5 Easter eggs from Red Dead Redemption 2 and more curiosities

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game full of easter eggs, curiosities and obvious or obscure references and various themes. The open world game has a vast scenario to be explored and Rockstar Games filled the title with many secrets to be discovered. Check out 5 Easter eggs from Red Dead Redemption 2 below.

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5 easter eggs from Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 has a large amount of easter eggs spread across its vast open world; we list five of them here and where you can find them.

1. The woman in the barrel

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At the foot of the Donner Falls, near the Bacchus Bridge, you will find the corpse of a woman in a semi-destroyed barrel, which apparently fell from the top of the waterfall. The easter egg is a reference to Annie Edson Taylor, the first woman to descend Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive, in 1901. And yes, the case inspired the episode of the Woodpecker.

2. The Ghost Train

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This easter egg can be found in the northwest region of Leymone, in the territory south of Old Greenbank Mill. Ride alongside the train line around 3 am, back and forth. At some point, the horse will be restless. This is the signal that indicates the passing of the ghost train. The appearance is random, and if the sun rises, go to sleep and try again.

3. The “mutant”

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There is an abandoned house west of the Van Horn Trading Post, but it has almost all accesses locked. To enter it, you will have to climb outside to the second floor and enter through a window. Inside, you will find a creature suspended by ropes and belts, a kind of Frankenstein monster created with parts of different animals.

4. “Bilbo’s house”

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From chapter 2 of Story Mode, east of Donner Falls, there is a mountain. At her feet, a house dug into the ground, with a cultist symbol painted above it, on the hill. The small door, decorated with grass and stones, resembles Bilbo Baggins’ house, from The Hobbit. It is not possible to enter without exploiting a bug in online mode, but there is nothing beyond the door but a short corridor.

5. The altruistic NPC

This is not really an easter egg, but an unexpected behavior of the game’s AI, already witnessed by some players. In it, an NPC comes to the aid of the player when he is being attacked by another NPC, and kills the attacker. There are those who say that AI came into conflict, since the player does not react and the killer NPC may have confused the attacking NPC with the player, acting to defend the one he identified as another non-controllable character (in this case, the player). There is no consensus whether this is a mistake or an intentional easter egg.