Red Dead Redemption 2 just got its biggest update in a while

Red Dead Redemption 2, specifically, Red Dead Online, just got a significant-sized update but it appears to have no new content.

Most developers would kill to have the same following Rockstar Games has with Red Dead Redemption 2.

A 2.89 Gb update dropped today on Steam. What??? from RedDeadOnline

According to u/Kindainappropriate, Red Dead Redemption 2's Steam page shows the game received a 2.89GB update. Unfortunately, upon further inspection, Rockstar didn't seem to add anything significant. Also, other users confirmed this only applies to the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2.

As exciting as the prospect of a "hidden" update for Red Dead Online is, fans shouldn't get their hopes up. It's worth noting that GTA Online recently got patched due to a massive security issue. The PC-exclusive GTA Online exploit, which haunted the popular open-world online sandbox game for the better part of the past two weeks, allowed cheaters to mess with other player accounts to get them banned from the game.

There's little reason to believe that the same exploit doesn't exist in Red Dead Online, so Rockstar might be erring on the side of caution and patched a similar potential exploit from the now-defunct game before someone catches on to it.

Red Dead Redemption Biggest Update
It's still interesting why Rockstar dropped content support for Red Dead Online when it's still so popular.

Rockstar effectively killed Red Dead Online last summer despite the popularity of Red Dead Redemption 2. The open-world western title recently passed the 50 million sales milestone, which might explain why some fans insist that the patch has something to do with a new content update for the game. We can't rule this out yet but it seems highly unlikely.