A new Red Dead Redemption 2 mod gives players a companion dog to accompany them, which many players have wanted since launch.
Traveling through the wild west of Red Dead Redemption 2 can be lonely, as Arthur Morgan spends most of the adventure separating himself from the rest of the Van Der Linde gang to explore on his own. However, a new mod may offer exactly the kind of companion that many players have asked for since the game’s launch, a little dog friend.
This newest mod for Red Dead Redemption 2 is courtesy of modder Shtivi and was initially discovered by PCGamesN. As the name of the Dog Companion mod suggests, it gives players the opportunity to explore the game’s many regions with a dog that follows it and even helps interact with the world.
The mod itself gives players the option to “bond” with a dog while petting it, causing the dog to follow as a companion and respond to hisses like a horse. However, the dog mechanic goes a bit beyond following the player, as the new companion can now assist during close combat and play an active role in Red Dead Redemption 2 hunting activities. These dogs even They will react when the player is attacked by aggressive animals in the wild, attacking the animal before it can land on Arthur, a common risk of hunting in jaguar territory.
Once a player picks up a companion dog, the animal also gains its own health core, which is increased by feeding it meat captured from the wild game that it helps to catch. Also, while the dog will come when asked, there is a range where it will not respond, but can still reappear when lost via a new message on the horse’s main menu. Therefore, players can be sure that their new favorite hunting partner in Red Dead Redemption 2 will not abandon them if they stray too far for whatever reason.
When it comes to a mod that responds to a fan request, modder Shtivi really went out of his way to make sure the dog is more than just a little addition lurking in the background. The additional hunting and melee mechanics work to make this a substantial addition to these aspects of the game, and the other additions help it blend in with all the other systems. So especially for dog lovers, but also for anyone who just wants a hunting companion while exploring the wild west, this could be one of the best Red Dead Redemption 2 mods as long as Shtivi keeps their support.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now for PC, PS4, Stadia, and Xbox One.