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Anyone have any idea what is going on with my online character right now. I've been in contact with R* support already but so far all they can suggest is clearing the local user profile (L1 + R1 as you start up the game), that has not helped.

As some already know I have been having major problems with Gang Hideouts, more than half the time they do not work, gang member blips do not appear on the mini-map, the leader does not appear at all, the red hut icon that marks the location on the map never disappears (I think that would normally change to the leader as you start to attack), no message is given saying I have started the mission, and so even if I kill all the gang members it never registers that so no bonus XP.

But worse than that, based on what @zztop911 has told me, I am starting to think most gang hideouts do not even show up for me. A couple of times yesterday I went to where I know a gang should be at a time I have found them there plenty of times before and there was no gang. Joined another session, same thing happens. On one occasion the actual camp was there; camp fires, wagons, crates & barrels etc, but no gang to attack. Quite a few times I've sen smoke in the distance and rode towards it but the smoke disappeared before I got there; of course that could be the smoke was from something else or other players already cleared the gang. But it just seems to happen too often.

 

Also now, stranger missions are no longer working for me either. These have always been hit and miss right from the start. But usually in the past if one didn't start you just waited a bit and it started eventually. Now that doesn't work. I've stayed in the same session 5, 10 minutes even waiting and nothing happens. That of course is if I even get the chance to try to start it. Other things can go wrong as well, like no stranger mission icons even appearing on the map to start with, going through all the dialogue with the NPC only to not get the option to hit square and try to start the missions. The worst so far, the mission (paid killing) did start, yellow route appears on my map, I get half way to the targets when the yellow route just disappears. I carried on to where I think it was taking me, but nothing there.

 

So like the title says this makes the free roam game virtually unplayable for me. Nothing to do but hunt and fish (which can be fun, but I'd like to do more than that). Any ideas?

The only thing I can think of I have been doing differently since this got really bad on Sunday is killing a lot more animals and NPCs, because of the 20% bonuses and the current crew challenge. 

The other I'd like to check with someone is how to reset local user profile settings, as R* support asked me to do (as they always do when you send a ticket). They just said to hold L1 and R1 while booting up the game. So I've done that but nothing different happens after that. I'm sure when I had to do this with GTA you got that TV contrast / brightness calibration screen you had to re-set. I don't get anything like that. Maybe that's right for RDR2, but it just seems odd to me that there is nothing confirming I have done a reset. Part of me wonders does the R* support person who said to do this actually know what they are talking about? Does holding R1 and L1 whilst starting the game do anything? Do you just need to press them once or hold them the whole time?

 

 

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Dodge

RDO is very frustrating for me as well. So many things that do not work. But I have not had nearly the problems you seem to he having. 

I do not know anything about the profile reset, though. 

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zztop911

From what I've seen,  US player haven't has the problems to the same degree as people in other locations. with Xbox being worse everywhere.

DJ, you'll know if you reset the game if your custom settings have changed. Resetting the game is R* go to problem solver for everything. I've yet to see it solve any damn thing.

 

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52 minutes ago, zztop911 said:

From what I've seen,  US player haven't has the problems to the same degree as people in other locations. with Xbox being worse everywhere.

DJ, you'll know if you reset the game if your custom settings have changed. Resetting the game is R* go to problem solver for everything. I've yet to see it solve any damn thing.

 

Yes, I doubt the reset will work. I know they always say that. But I thought if something could corrupt a character settings during this Beta testing phase, maybe it might be the answer for once. I'll try again and make a point of altering some custom setting first, I think mine are all still defaults.

 

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1 hour ago, djw180 said:

Yes, I doubt the reset will work. I know they always say that. But I thought if something could corrupt a character settings during this Beta testing phase, maybe it might be the answer for once. I'll try again and make a point of altering some custom setting first, I think mine are all still defaults.

 

If you've been using the stock settings, you've been playing at a distinct disadvantage!


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Rockstar: "If you are experiencing bugs in the game, the problem is on your end, not ours." 

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It's just a beta guys, give it a couple years and they should have some of it fixed.

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djw180

Latest from R* Support

 

"I would like to assist you with resetting the local user settings another way. To do this:
 

Press and hold the PlayStation button on your controller

Select Turn Off PS4

Let the PlayStation 4 fully power down, unplug the console and wait at least 30 seconds

Launch Red Dead Online Beta."

 

So that's turn it off and turn it on again! Do they think I leave the PS4 on 24 hours a day?!

 

Anyway whether the problem has nearly gone away or I just got very lucky I don't know. But earlier today I did manage to do three Gang Hideouts OK and Stranger missions were only failing to start about half the time.

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1 hour ago, djw180 said:

Latest from R* Support

 

"I would like to assist you with resetting the local user settings another way. To do this:
 

Press and hold the PlayStation button on your controller

Select Turn Off PS4

Let the PlayStation 4 fully power down, unplug the console and wait at least 30 seconds

Launch Red Dead Online Beta."

 

So that's turn it off and turn it on again! Do they think I leave the PS4 on 24 hours a day?!

 

Anway whether the problem has nearly gone away or I just ot very luck I don't know. But earlier today I did manage to do three Gang Hideouts OK and Stranger missions were only failing to start about half the time.

Wait, so you were able to play Red Dead and get on the website in the same day?? Shit dude, you better by a lotto ticket or something :P

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5 hours ago, djw180 said:

Latest from R* Support

 

"I would like to assist you with resetting the local user settings another way. To do this:
 

Press and hold the PlayStation button on your controller

Select Turn Off PS4

Let the PlayStation 4 fully power down, unplug the console and wait at least 30 seconds

Launch Red Dead Online Beta."

 

So that's turn it off and turn it on again! Do they think I leave the PS4 on 24 hours a day?!

 

Anyway whether the problem has nearly gone away or I just got very lucky I don't know. But earlier today I did manage to do three Gang Hideouts OK and Stranger missions were only failing to start about half the time.

Virtually the same reply I got from Tier1support.

 

My reply:

ZZTop911's reply:
Mat I've already done that several times since this this and other problems have arisen. One of my go to things to do when things get stupid.

 

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Look at this silly ass reply to a common problem!!

Brittonni S.'s reply:
Hello ZZTop911, Thank you for contacting Rockstar Support. We appreciate you reaching out to us regarding selling your pelts in Red Dead Online. We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues. To help us resolve these issues a little faster. We would like you to please send us a video of the issue that you are experiencing. If the video is too long to upload to this ticket, you could add an unlisted video to YouTube and provide us with a direct link. Once we have the video, we will be able to investigate this matter further. If you have any other issues or concerns, please feel free to let us know. Best regards, Brittonni S. Rockstar Support
 
I better get paid for this crap! LOL!
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So I followed the latest R* advice and turned my PS4 off, waited 30s, turned it on again, started RDR2. Guess what … it didn't fix the problem! 

I am starting to think the game has a problem spawning things not already on the map, especially carts you drive or are a passenger in, and this causes both the gang hideouts and stranger missions problems.

With gang hideouts you see the red blip on the minimap and as you move closer the red hut icon should change to the leader icon and you get the on screen message giving the name of the hideout. When it goes wrong the red hut icon never changes to the leader icon. So it seems it's unable to spawn the gang leader, and without that none of the other things that should happen can happen.

With stranger missions I am finding that the ones where you deliver mail bags or hunt an animal usually work. The ones where you escort a caravan or drive a delivery cart never work for me at the moment. Others like tracking down and killing NPCs or finding a lost cart may or may not work. So maybe the game struggles to spawn a cart, particularly if it has to put a player in it, and sometimes can't even spawn extra NPCs on foot.

 

Anyway latest advice is to check DNS settings, so I'll see what that does later.

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zztop911

They are going to want you to provide a vid now.


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@djw180 This might sound strange, what you could do is to change the audio and video setting of the PS4 to default, rather make sure the video resolution on the PS4 and the TV match. This happened to me back on the PS3 & even the 4, when I was switching between a TV & a monitor in the pass. Before that fix, it used to cause all types of weird issues while playing games. I didn't get much issues after. I do not remember the explanation for the issue but someone probably made a YouTube video. Hopefully it gets resolved one way or another so that you can list it here as a possible fix. It could just stem from R*.

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zztop911

Just a bit ago.

 

Arthur K.'s reply:
Hello ZZTOP911, Thank you for your reply and elaborating your concern. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused to you and the time take to investigate the issue. As a fellow gamer, I understand the difficult to earn RDO$ and to play the game with such issues. I have credited your account with RDO$500 as a compensation for the inconvenience. I am glad that I could resolve your concern and hope that you will be able to enjoy the game further. If you ever need assistance in the future, please feel free to contact us. Have a great day and happy gaming! Best regards, Arthur K. Rockstar Support
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25 minutes ago, zztop911 said:

Just a bit ago.

 

Arthur K.'s reply:
Hello ZZTOP911, Thank you for your reply and elaborating your concern. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused to you and the time take to investigate the issue. As a fellow gamer, I understand the difficult to earn RDO$ and to play the game with such issues. I have credited your account with RDO$500 as a compensation for the inconvenience. I am glad that I could resolve your concern and hope that you will be able to enjoy the game further. If you ever need assistance in the future, please feel free to contact us. Have a great day and happy gaming! Best regards, Arthur K. Rockstar Support

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1 minute ago, pete_95973 said:

Wow

Good, but most likely far less than I lost.  I exceeded 10,000 animal parts sold to butcher about two or three weeks ago and The stats say I've killed 7243 animals.

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1 minute ago, zztop911 said:

Good, but most likely far less than I lost.  I exceeded 10,000 animal parts sold to butcher about two or three weeks ago and The stats say I've killed 7243 animals.

Yeah I am just glad it wasn't a canned response lol

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Just now, pete_95973 said:

Yeah I am just glad it wasn't a canned response lol

Yup!


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1 hour ago, Smurf said:

@zztop911 At what point did they tell you to press L1+R1? 😉

Unlike GTA, it was the starting of the console. Resetting of the console will do the same....Turning off and unplugging for 30 seconds.


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Rockstar goes from one extreme to another!!!

 

 

Well, it's now hard to KEEP WEIGHT OFF!


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28 minutes ago, zztop911 said:

Rockstar goes from one extreme to another!!!

 

 

Well, it's now hard to KEEP WEIGHT OFF!

@zztop911, I edited your font size. Going all Texas big looks rough on my phone :P


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11 hours ago, JustHatched said:

@zztop911, I edited your font size. Going all Texas big looks rough on my phone :P

LOL!


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I became a griefer in free roam and I've been having fun since, leveling fast due to killing everything that move, picking herbs, doing stranger missions with a 100% success rate for 3 days, hrs on end with the posse I'm running with. Hell we attack players regardless of what we're doing and always come out on top. 32 levels in 10 days ain't bad. 


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12 minutes ago, Smurf said:

I became a griefer in free roam and I've been having fun since, leveling fast due to killing everything that move, picking herbs, doing stranger missions with a 100% success rate for 3 days, hrs on end with the posse I'm running with. Hell we attack players regardless of what we're doing and always come out on top. 32 levels in 10 days ain't bad. 

I've griefed when it was a daily objective. A few days age it was a total of 15 players! LOL!

32 levels? Damn Snurf!

I do think overall griefing has declined. I pass by more and more blue player without incident. Red ones get wrecked!

Despawning of killed is still a problems, It seems to be dependent on region and animal. Bison are still the worst. They will still disappear even if you have an eye on them. Other animals you can see the blood spot where they were! The only animal giving a problem at the butcher is the little gators....still greyed out.


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