Red Dead Redemption 2 has landed on the PC with all the grace of a bow-legged varmint drunk on moonshine. We’ve seen it first-hand. Hardware Sheriff Katharine headed into her gaming jail, ready to take on the Wild West’s most fearsome settings menu, but there was a crashing sound and a flaming cartwheel came rolling out.
There might be some comfort to those of you dealing with crashes, particularly if you’re being forced to replay the opening’s ponderous trod through the snow, because there’s a couple of chapter skipping save games already online. If you’re sick of the sight of the snow, or if you just played it before on console and can’t face a do-over, here’s what to do.
Find your save game folder here:
The downloaded .rar file has a folder with a few files in it. You’re looking for “SRDR30000”. Copy it over to your Profiles folder and you should be able to avoid the opening.
The further you go into the game, the more you’ll be giving up to the previous player’s decisions. It doesn’t matter at all with the first save, but the other two are well-trodden paths in someone else’s shoes, so keep that in mind.