'Red Dead Online' Players Unite To Carry Bowls Of Stew Across Entire Map
Even if you're not as into it as its single-player counterpart, there's no denying that there's an awful to see and do in Red Dead Online, the free multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2.
But while players could be spending their time getting into bar brawls, shootouts, and generally exploring the beautiful nature of the Old West on horseback, a large group of virtual outlaws instead decided to make their own fun in typically bizarre fashion by... carrying bowls of hot stew across the entirety of the game's map. Sure.
As spotted by Kotaku, a recent Red Dead Online meet-up attended by over 20 players took a soupy turn when they decided to walk from New Austin to Blackwater together, carrying bowls of stew. Meet-ups like these in online open world games are nothing new, as players will often get together and simply explore the world together, but it's the inclusion of the nutritious hot dinner served in a bowl that makes this a particularly odd (and interesting) event.
The group of hungry outlaws initially met in the Southwest area of the game's massive map, cooked up the stew, grabbed a bowl, and began their pilgrimage. Beautiful, moving stuff, I'm sure you agree. I don't know if you're aware about how carrying food works in Red Dead Online, but it does actually leave you unable to do anything else of use (like run or fire a weapon), which means the brave group were at the mercy of the world's many, many threats.
They were set upon by wild animals, other human players who had no idea what they'd just stumbled across, and even a train, which at one point flat out tore through a number of them. This is why you never cross a train track with a bowl of stew in hand, kids.
Understandably, at a certain point the gang had to stop to cook up another batch of stew for everyone, although by this point a number of players had decided to start carrying dead bodies and fish instead. Nobody seems to be entirely sure what inspired such a macabre change, but I'd guess they were all so used to death at this point that it was some kind of tribute.
You can check out the group's entire journey for yourself below. It's basically like Lord of the Rings, but with cowboys and savoury treats instead of hobbits and magic rings.
Once the stew-bearers reached their destination on the East-coast of the map, they all got drunk (in-game) and watched a movie (again, in-game). I'm not sure if I'm impressed, frightened, or hungry for stew, but kudos to the assembled outlaws on their commitment to the cause. Who needs Red Dead Redemption 2 single-player DLCsingle-player DLC, right?
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