Red Dead Redemption 2 & Online Update 1.29 Today (August 11) - Patch Details & Fixes

The latest Red Dead update is available on all platforms!

By Kyle Knight

August 11, 2021

Rockstar Games has, rather unexpectedly, deployed a brand new update for Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online today (August 11). The update is available right now for PC, Xbox and PlayStation.

Considering the usual Red Dead Redemption 2 updates arrive on a Tuesday, fans weren’t expecting to see a new patch deployed the very next day. Especially considering the new ‘Call to Arms’ mode was released on August 10th.

Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Red Dead Redemption 2 patch on August 11.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 – 1.26 Patch Notes

UPDATE: The official patch notes have arrived, check them out below. Taken from the official Rockstar Games Support website.

[August 11, 2021] – General

  • Fixed an issue where some players would get stuck at 50% during the loading screen into Red Dead Online
  • Fixed an issue where some players were losing their 25 Capitale setup fee if they were disconnected during the Covington Emerald Opportunity on Ruthless difficulty
  • Fixed an issue that could have caused players to be disconnected from the game
  • Fixed a number of crashes

Original Story: As of writing, Rockstar Games has not released the patch notes for the August 11 Red Dead Redemption 2 update. We will be updating this article with the full notes as soon as they are released, so check back in soon.

Although the patch notes aren’t here just yet, there are reports of various bug fixes arriving in the new update. According to RedDeadRDC on Twitter, today’s new Red Dead patch appears to have fixed the ‘50% load bug’ on PlayStation 5.

Prior to the latest patch, a large number of PlayStation users were experiencing an issue with Red Dead Redemption 2 crashing at 50% into the main loading screen.

The update is rather small on PC and PlayStation, coming in at around 265MB on PC and 315MB on PlayStation. Whilst the Xbox patch comes in at a slightly larger size of around 2.9GB.

The reason for the larger patch size on Xbox is reportedly due to Microsoft not supporting a feature Rockstar Games uses called ‘delta patching’. This feature allows areas of a file to be patched without having to download the whole file again. This is according to videotech_ on Twitter.

Other than this, not much else is known about the latest patch. Stay tuned for more details as we receive them.

Previous Red Dead Redemption 2 Update & New Call To Arms Mode

Red Dead Online received its weekly update on Tuesday, August 10th and it included the brand new ‘Call to Arms’ mode, plus more.

In the newest Red Dead Online mode, players must protect various locations from up to 10 waves of incoming enemies. If players decide to protect the local populaces from the onslaught they will receive the following rewards:

  • 3X RDO$
  • XP
  • Gold
  • 30% off any Novice or Promising Role Item within 72 hours

The weekly update also included the release of The Quick Draw Club No.2, the second part of the Quick Draw Club pass featuring various rewards. Players can read more about the Weekly Red Dead Online update on the Rockstar Newswire.

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Kyle Knight

Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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