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Creating a character is probably one of the most important and stressful parts of any video game, but players appear to be having a particularly hard time with Red Dead Online's character creator. Look, the old west was not a pretty place okay?
Red Dead Online went live today for players who own the Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2. Right off the bat the first thing you're asked to do is to create a character using Red Dead Online's creation tool. Personally speaking, I had a great time making a character who I believe turned out pretty great. Others had a slightly harder time.
this is 'head 01' in Red Dead Online. Just the standard, normal head. pic.twitter.com/9xWaf51L3e— The Christmas Mirac-Gill (@Pizza_Suplex) November 27, 2018
Red Dead Online's character creator is fairly standard, with players being able to choose a basic facial structure, skin color, hair style, and then being able to tweak bits and pieces of it until your character is complete. It takes some time to get things right, but it's also incredibly easy to just make a mess of things.
Super hyped to see that the Dark Souls character creator screen has made a surprise appearance in Red Dead Redemption 2 and its online mode.#RedDeadOnline #RedDeadRedemption2 pic.twitter.com/N97zECBCh2— Jesse Gooooomez. (@TheFriendlyBro) November 27, 2018
This Red Dead Redemption Online character is giving me Oblivion vibes with how ugly everyone is. pic.twitter.com/kxsUlDIeaX— TheHaddockbanker (@haddockbanker) November 27, 2018
The character creator actually makes it hard to give your characters certain, refined features like good teeth for example since the wild west was a harsh, not very hygenic place. I think it gives the whole character creation thing a certain charm.
Got my Red Dead Online character all ready to go!!! pic.twitter.com/TZEEJQ4MSC— Mark “Jolly Boi” Medina (@Mark_Medina) November 27, 2018
One thing to note is because of the staggered release schedule for Red Dead Online not everybody who has a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 can play the online beta just yet. But that hasn't stopped them from envisioning what their characters will look like once the beta becomes available. It even spawned a meme.
When Red Dead 2 Online drops on Friday. You already know who I’m modeling my character as... pic.twitter.com/NBGFtY007j— Saucekay Uchiha (@KeegNuhEasy) November 26, 2018
my red dead online character pic.twitter.com/1gA4tqAnIf— trevy (@MisterDaytona) November 27, 2018
My red dead online character pic.twitter.com/P0qngcJ0nb— Lydia (@LydiaJohnstonee) November 27, 2018
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