In an exciting development for the gaming community, a new mod for the wildly popular Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2), known as Jobs – Expanded and Enhanced, has just been released. Creators Bolmin and Shtivi have given players an entirely new way to experience the Wild West, moving away from the typical gunslinging adventures and towards an immersive and wholesome work-life simulation.
The new mod, which is a reimagined version of an earlier project by Bolmin, integrates job boards into every major settlement within the RDR2 universe. It allows players to swap their six-shooters for work tools, as the protagonist Arthur Morgan can now take up various non-violent jobs. This provides a new dimension to gameplay, inviting players to further immerse themselves in the 1899 setting in a way that differs from typical combat-focused interactions.
The mod introduces six new legal work avenues that are ripe for exploration:
- Driver: Tasks include transporting and safeguarding passengers.
- Farmhand: Earn income through chores around farms.
- Vermin Controller: Provide assistance to farms by managing pest threats to their property and livestock.
- Wagon Guard: Protect wagon transport and ensure safe delivery.
- Mail Carrier: Support postal services by delivering letters to town residents.
- Dock Labourer: Assist in the bustling dock operations in St Denis and Annesburg.
One of the key highlights noted by players and reviewers alike is how this mod fundamentally alters the game’s approach, shifting it from a shooter game to a cowboy life simulator. The immersive appeal of RDR2 has always been one of its most lauded features. The mod builds upon this aspect, allowing players to engage more deeply with the world by taking part in the everyday life of the era, rather than constant combat.
Despite the excitement, some questions have been raised regarding the mod’s economic system. An example cited is the wage for the driver job, which pays out $15 per task. While this might sound reasonable in an 1899 setting, when adjusted to 2023’s inflation rate, it translates to approximately $535.06 – a seemingly inflated wage compared to contemporary ride-share earnings.
To enjoy the benefits of this mod, players need to incorporate tools known as Scripthook and Online Content Unlocker, or alternatively, Version.dll, into the game’s primary folder. Once these tools are installed, the Jobs mod files can be placed in the same directory, paving the way for an entirely new and immersive RDR2 experience.
The Jobs – Expanded and Enhanced mod is testament to the creativity of the gaming community, expanding the boundaries of RDR2 beyond the traditional outlaw narrative. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a new player, this mod promises an innovative and engaging way to experience the Wild West.