Red Dead Redemption 2 not having Undead Nightmare DLC is 'criminal', fans agree
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Fans have agreed that no Undead Nightmare mode in Red Dead Redemption 2 is “criminal” and a waste of the game’s potential.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be five years old this October, and despite being considered a “masterpiece” amongst fans, Rockstar don't seem to have made much effort to prolong the franchise. Since it was released, it has received a few lacklustre updates for Red Dead Online, and basically nothing else, which many fans are now calling a wasted opportunity.
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It’s gotten so bad that fans are petitioning Rockstar to make single-player DLC for the game, but it doesn’t seem like it’s getting anywhere. Out of everything that could have been added to Red Dead Redemption 2, the one that hurts the most is no Undead Nightmare.
Undead Nightmare was a DLC expansion for the original Red Dead Redemption, featuring a brand new single player campaign, as well as filling the map with hordes of zombies. It was truly an incredible experience, and often hailed as one of the “all-time great DLCs”.
Reddit user Strange_Music shared a post expressing disappointment at the lack of an Undead Nightmare sequel in Red Dead Redemption 2, saying, “I'm replaying RDR2 for the [third] time & for the [third] time I'm reminded of how much I want Undead Nightmare 2 in this game engine. GTA Online prints money so I bet Rockstar could afford it.”
Other fans agreed it was criminal to not include some kind of follow-up, especially since several easter eggs found in the game allude to supernatural events or activity, as well as the success of the original expansion. “With that weird UFO tease in the main game I was hoping Rockstar was teeing up a Cowboys vs Aliens inspired DLC as a spiritual successor to Undead Nightmare... but nope, nothing," said one fan.
“I blame the multiplayer craze that has infected Rockstar in recent years. Rather than introduce fun and unique single player DLC for one of the most detailed video games ever made, they decided to focus all their energy on a mediocre multiplayer mode," added another while someone wrote, “GTA Online was amazing for a year or two but it was also the worst thing that could've happened. As soon as Rockstar realised how much money they could make with it, they abandoned everything else. There wasn't even a single player DLC for GTA V.”
Admittedly, it’s sad that Red Dead Redemption 2 didn’t get the same expansion treatment the first game did, however, some fans have taken matters into their own hands, and made Undead Nightmare 2 themselves.