How to fix Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC... Start up issues


Comments • 6 720

  • starlight.
    starlight.  16 minutes back

    i need a little help, my friend just installed it but it says the driver needs to be updated but everythings up to date, is there anyway to fix that?

    • Ventus The Sox
      Ventus The Sox  24 minutes back

      This was out a week ago why did i only just get notified Youtube?

      • KWG Lamb
        KWG Lamb  1 hours back

        And then you have the minority like me who managed to play the game no probs. Even swapped GPU just to get better frames on the game and the game still had no problem, not even launcher problems :grimacing:

        • what?
          what?  1 hours back

          Fallout 76?

          • WulfOne
            WulfOne  1 hours back

            I have the same issue. The game won't start from the desktop icon but it will start from the launcher.

            • WulfOne
              WulfOne  1 hours back

              Don't preorder from Rockstar. I preordered Jurassic World Evolution back in 2018, my first preorder ever and it worked fine. I preordered Rage 2 and it had some issues but it would start up and run, pretty well actually. I preordered Planet Zoo and it works and runs just fine. Rockstar can't be trusted. Almost forgot, I preordered Doom Eternal. I am sure it will be ok. Just Rockstar shit the bed with the RDR2 PC port.

              • James Dodd
                James Dodd  1 hours back

                Any chance you see really could do with some help getting doom to work on my PC, Through steam all i get is a black screen with a report error message.

                • Stewart Macy
                  Stewart Macy  2 hours back

                  I got burnt by Bethesda Fallout 76 on their pre-order in Aug 2018. The game code is still crap today, Nov 2019. so I just play World of Tanks and World of Ships. They load and work. What a low bar for gaming these days with super engineered gaming rigs.

                  • WulfOne
                    WulfOne  3 hours back

                    I bought it on the Rockstar launcher and I can get it to start it just crashes and runs like garbage.

                    • WulfOne
                      WulfOne  3 hours back

                      Another broken, bug filled, poorly optimized garbage port from Rockstar. It's GTA 4 all over again. They never fixed GTA 4 completely.

                      • Julian Cedrik
                        Julian Cedrik  3 hours back

                        R5 2600X on X470 with an rx 5700XT no problems here. Runs fine in 1440p @ 60fps on high settings and texture on ultra.

                        • Shirazenema
                          Shirazenema  3 hours back

                          You obviously didn’t purchase dayz early on.

                          • Pr0feign
                            Pr0feign  4 hours back

                            The assholes at Rockstar released a broken ass piece of shit launcher and this is the result. This is why I will never buy another Rockstar product. The fucking cunts don't know what the fuck they're doing.

                            • Corie155
                              Corie155  4 hours back

                              what is Event Viewer showing when it shuts down - anyone ?

                              • Silent Zoner
                                Silent Zoner  4 hours back

                                correction... its not worst game launched.. bethesda still holds that record because its almost guaranteed rock star will fix there game bethesda on the other hand fallout 76 just keeps getting worse

                                • ็ ็
                                  ็ ็  4 hours back

                                  worked fine on both of my pc's (amd+intel), not even 1 error

                                  • Allan T. Olsen
                                    Allan T. Olsen  5 hours back

                                    @JayzTwoCents: Installed RDR2 on SSD. at launch ran fine for about 4h's After that it crashed when loading the savegame. Tried to delete all my savegames, but to no luck. Moved to an nVme SSD. still no luck. Uninstalled Game, Launcher and social club. Reinstalled all. Still no luck. Finally moved the install to a mechanical drive, have been working flawlessly ever since. Is RDR2 a SSD killer?

                                    • HesitationVR
                                      HesitationVR  5 hours back

                                      Save function is trash. Do 30 minutes mission just to crash and roll back over and over

                                      • lordran
                                        lordran  5 hours back

                                        It doesn't launch Because you got it on epic.

                                        • Predator70 NC
                                          Predator70 NC  6 hours back

                                          Can someone help me pls.

                                          Everytime i clicked on story it crashes 5 sec later... I dont know what to do...

                                          • Brady Norrish
                                            Brady Norrish  7 hours back

                                            "Worst game launch ever"
                                            _Laughs in Fallout 76_

                                            • Mechanou
                                              Mechanou  8 hours back

                                              Is it strange that I've never had an issue with the rockstar launcher or rdr2 on PC?

                                              • 404 Error
                                                404 Error  9 hours back

                                                I'll wait for steam .

                                                • Eexpers
                                                  Eexpers  10 hours back

                                                  uummmm wwe 2k20 exists

                                                  • Nocturnal101 Ravenous
                                                    Nocturnal101 Ravenous  10 hours back

                                                    Bethesda Game studios - "Well Fallout 76 worst launch in PC history"
                                                    Rockstar - "Hold my beer"

                                                    • Long John
                                                      Long John  10 hours back

                                                      I had a Jay's 2 Cents moment today ...... After not being able to get this to launch for almost 2 days this morning I tried it on a whim, it actually started and I played for an hour with no issues, shut down the game and went to work. I come home thinking it's going to work and BANG It crashes after the Rockstar logo (Which is the DRM sign-in) and ever since it crashes the launcher before it even starts the game

                                                      I have no freaking idea what I did to get it to work nor any idea why it no longer works .... The only thing in common with all three types of crashes (launcher, game startup, game play) is it throws a Windows DEP violation flag because it is trying to access Protected Memory .... Frankly I think it is the DRM sticking it's frigging nose where it just doesn't belong

                                                      • Vahlir
                                                        Vahlir  11 hours back

                                                        between crap like this and 20 streaming content providers dividing up netflix and other shows - piracy is going to explode in the next few years, only this time with 10x the bandwidth, better VPN's, more users, more global connections, more people capable of hacking, larger faster storage and networking, etc.

                                                        • John Merritt
                                                          John Merritt  12 hours back

                                                          Return the game for a refund people and don’t buy it till it’s in the bargain bin so these half assed game developers learn to test games properly. 🤬

                                                          • Long John
                                                            Long John  11 hours back

                                                            How do you return a digital download? If you bought the game 14 days ago or if you logged over 2 hour mucking around with it then Rockstar refuses to refund your money ..... The fact this won't even start or run ona significant percentage of computers for more than an hour is apparently considered "Acceptable Losses" to Rockstar ..... Then I was told today that Rockstar already fixed the launcher/game start crash issue and have moved on to a stuttering issue with a subset of Intel CPUs .so essentially I'm F***ed and this game may never work right for me

                                                        • Pica Delphon
                                                          Pica Delphon  12 hours back

                                                          I still can not get Fallout 4 to Work Right, What Ever Happened to OpenGL..It Worked..

                                                          • JankyPuffs
                                                            JankyPuffs  12 hours back

                                                            Subscribed. I'm able to get it to launch now. Thanks!

                                                            • GHOSTHUNTER30
                                                              GHOSTHUNTER30  13 hours back

                                                              It was running fine for me for a few nights. Then all of a sudden it just stops. I get through the loading screen, black screen hear a couple birds chirp and thats it.

                                                              • avi8r66
                                                                avi8r66  13 hours back

                                                                The mentality on the dev side is “Why fix issues people aren’t complaining about.” So they get it working on their test box and release it. This is at what was, 5 yrs ago, the beta level. They used to beta the stuff with advanced end users who would hammer the product on a wide variety of hardware and skill levels to find the bugs, get them fixed, and then, after stability is achieved for the majority of hardware sample, then release it into the wild. This happens on enterprise level software now, not just games. It’s really sad.

                                                                • Greg Chmiel
                                                                  Greg Chmiel  13 hours back

                                                                  Helpful tips, thaks, I had some progress. At the beginning, my game was launching fine when I bought it 7 days after release but I did have 4 CTD - Crashes To Desktop in 5 hours of gameplay. My bigger problems started when I tried to fix the CTD issue and switched from Vulcan to DirectX 12 and at the same time I updated GPU drivers (with huge problems - Nvidia Experience wouldn't complete the update). When it did, the launcher was crushing every time like in your video (I blame switching to DirectX 12, looks like the game is not ready for it) so I deleted the R... D... R... 2 folder in Documents/Rockstar Games (reverts to default settings with Vulcan) and after that, the launcher runs, but after I click on Story, the images are shown while the game loads and just when the in-game music starts playing, before the world is shown it crashes every time (in Safe Mode as well). Reply if someone managed to overcome this issue. I almost regret changing anything but CTD is a b***ch.

                                                                  • aaaaaaaaaaaadddd
                                                                    aaaaaaaaaaaadddd  14 hours back

                                                                    PC gamers have to go through alot of shit just to play a game. smh.

                                                                    • Kendall Jenkins
                                                                      Kendall Jenkins  14 hours back

                                                                      I'm running on my Cyrix MII-433GP build, OC'd to 400Mhz of course, VooDoo5 graphics with no problems, runs stable as the Russian economy. 3dfx-4Exahh.

                                                                      • TheSoulFallen
                                                                        TheSoulFallen  14 hours back

                                                                        I have that same center punch... lol

                                                                        • DARKDAYZGAMESDDG
                                                                          DARKDAYZGAMESDDG  14 hours back

                                                                          lmao, i bet the pirated version launches no problem because it wont need Rockstar haha

                                                                          • DARKDAYZGAMESDDG
                                                                            DARKDAYZGAMESDDG  14 hours back

                                                                            so glad i stopped playing red dead after redemption zombies, I do not see anything fun about the new red dead no offense, I wanted an HD of part one with all DLC!

                                                                            • Graham Alexander
                                                                              Graham Alexander  15 hours back

                                                                              The modding community will sort this shit-show out way before Rockstar get around to attempting to care. Fear not PC gamers, in Nexus we trust :D

                                                                              • Vee Clash
                                                                                Vee Clash  15 hours back

                                                                                yeah just don't do DX12. play it in dx11.

                                                                                • Jackal ninezeronine
                                                                                  Jackal ninezeronine  15 hours back

                                                                                  I pre-ordered and had it running after 2 and a half hours. For me, I keep everything updated so I checked the antivirus first.

                                                                                  • sTuu
                                                                                    sTuu  15 hours back

                                                                                    U don't deserve a watch forcing people to watch ur sponsored ads before even talking about the thing we're here for

                                                                                    • Jackal ninezeronine
                                                                                      Jackal ninezeronine  15 hours back

                                                                                      On the Rockstar launcher, you have to manually add exceptions to AVAST and BIT-Defender in every category. They will not tell you they are blocking. I think there is something Rockstar missed that aids in pinging the user an application is blocked.

                                                                                      • Patrick Weaver
                                                                                        Patrick Weaver  15 hours back

                                                                                        I completely agree. It's greed, corporate greed!

                                                                                        • Mario583
                                                                                          Mario583  16 hours back

                                                                                          Is this why Rockstar ditched their DMA design logo roadkill mascot?

                                                                                          • Sally Struthers
                                                                                            Sally Struthers  16 hours back

                                                                                            I litterally downloaded the game, no issues, went into my settings moved graphics to high preset and haven't had any crashing or any stutters not a single issues, ryzen 7 2700x and a msi mech rx 5700

                                                                                            • Vadállat Skilled
                                                                                              Vadállat Skilled  17 hours back

                                                                                              I either limit the game from using every CPU core and get stutters every few minutes or let it run normally and eventually crash. I tried every fix on the internet from the stupidest to the seemingly competent ones. This game is fucked and only Rockstar will fix it eventually... Fucking joke. Not to mention the cursor from the menu not disappearing ingame...

                                                                                              • Tip Turkey
                                                                                                Tip Turkey  17 hours back

                                                                                                I don't know what Bermuda Triangle I live in (probs just part of being Australian) but I haven't had a single crash or failure to launch on my 3800x/Aorus Master/1080ti/defaulted to vulkan system, it's been perfectly fine o.0