Red Dead Online sadly passed away at the age of four years and eight content updates as Rockstar moves on to Grand Theft Auto 6, and Red Dead Redemption 2 players gather in their best black suits to mourn the beloved game in a giant . online funeral.
Tributes have poured in from all over Twitter, as players gathered on the mountaintops of RDR 2…
— hr_eev (@Walterthegent) July 12, 2022
…and in their cemeteries…
-fauxSeb (@fauxSeb) July 13, 2022
…to mark the death of 2018’s exceptional sandbox western.
The funeral was originally organized by Red Dead fansite Red Dead News and was chosen to commemorate one year since Red Dead Redemption 2 last received any form of new content online in the form of Blood Money DLC.
At the funeral announcement on July 6, Red Dead gamers may still have had their hopes up for their prized cowboy shooter, but a subsequent post on Rockstar Newswire, explaining that the developer had been “constantly moving more resources of development towards the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series”, was taken as confirmation of the death of Red Dead Online.
Dressed in all black and posing in various scenic locations throughout the Red Dead map, players have continued to send in their compliments using the hashtag #RedDeadFuneral, some of which are in good taste…
– Fernando Rail🌞🌡️😰 (@FernandoRail) July 13, 2022
…and some not so tasty.
Me, still playing after the funeral. #FuneralDeMuertosRojos https://t.co/6tMwiDWhdj
—Scotty K. (@ScottyK864) July 13, 2022
Fans can take solace in the fact that Grand Theft Auto Online continues to be updated regularly, and there are several game-changing Red Dead Redemption 2 single-player mods currently available, including a complete transformation of the game’s landscape, a revamped, dynamic seasons system and new AI and behaviors for cops and legislators.
However, today we mourn the passing of Red Dead Online, a multiplayer sandbox with enormous promise, abandoned too soon.
Red dead online. Born November 27, 2018. Died July 13, 2022.