Latest updated files from Grand Theft Auto Online‘s new heist may have revealed a weapon that you can earn for both GTA Online and Rockstar’s next game, Red Dead Redemption 2.
Files found in GTA Online‘s latest update contain assets that hint at an upcoming treasure hunt. A character model titled “dead hick” in the update’s files will lead players to a treasure chest marked with the “Boles Overland Stagecoach Co.” logo from Red Dead Redemption 2 screenshots.
Texture for the "dead hick", that likely will lead us to the treasure.
— Spider-Vice (@SpiderVice) December 12, 2017
The chest contains a high-falutin’ six-shooter that unlocks a new Rockstar Games Social Club challenge. According to text found inside the files, completing a 50-headshot challenge with the weapon “will unlock GTA$ and an exclusive variation of the weapon in Red Dead Redemption 2.”
The new double-action revolver unlocked in the GTA Online #RDR2 "treasure hunt" comes with its own 50-headshot challenge and will give you a "GTA$ reward and exclusive variation of the weapon in Red Dead Redemption 2". Credits: @WildBrick142 @SpiderVice pic.twitter.com/SIxHsYiz1u
— Red Dead Network (@RedDeadNet) December 12, 2017
Even if you don’t play GTA Online, this could be a good sign to fans waiting patiently for anything related to Red Dead Redemption 2, most notably a release date after the game was delayed until (at the earliest) April 2018. If Rockstar is willing to roll out Red Dead-related assets, it could mean we’ll see a release date announcement sometime in the near future.
Source: VG 24/7