Red Dead Redemption 2 PC patch has more fixes for stuttering, unbinds core drain from framerate

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 09:13 GMT

Rockstar has acknowledged that Arthur’s cores in Red Dead Redemption 2 were indeed draining faster on PC, and fixed the issue in the latest patch.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has received another important update on PC. As promised, the patch brings further stutter fixes for players using four-core and six-core CPUs alongside Nvidia GPUs.

Those running into that problem are no longer required to add launch arguments, though there are new Nvidia drivers (441.34) they should download. Another major fix in this week’s patch is getting rid of the pesky mouse cursor, which would sometimes persist on screen when playing the Epic Games Store version.

Rockstar has also fixed the recently discovered problem that the game ties Arthur’s core drain and weight loss to framerate, which players noted has caused them to drain much faster compared to console. It turns out, they were correct, and the issue even affected Red Dead Online.

Finally, placing waypoints on the map should no longer be annoying, as the waypoints will now be added where your mouse is pointing. Read on below for the full set of patch notes.

  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in stalls on 4-core and 6-core CPUs.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in a permanent mouse cursor being displayed at all times when launching the game via the Epic Games Store.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in the player’s cores draining at a faster rate than intended in Story Mode when running at high frame rates.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in player weight decreasing at a faster rate than intended in Red Dead Online when running at high frame rates.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in players not being able to place Waypoints on the Pause Menu Map in the correct location.
  • Improvements to address an issue with matchmaking in Red Dead Online that resulted in players with incompatible control settings joining the same session. We recommend that players using mouse and keyboard controls should switch to ‘Free Aim’ targeting mode before entering Red Dead Online.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in all custom graphical settings reverting to a low preset when the game was updated.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in an ‘Activation Required’ error when loading the game after system hardware or device changes were made.
  • Improvements to address issues that resulted in a crash and displayed the ‘Failed to initialize graphics device’ or ‘Unable to initialize graphics driver ’errors when launching the game. If this issue still occurs, please make sure you have the latest graphics card drivers installed for your system.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in a crash when launching the game in Fullscreen display mode while using Vulkan
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in a crash when launching the game with some graphics-related launch arguments active.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in a crash during loading screens when entering Story Mode or Red Dead Online.
  • Improvements to address an issue that resulted in a crash while modifying weapons at the Gunsmith in Red Dead Online.
  • Improvements to address issues that resulted in random crashes and the error “Red Dead Redemption 2 exited unexpectedly” during gameplay.

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