Now You Can Switch Sides in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Become a Lawman
If you’re tired of being an outlaw in Red Dead Redemption 2, a new thing is coming your way then. An upcoming mod will let you give up your life of crime and adopt the law, hunting down criminals and interrogating cowboys.
RDRFR, like its GTA 5 counterpart, aims to improve the game, turning it into a cop sim, but the modders are preparing to make it a bit different from its ancestor. The games themselves are very many kinds of sandboxes, and they’re hoping to take account of the changes to build a more “intimate and refined” follow-up.
While there apparently won’t be a dearth of possibilities for stand-offs and shootouts, actually examining crimes is apparently more of a focus this time, though specifics are still very rare at the moment. Rockstar’s cowboy romp is a much deeper sim than any of its early games, so hopefully, its modding community will be able to take account of that.
It’s hard to tell at this very early point, but it does look like RDRFR is going down the same route; not by being a stickler for the rules, but by taking a more holistic approach to police, or at the very least not just giving you gun down criminals.
In the screenshots, you can see how it uses the game’s contextual prompts, giving you new ways to interact with NPCs, like questioning or arresting them, and it looks like you’ll be able to partner up with other policemen. As well as becoming a frontier lawman, you’ll also be able to swap your stetson and six-shooter for a proper police uniform and join the force in Saint Dennis.
RDRFR will be out in a month or so, surprisingly. It won’t be completed, but the modders want to get it into the community’s hands as soon as possible. You can also join the Discord to keep track of progress and an eye out for the beta. The devs also have a Patreon.