Rockstar's Red Dead Online seems to be having an overpopulation problem when it comes to its animals. Not only did Rockstar have to clear up a mountain of horse carcasses, but the developers also patched an infinite fish glitch that let some wily fishers make thousands of dollars fast.
Rockstar released a fix today that seemingly cleared up a rather creepy glitch involving a huge pile of dead horses. But while all eyes were transfixed on the macabre site, Rockstar also plugged up a money making scheme that also depended on generating a huge number of animals.
That's because players discovered a hunting glitch that let them duplicate as many fish as they wanted, which they could then sell to a butcher for a big payout. Since the glitch has been patched up, here's how it worked.
Players needed to catch two of the exact same species of fish from a river in Red Dead Online. The Northern Pike was a popular choice since it wasn't too hard to catch and could be sold for eight dollars to a butcher NPC. Players then needed to take the first fish and replace the second fish stowed onto their horse. They could then pick up the deplaced fish from the ground and use it to replace the stowed away fish again. By repeating this process, a duplicate version of the fish would be added to the player's inventory over and over again.
According to video guides online, repeating the process for 15 minutes could add enough fish in a player's inventory that could be sold for $1000 in-game dollars.
Since the glitch was patched, players who took advantage of the money making scheme have been making joke memes in the Red Dead Online subreddit about how they could be banned from Red Dead Online.
One Red Dead Online player on the subreddit claims to have run every money glitch in Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto Online and never get banned. "At worst you'll probably lose your money it's not really a big deal," says the user. But other players who took advantage of the glitch seem to just revel in how their outlaw behavior in-game can go meta as they essentially steal from Rockstar's virtual economy.
For non-fish related schemes, check out our Red Dead Online guide for tips and walkthroughs.