[SOLVED] Red Dead Online crashes on PC - Driver Easy (2023)

Rock Star is finally outRed Dead Onlineas a standalone game. While enjoying the multiplayer game mode, you may encounter some annoying game errors like Red Dead Online crashing on startup or randomly, the game closing unexpectedly, etc.

In this article, you will find the most effective fixes and solutions that have helped many other PC gamers.

First, check your computer's specifications

Before attempting the fixes below, make sure your PC specs meet the minimum requirements for Red Dead Online.

operation systemWindows 7 Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
processorIntel® Core™ i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
graphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 770 2 GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3 GB
meshbroadband internet connection
Save150 GB of free space
Sound CardDirect X compatibility
operation systemWindows 10 April 2018 Update (v1803)
processorIntel® Core™ i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
graphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
meshbroadband internet connection
Save150 GB of free space
Sound CardDirect X compatibility

try these fixes

You don't have to try them all, just browse the list until you find what works for you. The first three are some basic troubleshooting steps and you can skip these fixes if you've already tried them.

  1. Check the integrity of the game
  2. Disable third-party software
  3. Run Red Dead Online as an administrator
  4. update your graphics driver
  5. Stop overclocking your GPU
  6. Install the graphics tools

Fix 1: Check the integrity of the game

When Red Dead Online (or any game) crashes, the first thing you should do is check the integrity of the game. Corrupt or incomplete game files can cause the game to crash. To see if it's the culprit, here's how:

  1. Start the steam.
  2. idemlibrary.
  3. Find Red Dead online.
  4. Right click on the game and selectcharacteristic.
  5. chooselocal filestab and clickCheck the integrity of the game files...button.
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  6. Steam will check the game files - this process may take a few minutes.

If you are using the Rockstar Games Launcher, you can check the integrity:

  • navigationset
  • Select Red Dead Online from the list belowthe games I installedleft
  • choosecheck integrityIn the Check Game File Integrity section in the options on the right

Fix 2: Disable third-party software

Some third-party tools or software may affect Red Dead Online, especially if you use tools such as MSI Afterburner or RGB software, OBS and Bandicam. Open task manager (Esc+TRANSPORT+Esc) to close all those background apps or simply uninstall them.

Also, another possible cause of Red Dead Online crashing is yoursantivirus software.Disabling some of these services does not always work. You can temporarily uninstall the software or add Red Dead Online to its exceptions.

Fix 3: Run Red Dead Online as an administrator

Red Dead Online errors can be caused by a lack of administrator rights. Therefore, it is recommended to run Red Dead Online as an administrator.

  1. Right click on the game executable and selectcharacteristic.
  2. clickcompatibilitycard and checkrun this program as administratoriTurn off full screen optimization.
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  3. clickapply>AlrightYou can now run the game permanently as an administrator.

Now launch Red Dead Online and see if the game crashes again. If running as administrator doesn't work, you can try the following fix.

Fix 4: Update your graphics drivers

Graphics card manufacturers are constantly releasing new drivers to fix known bugs and add new features. Old or corrupted graphics drivers can break your game. For gamers, it's important to have graphics drivers (and sometimes sound card drivers) on hand to keep your games running smoothly.

You can update your graphics card drivers in two ways:

Option 1 - manually- You will need some IT knowledge and patience to update drivers this way as you will need to find the correct driver online and then download and install it step by step.


Option 2 - automatic (recommended)– This is the fastest and easiest option. You can do all this with just a few mouse clicks.

Option 1 - Manually update your graphics card

To manually update the graphics driver, you can go to its official website:

Note that you will need to download the drivers for your operating system and install them manually.

Option 2 -Update drivers automatically(Dear)

If you want to do it the easy way and update your graphics drivers as soon as an update is available, you can usea simple guide.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the appropriate drivers for it. You don't have to know exactly what your computer is doing, risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, or worry about making an installation mistake.

You can automatically update drivers with the free or pro version of Driver Easy. but withProfessional editionJust 2 clicks:

  1. download filesAnd install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and clickScan nowbutton. Driver Easy will scan your computer and find any problematic drivers.
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  3. clickrenewThe button next to a highlighted driver automatically downloads the correct version of that driver, which you can then manually install (you can do this with the free version).

    or clickeveryone's updateAutomatically download and install its correct versionallSystem drivers are missing or out of date. (this is requiredProfessional editionin AttachmentFull supportand one30 days money backto ensure. When you click Update All, you will be prompted to upgrade. )
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  4. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

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If you need help, get in touchDriver Easy Support Teamthere is asupport@drivereasy.com.

Fix 5: Stop GPU overclocking

If Red Dead Online keeps crashing, the GPU could be the cause. If you overclock your GPU, you can reset it to the default GPU clock.

But if you don't want to mess with the GPU clock, you can lock the game's maximum FPS.

  1. Right click on desktop and selectNVIDIA control panel.
  2. idemManage 3D settingsin the left window. then selectprogram settings> selectRed Dead Online/Red Dead Redemption 2.
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  3. OpenMaximum FPS limitand set the value to30.This locks the game to 30 FPS and reduces CPU and GPU load.

Fix 6: Install graphics tools

Some players have found that adding graphics tools helps with Red Dead Online errors. So, if none of the above methods work, try:

  1. In the Windows search bar, start typingfeatureand selectare managedoptional features.
  2. clickAdd function.
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  3. choosegraphic toolfrom the list of results.
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  4. Restart the game and see if you can get rid of the game crash now.
  5. If not, you can go tographic settings>advanced graphics, and see for yourselfgraphical interfaceIt is setDirectX 12.
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  6. If changing to DX12 doesn't help, you can try reverting to Vulkan.

Your problem is solved with the above fixRed Dead Online crashesQuestion? If you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to send us a message. We'll see what we can do to help.

If none of these methods work, you can tryperform a clean boot, or contactRockstar game support.

  • game crash
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Windows 10

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