Red Dead Online's Game-Breaking Patch Has Been Rolled Back

An update to Red Dead Online will ensure you don't see flying horses anymore.


After almost five days of being nearly unplayable, Red Dead Online developer Rockstar is rolling back the game's most-recent update that has caused chaos for its players. The Red Dead Redemption 2 online adventure will now be restored to a previous July 28 patch.

The patch, which came just a few days after Red Dead Online's large Naturalist content drop, was aimed at fixing some issues and plugging some security holes. It instead wreaked havoc online, reducing animal spawn rates, breaking simple camp interactions, and causing it to even rain alligators in some instances.

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It's unclear why Rockstar has taken so long to roll back the state of the game given how unplayable it became, but players should be greeted with a more-welcoming environment the next time they log on.

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

Red Dead Online Naturalist update added a host of new content to the game, including new quests that let you explore the western world as the titular Naturalist. You can document or hunt down new legendary wildlife, while also enjoying small gameplay improvements. At least now you can with this latest fix being applied.

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