Red Dead 2 Online ERR_GFX_STATE Error Solution

ERR_GFX_STATE error in Red Dead Online is a bug that a number of people have been encountering. The error causes the game to crash a few minutes after booting the game, frustrating players quite a bit. Nothing worse than an error that gives you some hope that it went away. Fortunately, though, there’s a solution for it. So, we’re going to show you how to fix Red Dead 2 Online ERR_GFX_STATE error in this guide.

Red Dead 2 Online ERR GFX STATE Error Solution
Red Dead 2 Online ERR_GFX_STATE Error Solution

How to Fix ERR_GFX_STATE Error in Red Dead Online?

To fix the ERR_GFX_STATE error in Red Dead Online, the first thing you should attempt is to log out of the Rockstar launcher, and log back in. Try going back into the game and see what happens. Of course, this method might not work out, but you gotta try the simple solutions first. If this method does not work, you’re gonna have to go looking under the hood, so it’s best to try the old turn-off-and-turn-on-again system first. It has worked for some people, so it might for you, too.

What can you do if logging out and back into the launcher, you ask. Well, you can try to go into Documents, and find the Rockstar Games folder. Inside, you should find the Red Dead Redemption 2 folder, so open it, then go into Settings. Go ahead and delete all the graphic cache files, aka all the files that begin with sga_. So, once again for the cheap seats in the back: go to Documents\Rockstar Games\Red Dead Redemption 2\Settings\, and get rid of all files that begin with sga_. This seems to work for most people, us included.

If you have a different solution for the ERR_GFX_STATE bug in Red Dead Online, by all means, share with us in the comments. The two methods we mentioned above might not be universal, so there’s a chance you’ll help somebody else out. Just, you know, be civil about it, ‘kay? Cool.

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  1. D

    Thanks a lot 🙂

  2. M

    This is not a solution. The files will back and one of them called: sga_vulkan_final_init.vkPipelineCacheWindows is growing (in MB) during game(checked on my second screen). So I think the problem is in this file. Maybe it can’t be bigger than some value.

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