Do you know you can escape to the boundary of Red Dead Online? It’s hard, but if you find just the right spot, and do just the right thing, you can squeeze outside Rockstar’s Red Dead limits. And when you do, it is gorgeous on the other side.
A team of Australian game devs (Ian MacLarty, Andrew Brophy, Marigold Bartlett, Thomas Bowker, Jonothan Rubock and Kalonica Quigley), going by The Grannies, made it out over the weekend by making use of this exploit, it is not as easy as walking to the edge of the map.
Basically, to get out of the known world you need to find a specific spot against a particular cliff, take out your weapon then push against it; Red Dead’sengine/physics will try and push you back but continue and you’ll get in (though for a while it’ll keep pushing you even once you’re out). It’s quite difficult to do, so once a single one of them had managed, they spent an extra hour lassoing the other three members in through the rift.
When everyone was through, what they found was remarkable! Instead of the game world just ending at the boundary, Red Dead just…keeps going and keeps on going.
What’s interesting about this isn’t just that the world is so huge outside the fence, but that shockingly thanks to how open and empty it is this is in some ways more of a Wild West adventure than the original game. And I know these aren’t the first players to do this, but I just love the way their adventure was cataloged.
Here’s how things progress as you travel further from the end of the world, as documented by Quigley. :