This year's April Fools Day was unfortunately colored by the on-going viral epidemic that has left its mark across the globe, but in times like these it's even more important to have the most fun that we can with such a wacky holiday. Rockstar thought it would be a good idea to rekindle some of the holiday spirit by bringing snow back to Red Dead Online.
Temporary snow cover affecting the entire map is a typical staple of the December holiday season, when for a few days around Christmas and New Year's Eve, the entire game worlds of Red Dead Online and Grand Theft Auto Online experience heavy snowfall.
Bringing back the snow for a day was a nice touch. Allowing players, who can only meet virtually due to social distancing measures, have snowball fights and run their usual activities across a frozen landscape. The variety also helps, what with so many of us putting more hours into Red Dead Online than usual - it was a great way to break the monotony!
It's not likely that we'll see snow returning to Red Dead Online until the holiday season at the end of the year, by which time we won't be dealing with quarantine measures with any luck. Also announced yesterday, but by no means a joke, Rockstar is pledging revenue from Gold purchases to help with relief efforts, so if you were planning to buy some, now is as good a time as any.
If you find that you miss the snowy landscape, you're luckier than GTA Online players. Red Dead Redemption 2 and Online's map has several locations where snow is permanently present. Simply head to the mountainous regions in the northern part of the map if you want to enjoy it without having to worry about a deadline - thaw won't ever come!