Red Dead Redemption 2 Fan’s Undead Nightmare 2 Concept is So Good That Players Wish It Was Real


  • Fans still yearn for Red Dead Redemption 2 Undead Nightmare DLC, but with support finished on Red Dead 2 and Rockstar focusing on GTA 6, those dreams are essentially dead.
  • A player’s detailed concept for an Undead Nightmare expansion has reignited interest in the zombie-infested Wild West theme.
  • Despite fan frustration, the closest experience to Undead Nightmare in RDR2 is through mods, with fans continuing to hope that an official sequel will happen one day.

A Red Dead Redemption 2 player online has created an amazing concept for a potential Undead Nightmare expansion, leaving many in the game’s community wishing it was real. Red Dead Redemption 2 fans have been begging for the DLC to return in the sequel, but their calls have gone unanswered.

The Undead Nightmare expansion to the original Red Dead Redemption was an enormous hit for Rockstar, putting protagonist John Marston into a zombie-infested Wild West. It was a complete change of pace to the main game, which many players appreciated. However, despite plenty of Red Dead Redemption 2 Undead Nightmare Easter eggs, a new version for Rockstar’s sequel never materialized. Now, over five years since Red Dead Redemption 2 was released, it seems almost impossible for a new version of Undead Nightmare. However, , some fans are clearly still fascinated by what might have been.


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Redditor danielgmal shared their incredible concept with the Red Dead Redemption 2 community online, which includes a full outline of how the potential DLC would start, as well as detailed features of what the expansion would actually entail and how it would improve upon the original. Better yet, they have even used Midjourney AI to imagine what this might look like in practice, with some truly awesome results. Players have imagined in the past what Arthur Morgan would look like in Red Dead Redemption 2 Undead Nightmare, but few have imagined the entire hypothetical expansion in detail.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Undead Nightmare Concept

Others in the thread made sure to share their frustration at Rockstar, for leaving money on the table by not creating an Undead Nightmare for Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s certainly undeniable that the increased map size and new mechanics would make for some interesting moments, but there is one way to see what it might look like for real. A while back, a Red Dead Redemption 2 mod added Undead Nightmare zombies to the game, and alongside fan concepts, this is likely the closest players will get to such an experience.

Naturally, any talk of a sequel to Red Dead Redemption 2 will often be followed by the possibility of Undead Nightmare returning in the next game. Some even feel that Red Dead Redemption 3 should skip straight to Undead Nightmare, although this would be such a change of pace that it seems like an unlikely pipe dream. That said, with Rockstar skipping the concept in Red Dead Redemption 2, it’d certainly be nice to see it return in any future sequel. With Grand Theft Auto 6 first on Rockstar’s list of priorities, it’ll likely be some time before any realistic talk of Red Dead Redemption 3 – and by extension, a new Undead Nightmare – can begin.

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Red Dead Redemption 2

RDR2 is a Western-themed action/adventure game by Rockstar. It’s a prequel to Red Dead Redemption and stars Arthur Morgan, an outlaw who adventures across the land avoiding and fighting other outlaws, the government, and anyone else looking to cause trouble.

October 26, 2018