The mod, titled “Hot Coffee,” allows players of the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 to hire a prostitute in one of three saloons in the game. An awkward animation follows featuring playable character Arthur Morgan and a fully clothed woman groaning in joyless congress.
It is, in other words, quite tame, quite silly, and completely consensual. To access the mod, players must download it and install it alongside the PC version of the 2019 game. It is not something players will encounter unwittingly.
Rockstar, however, wants the modder, who goes by the name Unlosing, to take it down from popular modding site Nexus Mods.
“Frankly, it is the sexual content of the Hot Coffee mod that is causing particular concern here,” said Rockstar.
At the time of publication, Unlosing has refused to either cease or desist and the mod remains available for download.
The mod’s name is a reference to the Hot Coffee mod of another Rockstar game, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, back in 2005. In that instance, the mod accessed code that Rockstar’s development team had left in the shipped game for an incomplete sex mini-game. Players could not access the mini-game in the normal course of gameplay, but they were able to do so with the Hot Coffee mod. Rockstar pulled the game from sale and re-issued it without the mini-game code.