Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Plagued by Crashes, Freezing, and Other Technical Issues

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Rockstar Games may want to patch its PC port of Red Dead Redemption 2 sooner rather than later. Early adopters are complaining about a slew of issues, ranging from the game failing to launch (something to do with the Rockstar Games Launcher being broken) to CPUs being maxed out, resulting in stuttering and/or freezing. There are even reports that the game isn’t fully utilizing GPUs.

Many players are reporting not being able to start the game at all, with it either crashing on the intro or giving them a message that the Rockstar launcher won’t launch. Some folks are having luck fixing the intro crash by disabling their anti-virus software. Other players are getting a message saying “activation required” when they try to launch the game, with some reporting that logging in and out of the Rockstar Launcher helps.


Tsing Mui
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