Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC is a mess | Polygon

A beautiful game marred by crashing and stuttering issues.

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Kombatologist8d ago

A Rockstar game that's a mess at launch? You don't say.

Jin_Sakai8d ago

That’s the beauty of console gaming. You download the game or insert a disk and just play. Not settings to fiddle with or game crashes. Just plug and play.

kernel7d ago

Often that’s not the case, and you know it.

Jin_Sakai7d ago


“Often that’s not the case, and you know it”

Every game I’ve ever purchased worked as intended.

traumadisaster7d ago

Where you there on x1 launch, where it said installing for hours yet it was downloading, biggest mess ever but you had it perfect, prob 4 yo at the time

bloop7d ago

It's obviously easier to get a game running right on consoles when they have to make sure it'll run properly on any number of different configurations/system setup/components when it comes to PC. To be fair to R*, I didn't come across any major bugs in my full playthrough on base PS4.

AspiringProGenji7d ago (Edited 7d ago )

And here’s the beatuty of PC gaming: You can actually troubleshoot or avoid crashes by tweaking settings and still get a better performance than consoles day one, at least until the devs patch the game. All I did was disable antivirus for an hour and boom. The next day R* already patched that out.Then after the devs fix the other issues, which is not affecting everyone, console fanboys go back into hiding

Jin_Sakai7d ago (Edited 7d ago )


“And here’s the beatuty of PC gaming: You can actually troubleshoot or avoid crashes by tweaking settings and still get a better performance than consoles day one“

And here’s the beauty of console gaming: You don’t have to troubleshoot to play games and have exclusives such as Horizon: Zero Dawn, God of War, The Last of Us: Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, and one storefront instead of multiple launchers to play all your games.

“console fanboys go back into hiding“

Resorting in calling people fanboys now? Smh.

Knushwood Butt7d ago

Just curious, but why bother with xbox1 if you have a killer PC?

AspiringProGenji7d ago (Edited 7d ago )

Try playing a console game without installing day one patches and see how that goes..

Not every PC game is broken day one. It is unfortunate that we have to go thru this but it is not often a big deal. As I said, all I had to do was disable the antivirus and I was already playing the game just fine at much better specs than console.

Vegamyster7d ago

The vast majority of PC games run fine at launch and competition through store fronts lowers prices quicker or at launch, that's not a con lol.

UltraNova7d ago

What are you all blabbing about? Its R* just give them free pass and get it over with, you know you want to.

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Psychotica8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

Working perfectly fine for me. The only problem I had was my BitDefender software was blocking it. I haven’t had any stuttering or crashing (i7-6700k/16GB RAM/1080Ti). That’s with a mix of high and ultra settings at 3440x1440

traumadisaster7d ago

I get random 4 second pauses on any setting with gtx 1080, i56600k. I know the cpu is old but it keeps hitting 100% and I think that is what is doing it.

1440/120 FPS or 900p I still get it, Vulcan or dx12. I’ve tried low settings too.

AspiringProGenji7d ago (Edited 7d ago )

Shadows and water physics are very taxing. Try setting Those in medium or low. Also keep MSAA and TSAA off. I have a 1080 as well and it handles the graphics just fine with high-to-ultra settings, Although have a i7 7700k so I experience no stutter

Also Vulkan > Ds12

Baza8d ago

It’s a PC game what did you expect

FlyingFoxy8d ago

Didn't take long for an obvious console fanboy to appear.

Cris7tiano8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

And it also didn't take long for an obvious salty and triggered PC fanboy to appear. Go fix the game first instead of bitching about console gamers, that is if you really had "bought" the game lol.

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Jin_Sakai8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

“Didn't take long for an obvious console fanboy to appear.“

So he’s a fanboy for stating facts? Console are plug and play experience.

Ceaser98573617d ago


It seems you clearly need help.. I understand all this PC MASTER RACE and shit and still you have to wait and then the game gets messy doesn't mean you will attack Consoles ... Relax kid

Ceaser98573617d ago

"Didn't take long for an obvious console fanboy to appear."

call it a taunt like how PC folks goes on saying "THANKS FOR BETA TESTING" they need to learn what beta testing is bdw Getting an old game why not shut up and play instead of calling out consoles ?

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NiteX8d ago

For it to be fully polished...

monochromer8d ago

I thought PC players said it'd be worth the wait and that they'd get the best version.

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traumadisaster7d ago

Well most all games get there problems sorted, console or pc.

But you’ll never get that 30fps fix on console. Not trying to take a run at ya, I’m just saying pc with 60+ FPS has been a thing forever.

AspiringProGenji7d ago

It is. Not everyone is having the same problema. I am playing the gane just fine, with minor issues

william_cade8d ago

Why are PC launches always sucky?

kneon7d ago (Edited 7d ago )

Too much variety of hardware and software, there is just no way to test every possible combination. Especially as things are changing during and even after development is complete.

So every PC launch is followed by "How to fix crashes in XXX" articles.

william_cade7d ago

Makes sense. I don't game on PC other than text based RPGs from time to time. I

traumadisaster7d ago

Well it goes back to the og Xbox and Dreamcast when dlc was invented. Back then many were so excited, including myself playing online nba online with my friends, nfl2k on Dreamcast.

But there was a few old guys preaching and we all shouted them down. Does anyone old remember what they warned?

“You guys don’t know what your asking for, it’s the start of getting games released not finished and patched in later. “

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