Following Red Dead Redemption 2's NPCs for a Whole Day Reveals the Fascinating Detail of Rockstar's World

Following Red Dead Redemption 2's NPCs for a Whole Day Reveals the Fascinating Detail of Rockstar's World

A day in the life.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a sophisticated game with a lot of moving parts. It truly feels like a living, breathing world and to test how smart the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 is, a YouTuber followed around a bunch of NPCs and discovered some very cool details.

YouTube channel DefendTheHouse followed three NPCs in the town of Valentine to see what their regular days look like. And impressively enough each NPC seems to live their own lives of varying complexity. While each NPC is only followed for a single day, their routines seem to be programmed based on a unique schedule.

NPC #1 for example lives alone, does a little farm work, drinks at the saloon before bed, and mostly keeps to himself. But NPC #2 is much wilder in comparison. NPC #2 apparently lives in the saloon, or at least falls asleep and wakes up there every day before going into town to work as a construction worker on homes. His lunch breaks consist of going to the saloon, as well as his dinners, and when he's ready to call it a night he just parks himself on a saloon table before dozing off.

NPC #3 might be my favorite however. He has a little tent near the town of Valentine that he lives out of. During the day he works as a farmhand, eating on the ranch premise along with other workers. He also dips into the saloon for a quick drink before heading back to his nice camp where he plays a little music before bed.

The video shows the staggering amount of detail that went into Red Dead Redemption 2, though considering the reports about Rockstar Games' crunch one must wonder at what cost? Still, the video shows that even just people watching in Red Dead Redemption 2 is a worthwhile endeavor that reveals the intelligence that went into the game.

You can check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 guide for the best tips on how to navigate this wild west, or check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 spoiler guide for the details we can't share with everyone just yet.

Header image captured from DefendTheHouse

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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