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New Red Dead Redemption 2 Update Fixes Story Bugs and Brings Online Support

The launch of Red Dead Redemption turned out to be a huge success and Rockstar isn’t going to stop there as they have now released a new update to polish the game further. Yes, if you turn on your Xbox One or PS4 system on today, you’ll receive a brand new update for Red Dead Redemption 2.

This new update also adds the online support to Red Dead Redemption 2. The patch notes reveal that this new Red Dead Redemption 2 update comes with more than 30+ bug fixes in story missions. This new update also brings various gameplay improvements so it’s a must install. Apart from these, this new Red Dead Redemption 2 patch improves the server performance, fixes crashes, stuttering, UI bugs and many more.

So if you have faced any weird bugs while playing Red Dead Redemption 2 then now would be the time to try them once again after downloading the new patch. This update fixes more than 30 bugs across story missions, robbery, and loansharking missions. Fixes have been applied also to stranger encounters and Challenges. Bug fixes like remaining wanted even after surrendering have been fixed.

This new update of Red Dead Redemption 2 comes in at the size of 5.36 GB on PS4 and 5.65 GB on Xbox One. This update is also required to play Red Dead Online so don’t forget to download it today. Until today, Red Dead Online was only available to Ultimate Edition owners and to those who played in the first week. Starting today with this update, Red Dead Online will be available to everyone. Red Dead Redemption 2 online release time has been also revealed.

Red Dead Redemption 2 online release times in different regions is as follows.

  • 8:30 am EST
  • 5:30 am PT
  • 1:30 pm UK
  • 2:30 pm Europe.

You can check out the full patch notes for this new Red Dead Redemption 2 update below.

Red Dead Redemption 2 patch notes

New Content – PS4, Xbox One

  • Title Update adds in access to the Red Dead Online Beta

Game Menus / Options – PS4, Xbox One

  • Fixed an issue where animals were triggering ‘Dynamic Kill Cams’ despite being set to ‘Disabled’ in settings
  • Fixed an issue where changing controller layout while using binoculars could lead to the player being unable to study or track animals
  • Fixed an issue with first-person auto aim when aiming behind on a wagon

Story Mode Companions – PS4, Xbox One

  • Fixed an issue where retrying a checkpoint during the mission ‘Polite Society, Valentine Style’ would cause multiple companions to be missing from Camp
  • Fixed an issue causing Molly to be missing from Camp following the mission ‘American Distillation’
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Outlaws from the West’ where the player lost the ability to talk with Dutch when playing in first person
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘The Fine Art of Communications’ where players lost the ability to speak with companions

Weapons, Items & Clothing – PS4, Xbox One

  • Fixed an issue where players would not get access to all their weapons in the Epilogue if they failed a specific stage in the mission ‘Red Dead Redemption’
  • Fixed an issue where players could lose a weapon looted from Valentine after restarting missions from a checkpoint
  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect set of Cigarette Cards could be removed when mailing a complete set at the Post Office
  • Fixed an issue where players could lose some of the Gunslinger photographs from Calloway
  • Fixed an issue that allowed donation of documents to the Camp donation box
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck in an animation loop after hip firing their pistol and then swapping to their bow
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck equipping and putting away the bow on horseback after equipping it from the weapon wheel
  • Fixed an issue where a weapon’s custom grip could be replaced with a default grip after swapping with a defeated enemy’s weapon
  • Added safeguards against characters becoming invisible when changing outfits

Terrain and Environment – PS4, Xbox One

  • Fixed an issue where a hole in the terrain would appear near the Railroad Camp and surrounding area
  • Fixed general issues which caused a player to be unable to take cover via buildings/objects/etc.
  • Fixed an issue where alligators were unable to kill a hogtied NPC while on land
  • Fixed an issue where predators would get stuck if they could not reach the player
  • Fixed an issue where picking up the Legendary Lake Sturgeon, caused the player to be unable to equip weapons as well as drop or stow the fish

Dueling, Wanted and Witnesses – PS4, Xbox One

  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to shoot during a duel when using certain controllers
  • Fixed an issue with the number of bump attempts within a set amount of time would cause the players to become Wanted
  • Fixed an issue where players would become Wanted, even after complying and removing their mask as requested by the law
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Black and White Chain Gang’ – Stage 2 – where the player would become Wanted for fighting an NPC required to access one of the Posters
  • Fixed an issue where players who fired a warning shot when intimidating an NPC, would cause the intimidation fail and the NPC to flee
  • Fixed an issue where NPCs would stop being witnesses, even if not successfully intimidated
  • Fixed an issue where the player would become Wanted for a warning shot when no NPC was visible or nearby
  • Fixed an issue where witnesses would report the same corpse that previously been reported to the law
  • Fixed an issue at Fort Wallace where the Army would try and report crimes, even though they were unable to leave the fort
  • Fixed general issues associated with the law being unable to arrest players

Story Missions – PS4, Xbox One

  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Outlaws from the West’ where players could get stuck by repeatedly punching the NPC during interrogation
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Outlaws from the West’ where the horse could get stuck in the barn
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Outlaws from the West’ where players could get stuck duelling
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Enter, Pursued by a Memory’ where the mission would not fail after players pushed their Companion off of a cliff
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to move after completing the mission ‘Enter, Pursued by a Memory’
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Americans At Rest’ where players could become stuck in the view of their satchel during the fight
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Polite Society, Valentine Style’ where players could become invisible after retrying a checkpoint
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Money Lending and Other Sins I’ where players could lose control when attempting to launch the introduction cutscene while using specific Kit items
  • Fixed a progression issue in the mission ‘Good, Honest, Snake Oil’
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Paying a Social Call’ where it was possible to block entry to the cabin with a chair
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘The Sheep and the Goats’ where the mission could fail for a companion dying while playing through the mission quickly
  • Fixed an issue in mission ‘A Quiet Time’ where the interior of the Saloon would disappear after repeatedly exiting the Saloon
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Blessed are the Meek?’ where progress would stop after reaching the horses
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Exit Pursued By A Bruised Ego’ where progress in the mission was stopped if players were unable to pick up the rabbit and it became rotten
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego’ where players were unable to exit the crafting menu if their Satchel was already full of Plain Game
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘The Fine Joys of Tobacco’ where mission progress stops if the in-game Companion falls off their horse during the escape
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Magicians for Sport’ where progress stopped after inspecting all clues
  • Fixed an issue where players could become locked outside the bank in the mission ‘Sodom? Back to Gomorrah’
  • Fixed an issue where replaying the mission ‘Angelo Bronte, a Man of Honor’ then immediately loading an autosave would load players into an incorrect point in the Story
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘No, No and Thrice, No’ where companions could become invisible, preventing progression
  • Fixed a progression issue in the mission ‘Country Pursuits’
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Savagery Unleashed’ where progress could stop during the grapple sequence
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Archeology for Beginners’ where progress could stop after equipping binoculars
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Favored Sons’ where progress could stop if all soldiers were killed while surrendering
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘The Fine Art of Conversations’ where progress could stop during the escape stage if a large pelt was stowed on the player’s horse.
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘The Wheel’ where progress could stop when returning the wagon
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Home of the Gentry?’ where the end cutscene could fail to play
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘A Quick Favor for an Old Friend’ where a Companion’s horse could become invisible after players failed and retried the mission
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘An Honest Day’s Labors’ where enemies would stop reacting if you ran ahead of your Companion
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘An Honest Day’s Labors’ where players could become stuck on a loading screen after skipping the introduction cutscene
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘A New Future Imagined’ where progress could stop after rowing to the correct location
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘High and Low Finance’ where players could fail for being spotted while using a throwing knife
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘High and Low Finance’ where players could lose control after stealth killing a guard
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘That’s Murfree Country’ where Charles would get stuck after colliding with players on horseback

Robbery Missions – PS4, Xbox One

  • Fixed an issue during the Chez Porter Robbery where Javier would not mount his horse in Camp, preventing progress
  • Fixed an issue where Javier could remain stationary on his horse after the Chez Porter Home Robbery
  • Fixed an issue where players could become stuck if grappled from behind during the Aberdeen Pig Farm Robbery

Loansharking Missions – PS4, Xbox One

  • Fixed an issue in the Winton Holmes mission where the pelt could disappear after skinning the cougar
  • Fixed an issue with the Winton Holmes mission where players would be unable to sell the pelt

Chance Encounters and Activities – PS4, Xbox One

  • Fixed an issue with Kieran’s fishing Activity where loss of player control could occur while fishing
  • Fixed an issue with the Poker Activity where players could lose control when sitting down
  • Fixed an issue where the in-game HUD could disappear when trying to play Five Finger Fillet Activity in Camp
  • Fixed an issue where players could become locked in a room during a Chance Encounter in Valentine
  • Fixed an issue with Ranters, Ravers and Campaigners that caused loss of player control during some Chance Encounters

Challenges – PS4, Xbox One

  • Fixed issues associated with Legendary Animals being killed by something other than actions by players, preventing Challenges from being completed

Other Miscellaneous Fixes – PS4, Xbox One

  • Fixed an issue where the blips for previously completed Loansharking missions would re-appear as locked missions on the map
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Enter, Pursued by a Memory’ where players could be prevented from completing the “Kill all wolves without taking any damage” mission goal
  • Fixed an issue where a Companion warps in a cutscene for the mission ‘Paying a Social Call’
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Money Lending and Other Sins III’ where ambient pedestrians could interfere with the mission when re-launched through the pause menu.
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Pouring Forth Oil IV’ which could prevent some of Arthur’s dialogue from playing during the mission
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘An American Pastoral Scene’ where your companion could start driving the stagecoach in the wrong direction
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘American Distillation’ when players chose the path on the right, but instead took the path on the left
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Sodom? Back to Gomorrah’ where companions and some lawmen could be missing their weapons when players used 1st person perspective
  • Fixed an issue where the game would not create an autosave upon completion of the mission ‘Dear Uncle Tacitus’
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Favored Sons’ where ambient music would play instead of mission score
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘My Last Boy’ where dialogue would repeat during the rides
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Uncle’s Bad Day’ where players could begin the mission without any arrows for the Bow if the mission was launched through the Progress section of the pause menu
  • Fixed an issue with the log not updating correctly in the mission ‘Duchesses and Other Animals’
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘The Artist’s Way III’ where the paintings could be missing from the gallery
  • Fixed an issue in Poker where the message “Help section updated” would incorrectly display when starting new games
  • Fixed an issue that caused some dead Bucks to duplicate after player collisions
  • Fixed an issue with Gunsmiths where players could enter the catalogue incorrectly
  • Fixed a streaming issue with buildings in Castors Ridge
  • Fixed an issue where players could become trapped between two companions in Camp
  • Fixed a general issue where players were prompted to perform a stealth kill, but instead just tackled the target
  • Fixed an issue in the mission ‘Good, Honest, Snake Oil’ where using the cinematic camera caused players to loop around instead of following the set route
  • Fixed general issues associated with players being able to greet/antagonize/rob NPCs endlessly
  • Fixed general issues associated with NPCs heads/bodies twisting the wrong way when interacting with players
  • Fixed an issue where players would clip into the train carriages when jumping/climbing over them
  • Fixed an issue where players would ragdoll if they tried to climb over a small wall with low clearance
  • Fixed an issue where players could get locked into a conversation with an NPC who was behind a wall
  • Fixed an issue with player navigation where it got stuck after not being able to find a route to a Waypoint
  • Fixed an issue where players shooting an NPC’s horse meant the NPC would not retaliate
  • Fixed an issue where an NPC would holster their gun but still enter combat
  • Fixed an issue where players attempting to cure poison would result in them being poisoned again after drinking a health cure
  • Fixed an issue where players animations would make stealth unpredictable at times
  • Fixed general issues associated with players not being able to interact with their horse when moving at high speeds
  • Fixed an issue where prompts to speak with companions, NPCs, etc. were lost if using cinematic perspective
  • Various other minor fixes

Before you jump in Red Dead Online, you can check out our beginners guide here to know everything that you’ll need to survive in the Wild West.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available to play on Xbox One and PS4.