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'Red Dead Redemption 2' Animal NPCs Get Sad When You Kill Their Mates


'Red Dead Redemption 2' Animal NPCs Get Sad When You Kill Their Mates

There can be no doubt that Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most strikingly detailed open-world games ever made. From horse testicles that sway gently in the breeze to the dry cracked ground that turns into sloppy mud in the rain, there's much to admire. If you're in the business of admiring horse testicles, that is.


There's so much to admire, in fact, that most of us will probably never discover every minor detail Red Dead Redemption 2 has to offer. That's why I was amazed to find out that if you happen to murder certain animals on your quest for better gear and just leave that corpse lying around, their mates will show up to mourn their death. As if I didn't feel like enough of a shit for hunting in this game.

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As documented by RDOGuides over on Reddit, wolves will approach their fallen friends and start to howl. Are they crying? Are they cursing the name of Arthur Morgan and vowing revenge? We may never know, but the fact Rockstar took the time to make it so that animal NPCs react in this way is kind of incredible.

It's also suggested elsewhere in the thread that the wolves you occasionally hear howling in the distance could be crying over mates of theirs that you've killed. I'm not entirely sure about that, given that wolves tend to howl for reasons other than if they're attending an impromptu funeral, but it's certainly wild to consider the tangible effect your actions have on every aspect of Red Dead Redemption 2's in-game world.

I should stress, of course, that this detail most of us weren't aware didn't make or break Red Dead Redemption 2. It would have been a fantastic game with or without, and making employees crunch to make sure things like this and horse testicles are done just right is not good. We can't - and shouldn't - expect this level of detail in every game, right? Right.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games, News

Ewan Moore
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