If you have been running Red Dead Redemption 2‘s PC version then you have experienced the problems since it launched last week. Your pain hasn’t fallen on deaf ears. Rockstar has an update, some apologies, and even a little gift for you. Even if your game’s been running tits, and you’ve been living the outlaw life nonstop, consider it a bonus. The studio announced a new Red Dead Redemption 2 PC update in a post on its official website.
Rockstar says the update will fix an issue that could cause Red Dead Redemption 2 to stutter when being played on PCs with “specific combinations of Nvidia graphics drivers, Nvidia GPU cards, and certain CPUs”. Rockstar doesn’t expect the update to completely resolve the problem, unfortunately, and it could take a few more days for the Rockstar and Nvidia to arrive at a complete solution to the issue.
“We sincerely apologize for this temporary inconvenience and will update you as soon as we have more information to share – we want everyone to be able to experience Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC as we intended as soon as possible,” Rockstar wrote.
As for that gift, you can earn it simply by playing the game any time from this week through into the holiday season. Rockstar says it will be a care package for Red Dead Online which includes the Prieto Poncho apparel item for your custom character and a selection of provisions and ammo. Rockstar will share more details about the care package later. Unlike AT&T, this bonus won’t cost you anything.
If the Red Dead Redemption 2 PC issues were bad enough to keep you from playing before, you ought to log on after the update rolls out to see if it fixed your issues. If it doesn’t, you’ll at least unlock the care package for later. I’m sure that won’t be enough for some, but they are giving you something. At least.