Red Dead Redemption 2 Hackers Are Framing Innocent Players and Getting Them Banned

Be Careful of Treasure Chests

Red Dead Redemption 2’s multiplayer portion, Red Dead Online is focused around becoming the best criminal you can be. While this is all fun and games, it appears that some players have taken this idea to heart and are now tricking unsuspecting gamers into getting banned or suspended from the game.

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Rockstar has really cracked down of players who use cheats or another form of hacks, but this incident is totally new and hard to combat. Hackers are spawning in treasure chests randomly throughout the Red Dead Online world as traps. These alluring chests serve as a way to get blissfully ignorant players to take the bait. Once the chest is opened by another player, they usually become banned or suspended shortly afterward.

As you could imagine this problem has become quite the issue and fans are upset. This particular hack is most prevalent on PC for obvious reasons, but that does not mean that console player should not be cautious either. Don’t go around opening up the treasure chest for the next little while until this problem is fixed.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has had massive success since its launch in 2018, but its online mode has seen some setbacks. There has been a myriad of glitches and bugs that continue to pop up as well as an apparent hacking problem. Hopefully, Rockstar is able to act quickly and ensure a much better playing experience for its customers. Rockstar has acknowledged the issue and is working to fix it but there is no clear timetable for when this is going to be smoothed out. Chances are that fans will have to be waiting a while.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is currently available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.