Red Dead Redemption Sadie Arthur

Red Dead Redemption 2, now with 100% more “vomit-roping”

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time,
‘Til touch down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they think I am at home –
Oh no, no, no, I’m a vomit man
Vomit man burning out his bullrush up here alone.

Proving that no problem is without a solution, Red Dead Redemption 2 players have discovered that you can use this unconventional method to preclude those inconvenient, death-by-oops-I-fell-off-a-mountain accidents.

Puke. It’s puke. You use puke.

How? Which how, though – how do you use puke to circumvent broken bones and organ failure, or how is this even a thing that some guy worked out? I dunno about the second one, but for the first, it’s basic biology. I mean, it’s basic biology according to the not-so-basic rules of game design.

In Red Dead Redemption 2, like in reality, some plants are emetics. That’s a science term for “thing that makes you puke”. Eating bullrushes, for example, will make you sick big time. But “time” is the important factor here, because in the game, heaving up your organic, ethically-sourced, gluten-free lunch prompts an animation cycle of several seconds, and that animation cycle cancels out other prevailing condition modifiers – like death-by-oops-I-fell-of-a-mountain damage.

If you want to know whether or not this same technique can be used in combat, me too. Christine, you’ve got an important job to do.

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