A new mod for Red Dead Redemption 2 adds a new single-player experience to the game, with new missions, heists, and your own, bespoke character.
The Life of Crime mod allows you to begin a whole new wild west adventure, starting with the creation of a new custom character that follows in Arthur Morgan’s footsteps.
“The whole point of the mod is to play as a completely NEW character with all of your weapons and money being removed,” said creator CruelMasterMC. “NOT to play as Arthur or John. This is the whole point of the mod.”
Once installed, you kick off the Life of Crime by talking to an NPC with a white hat at Copperhead Landing, and what unfolds is a daring breakout from Siska penitentiary. This custom intro sequence gives you a little background as your character takes part in the prison break. And it’s not long before you’re meeting up with a contact to embark on a life of crime.
“While you play on in the game you can earn all of the weapons by buying them from a gunsmith or finding them anywhere on the map,” they added. “Earn more money from doing missions and such to pay for these things and many more things I plan on adding.”
Some of the many planned additions teased by the mod’s creator are additional heists and bounty hunting. Even right now though, the mod is pretty extensive, including a new skill tree and two new missions – a manor heist and a train heist.
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Although the mod has existed for a while, it previously only included the manor heist, which you played through as Arthur Morgan. Now though, it looks as though Life of Crime is aiming to create a whole new single-player experience.
Rockstar recently announced that it won’t be making any additional themed updates for Red Dead Online as it prioritizes GTA 6… so this new single-player mod couldn’t have come at a better time.
Additionally, Rockstar has also reportedly shelved planned remakes of GTA IV and the original Red Dead Redemption.
Let’s hope this ambitious new mod gives Red Dead 2 players all the new content they need.
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