Red Dead Redemption 2 players think they’ve unlocked the game’s biggest mystery

Red Dead Redemption 2 players think they’ve unlocked the game’s biggest mystery, but understandably the jury is still out on whether or not that is true. Rockstar Games Plush REd Dead Redemption 2 with mysteries for players to solve on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Some of these mysteries were immediately solved. Others took years. And some remain unresolved. Falling into the latter category is the mystery of Nigel’s friend, Gavin.

If you played Red Dead Redemption 2, you’ve almost certainly crossed paths with a character named Nigel, an Englishman who knows how to wander the plains, desperately looking for his mate, Gavin. Players can meet Nigel throughout the game, and by the end of it it’s obvious that the character’s mental and physical well-being has deteriorated.

Now, there are no characters named Gavin in the game files, nor any files that hint at Gavin’s existence. As a result, many have written off that the character exists. However, it can take the plunge. If all of Red Dead Redemption 2 the mysteries collapsed in the hands of the dataminers, they wouldn’t be very good mysteries. In other words, it’s entirely possible that Rockstar Games predicted that players would look for a character named Gavin in the files and prepare accordingly.

Reinforcing this counter-theory is a new find on the game’s Reddit page that has caught some attention. While playing the game, a player revealed that he came across the corpse of a character wearing an outfit that looks a lot like Nigel.

“I just started Chapter 6 and was on my way to the Northeast Mission Widow,” the player said. “I saw an ‘X’ marking a corpse and went to look, I thought maybe it was an ambush at Murfee’s brood. When I got there there was a guy getting off his horse to look at the body, I felt scripted but I don’t. I don’t know. He didn’t have any special dialogue. But this guy has an outfit VERY similar to Nigel’s. I could try to take his body to a city to see if anything’s going on.

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For now, take everything here with a grain of salt. Although the case presented is convincing, it is far from conclusive. Sadly, unless a developer at Rockstar Games breaks the silence on the mystery, we may never have answers for Nigel.