Today marks the day PC gamers have been waiting for – Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally out on PC. As with all PC titles that have a huge online component, there’s always a chance difficulties can happen and it’s no different with Red Dead Redemption 2. Players who have been experiencing crashes when launching the game, here’s a simple Red Dead Redemption 2 crash fix guide.
PC gamers who have just bought Red Dead Redemption 2 and have encountered the first loading screen, there’s a chance it will crash, booting them out of the game. When players click the “Play” button from the Rockstar Games PC launcher, a pop up will be greet players after the first loading screen that says, “The Rockstar Games Launcher exited unexpectedly.” Luckily, Rockstar Games has been looking into the issue all day and has managed to figure out the most common source of the launcher error – an out of date graphics.
To fix the crashing issue for Red Dead Redemption 2, players must update their drivers and running the RDR2.exe file as an administrator in the Rockstar Launcher. To make the RDR2.exe file run as an administrator, players must search through the source folder of the game.
Here’s a step by step guide by Rockstar Games:
Red Dead Redemption 2 Crash Fix Guide
1.Open the Rockstar Games Launcher
3.Select Red Dead Redemption 2 under My installed games
4.Select Open under View Installation Folder
5.Right-Click on RDR2
7.Under the Compatibility Tab
8.Select Run this Program as an Administrator and Disable Full Screen Optimization
After performing the steps above, there’s a big chance the game will no longer crash. If for some reason, the issue still persists or a new one arises, please don’t hesitate to file a ticket on Rockstar Games support channel.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A Stadia version will be released later this month.