How To Fix “Red Dead Redemption 2 Activation Error”?

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Activation Error

In this post, we are going to cover the activation error on Red Dead Redemption 2.

During our research, we were unable to find any official information on this error by the developers.

We have done our research from different forums & communities where this error has been discussed by the users. And in our research, we have found that for different users different workarounds have worked. So below you can find all the workarounds which we could found in our research.

Fixes For Red Dead Redemption 2 Activation Error

Fix 1: Restart The Computer And the Game

  • Quit the game.
  • Then Power Off the computer.
  • Then wait for around a few seconds, and then Restart the computer.
  • Then go to Steam and Relaunch the game.

Fix 2: Make Sure There Is A CPU Load Present When You Launch The Game

This error is very common on On higher-end systems. And the best solution is to make sure that there is s a CPU load present when you launch the game.

Here arise the step-by-step guide to do so,

  • Quit Red Dead Redemption 2 completely.
  • Then run a separate game in the background before launching Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • Once the other game launch proceeds to play the game.
  • Then while the other game is running launch the RDR2.
  • If you still have the error with RDR2 then try the above steps at least 2 to 3 times.
  • Once the RDR2 opens, close the other game.

You can see the screenshot below where one user has shared that he fixes the error by doing the same. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 Activation Error

Fix 3: Set The CPU Affinity To 4

One user on Reddit has mentioned that for him setting the CPU Affinity to 4 fixes the error. And once you enter the game, you can activate the CPU-Kernel again.

Fix 4: Launch The Game From Social Club

The other workaround you can try is to launch the game from the Social Club instead of Steam.

This workaround literally worked for many users so try your luck and check if it also fixes your issue or not.

Fix 5: Make Sure Your Antivirus Is Not Conflicting With The Game

Next thing you can try so to add the game under your device’s Antivirus program to make sure that your Antivirus is conflicting with the game.

Fix 7: Report The Issue

If the error still persists then we will suggest you to try your luck with the game support. Many users in the online communities have mentioned that contacting the game support doesn’t do any help but still, we will suggest reporting the error to them to see if they do any help or not.

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