Weird Red Dead Online issue causes player to disappear when touching water

Red Dead Online remains popular as a live-service game, but it’s not perfect, as evidenced by an issue that causes players to disappear into the water.


Red Dead redemption character standing above the water

Live games are at their peak in the industry, and Red Dead Online is no exception. It remains popular with fans for a variety of reasons, especially since it brings the Wild West to life and allows players to experience the adventure together. However, there are still quite a few bugs strewn throughout the game. Luckily for Red Dead Online players, some of these errors can also be quite humorous, like the weird bug where a particular player, disappeared after touching water.

This is not the first bug to appear in the multiplayer game. A well-known error in the game involves bridges that launch players through the air with alarming speed, which players love to recreate. Another involves a player who has completed a Red Dead Online bounty mission only to run into a strange bug in which they were teleported straight to Mexico. There are many more that have yet to be documented, but not all of them are fun for gamers. Fortunately, this problem is much more innocent, and neither player suffered a major repercussion.

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Reddit user justinpowe13 discovered the issue while he and his friend were exploring a multiplayer game. While on horseback, his friend galloped towards the river. But just as he touched the water, he disappeared completely out of sight. The event was so unexpected that he immediately recorded the result. And after watching the full clip, fans immediately made a connection; The player looks exactly like Mario as he jumps into a tableau by Super Mario 64.

Later, justinpowe13 revealed that this strange phenomenon is actually due to a slight lag. When the player touched the water, their connection was severed, teleporting them to a different location. Fortunately, the player was not too far away from his friend and the game resumed normally. Regardless, fans love the video and even recreated the clip with Mario-inspired sound effects. It is definitely one of the funniest Red Dead Online glitches to see.

While there are plenty of players who are still in love with the classic western title, the latest Red Dead Online The update leaves fans disappointed due to a lack of content. Given that Red Dead Redemption 2 is now three years old, it is likely that Rockstar Games will limit its time with the live service in the future, in order to focus on new projects. Hopefully fans will still be able to find ways to enjoy the title even as the number of players decreases.

Red Dead Online is currently available on PC, PS4, Stadia, and Xbox One.

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