One Red Dead Online player creates a surprisingly game-accurate Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, complete with scars.
By Nicola Kapron
Published 2 hours ago
Red Dead Online is well known for giving players a wide variety of customization options, which many players use to recreate characters from other franchises. Now, one player has seized the opportunity to make a surprisingly game-accurate version of Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher?franchise in Red Dead Online.
Geralt is a Witcher, an alchemical mutant created for the specific purpose of killing monsters–human or otherwise–but looking past the magical elements of his character, he fits quite nicely into the Red Dead Redemption series. Like Arthur Morgan, John Marston, and most of the series’ other major players, Geralt is a relic of a wilder time that is now fading away. Even with the aesthetic differences stemming from Geralt’s dark fantasy roots, he looks much more natural than, say, Spider-Man in Red Dead Online.
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While the customization options in Red Dead Online are very robust, it appears they do not allow for one of Geralt’s visual trademarks, his?yellow cat-like eyes. However,?Redditor?HeySoloSoyYo was able to recreate just about every other aspect of Geralt’s design from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, from his prominent facial scars to his armor. This recreation does make Geralt’s beard a little longer and his hair a little less flowing, but those seem to be due to engine differences. HeySoloSoyYo has previously created Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi in Red Dead Online, and the experience shows in this project.
This recreation of Geralt features shoulder-length, swept-back white hair, a thick grey beard and mustache, and a heavy, multi-layered outfit that includes a jerkin,?two bandoliers to replace Geralt’s shoulder harnesses, and a single sword. The other blade is replaced by a gun instead, begging the question of which is for monsters and which is for men. Guns that shoot silver bullets are a staple of fantasy, after all. While some liberties have been taken with Geralt’s outfit, he looks incredibly accurate to The Witcher games. HeySoloSoyYo also gave a gun to a Red Dead Online recreation of Invincible’s Omniman which is about as accurate as a Red Dead Online player can get without mods.
The Witcher’s similar tone and dark fantasy aesthetic make it relatively straightforward to translate Geralt into Red Dead Online, but other franchises can run into a few more problems. Fortunately,?Red Dead Redemption fans aren’t just fond of recreating characters and outfits from other franchises–one fan?decided to recreate outfits from Red Dead Redemption 1 in Red Dead Redemption 2. Although there were some missing outfits, as certain pieces of DLC gear simply don’t exist in Red Dead Redemption 2, the result was as nostalgic as it was accurate.
Red Dead Online?is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Xbox One.
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