Rockstar has updated its support page after a series of serious issues began affecting Red Dead Online in the wake of update 1.21. The developer is aware of the problems and working on numerous fixes.
“We are aware some players may currently be experiencing a range of issues including connection problems, low animal spawn counts, difficulty pitching Camps, entering Moonshine shacks and others,” says the Rockstar support page. “We are currently developing fixes to address these and will share more information as it is available.”
The issues listed there are just the surface; the Read Dead Online community has been reporting many strange bugs and glitches over the past 24 hours that include, but are not limited to: being unable to shoot animals, trails of fire extending from wagons, invisible horses, a creepy bald dude arriving in lobbies, trains appearing from nowhere, and a lack of NPCs in the world. Basically, Red Dead Online is a weird place to be right now, and difficult to play.
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The 1.21 update follows the introduction of The Naturalist as a new Frontier Pursuit. The class requires you to shoot animals – be that with a tranquilizer gun or hunting rifle – and so the glitch preventing guns firing at animals has disturbed any progress being made by players on this pursuit. Hopefully Rockstar can deploy a fix soon.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.