Red Dead Redemption 2 On PC Suffering Crashes


Red Dead Redemption 2 launched on PC today, and even though millions of fans were waiting for this moment, the launch wasn't exactly smooth. The pre-load didn't knock as much off waiting times as was expected, and players encountered a number of crashes.

Right now many fans are experiencing serious crashes and errors, with reports from our forums of some being unable to get past the loading screen. A common error has also arisen, with many players getting a "Red Dead Redemption 2 Exited Unexpectedly" message after a crash. Is this going to be our Error 37?

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A few fixes have been mentioned by fans, such as disabling antivirus software, running the game as an administrator or excluding various game files from the start-up inspection. Rockstar has also officially acknowledged the error and is working on emergency fixes for all of the crashes.

In the meantime, there are a few steps you can do yourself to lower the chances of there being any crashes. Both Nvidia and AMD have released new GPU drivers specifically geared towards making your Red Dead Redemption 2 experience smoother. If you haven't already, you should download and install the newest drivers for your GPU.

Something PC players tend to do less frequently, but can be equally important, is updating your PC's BIOS. This is isn't usually essential for keeping your PC in tip-top shape, but many users have reported that it can indeed fix the frequent crashes.

Rockstar Games is aware of the issue and is already working on a fix. A minor patch has been released since launch but it doesn't address every commonly encountered problem. You can check their general Support article about the issue here.

Other errors reported on our forums include an issue with resolution where players cannot change the setting, locking the screen into a small format. This particular issue has no known fix yet, but we imagine Rockstar is working to fix several known bugs. For general troubleshooting, check out this thread.


Aron Gerencser
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