Red Dead Redemption 2 Patch 1.06 PS4 PlayStation 4

Rockstar's first game built for current gen, Red Dead Redemption 2, is a real looker. Especially when you consider how big and detailed it is, the game's visuals are pretty incredible. However, the technical achievement has supposedly been dulled with the latest update. According to one particularly keen-eyed player, patch 1.06 alters or removes ambient occlusion from the game.

The left image shows the game before the update, and the right image shows the same scene after installing the patch. There's definitely a difference; the second picture looks muted and flat compared to the first. It's unclear whether this change is intentional. The patch notes for version 1.06 only mention updates to Red Dead Online, so there's a possibility this is just a bug of some sort.

Are you bothered by this change to Red Dead 2's visuals? Have you noticed a difference? Hitch your horse in the comments below.

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