Red Dead Redemption 2 may have removed or changed their environmental locks in a recent update after the fans showed side-by-side comparisons.
If present To play through the Western Epic Red Dead Redemption 2 you should block the updates to the original hard disk installation. According to reports from several players in dedicated Red Dead Redemption communities, Rockstar has apparently removed the environmental shutters in a visual downgrade ̵
The news originally came from Twitter user Darealbandicoot, who shared side by side screenshots of version 1.00 and version 1.06 of the Western Game:
1.00 vs 1.06 pic.twitter.com/sNd5h5hXwj
– Darealbandicoot (@Darealbandicoot) March 13, 2019
There's a good chance you'll have to inflate these images to see the difference, especially if you're a newcomer to the occluder in the area. To put it simply, Ambient Occlusion is a game in which realistic lighting is presented based on the actual geometry in the room. If a light source were blocked, we would not expect to see every nook and cranny. For a visual demonstration, check out this (thanks to the GamingScan website):
You can see in the correct image that Shadows appear more prevalent, darker colors are richer and everything looks more realistic.
Now you can make the same comparison with the two photos:
There are a few things in this comparative photo – you can see that Arthur's jacket is more lit and has far fewer shadows on the far right image taken with Update 1.06. Shadows under the beam are less common and overall lighting is brighter everywhere.
To see the differences more easily, go back and forth between these two pictures:
Strangely enough, the latest update does not seem to mention anything about removing or changing the lighting of the game, let alone a complete removal the surrounding occlusion. In fact, lighting is not mentioned at all outside of small changes and structural problems.
Obviously, there is always the possibility that mitigating factors are responsible for these differences – in earlier rumors of downgrades, these could have been caused by differences in weather or time of day. On the other hand, it is not uncommon for assets to move into updates as games are intentionally or unintentionally optimized. But if this is real and not just unfortunate side-by-side screenshots, it's a shame. One of the main reasons why the game got a 10 from DualShockers is that it was a technical showstopper, including the lighting.
To enjoy the game the way it was originally deployed, you simply have to uninstall and reinstall it without an internet connection and without patches.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available on PS4 and Xbox One; If you want to get your hands on it, you can order the game via Amazon.
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