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Red Dead Online update: Horned Variant Bow bug & game crash fixes

Published: 24/Aug/2020 18:46 Updated: 8/Sep/2020 11:58

by David Purcell


Rockstar Games have been having real difficulties with Read Dead Redemption 2 updates lately, with one breaking the game completely to the point where it needed a reset. Now, another one has been released and we’ve got the patch notes.

Everybody that plays Red Dead Online will have their own wish list. Features they would like to see changed, tweaked, or added. Whatever may be the case, Red Dead trailblazers are just hoping the game stays stable enough for the online experience to avoid going offline again.

While the July DLC update covered not only a massive array of new content and notable bug fixes, this time around the Rockstar devs released a more focused patch deadline with general stability and security fixes.

This patch is clocking in around 3.3 GB but could vary on the different platforms it’s coming to, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The Red Dead Online world has gone mad after Rockstar's latest title update.
Rockstar Studios
Hopefully we won’t be seeing any of this anymore.

One of the stranger occurrences in the wild west was the ability to buy the Horned Variant Bow with Gold despite people already owning the item. Thankfully this should be patched, limiting the amount of them you’ll see while playing Online.

For PC players, two big issues have been addressed in this patch that will be a godsend for players affected by the bugs.

There’s been a constant issue in Red Dead Online in which people were actually unable to log into either the Single Player mode or the Multiplayer component after the game crashed on them.

Hopefully this will at least give people a better avenue to recover from a crash, instead of just being locked out of the game.

Red Dead Online horse from the Naturalist update
Rockstar Games
Rockstar have addressed the bug that would randomly change the time of day in Red Dead Online.

Moreover, Rockstar has resolved the PC bug that made the time of day randomly change in a flash. This threw off a ton of players, and the fix should be the end of it, though the devs are bound to keep an eye on the issue.

The developers unveiled the most recent changes on August 24, posting patch notes to their Newswire page, and there’s a few things to unpack, so let’s take a look through the details.

Red Dead Online August 24 patch notes

[August 24, 2020] – General / Miscellaneous

  • General stability and security fixes
  • Fixed a number of connection issues
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being able to buy the Horned Variant Bow with Gold despite already owning it
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to enter Single Player or Multiplayer gameplay after a crash on PC
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in abrupt changes to the time of day on PC

4 Xbox characters who would make great Smash Ultimate fighters

Published: 24/Oct/2020 0:13

by Michael Gwilliam


With Minecraft Steve and Banjo-Kazooie now in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, it’s clear that Microsoft has a pretty good relationship with Nintendo. This begs the question: who else could we see from Xbox make the jump to Smash?

Nowadays, it seems like no character, regardless of whether they’re from an M-rated series or not is off limits for Nintendo’s flagship fighter.

The only criteria that Smash creator Sakurai has is that the character must be from a video game, which is why the likes of Goku or Iron Man haven’t received an invitation to Smash.

That all said, here are four Xbox character we want to see join Smash Ultimate at some point in the future.

Conker reloaded
Conker could be a great Smash addition.


Rare’s anthropomorphic squirrel first made his debut in Diddy Kong Racing on the N64 and went on to star in a couple Nintendo games before Microsoft acquired the developer.

Due to Conker’s history on Nintendo, he seems like a good fit for a future Smash character, especially considering the options available for a moveset.

Conker’s Bad Fur day has the character make use of guns, chainsaws and flamethrowers meaning that his arsenal would be packed in the event he got the green light for a Smash game.

An Elder Scrolls rep would be great in Smash.


Even though Microsoft just bought Bethesda, having an Elder Scrolls rep would be a massive moment for fans of both series and why not opt for Skyrim at that point?

Players could make use of the Dragon Shout as unique abilities while still being prime for melee combat through an assortment of swords and other items.

Nintendo even has some Zelda-themed items within the Switch version of Skyrim so this crossover into Smash could make a lot of sense.

Marcus Fenix from Gears of War
Marcus could be a heavyweight DLC.

Marcus Fenix

The Gears of War protagonist may not be as iconic as the last two names on this list, but he would definitely be a colorful addition to the Smash roster.

With his chainsaws, guns and close-range kill options, Fenix would have a lot of tools at his disposal.

The most unique part is that he could end up being the first heavyweight DLC fighter and completely buck recent trends.

Many fans have wanted Doomslayer/Doomguy in Smash.

Master Chief / Doomguy

We’re going to put both of these two characters together as it’s super unlikely we ever end up getting both.

Master Chief and Doomguy would bring in some great FPS representation mixed in with their sci-fi theme.

Microsoft and Doom’s devs seem pretty keen about wanting these two in Smash, so even getting both to round out Fighters Pass Volume 2 would be a historic moment in gaming history.