Red Dead Redemption 2's launch on PC has been both positively received and frustratingly received, depending on which player asked. While the long-awaited PC port is, by most accounts, a beautiful experience that both looks and plays as good or better on PC as it did on console, there are also problems. Not only have there been issues with the Rockstar PC client, but Red Dead Redemption 2 has also had both crashing and stuttering issues. Rockstar, for the first time, is acknowledging those issues and addressing them.

In a statement released on Twitter, Rockstar announced an incoming patch for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC. The patch is intended to address a variety of issues, with a specific focus on what it calls a "stuttering issue" specifically tied to certain combinations of Nvidia graphics drivers, Nvidia GPU cards, and certain unspecified CPUs. The patch also addresses a "host of other fixes" which are also left unspecified.

In the same thought, Rockstar adds that while the Red Dead Redemption 2 patch will address the stuttering issue broadly, it isn't a complete fix. There may continue to be stuttering issues for some players, or the stuttering issue will simply be less dramatic than before. Rockstar says that it will continue to work with Nvidia "to completely resolve the stuttering issue in a future update." Rockstar believes that it will take "up to a few days" to properly test this fix and then issue an update to "completely resolve the problem."

Rockstar wraps up this update by apologizing for the inconvenience posed by Red Dead Redemption 2's prior and ongoing issues on PC. It encourages those still experiencing problems to reach out through Rockstar's official support website. Finally, Rockstar says that it will provide a free reward to those who log on to Red Dead Redemption 2 through the holiday season. Players will get a free "complimentary care package" including a Prieto Poncho and a variety of provisions and ammo.

For its part, Rockstar is doing as much as possible to fix the ongoing issues in Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC as fast as possible. It's just unfortunate that the problems are genuinely quite serious. There's little more frustrating to a PC gamer than to either not be able to play a game at all or to play a game but have performance make it entirely unenjoyable. The issues will hopefully be settled soon - before those waiting to purchase the game on Steam have to worry about it.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.