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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC: how to fix unexpected crashes and closes when you start the game

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC: how to fix unexpected crashes and closes when you start the game

Red Dead Redemption 2 may be crash and close unexpectedly for some PC players, but there is an easy way to fix it.

If you are starting Red Dead Redemption 2 on the PC, you may have already encountered a problem that causes the game to crash, something that several players have reported.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Crash

The crasha game is barely started, regardless of whether you’re playing single-player or Red Dead Online. Assuming everything is working correctly, and you have the latest drivers installed, the culprit may be your anti-virus.

Players have been able to reverse the problem by completely deactivating their anti-virus or adding an exclusion to the game’s .exe file. If you do not want to disable your anti-virus, you can add the entire folder where Red Dead Redemption 2 is installed to the list of exclusions.

Follow the links below to find out how to do it with some of the most popular anti-virus software:

Red Dead Redemption 2 Closes Unexpectedly

In some cases, you will receive the error messageRed Dead Redemption 2 Unexpectedly Closed“and, according to Rockstar, this could be caused by outdated GPU drivers. Follow these links for the latest drivers: Nvidia, AMD.

You should also try to run the game as an Administrator on Windows, which you can do by following a few steps listed below:

  • Navigate to the location where the game is installed.
  • Right-click on RDR2.exe.
  • Select properties.
  • Under the Compatibility tab, check the ‘Run this Program as an Administrator’ and ‘Disable Fullscreen Optimizations’ boxes.
  • Click Ok.
  • Alternatively, you can also update Rockstar Games Launcher. See as follows:

  • Close any open Rockstar Games titles
  • Rockstar Games Launcher closes
  • If the Rockstar Games Launcher icon is on the Windows taskbar, right-click and select Exit
  • Restarts Rockstar Games Launcher and allows any updates to be applied
  • Try to eliminate all your local details of Rockstar Games Launcher profile. The producer stated that this will remove all profile details from your machine and force you to log in to the Rockstar Games Launcher again.

    This will not delete your Social Club account or any recorded games, and as soon as you log back into the Social Club, it will recreate your local profile.

  • Starts Rockstar Games Launcher
  • Select Settings
  • Select Account Information
  • Select Delete Local Profile
  • Select Confirm
  • Log in to the Rockstar Games Launcher again
  • Starts Red Dead Redemption 2
  • According to r / PCRedDead, some players were able to start the game after disabling the anti-virus, while others say they were successful in updating the BIOS, manually updating Windows or physically removing their hard drives.