A Red Dead Redemption 2 Hot Coffee mod allows players to engage in some adult activity. Naturally, Rockstar Games and Take-Two are not pleased.
Anyone familiar with the history of Rockstar Games is probably well aware of the Hot Coffee mod. In short, it was mod for 2004’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that made the previously inaccessible minigame in which players could simulate sexual intercourse between CJ and his girlfriend, well, accessible. There’s more drama to the story, obviously, but that’s the basic functionality of the mod itself. Well, it seems a similarly inspired mod has now been made for Red Dead Redemption 2. Come on, we all knew was only a matter of time.
Uploaded to NexusMods earlier this month, Red Dead Redemption 2‘s Hot Coffee mod allows players to get their sexy freak on with certain characters in the game. By going to specific locations (Valentine Saloon, Saint Denis Saloon and Strawaberry Hotel/Welcome Center), players can approach a prostitute and yada, yada, yada, do the deed.
Naturally, Rockstar is not pleased with the mod, to say the least. As reported by PCGamer, a legal representative for Rockstar and parent company Take-Two Interactive have already told the mod makers to take it down as it presumably violates a few of RDR2’s End User License Agreement and Code of Conduct rules:
"Swegta’s video, from February 18, quotes an email stating that RDR2’s EULA “prohibits acts like decompiling, preparing derivative works based on, or otherwise modifying the software,” and that the code of conduct for online services “includes a prohibition on users creating, uploading, or posting material that is vulgar, obscene, sexually oriented, or inconsistent with community standards.”"
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Unlosing, one of the mod creators, responded to PCGamesN, confirming the legal threat but defending that the mod doesn’t technically break any of the rules.
"“The mod doesn’t contain any nudity or nude models, and only uses assets that are still in the game. The animations are from the drunk bar mission with Lenny (which are still in the game), and the ‘moaning’ noises are simply the sounds the [character models] make when they get injured. Also, they mention ‘online services’, however this mod is only available for single-player. To answer your question: no, I don’t think it’s fair.”"
I guess that’s a valid argument? Ultimately, I think Rockstar and Take-Two are going to win this one. As of right now, though the Red Dead Redemption 2 Hot Coffee mod is still available for download. Unlosing said he has no plans to take it down, so there’s that.
Honestly, I’ve seen videos of the mod in action and it’s not that bad — especially when you consider Red Dead Redemption 2 is already a Mature game. But I’m also a 31-year-old adult. Despite the “M” rating, kids are inevitably going to play Red Dead Redemption 2 and I doubt Rockstar or Take-Two want this sort of thing available to the public, not after all that hullabaloo with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.