'Red Dead Redemption 2' News: Latest Patch Downgrades Game Graphics

Red Dead Redemption 2 Won't Be Delayed Again
Things are looking positive for the release of Red Dead Redemption 2. Take-Two Interactive has said the game is going to be released on time. (Photo: BagoGames/Flickr)

In any video game, graphics is one important aspect that players will be looking at. And for games like "Red Dead Redemption 2," the quality of the game hinges largely on that. Unfortunately, it looks like a recent update has done more harm than good.

According to Comicbook.com, there has been a noticeable change in terms of graphics display on "Red Dead Redemption 2." To be precise, it was the ambient occlusion that gave Rockstar Games away, one that was singled out by Twitter user @Darealbandicoot.

For the benefit of those who may not know what ambient occlusion is, it is something tied up to lighting based on the actual dimensions and properties of the space. It accounts for the realistic nature that most game developers are trying to do with their own games and one can just imagine the impact it has on "Red Dead Redemption 2."

This development comes not long after "Red Dead Redemption 2" successfully launched in October and did great until the end of 2018. When most gamers had finished the single-player campaign, the obvious move for most was to switch on online playing - a version that would eventually show issues tied up to gameplay.

And while that shift from player campaigns to online is a good sign on how good "Red Dead Redemption 2" is. But when it comes to online play, there are several bases to cover to make sure that players get the best gaming experience. They did this by adding more content for their player base, surviving although updates could easily go for naught when something is not properly scripted.

That was the issue that transpired when Rockstar Games developers released the latest patch which degraded the video graphics quality of the game according to some players. As of this writing, there Rockstar Games has yet to air their piece on the recent update or if there is a fix coming out soon.

There is a possibility that the lighting issues may be tied up with other things in "Red Dead Redemption 2." It could be due to the weather or the time of the day. This is the safest explanation for now considering there were no mentioned tweaks on the in-game lighting of RDR2. Also, it would be a bit strange to see Rockstar Games taking out the ambient occlusion, knowing it plays an integral role in "Red Dead Redemption 2."

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