The Red Dead Redemption 2 RedM mod has been forced to stop accepting new players after Rockstar Games made a change to the API of their Wild West third-person shooter.
If you're unfamiliar with RedM, it launched late last year as a mod framework for Red Dead Redemption 2. It also happens to have a neat multiplayer mode that lets players do a lot more with the game than what's possible in vanilla RDR2 multiplayer. Notably, it launched right around the time that the official multiplayer service went live.
Unfortunately, Rockstar Games has made some changes to the code of Red Dead Redemption 2 which has consequently caused RedM to stop accepting new players into the service.
"RedM currently won't work for new players as Rockstar removed an API service we require to verify you own a legitimate copy of RDR2 on PC," the mod team said on their official Twitter. "Since we can't remove this check legally, and Rockstar does not provide an alternative API, new players therefore can't play RedM."
Will the Red Dead Redemption 2 RedM Multiplayer Mod Open Up Again?
Those of you who may have been looking forward to trying out this mod might be disappointed, but a question hangs in the air — is the RedM mod going to be returning at some point? The mod's developers haven't given up just yet.
"We are still investigating alternative measures of implementing ownership checks for RedM, however without Rockstar's cooperation this of course is a lot more difficult," they said in a follow-up tweet.
Rockstar's desire to keep players from playing third-party multiplayer is understandable considering that they wouldn't be able to make any money off of players who aren't on Red Dead Redemption Online. Still, the news of these changes is surely disappointing to some. Hopefully, the RedM team will be able to get it figured out.
What do you think of Rockstar Games' changes which foiled the usage of the RedM multiplayer mod? Are you disappointed that it isn't accessible to new players anymore? Let us know in the comments below!