Over the last weekend, a leak about an alien-themed DLC for Red Dead Redemption 2 has surfaced, which gains many attentions from the gaming community and fans of the game. However, today, the source of the leak has confessed on Reddit that all those "leaks" was just a big lie, and this is just an experiment to learn "how easily rumors can spread online".

While the leaks have been removed by the mods of Reddit, we can still show you the details of it below:

  1. The new DLC for Red Dead Redemption 2 is currently in the works, singleplayer only, and will explore the idea of fighting Aliens.
  2. Red Dead Redemption remake is in the works, made by the engine of Red Dead Redemption 2. The new features will also be added to the remake.

As the leak above sounds "too good to be true", many didn't believe it at first. However, as the leak was picked up by some famous YouTuber and journalist, this rumor has spread all over the internet.

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According to this user, the "leak" was an experiment to observe how fast “rumors in video game culture” can spread. As it's just a prank that went too far, the user feel guilty as more and more big websites started reporting on the rumor.

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Also, because the leaker wanted to see the remake of RDR1, it also become a part of the suppose leak.

And with the leak got spreaded so far over the past weekend, this experiment has shown us that people nowaday are really ready to believe anything on the internet, with rumors easily become news stories and spreading all over the social media.