Turning off the HUD in Red Dead Redemption 2 Supposedly Makes NPCs Offer More Detailed Directions

Turning off the HUD in Red Dead Redemption 2 Supposedly Makes NPCs Offer More Detailed Directions

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Immersion is a term that's thrown about a lot when talking about video games, and it seems as though Rockstar's upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 has an option that should help you feel more embedded in the game world. According to a hugely popular tweet by RDOnlineNews, if players turn off the HUD, NPCs will start to give more detailed directions for missions.

The tweet states that "If you turn off the mini-map, NPC's dialogue will change - giving you directions involving routes and landmarks." That sounds pretty cool, and should go a long way to helping you feel like part of the world rather than someone controlling a character in a video game.

This tweet's source is in fact a forum post on GTA Forums, the user later stating that the info came from Dutch video game magazine, Gameplay. The forum post actually claims the NPC dialogue changes when the in-game HUD is turned off, rather than simply disabling the mini-map. We have asked Rockstar for clarification.

Only recently, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Odyssey offered the option to play in "Exploration Mode", which essentially stripped away all of the game's obvious markers. This mode requires players listen to and think about what NPCs are saying, using their dialogue to find the locations they are referring to.

Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on October 26. Check out what we learned from a recent Red Dead Redemption 2 hands-on, and look at our Red Dead 2 Everything we Know guide for all the key info.

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Tom Orry

Audience Development Manager, Gamer Network

Tom started life on a circus in Australia before his family moved to the UK. His love of gaming started soon after, which essentially meant he bought every video game magazine available and worked numerous part-time jobs as a child in order to afford costly N64 games. He created UK site VideoGamer.com, of which he was the Editor for over a decade. He now doesn't like circuses.

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