Rockstar loves peppering their video games with fantastic Easter eggs. Following one of their game's releases, YouTube and websites are often littered with hidden Easter eggs, as more and more players uncover the wonders of their world. Red Dead Redemption 2 is certainly no different. The game is absolutely massive, and it is riddled with a ton of interesting Easter eggs that players have uncovered throughout the months since its release. Some are intriguingly bizarre. Some are hilarious. And some are just downright weird.
These are ten Easter eggs that only true fans caught in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Rockstar often peppers their games with ghosts, and if there's one setting that is ripe with ghosts, it's the Wild West. Of course, the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 is littered with spooky specters. There is a ghost train that runs between Lemoyne and New Hanover, and there's a ghostly woman in the bayou. And those are just the confirmed cases! Other people have reported spooky beings or occurrences, although many of them have gone unfounded and unproven. Still, if there is a freaking ghost train of all things, whose to say that there isn't more spooky beings out there in the wilderness?
9 The Witch Cauldron
You really never know what you're going to get in the Wild West. Sometimes you get freaky ghost trains. Other times you get otherworldly witch cauldrons that beckon something portentous. In the hills northeast of Fort Wallace you will find a small hut and a creepy witch's cauldron bubbling with some sort of weird and mysterious liquid.
And before you ask, yes, you absolutely can drink from this cauldron. Upon drinking the liquid, Arthur will pass out and wake up at a random location with all his cores fully replenished. To be honest, we were expecting something far more sinister. Thanks mysterious witch!
8 Tiny Church
The Bayou NWA region is thickly forested and incredibly dense, so we don't blame you if you missed a few important details. However, there is one REALLY cool Easter egg that you absolutely need to see. It's a tiny little church, and it can be found in the northeast corner of Lagras, just north of the N in the NWA.
The church looks built to scale, only it's about ten feet tall rather than, you know, a full size church. You can even walk inside, although you won't find anything of particular interest. There really is no point to this church, aside from the fact that it looks cool and it counts towards 100% completion (should you care about that).
7 Mount Rushmore
OK, maybe it's not the real Mount Rushmore, but it's a similar design! The creepy Face in the Cliff is a point of interest that can be found in Grizzlies East, Ambarino, just north of the Moonstone Pond. Here you will find some building material, a scaffolding, and a face carved into the mountain, exactly like Mount Rushmore. You can even travel up to the face itself, should you so desire. Here you will be granted access to an up-close view of the face, and also a random corpse hanging from the scaffolding. Not sure what the story is there, but there's certainly a lot of history behind this mysterious face...
6 The Monk On The Mountain
This is an Easter egg you have to actively hunt to find. Well, you CAN find it on your own, but we don't know what you'd be doing way up there in the first place. The monk can be found way atop a mountain in Fort Wallace, Grizzlies East, located just to the northwest of the R on the map.
Here you will need to climb the entire treacherous mountain and make your way towards the ledge. Here you will find a meditating monk perched on the ledge and overlooking the beautiful countryside to the south. It certainly makes for a gorgeous site, and you may just want to sit down with him and enjoy the view.
5 Mammoth Bones
You never know what you're going to find in the chilly and snow-covered wilderness of the North. Sometimes you'll find frozen corpses. Sometimes you'll find empty cabins that you can loot. And sometimes you'll find random mammoth bones jutting out of the snow.
Located in the Grizzlies West area of Ambarino, between Deadboot Creek and Spider Gorge, lays a massive mammoth skeleton protruding from the snow. You can inspect the bones themselves and walk around them, gazing in awe at the absolute size of the thing. It's things like this that make us realize just how small we truly are.
4 Crashed Airship
Like all great inventions, there was certainly a time of experimentation when it comes to the airplane. It's not like Boeing just stuck a massive jet in the sky and called it a day. We as a species needed to gradually work our way towards that accomplishment, and unfortunately, a lot of people were left dead in the name of progress. In Big Valley, West Elizabeth, west of Little Creek, lays a crashed airship in the woods. It brings to mind the mission in Red Dead Redemption where the man attempted to fly off a clip, only to crash to the ground below. Wasn't the Wild West a wacky place?
3 Creepy Pagan Ritual
The Wild West obviously has a reputation for being uncontrolled and erratic, a place where crime ran rampant and criminals walked away scot free. Red Dead Redemption 2 seems to be playing into this idea with the creepy Pagan ritual found in West Elizabeth. In Big Valley, just west of Owanjila, you can find a horrifying sight.
Here you will see a desecrated corpse impaled on a pole, various creepy symbols painted on the ground, and a circle made of rocks encompassing the symbols and body. We don't know what it means, but we know it is real bad business. It's best to just walk away and not ask any questions...
2 Sasquatch Bones
We don't know what it is about Sasquatches, but they are often linked to Rockstar games. The most popular myth comes from San Andreas, as players claimed that Bigfoot could be found wandering around the woods. Rockstar played into this myth for both Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption. In RDR 2, you'll have to settle for Sasquatch bones. The massive Sasquatch bones can be found under a rocky outcrop on Mount Shann, and let us tell you, it is a terrifying sight. We can only imagine what this thing looked like when it was alive. On second thought, we don't want to imagine that...
1 Bonnie MacFarlane
Those of you who played Red Dead Redemption will undoubtedly remember Bonnie MacFarlane. For those who need a bit of a refresher, Bonnie was the woman who nursed John back to health and who employed John on her ranch. Bonnie was sorely missed in Red Dead Redemption 2, but fortunately, there is a little Easter egg to remind us of her existence. You can actually meet an ex of Bonnie's south of Flatneck Station. Upon his death, you can loot his pockets and discover an undelivered letter written to Bonnie proclaiming his love and promising his future devotion. We don't know exactly what went on between the two, but it's nice to hear of Bonnie again!