Red Dead Online Gets Rid Of Its KKK Spawning Problem
Rockstar Games has cracked down on hackers who were previously spawning the KKK in Red Dead Online.
Rockstar Games has put a stop to Red Dead Online hackers spawning the KKK in-game. The KKK is a part of Red Dead Redemption 2's singleplayer campaign, and players were using a cheat to allow them to use those character models in multiplayer.
Red Dead Online has a prolific mod scene, ranging from allowing players to fly around like an eagle in the game, to its very own version of the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Hot Coffee mod. What was allowing players to spawn as KKK members, however, appears to have been an exploit related to a mod menu that allowed hackers to access character models from the main game.
Polygon reported that the instances of players using these KKK models in Red Dead Online had spiked in previous weeks, with some even roleplaying as the racist organization. Earlier this month, Rockstar had temporarily taken down its Red Dead Online servers to show support for Black Lives Matter and to honor Geroge Floyd.
It checks if you are in online, detects an event that spawns peds, check if the ped model match any of the KKK models and instantly deletes it.— Tez2 (@TezFunz2) June 16, 2020
After being alerted by the community, Rockstar has since updated the game with a patch. According to Twitter user Tez2 who monitors and datamines Rockstar titles, the fix for this solution has arrived in the form of an in-game check run on players' character models and deleting them if they match the KKK ones from Red Dead Redemption 2.
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