The Vanishing Act: Charles Smith's Mysterious Disappearance Adds an Unexpected Twist to Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay!

A Red Dead Redemption 2 gamer has captured a peculiar incident where Charles Smith, a member of the Van der Linde gang, mysteriously vanishes after an interaction with Arthur Morgan. The player shared the encounter through an online video, showcasing Charles disappearing behind a moving wagon during the story mode in Red Dead Redemption 2.

In the expansive open world of Red Dead Redemption 2, players engage in numerous activities with a diverse array of NPCs. The open-world design by Rockstar Games introduces dynamic conditions affecting the characters within the Wild West setting. One notable condition is the respawning mechanism for NPCs. Once an NPC dies in the game, they don't return and are replaced by another NPC. This has led to discussions about NPCs despawning in Red Dead Redemption 2, impacting the immersion in Rockstar Games' western masterpiece. To illustrate this phenomenon, a player has documented footage capturing the moment when a well-known NPC despawns right before their eyes.

Following a conversation with Charles Smith in Red Dead Redemption 2, Reddit user intoner1 uploaded a video depicting the character mysteriously disappearing. The interaction is concise: Charles has been tracking Arthur Morgan of the Van der Linde gang for a while, and the player promptly dismisses Charles. As a passing wagon separates the two, Charles is nowhere to be found once the wagon moves on, almost as if he has left the area entirely. Intoner1 captioned the video, "Coolest despawn I’ve ever seen."


In the game, members of the Van der Linde gang can embark on treks to locate Arthur Morgan if he's been absent from camp for an extended period. Charles is one of the characters who can undertake this task, a detail intoner1 clarified in the comments under their post, stating that this incident occurred during Chapter 3.

Commenters drew parallels to characters like Batman and Jason Bourne when discussing Charles's disappearing act in the video. These fictional characters are known for exhibiting similar behaviors, seemingly disappearing after interactions.

While eliminating NPCs in Red Dead Redemption 2 may lead to certain issues, witnessing rare despawning moments, such as those in intoner1's video, adds a touch of humor to the game. These instances deviate from the rules of realism, and while the game is recognized for occasional glitches regarding despawning characters, whether intentional or not, these peculiar moments contribute to the unique experiences players can encounter in the game.