Red Dead Redemption 2 is filled to the brim with various Easter eggs, much of which have little to do with Arthur Morgan's actual story. In fact, some of the Red Dead Redemption 2 Easter eggs contain nods and references to past Rockstar Games titles. This is something
Luckily, Red Dead Redemption 2 continues this trend of small, subtle nods mixed in with more deliberately weird references. From yet another appearance by Rockstar's Bigfoot himself (a long-running Rockstar Easter egg staple) to encounters with a bonafide alien UFO, Red Dead Redemption 2 sees Rockstar Games really going all out this time around. Beyond the more obvious Easter eggs, however, the game will reward long-time fans of the studio's past games.
This Red Dead Redemption 2 guide will detail all of the Easter eggs that have currently been uncovered in the Rockstar Games' Old West setting.
Bully Easter Egg in Red Dead Redemption 2
The Bully Easter egg can be found during the mission "The Noblest of Me and a Woman," a quest that sees protagonist Arthur Morgan tracking down various famous gunslingers and dueling them. After you win the duel, you'll get their unique weapons as a prize. The final weapon comes with the inscription, "Canis Canem Edit," which was the title for Rockstar's Bully in Europe. Some have speculated that this is the company hinting at a sequel to the beloved game, but that's obviously neither confirmed or denied at this point in time. Either way, it's a fun little reference for fans.
Epsilon Program Easter Egg in Red Dead Redemption 2
For those obsessive fans who really paid attention to Grand Theft Auto V, there's a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 called "Geology for Beginners" that references that game's Scientology-like group the Epsilon Program. The mission involves finding 10 rock carvings around the map that result in finding a mural that describes all kinds of weird and prophetic events. The real reference to GTA V, however, comes from the quest-giver himself, who has a scar that is eerily similar to one bore by Kraff, the Emperor from the 4th Paradigm that the Epsilon Program worships.
Donkey Lady Easter Egg in Red Dead Redemption 2
This is a clever little Easter egg that references the first Red Dead Redemption, which had a glitch animal that was a combination of two different species of animal that could be ridden by protagonist John Marston. To find this Easter egg, head to the lower left part of the map to find the now-deceased Donkey Lady chained to a wheel. Beyond the visual element, there is really no other meaningful interaction that can be had with this Easter egg, but it's still a fun little nod.
Hobbit House Easter Egg in Red Dead Redemption 2
Near Donner Falls in Red Dead Redemption 2, players can find a Hobbit shack that's clearly a reference to J.R.R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings book series. There's no way to go into the house but it's a fun little nod. Perhaps it's something that Rockstar Games can open up in a future Red Dead Redemption 2 update.
Meteor Easter Egg in Red Dead Redemption 2
While not a direct reference to any Rockstar game, the meteor in Red Dead Redemption 2 is a fun little Easter egg for fans who enjoy random world events. If players head to the northeast section of the map, they'll find a house that was seemingly struck by a meteor (indicated by the crater left behind). Beyond that and some dead bodies left behind, there's no indication of why Rockstar decided to include this in Red Dead Redemption 2.