Weather is a fundamental aspect that exists within the Red Dead Redemption universe. It acts as an important role in creating a realistic world environment, giving atmosphere to the world's in which Red Dead is set. Weather is controlled by a time and location cycle, whereby certain weather types only occur in certain areas. For instance Dust storms only occur in the deserts of New Austin, and snow showers only occur in the mountainous regions of Grizzlies West. In Redemption 2, when pressing down on the D-Pad gives a temperature reading in either Celsius or Fahrenheit. The players clothing links to such weather. In colder climates the players health will deteriorate more quickly if wearing light clothing, likewise if wearing heavy clothing in hot climates. There are many different types of weather, as listed below
Types of Weather
- Rain is one of the most common types of weather in Red Dead Redemption and Redemption 2. Areas such as Hennigan's Stead, The Heartlands etc will often see heavy rain showers every few days, some also associated with winds and thunderstorms. Thunderstorms include dynamic lighting which can often strike locations close to the player.
- Sunny/Clear weather is the most frequent type of weather in Red Dead and Red Dead 2. Sunny weather can often be in intervals, or clear skies altogether. Warmer climates such as the Deserts of New Austin and the Meadows of Lemoyne are where drier and hot conditions are most prevalent.
- Cloudy/Overcast, particularly in Swampy regions such as Stillwater Creek and Thieves' Landing, and in mountainous regions like Ambarino and Roanoke Ridge.
- Dust Storms occur in desert regions of New Austin and often result in very limited visibility.
- Snow Storms occur in mountainous regions of the Grizzlies, notably Grizzlies West. Like Dust Storms, these also result in poor visibility and can make travelling in these regions difficult and dangerous
- Fog/Mist, often seen during periods of the day in various regions of the map. Swamp regions and areas near water can often be quite foggy during the morning and evening hours. Early morning mist can quite often be seen in areas such as the Bayou's of Lemoyne and the Heartland regions.