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The Dark Easter Egg You Need To See In Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a massive game, and rightfully so. Rockstar's ode to the American frontier shows a wide landscape with so many things to discover, good and bad. Whether it's the beautiful vistas of this fictional take on 1890s Southwest America or some stones needing to be turned, there is no shortage of things to see and do.


Arthur Morgan and the rest of the Van der Linde gang are looking for a way out of the outlaw lifestyle. After a train heist that didn't go as planned, the gang realizes that the shifting times and advancing culture may have no place for their kind. In turn, they decide to do whatever jobs they can, legal or illegal, to raise enough funds to escape the long arm of the law and ride off into the sunset.

Blackwater serves as one of the main cities and focal points in the game, returning from the first Red Dead Redemption. During the adventure, players can read local newspapers to get some backstory and lore, with many of them concerning Blackwater. This little bit of news, however, is not the kind you want to read.


Grave news, indeed

This story ended up in two separate papers: the Blackwater Ledger issue #69 and the New Hanover Gazette issue #34. It's reported that the Blackwater Athletics team left town for a group run but have gone missing. The ongoing search has shown no trace, and now their friends and relatives, citing the kidnappings and conflicts with Native Americans, are fearing the worst. What could have been a throwaway story ended up becoming one of Red Dead Redemption 2's many, and disturbing, Easter eggs.


Travelling through the "Tall Trees" area, players can discover a pile of bodies out in the open. These bodies are equipped with shirts with the letter "B" on them, athletic shorts, and, unfortunately, bags on their heads. While the real cause of death may never truly be known, many players have in-depth theories that are worth diving into.

This is one of many unsolved mysteries in gaming. However, it is interesting to see that something as small as a seemingly innocuous headline can turn into so much more.