Fix: Red Dead Redemption 2 Stuck on Loading Screen

Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an action survival game. It is developed and published by Rockstar Games in 2018. Users have shown very much interest in this game. As the developers are adding new features to it, this made it one of the most expensive games ever developed. The game can be played from both first and third-person perspectives. It has generated $725 million from sales. However, there are some users who have reported that they are facing issues with their Red Dead Redemption 2 game while running it on the PC. When they are starting the game, then it gets stuck on the loading screen which is very annoying for the users. We are here with the guide to solve this issue for you. So, let’s get started.

Also Read: Fix: Red Dead Redemption 2 Keep Crashing on Startup on PC

Red Dead Redemption

Why are You Facing This Issue?

There are a lot of reasons available for this issue. It might be your graphics settings or your system requirements or might be some other. Many users have reported different reasons for this issue. We will try to list them out for you so that you will be able to analyze the reason for the same.

  • Your PC does not meet the minimum requirements to run the game.
  • You are using an outdated windows or graphics driver on your PC.
  • You have not updated the game.
  • There are some internet connection issues with your PC.
  • There might be some corrupted or missing files in the game.
  • Required authorities were not given to the game.

How To Fix Stuck Issue of Red Dead Redemption 2 Game

We are here with the solution to the issue. You can fix this issue by methods that we will share with you. Make sure to implement them properly.

Check System Requirements 

The game might not run properly if your computer does not meet the minimum requirements to run the game. We will suggest that you should check the system requirements of the game to check whether the game will be able to run on your PC or not.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 – April 2018 Update (v1803)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 150 GB of available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible
Recommended System Requirements
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 – April 2018 Update (v1803)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 150 GB of available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible

Verify Game Integrity 

The first step that you should do is to check whether the game has the correct files or not. Sometimes when you are installing the game, some files might not have been installed or corrupted due to some reasons which will result in this issue. In this case, we will suggest that you should check the integrity of the game files. You can do this easily through the game launcher.

  • First of all, open the Steam Game Store.
  • Go to settings and open Installed games.
  • Now, select the game and click on it.
  • You will now see the option to Verify the Integrity of the game files.
  • Click on it and wait for the process to be completed.
  • When the process has been completed, restart the launcher and run the game again.
  • Now, check whether the issue has been resolved or not.

Disable Your Antivirus 

Many users have reported that their antivirus software was causing an issue in running the game properly. The antivirus was blocking some of the files of the game which was resulting in this issue. Many users have tried running the game after disabling their antivirus software and it worked. We will suggest that you should also do this step and check whether the issue has been resolved or not. After disabling, make sure to restart the computer to save the changes.

Disable Windows Defender Firewall

Similar to the antivirus, the Windows Defender Firewall can also block the running of game files. The work of Firewall and Antivirus are very much similar. They can block games file, in order to protect your system from malicious threats. This issue can be done if your Windows Firewall has suspected some different response from the server. However, you can easily fix this to run the game by disabling the Windows Defender Firewall on your PC. Follow the steps which are given below to disable the Windows Defender Firewall from your system.

  • Open the Start Menu.
  • Type “Windows Defender Firewall” in the search bar.
  • Select Windows Defender Firewall from the search results.
  • After it, click on the Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off from the left pane.

Turn off Firewall

  • Select the “Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended)” option.
  • You have to do this for both your Private and Public Networks.
  • Now, click on OK to save changes.
  • Restart the PC and check whether the game started to run properly or not.

Run the Game with Admin Settings

Sometimes this type of issue can cause if the game is not run with the Admin settings. Many users have reported that they have run the game in administrator mode and they were able to resolve the issue. We will suggest that you should also try this to check whether the issue gets fixed or not.

  • Select the file which you use to start the game.
  • Right-click on it and click on the “Run as Administrator” option.

Run as Administrator

Now, check whether the issue has been resolved or not. If the issue has been resolved by this step then you can set this setting for each time you will start the game. You can do this by following the steps which are given below.

  • Once again, select the game file.
  • Right-click on it game file and select properties.
  • Click on Compatibility Tab.
  • Select the “Run as Administrator” option.

Run as Administrator

  • After it, click on Apply and OK button to save the changes.

Update Your Graphics Driver

The other reason for not working the app might be your graphics problem. If you are using an outdated graphics driver on your system, then you will encounter this issue. We will suggest that you should manually check for the updates of the graphics driver on your PC. You can do this by following the steps which are given below.

  • Press Windows Key to Open Start Menu.
  • Type “Device Manager” in the search bar.
  • Click on the Display option and double-click to expand it.
  • Now, select your Graphics Driver and right-click on it.
  • You will see the option of Update Driver, click on it.

Update Graphics Driver

  • After it, follow the on-screen instructions that are given to complete the update.
  • Restart your PC and check whether the issue has been resolved or not.

Close Unnecessary Background Apps

If you are running a lot of apps in the background then you will encounter this issue. This is because those apps which are running in the background will occupy some space in CPU, RAM, and graphics which will result in not proper working of the app. In this case, you have to check whether there are unnecessary apps running in the background or not. You can do this by following the steps which are given below.

  • Press CTRL + ALT + DEL key.
  • Now, select Task Manager.
  • Click on More details to see the processes.
  • Now, select the app which is not necessary to run in the background.
  • Right-click on the app and select End Task.

End Task

Check For Windows Updates

The game might not work properly if you are using it on your outdated windows. We will suggest that you should manually check for the updates whether there is any latest update available or not. If available then follow the steps which are given below to download it.

  • Open Settings on your PC.
  • Click on Windows Update.
  • After it, click on Check For Updates.
  • If there is an update available, then click on the Download Now button to download the available updates on your system.
  • Restart the computer and check whether the issue has been resolved or not.

Check For Optional Updates

There are many optional updates that are important for the computer. It contains the updates which are for the driver so that the computer can run smoothly. So, we will suggest that you should check for the optional updates that are available on the system. You can check this easily by following the steps which are given below.

  • First of all, Open Start Menu.
  • Now, type Settings on your PC.
  • Click on the Windows Update Option which is on the left pane of the screen.
  • Select Advanced Option.
  • After it, scroll down and click on check for optional updates.
  • Now, if there is any available optional update then click on the Update Now button.
  • The update will start downloading. So, wait for the process to get completed.
  • After it, restart the PC and check whether the issue has been resolved or not.

Update The Game

The other thing that we will suggest doing is checking for updates on the game. It is because sometimes there are updates pushed by developers to fix this type of issue. You can do this by following the steps which are given below.

  • First of all, Open Start Menu.
  • Type Steam and click on the best relevant result.
  • Now, go to Library.
  • Select the game and right-click on it.
  • You will see an update option if there are any new updates available to the game.
  • Download it, and wait for the process to get completed.
  • After it, check whether the issue has been resolved or not.

Reinstall The Game

This is the last method by which you can try to resolve this issue. A lot of users have reported that they were able to fix this issue after reinstalling the game on their system. This is because, when you uninstall the game then all the files and settings will be deleted from your PC. After it, when you install the game again then all the files will be installed correctly on your PC which will lead to fixing this issue. So, we will suggest that you should do this if none of the above methods worked for you. You can do this by uninstalling the game from your PC, and again installing it from the game store. Before installing the game, make sure to restart your system and delete the game files which were stored previously.

Conclusion

This was all for this guide. Make sure to follow all the methods properly to fix this issue. In case, if you are facing any issues with the implementation of the methods then feel free to ask us in the comment section below.

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