A few weeks back I was pretty high on the concept of playing Red Dead Redemption 2 on my PC, and for the most part that desire hasn’t waned. But upon its release, it was clear that I’d have to wait a little longer to actually enjoy it again.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is woefully broken on PC at the moment with issues ranging from poor performance, regular freezing, infinite load screens, and much more. While I’ve encountered all of these in my 30 minutes of game time, my particular favorite among the glitches has to the be mouse cursor that refuses to stay off the screen, reemerging every time you open a menu, change your weapon, or see a cut-scene. Regardless of if you’re using the mouse or a controller, that cursor is going to show up and remind you of its existence at every opportunity.
It’s a real shame. I loved Red Dead Redemption 2 when it released last year, and even awarded it my Game of the Year in 2018. But in its current state, it’s completely unplayable. Rockstar support has been inundated with support tickets as evidenced by their Twitter account responding to every tweet with “Please create a support ticket so we can investigate this matter. http://rsg.ms/support.”
Rumors of emergency patches are being hurled around on Reddit, which while I’d love to play the game I paid for (again), I don’t want to see a repeat of the crunch that happened leading up to Red Dead Redemption 2‘s initial release.
In summation, it sucks that Red Dead Redemption 2 is so busted on PC, but I know they’ll get it to where it needs to be as soon as possible. Rockstar would love to have another endless money maker on PC like they have with Grand Theft Auto V, of that I’m sure.