Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC crashing? Try these fixes

Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally on PC and with PC being … well, a much more open and complex platform, people are bumping heads with all manner of error messages. Luckily, most of them are easy to fix. Having issues with the game? You might want to try these first before resorting to anything more drastic.

If you find the game is just crashing to desktop immediately after launching, it is a good chance your antivirus is the cause. After checking for the latest drivers, you might want to give your antivirus a swift kick for stopping your pony simulator.

If you don’t feel comfortable turning your antivirus software off completely, you can also add the game and its folders to exclusions. This seems to be helping a lot of people.

If you see the game end with “Red Dead Redemption 2 Exited Unexpectedly”, you might want to check your GPU drivers. If that fails, you might want to try running the game as an administrator and while you are at it, disable fullscreen optimisations too.

If that doesn’t work, some players are getting lucky after updating the Rockstar Games Launcher, or by clearing your local profile details from that launcher. Hopefully one of these options helps you out.

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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