Surprising only people with little online gaming experience, Red Dead Redemption 2’s PC launch was a bit of a mess yesterday, as the Reddit began filling up with complaints from gamers who couldn’t even get past the Rockstar launcher into the game itself.
Last night, Rockstar pushed out a patch for the launcher itself, intended to fix the initialization, preload, exit, and crash bugs, but of course there’s plenty off about the game itself once you do get in, including FPS and audio problems. The studio does recommend updating your graphics drivers to help out; that’s all part of a longer troubleshooting guide erected yesterday.
Please ensure that you have the most up to date drivers when launching Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC
For help updating drivers, please see https://t.co/ODg3QRTvaz
— Rockstar Support (@RockstarSupport) November 5, 2019
Not all of the bugs are even particularly unwelcome. To wit:
As we noted yesterday, mod uploads are already underway on Nexus, though there are only a few so far, plus some art packs from Rockstar. The quickstart save files might come in handy!
In other news, if you fancy yourself a hacker, maybe check out Rockstar’s vulnerability bounty system. Yep, they’re gonna pay you if you unearth exploits. Just, you know, do it this way, not that way.