Here's Where To Find A Hidden Red Dead Redemption 2 Winter Wonderland

This holiday season you could potentially walk through both an actual and virtual winter wonderland. One redditor discovered a glitch in Red Dead Redemption 2 that leads to a snowy region. The area is one of several sections in Red Dead Redemption 2 that can be reached through a glitch.

Redditor u/Huntroploria excitedly posted that they had “Managed to glitch out of the map...Currently exploring what else may lie beyond reach…” This restricted area lies north of the map and features mountains, frozen lakes, and an ice wall. The Redditor did not discover any Game of Thrones-style White Walkers, but he did find a few animals to interact with.

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There are a few ways break the northern barrier of the map, but the most common seems to be to camp out west of the Barrow Lagoon. Players should set up camp once they have reached a mountain that cannot be scaled. When the player wakes up after setting up their camp, they should find themselves on the other side of the invisible wall that divides the established world and the restricted area.

Players can also explore beyond the southern limit of the map. Redditor u/Coyotemation reported that they had been able to glitch into Mexico and that the terrain appeared to have been ported over from Red Dead Redemption. 

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Why would Rockstar include such detailed but inaccessible regions in their game? Developers often incorporate these areas so that players are not faced with a black void when they reach the end of the map. It was likely easier to port the Mexico map from Red Dead Redemption then create a new map from scratch. Many gamers may have a Red Dead Redemption 2 DLC on their holiday wish list, but it is unlikely that these regions are a sign of anything to come. Regardless, hit the via link below if you'd like more detail from the reddit community on this glitch.

Red Dead Redemption 2 experienced the largest opening weekend in entertainment history and has already received a number of awards. It is currently only available on Playstation 4 and Xbox One, but many are hopeful that it will soon be coming to PC. For current Red Dead Redemption 2 deals, you can check out our 2018 Hot Tech and Gadget Gift Guide. Happy Holidays and happy gaming!