Red Dead Online Player Tormented by Relentless Momentum

To many people, Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most advanced video games ever made, and nearly four years after its initial release, it still rivals the graphics and detail of recently released games. As Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open-world game, a lot of effort has gone into creating a huge western landscape and allowing players to interact with the environment in an immersive way representative of the era.

For this reason, Red Dead Redemption 2 received an in-depth hunting mechanic that allows the player to participate in all aspects of tracking, hunting, and selling the game’s wide array of animals. To complement this hunting mechanic, animals in Red Dead Redemption 2 were also designed to be extremely detailed and act characteristically of their real-world counterparts.


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However, as with any intricate video game programming, sometimes a bug or unforeseen player action will cause Red Dead Redemption 2systems to react strangely. This is something that we have witnessed recently in red dead onlinewho shares RDR2when a Reddit user named PeasBeard found himself endlessly chased around a tree by an overly determined mountain elk.

Deer and elk in Red Dead Redemption 2 are designed to be quite shy creatures that will often run away if they spot the player nearby. However, just like the true Rocky Mountain species that RDR2‘s elk are based on, an elk in RDR2 will charge the player with their woods if they have no other choice. The game’s momentum will generally follow the player’s movements to some extent during this charge, but it’s certainly not meant to chase them endlessly, as seen in the PeasBeard clip, aptly titled “Let- calm down man”.

The real irony of this bizarre hunting moment is that the Reddit user encountered this determined moose while on a mission to hunt a different legendary animal in red dead online, the legendary Ruddy Moose. It’s such a huge creature that it doesn’t need to charge at the player to knock it down, as just bumping into it will usually see players trampled to death. It’s unlikely, however, that the legendary moose fought the same determined fight as this randomly encountered mountain elk.

An extreme amount of detail has been gone into to ensure that the animals of Red Dead Redemption 2 matched their real-world counterparts. But while this bizarre Reddit user elk encounter could technically be classified as a bug or a glitch, it’s not entirely out of place for a wild animal to obsessively focus on attacking something or someone.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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