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'Red Dead Online' Players Have Started Dressing As Clowns In Protest

'Red Dead Online' Players Have Started Dressing As Clowns In Protest

Red Dead Online players have started to express their disappointment at the the Western's lack of updates by... gathering together and dressing up as clowns. It's now been seven months since Rockstar dropped the Moonshiners update, and the community is far from happy. Even though the clown makeup kind of makes it look like they are.

As reported by PCGamesN, a small contingent have opted to exercise their right to protest this lack of updates and communication from Rockstar. The whole thing has been inspired by the Red Dead Fashion subreddit, which holds fun community events in which players come together and abide by a certain dress code.

In the interests of getting a message across, it was decided that the July event would be dedicated to clowning around. "Since we're all clowns for believing we'll get an update, it's fitting that we dress up as them in-game too!" the Travelling Circus fashion contest post reads.


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The actual theme for July's fun is "Travelling Circus", and it asks players to get involved by getting kitted out as "strongmen/strongwomen, acrobats, mimes, jugglers, ring masters, knife throwers, and more." However, it seems clowns swiftly became the overwhelmingly popular choice for everyone involved.

Over the weekend, player OnlyPVPCat organised an entire gang of Red Dead Online clowns for a meet. As you can imagine, this led to typical Red Dead Online shenanigans... just with added clown.


While players are clearly upset with Rockstar over the lack of updates, one player explained that the clown protest was intended as a way to call the developer out in a lighthearted way, while having fun. "Rather than let it turn negative or nasty, which in game communities things often can, I thought I'd turn [our protests] into something a bit more fun or even wholesome in a way," an admin on a Red Dead Online Discord, told Polygon.

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Topics: red dead redemption 2, Rockstar Games, Red Dead Online

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Ewan Moore

Journalist at GAMINGbible who still quite hasn’t gotten out of my mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), I went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis.