With the modern day gaming industry growing at the speed of light, games are becoming much more immersive than ever before. Often developing studios trade designing simplicity for a more realistic experience for the player. Such development complexity is bound to give rise to flaws. Recently, a similar flaw has been spotted in Red Dead Online, which has managed to affect a large crowd of players.
After almost an year long hiatus, Rockstar finally pushed out a patch for Red Dead Redemption 2’s online mode. The update 1.21 came out earlier this week and many players are calling it one step forward and two steps backwards for Rockstar Games. Thus, let’s find out where they went wrong and what are the issues troubling players.
According to a large number of reports swarmed over Twitter, the latest update has managed to render the game unplayable in its current state. Many players have complained about Red Dead Online not spawning any animals or bird in the open world. Furthermore, camps with tents and fire also seem to have gone extent along with all the NPCs.
Great patch for PS4, you guys.
You fixed it, and then broke it worse than it's ever been.
At least we could hunt ravens. Now we can't even shoot an animal. If one even spawns to begin with. pic.twitter.com/SmJuR0XAy7
— Dr. Hannibal Lecter (@BrokenTeaCup_) August 10, 2020
To top things off, missions are also not available for a large number of players. In essence, the latest update has turned the open world of Red Dead Online into empty barren lands with no content whatsoever. PS4 players have also reported unexpected errors such as ce-34878-0 appearing on the screen. According to them, the game often refuses to load, or gets stuck on a blue screen of death or crashes all together with no warning. Similar crash reports have also been observed with the Xbox version of the game.
This has created a tremendous backlash for the developers. Moreover, the community is getting more upset from Rockstar for not addressing this issue on Twitter or any other platform. With no news from the studio as of now, it’s only a matter of speculation so as to when these issues will be patched.
If Rockstar would just communicate, players would give them more time to fix these things. Instead they just stay quiet and pump out horrible patches that cause even more damage to the game.
— Red Dead Online Community (@RedDeadRDC) August 10, 2020