Drew Costley, San Francisco Chronicle, November 3, 2018
A new Easter egg in the latest video game from Rockstar Games allows players to kill members of the white supremacist organization Ku Klux Klan, Inverse reports.
Typically, attacking or killing a character without reason in Red Dead Redemption II, which was released on Oct. 26, results in losing points on your “honor meter.” But that’s not the case if you attack members of the KKK, who can be found burning crosses in the Western-themed action-adventure game.
According to Game Revolution, there are three scenarios in which you can find the KKK gathering in the game: performing a ceremony to welcome a member, arguing because of low turnout to their rally, and attempting to stand up a cross … and failing. After watching them acting out one of these scenarios, players can attack them while maintaining their honor.
Most of the people posting about the Easter egg are, like Milner, lauding Rockstar Games for the feature, but others took issue with the feature.
“Currently talking to a guy who thinks Red Dead Dedemption 2 is ‘too politically correct’ because you can kill KKK,” wrote Twitter user @GuyFromTheArea.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of KKK chapters in the United States has dropped to 72, which is the lowest level they’ve been in the past 15 years. The highest number of KKK chapters was 221, which was recorded in 2010, the last time a game in the Red Dead game series was released.