Red Dead Online disables the ability to spawn KKK members via cheats

    
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Good job, guy!

Good news, players of Red Dead Online, you will no longer be getting attacked by hackers spawning the KKK on you. That’s a sentence a human being has actually had to type out in 2020, which should be indicative of the general character of this year. Hackers were spawning the KKK into the online game because… well, if you have to be told why at this point, it may be time to check Google and a news feed. Or you could just be reminded that people are terrible.

While the KKK shows up in the game’s single-player mode, the online mode does not actually feature the group of hideously small-minded bigots that would seem like a strawman created for fiction if they didn’t actually exist. However, certain hacks allow players to spawn pedestrians (or “peds”) using any models selected, which can also include the behooded models of the KKK in the online mode. (Those models are in the game because you need some obviously bad people to shoot in the single-player game and it’s 1899, so the other obvious group of bad guys won’t exist for another few decades.) The ability to spawn them specifically has been removed with laser accuracy by Rockstar Games, so the hackers attempting to ruin the game for everyone will no longer be able to do so in that specific way.

Dang it, people.

Source: Polygon
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amisojournes

This is the ad I got for this article so… LOL

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ichi sakari

hey, there are some good NPC’s on both sides

something tells me I should add a /s

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Utakata

They’ve been spawning like that in RL for last 200 years or so… /bleh

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laelgon

Not excusing the garbage human beings doing these things in any way, but why are players still able to spawn NPCs and send server wide messages in the first place? These have been issues since the game launched on PC as I remember. Rockstar seems to implement all the security of a wet napkin when it comes to their online modes.

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dreamer

Much like GTAO, RDR2O is full of hackers and cheaters. Thankfully, since players only appear on the map when in proximity to you, it’s easier to hide away.

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nomadmorlock9

They should just assign that treatment for being able to spawn anything in the game. Seems logical to me.

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Connor

After a night of using cheat engine spawning KKK members to harass brown-skinned Red Dead Online players, Billy shut off the game and prepares to go to bed in his confederate flag-adorned bed to lay his head on his pillow that had “end women’s suffrage” stitched on one side and “repeal 13” on the other. As he drifted off to sleep he dreamed of a world where people would no longer assume he was a garbage human being just because he was white.

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McGuffn

Yet Another Media Company Silencing Conservatives.

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Godnaz

I know. It’s fuckin’ great, isn’t it?

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Nathan Aldana

fun story, twitter says they cant use their algorithms to kick white supremacists off their platform because it would also kick Republicans off their platform.

Almost like theyre saying the same things and are the same people or something.

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Loopy

This reads strangely like that episode of Mythic Quest with the racists.

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Archebius

An employee interviewed by Motherboard said that. Twitter has denied that’s even a factor. It’s more complicated to algorithmically monitor that type of content, period.

https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019/4/26/18516997/why-doesnt-twitter-ban-nazis-white-nationalism