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Did they ever optimize Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC?

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Hey everyone,

Does anybody know if they optimized Red Dead 2 for PC? I've had the game since launch day and I've never been able to play. Constant freezing and my computer almost melted. I know it was terribly optimized at launch, but now 7 months later, I'm hoping to hop back in and finally play! If this doesn't work, I'm seriously thinking of whipping out the old PS4 and buying it there lol..... rip me. 

I wish I could upgrade my PC, but for now, its what I've got!! Can't justify the spend when 99% of games I play are undemanding indies XD

Heres my pc specs:


Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz

Video Card

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980


16 GB

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The question would be, do you think the current games are really well optimized?

beauregarde said:

Why optimize, we already have their money! 


that answers my question perfectly lol.... rip

I’m interested to know this as well. 

Just ordered my first Alienware, and I know this game would look so pretty if it worked well on the PC. 

Niladin said:

Hi all,

they patched the PC version a few days ago and you must install the latest NVidia driver (446.14) to get it started. It runs now stable on my rig. Before i had crashes to desktop every 30 minutes to 1 hour.


Here is a official link with patchnotes:


Hope it will help you.

Oh wow that looks like a big update. Fingers crossed it will work. Playing today :) Will let everyone know if I have any issues. 

This is the reason i never buy games on release day. Games nowadays are usually rushed out, full of bugs and badly optimized. Than the company needs another 6-12 months to fix all the issues. Btw Hardware Unboxed on youtube made a really great guide optimizing the game -> boosting game performance. If you have the time check that out, i guaranty you it will help you a lot