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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

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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
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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.

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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