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Red Dead Redemption 2 KKK Encounter: Where to Find the KKK in RDR2

Yes, you can encounter the KKK in Red Dead Redemption 2. Seeing as RDR2 takes place in 1899, it’s somewhat anachronistic that the Ku Klux Klan is around since the organization with all the silly costumes and fantasy-inspired names that we all know and hate now wasn’t founded until 1915. However, in Red Dead 2, the KKK is alive and kicking, well at least for as long as you allow it to be anyway. There are three possible Klan-related encounters you can find in the game, all with trademark Rockstar humor and the opportunity to send some bigots to the grave.

How to Find the KKK in Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 Klan Rally

The KKK rallies are chance encounters that you can find as you explore the world of Red Dead Redemption 2. There are three different encounters that can spawn, each with its own script. To see the Ku Klux Klan rallies in the game, you’ll need to be in the wilderness (meaning outside of town limits). From my experience these only spawn in wooded areas, though it’s possible the encounters could spawn anywhere in the wilderness. Basically, you’ll just want to ride around on trails with a lot of trees nearby and hope it spawns.

However tempting it might be for you to shoot, stab, or blow up any rally you see right off the bat. Each encounter is actually pretty funny, and it’s worth hanging back for a moment to see how they play out.

The three encounters are:

  • The KKK accepts a new member into their ranks in a big, dumb ceremony.
  • Several KKK members argue because so few people turned out for the rally.
  • A group of KKK members pathetically attempt to stand a cross up.

After you watch the scene, you can kill every KKK member you see. These encounters are one of the few times in Red Dead Redemption 2 you can blast a whole crowd of people without taking a hit to your honor. However, make sure you kill every last one. If one gets away, you can still be reported for murder. I recommend dynamite personally, but it’s your call.

How to Make the KKK in RDR2 Appear

Again, there’s no way we’ve found to make the KKK encounters appear in Red Dead 2. The known triggers are that it has to be nighttime. and in a wooded area. If you want to see this event for yourself I recommend you ride around in the most secluded forested areas of the game.

It’s possible the Klan can appear in other locations than wooded areas. However, that’s the only time I’ve seen them. If you find them somewhere else, drop us a line at [email protected] and we’ll add it to our guide!