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Rockstar rolls back Red Dead Online update after game-breaking bugs fiasco

Rockstar has reverted back to the previous version of Red Dead Online, after an update caused a range of game-breaking bugs.
While it seemed like Rockstar were working on a fix for Red Dead Online’s issues following a recent update, they’ve now decided to roll back the update entirely.

Following the recent naturalist update, a patch was released which inadvertently caused a wealth of comical bugs within Red Dead Online on consoles - ranging from flickering horses, guns which wouldn’t shoot, and the bizarre appearance of a bald man. 

After previously stating they were working on a fix, Rockstar has decided to reverse the update entirely and return to the game’s previous state when the naturalist update initially released. 

In a statement, Rockstar said: “An update to Red Dead Online intended to provide security improvements and address connection errors unintentionally introduced a range of issues including connection problems, low animal spawn counts, difficulty pitching Camps, entering Moonshine shacks as well as others on PS4 and Xbox One.

“We have reverted back to the previous version on those platforms, initially launched on July 28. This should address these recent issues and restore stability - meanwhile we will continue to work to eliminate any remaining issues through future updates.”

While it’ll please fans to see Red Dead Online returned to a playable state, it’s surprising to see an entire update reverted - with the patch’s problems perhaps far more extensive than they initially expected.

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Rockstar has reversed the update for Red Dead Online (Picture: Rockstar) 

The Red Dead Online community have been antsy recently due to the lack of updates to the title in comparison to GTA Online, having protested last month by dressing up as clowns in-game. 

Rockstar have promised another significant update to Red Dead Online will arrive later this year, which will include “exciting new extensions and augmentations to an existing role”.