There are many RDR2 players who are unable to play the game in full-screen mode. If you are also facing the same issue then you are in the right place. This post provides few workarounds which can help you to play Red Dead Redemption 2 in full-screen mode. Let us start with a real-life scenario.
I have tried Alt+Enter, all the game does is flicker and stay in windowed mode, I have tried changing my settings too, nothing is working and I’m not sure what to do.
Use Alt + Enter
Do Clean Install of Graphics Driver and Update Windows
Use the links provided below to Update the latest graphics drivers:
Also, update Windows 10 to version 1909. Press Windows + I on the keyboard > click on Update & Security > then click on Check for Updates.
If you face any issue in updating windows 10 then use the media creation tool to update your Windows. Click on the Download tool now and use the setup to update windows 10.
Use Right Resolution
If you are using an external monitor or television then make sure you are using the right resolution. Go to TV settings and select aspect ratio or use screen fit option. If you are playing RDR2 on a 4k screen, try changing your desktop to match the game’s settings i.e 1920×1080.
Switch to DX12
In-game, go to the Options and select DX12 and Fullscreen and click on Apply Changes to save the settings.
Few players may face crashing and freezing of the RDR2 game after switching to DX12. To fix this do the following:
Switch to fullscreen on Vulkan:
- Make right-click on your desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
- On the left side of the Nvidia Control panel, click on Change Resolution, from the resolution list select a lower resolution > click Apply.
- Now change the resolution back to the same as windows resolution and hit Apply.
If you do not find the NVIDIA control panel then open the Intel control panel and change the resolution to 1920×1080 or lower and RDR2 should start full screen.
I hope one of the steps provided in the post should help you to play Red Dead Redemption 2 in full-screen mode. In case nothing works then contact Rockstar Games and let them know about the issue.