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How to find the secret UFO in Red Dead Redemption 2 – Alien mystery guide

Published: 30/Oct/2018 11:49 Updated: 30/Oct/2018 12:04

by Ross Deason

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Rockstar Games developers like to slip weird and wonderful Easter eggs into their various titles, and Red Dead Redemption 2 is no exception to that rule.

If you fancy channeling your inner alien hunter, you can actually find a UFO, or alien spaceship, in the latest installment of the Red Dead franchise – here’s how to find it.

If you enjoyed the Grand Theft Auto 5 UFO mystery, you’ll like this one just as much, and getting started is as simple as opening your map and locating a small cabin (Hani’s Bethel) near a pond slightly north of Emerald Station.

Make your way to that location and head into the shack, where you will find a group of dead cult members and various other trinkets. Most important, though, is the mysterious note that is located on the table near the fireplace.

The note includes a message that hints at when you can return to the location and witness an out-of-this-world event:

“AT THE SECOND HOUR UNDER THE HALF MOON, BY THE GREAT LOVE AND GRACE OF OUR SAVIOR, KUHKOWABA, VOYAGER OF TIME AND GALAXIES. WE CAST OFF OUR MORTAL SHELLS SO HIS VESSEL CAN TAKE OUR SPIRITS TO THE PROMISED REALM, TO LIVE IN PEACE AND POWER UNTIL THE TWO THOUSANDTH YEAR, WHEN WE WILL RETURN FOR A NEW CHOSEN AND WORSHIP ONCE AGAIN AT THE PEAK OF MOUNT SHANN. IN HIS LOVE, WE REJOICE ALWAYS.”

The next stage is a point of contention – some people insist that there’s a requirement to head to Mount Shann and investigate a rock circle, while others seem to have found a way of avoiding it.

YouTuber ZacCoxTV shows that simply returning to the shack at 2 a.m seems to result in a UFO hovering above the map for an hour or two. It’ll fly above you for a while but won’t interact with you at all:


We’ll update this guide if any more information becomes available.

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Possible GTA 6 weapons found hidden in RDR2 code

Published: 30/Dec/2020 0:17

by Michael Gwilliam

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Players anxiously awaiting Rockstar to reveal any information about the long-awaited Grand Theft Auto 6 may have discovered some hints at its development hidden within Red Dead Redemption 2’s back-end files files.

Over on the GTA Forums, a user was digging through code in Red Dead Redemption 2 and made a surprising discovery after viewing a file called propsets.meta.

In this file, the names of several weapons were listed. Interestingly, these weapons aren’t found in Red Dead Redemption or Grand Theft Auto V. One references a pistol referred to as Browning and the other a L1A1 rifle. The user who discovered these files, DerekLeet, believes the former is the Browning Hi-Power.

This is important to note because RDR2’s story takes place in 1899 and these guns would be completely out of place historically.

Frankin in GTA V
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It’s possible some GTA 6 weapon files were found in RDR2

There are also two variants of the Browning pistol with the other likely being a silenced/suppressed version.

Additionally, the AK-47 is also found in the game’s code. While some may think this would have been leftover or extra code from GTA 5, it doesn’t line up with how that game refers to the weapon.

As DerekLeet explained, “These aren’t from GTA V because GTA V’s version of these sections have entirely different weapons, and the AK47 in that game is referred to as ‘W_AR_ASSAULTRIFLE’ rather than ‘W_AR_AK47.’”

Red Dead Redemption 2 files
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The Browning Hi-Power doesn’t exactly work in a western game.

What makes this discovery all the stranger is the fact that these files aren’t new or added in with a patch. According to the original poster, these files have been in the game dating back to Red Dead Redemption 2’s launch on PS4 and Xbox One.

One possibility is that these weapons were actually intended for RDR2 as a cut cheat code or easter egg, as bringing an AK-47 into the old west would be absolutely insane.

That said, it’s also possible that these files are connected to GTA 6. Considering the fact that Red Dead 2 was such a technical wonder there’s a chance that Rockstar was using it to test out some parts of GTA 6.

Headshot in Red Dead Redemption
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Rockstar may have been testing GTA 6 weapons in RDR2.

In any case, this marks yet another chapter in the ever-growing hype towards the next GTA title even though Rockstar has yet to formally announce the game.

Hopefully, once GTA V gets rereleased on next-gen consoles, we can hear something about the next installment later on in 2021.