Following in the footsteps of GTA Online, Red Dead Online has faced problems with hackers for a good while now – and more recently, things took a severe turn for the worse. Community members noticed a marked increase in hackers spawning Ku Klux Klan NPCs, often accompanied by a barrage of racist slurs, and took to Twitter and Reddit to express their concerns.
As reported by Polygon, it seems Rockstar Games has finally found a way to stop hackers being able to spawn KKK into online sessions. Dataminer Tez2 found that the game now checks if you are online, detects if an event is trying to spawn peds with KKK models, and instantly deletes it. Rockstar later confirmed to Polygon that the cheat had been disabled.
KKK NPCs appear in Red Dead Redemption 2’s story mode, but hackers were able to use mod menus in Red Dead Online to find the KKK models (“peds”) and spawn them into the game world, something which is no longer possible.