PC’s Red Dead Redemption 2 Title Update 1.14 Is Filled With Bug Fixes, Including A Work Around To Alleviate Stuttering

PC’s Red Dead Redemption 2 Title Update 1.14 Is Filled With Bug Fixes, Including A Work Around To Alleviate Stuttering
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The PC launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 has been bumpier than an old country road.

Gamers have been dealing with stuttering, freezing, and other issues that have completely diminished the experience Red Dead PC fans were hoping for.

Rockstar Games, the developer of Red Dead Redemption 2, has been rolling out fixes since the launch, but every time they deal with an issue, it seems like another one pops up. It’s like Dutch, there’s always one more job, but in this case, there’s always one more bug.

However, Rockstar has assembled an enormous update, coined Title Update 1.14, that has a carriage full of fixes

If gamers are interested in reading the patch notes, they can be found on Rockstar Games’

Here is a tweet from Rockstar acknowledging players’ issues:

They start the notes by posting a workaround for the stuttering and stalling problem while they work with NVIDIA to improve driver performance.

Rockstar posted this statement on their website; “we have identified an issue with certain NVIDIA graphics card drivers that cause significant stalls of several seconds on systems with 4-core and 6-core CPUs. While we work with NVIDIA to improve driver performance, a temporary workaround can be added to the launch arguments of the game to re-balance workload
on the CPU cores and avoid the conditions that cause this issue.”

Title Update 1.14 has fixed a vast amount of technical issues, focusing on four main categories.

The four categories that received improvements are Graphics and Performance, Stability, Control and User Interface, and General/Miscellaneous. Here are some other highlights from the update:

Graphics and Performance fixes were aimed at issues like a problem associated with graphic cards operating with 4 GB of VRAM and using Vulkan, and an issue that would occur when the game became stuck in Windowed Borderless mode instead of Fullscreen mode.

Stability issues included fixing a bug that causes the game to crash during game start-up and on the logo screen, as well as crashes that would occur when a player tried to quit the game.

Control and User Interface fixes focused on things like black screening, equipping emotes in Red Dead Online while using the mouse, and missing saved game information.

General/Miscellaneous issues like players appearing underneath the world and problems with the fishing minigame have been resolved.
As mentioned earlier, the full patch notes can be found on Rockstar’s website. Hopefully, this update is enough to make Red Dead Redemption 2 bearable on the PC, and those gamers can enjoy it the way that so many console players have.