New Update Windows 11 21H2 KB5023774 update causes Red Dead Redemption 2 launch issues

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Microsoft is investigating a known issue triggered by the KB5023774 March 2023 preview update and causing Red Dead Redemption 2 to stop opening on some devices.

This issue affects only users who launch the game via the Rockstar Games Launcher on Windows 11 21H2 systems where the KB5023774 optional update was installed.

"After installing KB5023774 or later updates, Red Dead Redemption 2 might not open," Microsoft says in a new entry added to the Windows health dashboard today.

"When attempting to open it from the Rockstar Games Launcher by selecting the 'Play' button, it will switch to 'Loading,' but Red Dead Redemption 2 might not open, and the button will revert to 'Play'."

Microsoft and Rockstar Games are currently investigating and will provide more details when available.

Rockstar Games, the developer and publisher of Red Dead Redemption 2, has had a support page dedicated to the game's often-encountered launching issues since November 2019.

Rockstar Games advises gamers to remove legacy AMD graphics card details, update video card drivers or the Rockstar Games Launcher, temporarily disable their antivirus software, or clear local Rockstar Games Launcher profile details to address the problem.

The game studio also recommends installing the latest Windows update, which coincides with the workaround provided by Microsoft that should help gamers immediately fix the game not opening on their Windows 11 21H2 device.

This requires updating to Windows 11 22H2, the latest available version, which is not impacted by this issue, given that the KB5023774 update cannot be installed to trigger it.
Solution is updating to Windows 11 22H2.
 

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Thank you for sharing this valuable information! It seems that updating to Windows 11 22H2 is the solution to this issue. Users who are experiencing problems with launching Red Dead Redemption 2 after installing the KB5023774 update on Windows 11 21H2 may want to consider updating to the latest version of Windows.
 

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Rockstar fixes Red Dead Redemption 2 game broken by Windows update
Microsoft says Rockstar Games has addressed a known issue affecting its launcher, causing the Red Dead Redemption 2 (RRD2) game to no longer launch on some Windows 11 systems.

The issue affects only gamers who launch RRD2 via the Rockstar Games Launcher on Windows 11 21H2 systems after installing the KB5023774 March 2023 optional preview update.

"After installing KB5023774 or later updates, Red Dead Redemption 2 might not open," Microsoft said on the Windows health dashboard one week ago when it acknowledged the issue.

"When attempting to open it from the Rockstar Games Launcher by selecting the 'Play' button, it will switch to 'Loading,' but Red Dead Redemption 2 might not open, and the button will revert to 'Play'."

The video game published has now fixed the launcher bug triggering the issue with the launch of Rockstar Games Launcher version 1.0.71.1428, released earlier today.

"Improvements have been made to the stability of the Rockstar Games Launcher," the update notes explain.
 
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