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After dozens of hours of great story and character building in Red Dead Redemption 2, we discover that despite his outlaw roots and dastardly deeds, there's a quiet dignity to Arthur Morgan, a certain world-weary nobility. 

Now let's see if he retains it while riding around the Old West on an enormous hog, shall we?

You've probably seen JulioNIB's work before. He's the creator of mods that let you play GTA as everything from Tony Stark (opens in new tab) to a giant shark. (opens in new tab) And now he's working on Pig Rider, a mod for RDR2 that makes hogs a) megahuge and b) mountable.

Very large pigs aren't the only creatures you can ride in Pig Rider, as the mod's page (opens in new tab), the source of the gif above, also shows Morgan astride a giant cougar, an enormous wolf, and a normal-sized bear. (Since bears are already pretty big, they don't need to be scaled up for Arthur to take them for a spin.) You can also sail across the world riding on the back of a giant eagle or bat.

Those are all cool animals to roam around on, but they pale in comparison to the Big Pig. We've seen bears and giant wolves and eagles being ridden by warriors in fantasy settings plenty of times, but a fabled Pig Rider? You know he's even more dangerous because he could be riding a bear or wolf but he chose the pig

He chose the pig.

This currently being a work in progress, supporters of JulioNIB's patreon page (opens in new tab) who pledge at least $5 get first crack at trying the Pig Rider mod, though these mods typically become available for everyone further down the line when they're complete. 

(Image credit: Rockstar, JulioNIB)

(Image credit: Rockstar, JulioNIB)

(Image credit: Rockstar, JulioNIB)

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.