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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’s Literary Easter Eggs

Rockstar Games has become a juggernaut in the gaming industry. The company has broken records over and over with each new sequel or incarnation of their huge, sandbox/open-world titles. There’s just so many things to do in each game, that we get lost in all of the adventuring rather than the story.


Also, with each game comes an even more detailed and expanded map, full of things to find and unlock. With the release of their newest groundbreaking entry, Red Dead Redemption 2, there’s just bound to be an infinite number of easter eggs and callbacks spread throughout the beautifully rendered map. Here are the three finds in the game that relate back to the literary world!





The Hobbit House

From The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien




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It seems the developers of the game were huge Tolkien fans. If you go towards Bacchus Station in the game, and venture just a little north-east, you’ll discover this small dwelling. The house should be right around Donner Falls, and it looks just like how one would imagine it to look in the wild environment of the dying life of outlaws. The house may be lacking a circular door, but the sheer size and proportions of it just scream Tolkien at you as you take in the full view. Thank god there aren’t any magical rings or evil wizards, the game’s as crazy as it is already!




The Witches Cauldron

From The Witches by Roald Dahl




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Okay, while this one may not be directly tied to the work of Roald Dahl, it certainly seems like a picture torn right from the pages of The Witches. If you travel to just above the “N” in Ambarino, just a little north of the Grizzlies, you’ll come across a decrepit and deserted cabin. Although the leftovers of this structure seem to indicate that it’s truly abandoned, there is a big cauldron inside filled to the brim with some amalgamation of ingredients.


The player then has the option to drink the strange liquid; this leads to them simply blacking out and waking up some distance away unharmed but oddly confused. Who lived at such a weird location? What the fuck did you just drink? How did you end up where you did? Possibly, it can be the work of Dahl’s witches testing out a new concoction to use on children. We’ll let your imagination run for this one.




Kaa the Snake

From The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling 




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This is a pretty interesting one, and by far my favorite. If you’re out near the Lemoyne area of the map, try riding by the top of where the “O” is found. On the upper right side of it, you’ll find a tree holding the biggest snake you can find in the game. However, this isn’t your ordinary scaly feller. It’s none other than the talking snake from The Jungle Book, Kaa!




We hope you enjoyed our find of the game so far. Have you found any easter eggs, literary or other?



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