Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC has been a rollercoaster. Following the absolute euphoria of it being officially announced, the release was rocky at best, and even though one major patch was already released to solve most issues, the game continued to struggle. Now, Rockstar has released yet another large update intended to solve any remaining issues.
Today's patch clocks in at almost 3GB and targets issues and crashes that result from running the game on 4-core and 6-core CPUs, which were among the high-priority problems that went unresolved last time. Rockstar also didn't succeed in stamping out the infamous "Red Dead Redemption 2 exited unexpectedly" error entirely, which was given another round of attention this time around.
DirectX 12 issues were also prevalent, causing the game to crash to desktop when players entered high-density locations such as towns. The new patch solves this bug as well, so you don't need to live like a hermit anymore. As before, the patch resets all Red Dead Redemption 2 graphical settings, so you'll have to go through those and configure them again.
Keep in mind that if you were playing with Nvidia GPUs, you'll need to remove any launch arguments that are in place, since the new patch solves those client-side. Make sure to update your GPU drivers as well.
Additionally, the rather egregious core-draining issue we covered previously were fixed. The rate at which your cores are depleted is no longer tied to the framerate your game runs at, meaning players with powerful rigs, running the game at high FPS are no longer at a disadvantage. Weight loss is also no longer tied to FPS.
A number of other miscellaneous issues and kinks were worked out with this colossal patch, clearing everything from Rockstar's high-priority list and finally making sure that Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC can be played without a hitch.