Red Dead Redemption 2 is already a near-perfect game, and a new mod is looking to make it even better by adding world persistence and a more authentic experience. Enhanced Entity and World Persistence 1.3 mod is now available on Nexus Mods.
The mod aims to make your actions while exploring the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 feel more impactful and permanent. Most players can understand the annoyance of dismounting their horse or cart, dealing with something and finding that their transport option of choice has vanished. With this mod, things you’ve placed in a specific spot will stay there until you move it again.
The mod allows you to configure a “Persistence Ring”, within the radius of which items will remain and not just despawn after a set amount of time. While exploring the wide open world, this radius should be fairly large, which means if you leave something somewhere on the map, you can be confident it will still be there when you return. The radius is smaller in towns to be performance friendly, but this can be changed according to the players’ wishes.
This mod will also affect how you treat bodies left on roads. Usually, bodies of victims or enemies don’t really need to be carefully hidden to avoid the ire of the law, as they despawn quickly and don’t catch the attention of passing NPCs.
With this mod active, the witness system becomes far more dynamic and interactive, forcing you to be careful with where and how you hide bodies.
This is the perfect mod for those looking for an authentic and more true-to-life experience, which is often hampered by Red Dead Redemption 2’s object reset times. Adding object permanence makes the entire experience much more realistic.
With this, all that’s left is a mod which allows players to buy or build their own permanent homes. There are no indications that any such expansion is planned for the game, so most likely this is not going to happen. There are, of course, mods available for this.
Now if this mod could be added to Red Dead Online, it would make for some very interesting gameplay!
About Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2, prequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption, is an action-adventure game produced and released by Rockstar Games in 2018. The story, set in 1899, follows outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang.
Red Dead Redemption 2 portrays the Wild West, while being set in the fictional Western and Southern United States.