There’s gold in them there hills of Red Dead Redemption 2, the kind you can make without breaking a sweat or pulling a trigger, you know, good old fashioned financial fraud money. How’s that for realism?
Yep, the gaming equivalent of cultural hype not seen since ‘Have you seen Breaking Bad?’ and all of its fun and excitement can apparently be bypassed with some sneakiness Wall Street would be proud of.
Why bother robbing people or playing 100+ hours (infinite?) of gameplay when you can just do a little Up+Down+Left+Right+A+Start and cheat like computer games were always meant to be played.
Maybe you just do that and then go back to enjoying the immersive world of the Wild West, like getting your haircut or visiting brothels. I don’t know, between working and sleeping and going to the pub, I don’t have time to sit around in my house playing cowboys, but obviously plenty of you do after RDR2 made the biggest opening weekend for an entertainment release ever last week.
Fortunately, there’s some good folk online that do have time for this kind of gold looting, because they’ve found a glitch which can earn players up to $1,500 (about £1,200) per hour. But you’ve got to move quick because Rockstar will probably patch the glitch out as soon as they get wind of it.
First things first, you’ll want to disable autosave in the main menu – and make sure you’re not wanted by the police – and head on over to the Sheriff’s office in Limpany, north of Flatneck Station.
Now you don’t be scared, head on into that burnt out building and have a good ol’ look under the sheriff’s desk. You can open the loot box but don’t get sticky fingers just yet. When Arthur bends down to pick up the bars, pause and manually save the game, before entering the new load you’ve just created.
Head back to the loot box and you should be able to grab the loot bar repeatedly, without it vanishing, up to 30 times. Each bar will sell for $500 at the local Fence at Emerald Ranch. That’s a pretty little $15,000 possibly sat in your breeches.
Now, this won’t work if you’ve already looted this box, and some people have said it doesn’t work on all platforms but, if you’re like me – a lazy son of gun – go wild and you could by a whole horse house with just a couple of these grifts
Don’t understand my old time talking, then wrap your pretty little eyes round this YouTube video from Baz which explains it better than someone who’s never played the game before.
Now if f*cking with racist scumbags is more your thing – and tbh, now I’m paying attention – then you can have hours of fun messing with the KKK.
As it transpires, you have a couple of choices when you find the KKK. You can open fire straight away and kill the lot of them, which I’m sure would be a knee-jerk reaction for most of us.
However, if you can show a little more self control and allow the meeting to play out, you can watch the idiots end themselves by their own hand.
Certain players have reported seeing KKK members crush themselves underneath their giant cross, for example. Others still have seen the hapless racists actually set fire to themselves by mistake.
Take a look at some of the possible outcomes below:
— Hoopa (@Paralyszd) October 27, 2018
How to handle the KKK in Red Dead Redemption 2 pic.twitter.com/X1ScO9TeWT
— Oregon I.T. not IT ⚾ (@OregonJOBS2) October 28, 2018
I stumbled across a KKK meeting in the wild yesterday. Hog tied the leader and threw him on the burning cross. https://t.co/vhLIcLYoaT
— Scott (@supercreep303) October 29, 2018
Alright, maybe I should have a few nights in and shell out for this.
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Tim Horner is a sub-editor at UNILAD. He graduated with a BA Journalism from University College Falmouth before most his colleagues were born. A previous editor of adult mags, he now enjoys bringing the tone down in the viral news sector.