How to Fix Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Crashes on Startup?

Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the best action-adventure games given by Rockstar Games. Also, it is available for Xbox One, Stadia, PC, and PS4. Most gamers reported that they are facing some bugs and crashing issues frequently with the game. So, if you want to fix it, then here are a few directions to solve this issue.

Open the Launcher and Game in Admin Mode

Open the game launcher in the administrator mode and see if it fixes the issue.

  1. Go to the Windows Search on your system.
  2. Thereafter, input ‘settings’ into it and select the OK button to invoke the Settings.
  3. You should select the Display and continue to the option of ‘Advanced Graphics Settings.’
  4. Then untick the ‘Enable full-screen optimizations’ option and continue to the next instruction.
  5. Perform the game in compatibility mode and reach the exe file and right-click on it of the ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ then choose the Properties option.
  6. Later, go to the Compatibility tab and find the option of Compatibility below.
  7. Mark the ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ box.
  8. Now, select the ‘Change settings for all users’ button and then select the OK button.
  9. Finally, reopen the game and look at whether the problem still continues or not.

Check for Missing Game Files 

The users who are keen to check for missing game files; can pursue the directions given below.

For Rockstar: 

  1. You should log in to the game launcher of Rockstar and select the button of Settings.
  2. After that, go to the tab of ‘My installed games’ and select the ‘Red Dead Redemption 2.’
  3. Then choose the button of ‘Verify Integrity’ to and later a prompt message will show on the screen stating that the game is confirmed and it is ready to play.

For Steam: 

  1. You should invoke the Steam and through the Library field and reach the Red Redemption 2, then right-click on it.
  2. Thereafter, select the Properties button.
  3. Then choose the option of local files and select the ‘Verify the Integrity of game files’ option.
  4. After that, Steam will confirm the integrity files, and you have to wait to finish the process.
  5. Now, re-open the Red Dead Redemption 2 and look at whether the issue is solved or not.

Clear Local Files through PC

You can also fix the Red Dead Redemption 2 crashing issue by clearing the local files on the computer.

  1. You should launch the ‘Rockstar Launcher’ then choose the option of Settings at the upper right side.
  2. After that, select the Accounts information option then choose the Delete option beneath the option of ‘Delete Local Profile.’
  3. Now, verify the modifications and reboot the game’s launcher of Rockstar.
  4. Finally, sign in via the details and invoke the game and check the issue.

Add Game to the Antivirus Exclusion List

If you have an antivirus solution on the system, then follow the steps given below to add the game to the exclusion list.

  1. Go to the ‘Windows Defender Security Center’ then choose the button of ‘Virus and Threat protection.’
  2. Once you reach the settings of ‘Virus & threat protection,’ locate the option of ‘Add or remove exclusions.’
  3. Beneath the option of ‘Add an exclusion’ and choose the exe file of Red Dead Redemption 2, select the OK button.

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