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Grand Theft Auto V Premium Edition : How To Get It FREE!

Grand Theft Auto V Premium Edition : How To Get It FREE!

Grand Theft Auto V Premium Edition – the infamous action-adventure game – is FREE for a limited time!

Find out how to get Grand Theft Auto V Premium Edition for FREE, and make sure you tell your friends!

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Grand Theft Auto V Premium Edition

The Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition includes the complete Grand Theft Auto V story experience, free access to the ever evolving Grand Theft Auto Online and all existing gameplay upgrades and content including The Doomsday Heist, Gunrunning, Smuggler’s Run, Bikers and much more.

You’ll also get the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack, the fastest way to jumpstart your criminal empire in Grand Theft Auto Online.

Grand Theft Auto V

When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath land themselves in trouble, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Discover an ever-evolving world of choices and ways to play as you climb the criminal ranks of Los Santos and Blaine County in the ultimate shared Online experience.

The Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack

The Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack is the fastest way for new GTA Online players to jumpstart their criminal empires with the most exciting and popular content plus $1,000,000 bonus cash to spend in GTA Online – all content valued at over GTA $10,000,000 if purchased separately.

Launch Your Criminal Empire

Launch business ventures from your Maze Bank West Executive Office, research powerful weapons technology from your underground Gunrunning Bunker and use your Counterfeit Cash Factory to start a lucrative counterfeiting operation.

A Fleet Of Powerful Vehicles

Tear through the streets with a range of 10 high performance vehicles including a Supercar, Motorcycles, the weaponized Dune FAV, a Helicopter, a Rally Car and more. You’ll also get properties including a 10 car garage to store your growing fleet.

Weapons, Clothing & Tattoos

You’ll also get access to the Compact Grenade Launcher, Marksman Rifle and Compact Rifle along with Stunt Racing Outfits, Biker Tattoos and more.

 

Grand Theft Auto V Premium Edition : How To Get It Free!

From now until 21 May 2020, Grand Theft Auto V Premium Edition will be free to download and keep from the Epic Games store.

All you have to do is sign up for an Epic Games account, and add it to your account! It’s that simple!

 

Why Is Epic Games Doing This?

Simple – to get you to register with them, and check out the games they are offering in their store.

They will also get to send you notifications on new games or promotions, and who knows – you might buy an extra game or two from them?

 

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The Red Dead Redemption 2 Troubleshooting Guide!

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Troubleshooting Guide will help you fix the many problems that gamers will face trying to play the new AAA title from Rockstar Games!

 

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Troubleshooting Guide!

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC, one of the most promising AAA title of Q4 2019, has been wracked by severe launch issues.

In this guide, we will take a look at the biggest problems facing gamers trying to play Red Dead Redemption 2, and share with you the solutions!

 

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC : What’s New?

Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of the best selling games in 2018, and the PC edition with enhanced graphics, uncapped frame rates, new content and a raft of enhancements has just been released!

  • Improved graphics, including support for 4K, HDR and higher frame rates!
  • Three new Bounty Hunter missions!
  • Two new Gang Hideouts!
  • Four new weapons for Story Mode!
  • Two new treasure maps!
  • Four new horses, and three new wild horse variants!
  • Five new trinkets with new effects!
  • New photo mode!

Recommended : Red Dead Redemption 2 PC : What You Need To Know!

Here are some online purchase options for PS4 and Xbox One :

Here are the online purchase options for PC :

We will have more PC purchase links up shortly.

 

Red Dead Redemption 2 : Known Problems

Here is the current list of known problems with Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC :

  1. Rockstar Games Launcher fails to initialise, with this error message

The Rockstar Games Launcher failed to initialize

  1. Rockstar Games Launcher gets stuck decrypting preloaded files.
  2. Rockstar Games Launcher crashes when you attempt to launch Red Dead Redemption 2, with this error message :

The Rockstar Games Launcher exited unexpectedly

  1. Rockstar Games Launcher crashes when being launched from Epic Games Launcher
  2. Rockstar Games Launch refuses to launch Red Dead Redemption 2, when initiated from Epic Games Launcher, with this error message

Unable to launch game, please verify your game data

  1. Rockstar Games Launcher refuses to launch Red Dead Redemption 2, with the error message :

Activation Required

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2 crashes with this error message :

Red Dead Redemption 2 exited unexpectedly

  1. Stuttering or freezing during game play due to CPU maxing out
  2. Sudden drop in frame rate (fps) during game play

 

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Solution Guide

Solution #1 : Update Your Graphics Card Driver

As we pointed out in an article we posted earlier, make sure you update your graphics driver :

  • AMD : Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 19.11.1 or newer
  • NVIDIA : GeForce Game Ready Driver 441.12 or newer

Recommended : Red Dead Redemption 2 : Use These AMD + NVIDIA Drivers!

Solution #2 : Disable Antivirus or Add To Whitelist / Exemption List

Antivirus software are apparently causing RDR2 to crash, especially during the intro / shotgun scene.

Either disable your antivirus software temporarily (not really advisable), or add Red Dead Redemption 2 to its whitelist or exemption list.

Solution #3 : Update The Rockstar Games Launcher

Rockstar just issued a v1.09.164 update to fix the many issues this buggy launcher was causing :

  • Close any running Rockstar game
  • Close the Rockstar Games Launcher
  • Restart the Rockstar Games Launcher, and let it update to v1.09.164 or newer

Solution #4 : Logging Out And Back Into Rockstar Games Launcher

The Activation Required error can apparently be solved by simply logging out of the Rockstar Games Launcher, and logging back in again.

Solution #5 : Clear The Rockstar Games Launch Profile Cache

But in certain situations, if logging out and back in again fails, you will need to clear your local profile cache :

  • In Rockstar Games Launcher, go to Settings > Account Information
  • Select Delete Local Profile (This will only delete the local cache. It will not delete your Social Club account or saved games)
  • Select Confirm
  • Sign into the Rockstar Games Launcher again

Solution #6 : Reduce Number Of CPU Cores

Red Dead Redemption 2 is apparently hogging the CPU, causing stuttering or freezing. A temporary workaround has been suggested – reduce the number of CPU cores it can use :

  • Right click on RDR2.exe in Windows Explorer
  • In the drop-down list, select Set Affinity
  • You will a list of available CPU cores. Uncheck one or two cores.

Solution #7 : Switch To DirectX 12

Generally, Vulkan will offer significantly better performance than DirectX 12. Where possible, you should enable Vulkan, instead of DirectX 12.

However, if you notice sudden drops in frame rate, try switching from Vulkan to DirectX 12. This will likely get fixed in a future graphics card driver.

Solution #8 : Lower The Graphics Settings

Rockstar appears to be overly optimistic about the system requirements of RDR2. NVIDIA ran their own benchmarks, and recommended these cards for 60 fps gaming instead :

So, if you are getting low frame rates, reduce the graphics settings. In particular, volumetric graphics and water quality settings.

 

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC : What You Need To Know!

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is out, promising greatly improved graphics and new features and content! However, it has also been hit by launch issues and crashes.

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC, including known solutions to the issues everyone is facing right now!

 

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC : What’s New?

Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of the best selling games in 2018, and the PC edition with enhanced graphics, uncapped frame rates, new content and a raft of enhancements has just been released!

Improved Graphics

New graphical and technical enhancements for deeper immersion include :

  • support for higher frame rates, HDR, 4K resolution and beyond on multiple monitors
  • increased draw distances for better navigation;
  • higher quality global illumination and ambient occlusion for improved day and night lighting;
  • higher quality snow trails, improved reflections and deeper, higher resolution shadows at all distances;
  • tessellated tree textures and improved grass and fur textures for added realism in every plant and animal.

New Bounty Hunter Missions

  • Herman Zizendorf has been stealing tools from tradesmen – track him down in Blackwater.
  • Ex-Confederate Cavalry Officer Camille de Millemont is wanted dead or alive out by Catfish Jacksons, but his loyal men are never far behind.
  • Bart Cavanaugh and his gang are camping out in Big Valley. Take Bart dead or alive without alerting his gang if you want to avoid a whole mess of trouble.

New Gang Hideouts

  • Take on the deadly Del Lobos gang in new hideouts at Gaptooth Breach and Solomon’s Folly

New Weapons for Story Mode

  • M1899 Pistol – all-new Semi-automatic handgun with clip loaded ammunition
  • Evans Repeater – high capacity repeater (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
  • High Roller Revolver – ornate double-action revolver (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
  • Le Mat Revolver – powerful revolver with the ability to shoot shotgun shells (previously available in Red Dead Online only)

New Treasure Maps

  • Search for treasures across the new Landmarks of Riches and The Elemental Trail maps for gold bars and other rewards.

New Horses for Story Mode

  • Warped Brindle Arabian – a fast and agile mount
  • Few Spot Appaloosa – beautiful and hardy, ideal for cross-country journeys
  • Perlino Andalusian – a healthy, sturdy animal ideal for hunting (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
  • Red Chestnut Arabian – a fleet-footed beast with a distinctive coat (previously available in Red Dead Online only)
  • Plus 3 new wild horse variations – keep an eye out for wild herds featuring the Buttermilk Buckskin Kentucky Saddler, Liver Chestnut Morgan and Gold Palomino Tennessee Walker

New Trinkets with New Effects

  • Hawk Talon – permanently decreases Stamina bar drain speed by 30% when drawing a bow
  • Cat Eye – permanently increases the length of Fortifying tonic effects by 20%
  • Shark Tooth – permanently increases horse bonding experience bonus by 10%
  • Turtle Shell – permanently increases health bar refill speed by 10%
  • Crow Beak – permanently increases looted ammo by 10%

New Mission

  • To The Ends of The Earth – collect requested herbs for a range of rewards

New Photo Mode

  • Its new Photo Mode comes with an assortment of tools to capture images in Story Mode with free form camera movement.
  • You can even add Filters, Stickers or Text, and then upload them to share with the community

 

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC : System Requirements

Here are the official minimum and recommended system requirements by Rockstar

Specifications Minimum Recommended
Operating System Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Windows 10 version1803
(April 2018 Update)
Processor Intel Core i5-2500K
AMD FX-6300
Intel Core i7-4770K
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Memory 8 GB 12 GB
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
AMD Radeon R9 280
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon TX 480
Storage 150 GB 150 GB
Audio DirectX compatible DirectX compatible

However, they appear to be overly optimistic. NVIDIA ran their own benchmarks, and recommended these cards for 60 fps gaming instead :

 

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC : Where To Buy?

Here are some online purchase options for PS4 and Xbox One :

Here are the online purchase options for PC :

We will have more PC purchase links up shortly.

 

Red Dead Redemption 2 Issues + Solutions

Once it was unlocked for the PC, gamers immediately encountered many issues with Red Dead Redemption 2. Let’s look at the most common problems and their solutions :

Problem #1 : Launcher Not Initialising

Details : The launcher refuses to launch, or quits after launching, with the useless error message :

The Rockstar Games Launcher exited unexpectedly

Solution : Upgrade to these new AMD and NVIDIA drivers

Problem #2 : Launcher Says Activation Is Required

Details : The launcher says that Activation Is Required, even though you have a valid licence key.

Solution : Turn off your antivirus software, or add Red Dead Redemption 2 to the white list or exemption list.

Problem #3 : Game Crashes On Launch

Details : The game crashes with the vacuous error message

Red Dead Redemption 2 exited unexpectedly

Solution #1 : Upgrade to these new AMD and NVIDIA drivers
Solution #2 : Run RDR2.exe as an administrator :

  1. Open the Rockstar Games Launcher
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Red Dead Redemption 2 under My installed games
  4. Select Open under View Installation Folder
  5. Right-Click on RDR2
  6. Select Properties
  7. Under the Compatibility Tab
  8. Select Run this Program as an Administrator and Disable Full Screen Optimization
  9. Click OK
  10. Return to the Games Menu in the Rockstar Games Launcher
  11. Launch the game

For more details and solutions, please read The Red Dead Redemption 2 Troubleshooting Guide!

 

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