graphics settings, also crashes.

The same window pops up for those who are trying to start a storyline campaign in the in-game menu. Moreover, some note that the benchmark for performance also applies.

“Rockstar Game Launcher exited unexpectedly” …

Great launch, Rockstar, just content with the game …obstsalat4user reddit

I can’t believe what I took for the day off.RunningonSisuuser reddit

Does this game work for anyone? I just woke up and now I’m not sure whether to get out of bed at all to check it out.BobThePineappleuser reddit

Some players note performance problems: PC builds that fit system requirements do not withstand the load.

I have a GTX 1080 and i7 8700k. I can’t keep 60 fps even at the lowest settings. Has anyone come across this?davidmaghuser reddit

FPS is very bad … 60-75 frames at medium-high settings, in 1080p at 1080ti, 8700k and 32 gigabytes of RAM.
deathStar97user reddit

20-25 frames at both low and high settings. Video card – 2080.Leonidossuser reddit

Moreover, for many, on the contrary, the computer does not load, as if it does not work at full capacity.

There are performance issues. I have 1080ti, 9800k – 30 frames per second on 1440r, in that scene with a snow storm. And this with a graphics card loaded with 30% and a processor with 20%? Very strange.Tescobaguser reddit

There are also complaints about poor sound quality, microfreezes and activation problems – the launcher believes that the player has not purchased the port and refuses to launch it.

Apparently, the problem lies precisely in RDR 2 – since, according to user observations, the rest of the games in Rockstar Game Launcher work flawlessly.

Possible solutions

Reddit has already found a solution that helps in most cases – you need to disable the antivirus or add the game folder to the white list. They also recommend corny rebooting the computer – some software that is installed with the game requires that.

Rockstar itself recommends running the game in administrator mode.

In the case of endless downloads, users are advised to disable cloud saving and updates in the Rockstar launcher. Also, it helped some to verify the game files through the settings of the same launcher – players mention a patch of 4 gigabytes, which is downloaded during the scan.

Those with a drop in fps and an Nvidia graphics card should try switching the API from Vulcan to DirectX 12.

Judging by the first performance tests, Red Dead Redemption 2 turned out to be quite demanding – even the flagship video cards do not withstand the game in 4K and 60 fps.

The first tests of the performance of Red Dead Redemption 2 on the PC


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