Red Dead Redemption 2: Rockstar Games exited unexpectedly

Last Updated on November 9, 2019

Rockstar Games exited unexpectedly – Only an hour has passed since the release of the game, people have started playing. I must say that the player base is not sound happy, I myself was not able to get into the game until now, I was crashing, lagging and facing audio issues every time I tried launching it. Now, I’ve finally given up after this constant “Rockstar Games exited unexpectedly” error.

Rockstar Games promised us a good launch, so far, this one hasn’t been one. The game currently has a lot of issues. Which should likely be fixed within coming updates.

Update: I was able to fix this issue by deleting my local profile.

Fix Rockstar Games exited unexpectedly

Immediate Fix: This worked for me. Go to Rockstar Launcher Settings > Account Information > Delete Local Profile. Also, update your device drivers.

  • Head to the official website of Social Club to verify if the site is working or not
  • Redownload Social Club/Launcher and install it from the official download link
  • Try logging in and launching the game, if the issue is still there, continue reading
  • Go to the Social Club Installation Folder
C:/Users/YourUsername/Documents/Rockstar Games/Red Dead Redemption 2/Profiles/Profilename/pc_settings.bin
  • Now delete the pc_settings.bin file.
  • Go to Rockstar launcher settings > Account Information > Delete Local Profile
  • Open ” C:/Users/YourUsername/Documents/” and delete “Social Club” Folder.

This will remove any conflicting files or installations.


Hopefully, this fixes the issue for you. I also did verify my game installation and reinstalled the game completely.

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Written by Vikas

Hey, I am Vikas. I've had a longstanding passion for computing and gaming for over a decade now. With a computer science degree under my belt sparking my initial interest in the industry from a young age, you'll often find me immersed for hours in the latest PC titles, especially enjoying multiplayer online games, while also enjoying sharing my insights and reviews. My work has been featured on IGN, Kotaku, MSN and Forbes to name a few. In my spare time, I read books and play with my cats.

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