Red Dead Redemption 2 is an absolute behemoth of a game title, outselling Avengers: Infinity War in its opening weekend. Gamers have been anxiously awaiting this sequel since 2010, and now they're finally able to saddle up and step into the boots of Arthur Morgan, expert outlaw and gunslinger for the Van der Linde gang. Rockstar has been lauded in the past for the freedom they gift players to alter and affect the massive sandbox games they build. Whether you're looking to engage in an old-fashioned shootout in the middle of town, or just want to clean your horse until the bristles on your brush wear out, Rockstar allows gamers to play the way they wish.
This level of freedom comes at a price - namely, that players will get themselves stuck in the middle of a game-altering glitch or will simply shoot an important NPC by accident simply because the control options read as long and drawn-out as a Cheesecake Factory menu. Luckily, the gracious people of Reddit have given us a gift: their most ridiculous stories from this absurd game. Pull up a stool and take off your hat, and prepare to be baffled by the insane experiences people have had with Red Dead Redemption 2.
*May contain minimal Easter egg spoilers.
Over-The-Top Proposals Are Overrated, Anyway
From Redditor /u/Mark49s:
I was out northeast of Valentine up quite a steep hill, and saw a ram. Shot it with my bow and arrow and upon collecting it, discovered it had a ribbon tied in a bow around its neck and a gold wedding ring attached. I think I've just ruined someone's proposal!
The Laid-Back Country Folk Aren't Always What They Seem
From Redditor /u/_Given2fly_:
I got invited in for dinner by a very odd couple. Got drugged and robbed then dumped in a pit containing many decayed corpses.
The Gaming World's Crossover Wishes Coming True
From Redditor /u/XIVBatto:
I found the Dark Brotherhood black-hand symbol from [the] Elder Scrolls games. Chapter 2... [in] Rhodes south of the property... [owned by] the non-gray guys (sorry I don't remember the family name but it's the gray vs that one family) in a small shack made of stones.
You May Run Into The Smooth-Talking Kaa In A Swamp
From Redditor /u/lordsmish:
Giant snake in the swamp. Unfortunately, it's dead when you find it but it's a beast. I'm thinking either a reference to The Jungle Book or maybe even Snake Pass. Wonder if it's related to the gorilla in some way. Maybe they are both hints at future or cut content.