Zombies Are Showing Up In Red Dead Online And It Could Be Teasing 'Undead Nightmare 2'
Fans of the first Red Dead Redemption will recall that the Western epic had perhaps one of the greatest story DLCs of all time in the form of Undead Nightmare - a rooting, tooting, zombie-filled adventure in which John Marston suddenly found himself facing off against hordes of rotting corpses. It had nothing to do with the game's main story, obviously, but it was bloody brilliant.
Almost as soon as players got their hands on Red Dead Redemption 2 last year, they desperately combed through the game's massive open world in search of some kind of clue, tease, or Easter egg that could hint towards the possible existence of an Undead Nightmare sequel. While the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 was indeed packed with many peculiar secrets, there wasn't really anything that could be considered a build-up to more zombie DLC - save from a few mentions in some of the in-game newspapers of a mysterious sickness.
Fast forward a year, and players are now reporting finding actual zombies in Red Dead Online, the free online component of Red Dead Redemption 2. While there was absolutely no mention of the undead in the recently-released patch notes for the Red Dead Online update, numerous players have come across grey skinned characters with glowing eyes.
It appears that Reddit user xXVoluntaryeyeXx was the first to spot something strange when they came across a woman with grey skin and glowing eyes near Armadillo. Just two days later, another user came across another grey skinned, glowing eyed NPC who apparently repeatedly blinked and moved her mouth. Another two days later, yet another user found a zombiefied man - once again near Armadillo. Since then, the reports have only increased, with these zombies all showing up either standing or lying on the ground, but almost all near Armadillo.
While this could simply be the buildup to some sort of Halloween-themed event for Red Dead Online, some players are hopeful that this a tease that will lead in to a single-player Undead Nightmare 2 expansion for Red Dead Redemption 2. I personally think the former is the more plausible scenario, but the latter is by far the more exciting possibility. I would also point out that the original Undead Nightmare launched in October, so it's certainly the season for Rockstar to drop a spooky surprise.
Given Rockstar's apparent aversion to single-player DLC since the launch of GTA V back in 2013, I wouldn't get your hopes up too high for a proper single-player Undead Nightmare 2. Then again, it's no secret just how universally beloved the original DLC was, so if we're very lucky, Rockstar is about to drop an early, terrifying Christmas present on us.
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