Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Mods are Already Appearing Online

"What's wrong Arthur?" — " I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize, it's a comedy."

Yee-haw-hahahaha. That’s the sound of Arthur Morgan channeling his inner Joker. Now yes, Joker and Red Dead Redemption 2 may be set in entirely different times, but as the PC release of Rockstar’s western title draws closer, there are already mods appearing online with the first character mod appearing today.

As Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced to be heading to Rockstar Games Launcher and Epic Games Launcher, there were also talks of what modifications would appear for the game.

PC Gamer noted that there is a modification ready to install for Red Dead Redemption 2, and it’s a rather simple one. It’s face paint inspired by Joker (2019).

The creators of the Joker mod, RedDeadModders has mentioned that they are unsure of the installation process due to the game not being available yet on PC until later today. But they state they are the first mod on Nexus Mods with Arthur’s files. How they got hold of those isn’t stated, so perhaps Rockstar has been allowing people to have a tinker?

Installation instructions will be added once the game is out and they’ve had a look at the installation process.

Additionally, there was another mod uploaded to Nexus Mods by haskeer212. This mod is titled, “RDR2 Photorealistic reshade” and enhances the colors, shadows, tone mapping, and sharpness throughout Red Dead Redemption 2.

The installation process for the Reshade mod is listed with instructions, and there is a credit to Rockstar Games for the game. Once again, I assume Rockstar has allowed a select few to get hands-on with the game prior to its launch.

Back in 2017, there were disputes between Take-Two and GTA V modders, however, Rockstar stepped in and resolved the situation. “Rockstar Games believes in reasonable fan creativity, and, in particular, wants creators to showcase their passion for our games.” They also stated that they would not take legal action against those creating mods for single-player portions of the game. So I wouldn’t expect to see any online modifications for Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption is due to launch on PC today. It’s already available on Xbox One and PS4.

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Ben Bayliss

Based in the UK and adores venturing through FPS horrors and taking photos in pretty much anything with a functioning photo mode. Also likes car games.

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