Earlier this week, Red Dead Redemption 2 was released for PC and players went wild over it. However, ever since its release, players have experienced issues like stuttering, freezing, audio problems, crashing, FPS drops, and graphical issues. Most users have had some recurring issues that are making it hard for them to relax and enjoy the experience. The user score for Red Dead Redemption 2 fell dramatically from 8.1 on PS4 to 3.6 on PC. Most users seem to be having a hellish experience trying to get the game working smoothly due to the tech problems with RDR2.
Well, everyone except me.
Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC is like a dream come true and it is functioning without any glitches so far. I know I am very lucky in this case since I am usually the one trying to solve gaming issues as they crop up, browsing through forums, chats, and FAQ sections! I know the frustration when a solution is posted by a user that worked for them, but it doesn’t work for others, including yours truly. Each time, as I embark on my long and often lonely hunt, I ponder over my misfortune. However, this time, I have it easy. I am one of the very few who have had the good fortune to play RDR2 without any issues.
Tech Problems With RDR2
The release didn’t go quite how Rockstar Games expected. Most users are not facing issues while setting up the game (although few are getting at that point itself), the most common and the biggest issue is that the game hitches every few seconds. It makes for a very frustrating gaming experience. It also leads you to miss important dialogue in the story sequence as the game struggles to catch up. Since Red Dead Redemption 2 usually works great and has never given the gamers so much problem, this is truly surprising.
RDR2 works quite well on less powerful console hardware, such as PlayStation 4, making it truly puzzling on why it should have trouble running on a much higher-end PC. Regardless of any changes done in the settings by the users, the game continues to halt every few seconds. Most gamers were looking forward to the release of RDR2 in PC. It is a shame that the game is pretty much unplayable at the moment. Maybe when the company releases an update that fixes these bugs, they could also update the game with better performance and visuals as well.
Other issues include UI flickering, server disconnects, and frame drops.
The company’s response to the glitches is only a recommendation to the players to switch off their anti-virus software. This does not seem to work in most cases. Until Rockstar can fix this issue, RDR2 is not worth playing. Especially since the entire experience of the game would be slow and unsatisfactory. So far, Rockstar has not given any timeline or commitment by when the issues would be fixed.
So, although Rockstar has been working almost flawlessly for me, I hope Rockstar get it fixed up soon so everyone can enjoy it!