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First Red Dead Redemption 2 PC update released, fixes crashes, full patch notes

It appears that RDR2 had a rocky launch on the PC. And yesterday, Rockstar released the first PC update for its latest open-world title. According to the release notes, this patch attempts to resolve all the crashing issues that PC gamers have been experiencing.

Going into more details, this update resolves an issue that resulted in the Rockstar Games Launcher returning the error “The Rockstar Games Launcher failed to initialize” on startup. Moreover, it fixes an issue that resulted in the Rockstar Games Launcher preload decryption getting stuck and not completing. Furthermore, this patch will re-allow PC gamers to enable their anti-virus programs.

We strongly suggest restarting the Rockstar Launcher in case this update does not pop up. Below you can also find the complete changelog for this PC update.

Red Dead Redemption 2 November 5th PC Update Release Notes
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Rockstar Games Launcher returning the error “The Rockstar Games Launcher failed to initialize” on startup.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Rockstar Games Launcher preload decryption getting stuck and not completing.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Rockstar Games Launcher returning the error “The Rockstar Games Launcher exited unexpectedly” when launching Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in crashes when starting the Rockstar Games Launcher from the Epic Games Launcher.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Rockstar Games Launcher returning the error “Unable to launch game, please verify your game data” when launching Red Dead Redemption 2 from the Epic Games Launcher.

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