Following the patch, many players began reporting issues, including the disappearance of characters and animals, being unable to shoot entirely, and flickering horses.
Developer Rockstar has since released a statement, acknowledging the issue and confirming they’re working on a fix - although it’s unclear exactly when the problem will be resolved.
Red Dead Online has encountered tons of issues (Picture: Rockstar)
“We are aware some players may currently be expirencing a range of issues as a result of yesterday’s RDR2 Title Update,’ the Rockstar Support Twitter account wrote.
We are aware some players may currently be experiencing a range of issues as a result of yesterday's RDR2 Title Update. We are currently developing fixes to address these and will share more information as it is available. For more details please visit https://t.co/nb2Oy0CXCs— Rockstar Support (@RockstarSupport) August 11, 2020
“We are currently developing fixes to address these and will share more information as it is available.”
The lack of updates rolled out for Red Dead Online sparked clown protests from players last month, so hopefully it won’t be too long before this is addressed.
In the meantime, there’s a whole host of comical clips to enjoy, ranging from players unable to shoot, randomly appearing trains and more.
Red dead redemption 2 online is great. pic.twitter.com/FJrDU1fpa7— Mikey Indoors (@OlDirtyMichael) August 10, 2020
I had to do it... 🕺🐎 Put sound on! pic.twitter.com/yHmLsYGyC9— Red Dead Online Community (@RedDeadRDC) August 10, 2020
Perhaps the most bizarre is the appearance of a random bald character who seems to have appeared for many players - prompting all kinds of theories and speculation over his identity.
What do you think about this ? In a Facebook group, many people report that they have seen this guy. There is even a theory that it is a hacker who caused all this mess. This is a larger community than the Facebook group, haven't you received any reports or something about? pic.twitter.com/JzYMXD0KfP— Edgar Hernández (@EdgarHe13687060) August 11, 2020
Hey, what do u thing about this guy? In the LATAM community we are talking about this guy are in all sessions and it's very creepy. pic.twitter.com/LqreXCQict— ➳ℰ𝓭𝓲𝓽𝓱 (@xedithmp) August 11, 2020
An undercover Rockstar dev? The mystery thickens.
The issues with Red Dead Online coincide with a recent update to GTA Online, which introduced new co-op missions and vehicles.