Red Dead Online's recent big update has evidently introduced new problems and brought back some classics.
Since the release of the Naturalist update (1.21) for Red Dead Online, players have been running into increasingly common problems.
As reported by Polygon, some of those bugs Red Dead Online players are very familiar with, which seemingly come and go and never truly get fixed. The list includes missing animals, which makes it harder to fulfil the requirements of certain roles, not to mention hunt. Then there's the lack of NPCs, which itself creates other problems, as some are necessary for quests and role progression.
Players are also running into various glitches like floating carriages, invisible horses and other weird mishaps.
"Actually loaded into a session, and found this! Everyone, I present the Legendary Land-Dwelling Catfish!"
— Red Dead Online Community (@RedDeadRDC) August 12, 2020
I had to do it... 🕺🐎 Put sound on! pic.twitter.com/yHmLsYGyC9
— Red Dead Online Community (@RedDeadRDC) August 10, 2020
— Hilge3 (@Hilge3) August 11, 2020
— Nicole 🖤 (@VideoGamerNiky) August 10, 2020
Then there's this weird bald NPC who keeps showing up, seemingly for no reason. The unnamed character is in several of the screenshots players have been posting to Reddit and Twitter. Sometime's he's a ghost, other times he's just a random NPC you can interact with.
So... A bald Man is just running to The infinite and... When I aproach to shoot him or something The game crash #RedDeadOnline #RedDeadRedemption2 @RockstarGames @RedDeadRDC pic.twitter.com/6vi0tWaT6W
— SaleM (@RiveL01263858) August 11, 2020
Red Dead Online Patch 1.21 is the worst since the beta. No NPCs/Animals, Ghost driven horses and wagons and this... pic.twitter.com/TwGXhz3Eq5
— Nader ''LibaNz_'' Karame (@Nader_Karamehlo) August 11, 2020
For its part, Rockstar created a support article specifically about the reported bugs of the patch, confirming that it is aware of the problems and currently testing fixes.
Red Dead Online got a small patch this week, but the bug reports continue to pile up, so they haven't all been fixed.