I am waiting for people to figure out how to get planes and helicopters into Red Dead Redemption 2 world, but until then this hot air balloon mod by Krank will do the job. Once installed you can spawn a balloon wherever you are and fly it around as you please, getting some astonishing bird’s eye views of Red Dead’s gorgeous Wild West.
The balloon propels way faster than it realistically should. Don’t anticipate to find an exact simulation of a hot air balloon here. But it’s fun being able to fly around that huge world without being stuck on the back of a horse. The new version of the mod added inertia and fine controls, and it even has controller support if you’re playing Red Dead with a gamepad.
Installing the mod is as very easy as copy-pasting a file into your game directory. Just make sure you have Script Hook RDR2 otherwise it won’t work in the game. To conjure a balloon, hit F8 and you’re ready to fly. Just don’t go online with mods activated or you might get banned from the game.