Although it seems like nearly everything has been discovered with regards to Red Dead Redemption 2, one fan has pointed out one more extraordinary detail about protagonist Arthur Morgan’s notorious hat. Rockstar’s most ongoing release came out back in 2018, yet players are still passionately dissecting both the game’s single-player and online multiplayer modes.
The exceptionally acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2 is loaded up with small details that fans are still getting surprised by over three years after its release. The massive open universe of the game has been meticulously crafted, with a diverse assortment of various biomes and side activities for players to sink their teeth into. This attention to detail is not exclusive to exploration or open-world structure, notwithstanding, as Red Dead Redemption 2 has gotten no shortage of praise for its dramatic narrative and profound character advancement. This greatly applies to the game’s central character Arthur Morgan, who prevailed upon many in the gaming community because of his moral ambiguity, sentimentality, and upset upbringing.
Significantly more light has been shed on Arthur Morgan thanks to particularly keen Red Dead Redemption fan GTA5_RAM on Reddit. In Red Dead Redemption 2’s camp, players can observe an image of Arthur’s father Lyle above his bed. As GTA5_RAM points out, Lyle is shown to be wearing the same hat that Arthur Morgan begins the game with.
It’s clear that a lot of effort went into making Arthur Morgan a robust, complex character, so it’s improbable that this detail is a simple coincidence or an oversight on Rockstar’s part. Having said that, it is interesting that Arthur has clutched his father’s hat, as he writes in his journal that his father would beat him, expressing a general sense of resentment towards the man. Arthur’s character all through Red Dead Redemption 2 is defined by struggle and internal struggle, so him harboring complicated or contradictory feelings towards his father certainly lines up with the rest of his behavior.
It’s notable that Red Dead Redemption 2 is a sad game, and this detail could make it much sadder in the eyes of many fans. That’s not to say that this is a bad thing, notwithstanding; while Rockstar’s other flagship property Grand Theft Auto is satirical and comedic in nature, the Red Dead Redemption games serve up significantly darker, more contemplative material. The mind boggling and mature character advancement of the game is a major part of this material, so there’s no question that this detail will be appreciated by many Red Dead Redemption 2 players.