Red Dead Redemption 2 launched on PC this week, and it's been beset by a range of problems that are stopping players from playing the hugely anticipated port. There have been a few patches so far but at the moment they don't seem to offer a Red Dead Redemption 2 Code 149 fix.
Code 149 is when you're unable to enter Red Dead Redemption 2 while getting the message "The Rockstar Games services are unavailable and offline play could not be verified". Is there a fix for this problem, or do RDR2 players have to continue suffering?
Is there a Red Dead Redemption 2 Code 149 fix?
Red Dead Redemption 2 Code 149 occurs when players dare to try to access their game, but despite having a normal internet connection the Rockstar Games Launcher will drop the error message and leave them unable to play Red Dead Redemption 2. It's incredibly annoying, especially with all the other problems the game has been having.
So is there a fix for RDR2 Code 149? Sort of, yes. There's a few possible things you can do to get past this error message, each more ridiculous than the last:
- Verify your install - just to make sure there haven't been any problems with the decryption, which Red Dead has had some issues with.
- Disable your anti-virus software - yes, RDR2 seems to have some problems with AV software. Disable it or make the game exempt.
- Keep trying to play - okay, this is the most ridiculous of them all, but reportedly this works. If you get the error message, click the 'X' to close the box and immediately press Play again. You may need to do it multiple times, or spam the Play button, but eventually the game might decide to give up and let you in.
Hopefully one of these fixes will help you out until Rockstar decides to introduce yet another patch to fix its broken PC port.