The entire game world is being reimagined in the Red Dead Redemption 2 mod

The entire game world is being reimagined in the Red Dead Redemption 2 mod ...

Despite creating one of the most convincing, rich, and vocative open worlds of all time, Rockstar is not happy with letting it drift away, like a ball of Valentine tumbleweed. Nonetheless, the game is finished, as the RDR 2s keen modding community continues to discover new ways of awakening life into the western.

Vestigia, a gigantic new addition to RDR from modder no12, and their dedicated team of collaborators. The result of a year of research, this is a complete overhaul of Red Dead Redemption 2s single-player world, improving weather, wildlife, and pedestrian behaviour strategies, in an attempt to make Rockstars' underloved masterpiece even more plausible and real.

The mod is divided into four modules, which are basically working, according to no12, as four mods in one.

First, it addresses the weather, changing the temperature, and rain and sun transition systems, so that downpours last longer, and transform more slowly into cloud, cold, and then sun again. Unlike other technologies, the visual module shows how it looks, however it is not just about weather. Elements such as fog, low clouds, and dust storms have been altered, meaning they may last longer, or only occur in certain areas.

Flora has been addressed, since forests have gotten thicker underbrush, and the terrain in general is more reactive to Arthurs presence jumping into water, for example, generates additional bubbles and foam.

The fourth module, however, is significant as it increases the pedestrian limit in towns and cities (like Saint Denis) to 255, and changes its AI so that they are more likely to interact and talk with one another, making for a more lived-in and realistic open world. Vestigia also revamps Red Deads animals and wildlife, placing additional birds in the sky, and ensuring that animals only spawn in areas where it seems to make sense.

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The mod is available for download for free, and it would certainly complement some of the recent improvements we have seen, including a redesign of the Red Dead Redemption 2s law system, and some extra nasty death physics.