Unveiling the Untold: Red Dead Redemption 2 Fan Discovers Stealthy Story Spoiler in Game's Steelbook Artwork

A Red Dead Redemption 2 enthusiast recently stumbled upon a significant storyline spoiler cleverly concealed in the artwork of the game's steelbook case. This prequel to Rockstar's immensely popular western shooter garnered widespread acclaim for its narrative, exploring the tale of Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang, set years before the events of the first game. The 2018 release received numerous accolades, including a "Game of the Year" nomination at the 2018 Game Awards. Now, a fan has unveiled a substantial spoiler hidden within the game's steelbook.

Diverging from the focus on John Marston, Red Dead Redemption 2 delves into the adventures of fellow gang member Arthur Morgan during the early 1900s. The game intricately portrays the gradual disintegration of the Van der Linde gang, featuring key antagonists from the first installment, such as Dutch Van der Linde and Bill Williamson, in pivotal roles. The narrative of Red Dead Redemption 2 has been lauded, particularly for Arthur's character development and the numerous twists in the storyline. However, a fan has discovered a new spoiler in an unexpected place.

A Reddit post by user KETany3 showcases the Red Dead Redemption 2 steelbook, revealing a major spoiler embedded in the game's narrative. The steelbook's artwork divides the members of the Van der Linde gang onto the two halves of the case, featuring Arthur Morgan and Red Dead Redemption protagonist John Marston on the left side, while Dutch Van der Linde leads the right side. This visual division directly symbolizes the escalating schism within the gang, grouping the antagonists from the first Red Dead Redemption together. The art also hints at the antagonistic role played by the new character, Micah, in the storyline.


While some fans admired the subtle details in the Red Dead Redemption 2 art, others were quick to highlight the game's prequel status. Players familiar with the events of Red Dead Redemption could reasonably anticipate the antagonistic nature of characters like Dutch Van der Linde, Bill Williamson, and Javier Escuella. Many fans appreciated the case's spoiler as a foreshadowing element, allowing players to discern minor details in the eventual characterization of each villain.

As Red Dead Redemption 2 surpasses its five-year mark, fans eagerly anticipate news about the franchise's future. Despite Rockstar's silence on the matter, Arthur Morgan's voice actor, Roger Clark, confidently refers to a third game as "a certainty." Speculation surrounding a potential release of Grand Theft Auto 6 in 2025 has also fueled discussions about a new Red Dead game potentially arriving in the late 2020s. Red Dead Redemption enthusiasts may have to exercise patience as they await updates on the franchise's anticipated third installment.