Red Dead Redemption 2 players have found a glitch that allows them to cross over into the Mexico part of the game featured in the first Red Dead Redemption. Although it doesn't seem possible at first, some clever gamers figured out how to enter Mexico.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is the prequel to Red Dead Redemption. Both games take players to the Wild West for some shoot 'em up glory before civilization takes hold of the untamed land. Red Dead Redemption 2 follows the story of Arthur Morgan, a member of the Dutch van der Linde gang. The game takes players through map after map of explorable areas, allowing players to do everything from ride horses through vast landscapes to shooting up enemies and leading heists against trains. Using player choice, the game's story follows the gang as they try to evade law enforcement and continue to make a life for themselves in a land that is becoming more increasingly civil.
The first title in the franchise allowed players to visit Mexico, where part of the story took place. Red Dead Redemption 2, though, prevents players access to that area, even though it shows up on the map. Although it appears across from New Austin in the game, players who try to cross the border generally hit an invisible wall. However, some smart gamers, such as YouTube user ZacCoxTV, figured out where the "hole" in that wall is and found a way across.
Don't expect to find any missions or exciting items in Mexico, though. The journey is purely one of exploration and a visit to the familiar. Once players travel too far and away from the map, they fall through the ground. This is, apparently, an area that developer Rockstar does not want players visiting, at least not yet. It is interesting, though, that the developer included it in the game, suggesting that Mexico could become important later with the title's online component or DLC. Considering that other territories, such as the first game's New Elizabeth and New Austin areas, exist within the prequel, this is a very likely scenario. Although these areas are empty now, it seems that Rockstar has plans for them.
Red Dead Redemption 2 smashed initial sales projections, earning $725 million in just its opening weekend. It doesn't seem like the Red Dead Redemption 2 train plans on stopping anytime soon either, so gamers will probably continue to spend money on the title as Rockstar releases new DLC and online components. Then maybe they'll get to fully explore these mysterious areas that they continue to stumble into.