Following the recent possible graphical downgrade administered to Red Dead Redemption 2, the news that a new patch was quietly released today may lead you to assume that the two are connected. However, nothing in update 1.07 seems to address or acknowledge the recent concerns about the apparent lack of ambient occlusion.
Noted on our forums, players had to download a 1.248GB patch this morning before launching Red Dead Redemption 2. The patch remains unannounced on any official channel by Rockstar, though patch notes can be perused.
It seems 1.07 is a smaller bug fixing and general maintenance update with little direct impact on how players experience the game. Highlights from the patch notes include the following:
- Addressed issues with save data.
- Added fixes for exploits with Red Dead Redemption 2 version 1.07.
- RDR2 version 1.07 added fixes for crashing issues.
- Fixed stuttering/lag issues.
- RDR2 update 1.07 has fixed few glitches.
- Added fixes for framerate drop and freezing issues.
- Added performance and stability improvements.
All of these read as generic and common tweaks that go into any update that doesn't bring new content to the game. Though vague, "added performance and stability improvements" may be construed to include performance tweaks fixing the perceived graphics downgrade, but considering the kind of attention that particular issue gained online we'd assume Rockstar would draw more attention to it.
Meanwhile, it seems that both Red Dead Online and Grand Theft Auto Online servers are temporarily unavailable, most likely due to standard maintenance. Players will hopefully be able to log into these multiplayer games shortly, as such maintenance rounds rarely take long.
Red Dead Online should be getting its next scheduled content update tomorrow. It is likely that 1.07 preloaded the new content, with it remaining invisible and inaccessible until Rockstar flips the switches tomorrow. Keep an eye out for our coverage of the new content then.