Red Dead Redemption 2 PC: Solve the crash at Game startup ( Guide )

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Release Date Announced : Pre-Orders Open

Finally, Red Dead Redemption 2 is also available on the PC. The personal computer version of the Rockstar masterpiece includes several technical improvements, as well as a series of additional content for the story mode to see all the innovations introduced in the PC version of the game.

Technical improvements, additional content for Story mode that includes missions, bounty hunters, gang hideouts, weapons and more, not to mention free access to the game world shared by Red Dead Online. Then, all the news of the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Technical improvements

Red Dead Redemption for PC supports 4K resolution (and higher resolutions), settings for multiple monitor settings, panoramas, frame rate is high, shadows at a higher resolution, higher quality textures and a series of graphic enhancements, including even more convincing performance due to weather effects (such as snow, fog, water) and a higher attraction distance. When exploring the open world, PC players will be able to notice even more details in the distance, enjoying breathtaking landscapes.

How to solve the crash at startup Red Dead Redemption 2 PC

The debut of Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC was accompanied by numerous reports on the blockade at the beginning of the game. In this mini-guide you can find some solutions that can help you solve the problem.

Add the Red Dead Redemption 2 to the exceptions of antivirus

There is a good chance that some crash issues are caused by your antivirus. To work around this problem, you just need to add Red Dead Redemption 2 to the exceptions list of the antivirus that you have installed on your PC. To do this you have to copy the path where you installed the game (typically “C:/Program Files/Epic Games/Red Dead Redemption 2”) and paste it to the exceptions list of the antivirus.

Follow the links below for how to do this in some of the most popular anti-virus software:

Start the Game as Administrator

A possible solution to the problem could be to start Red Dead Redemption 2 with the permission from the administrator.

To do this, simply follow these instructions:

  • Open the folder in which you installed Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Click with the right button on the executable file RDR2.exe
  • Select the entry “Properties”
  • Go to the tab “Compatibility” and check the box next to “Run this program as an administrator” and “Disable optimizations”full screen
  • Click the OK button to confirm

Updated video card drivers

Make sure you have updated the drivers of your GPU to the latest version available. Subsidiaries on the respective official websites of Nvidia and AMD.

Stay tuned to TheGameRoof for the latest Red Dead Redemption 2 patch notes, and content drop news for the game.