Hate Mail Sent To Guy Who Shares Name With Red Dead Redemption Villain

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the only game anyone is playing at the moment, and fans are really, really getting immersed in the world of Arthur Morgan and company.

The depth, detail and story have all been driving players wild, so it’s not really any surprise to find out that some people are confusing real life with the Rockstar game…

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A Twitter user named Colm O’Driscoll has admitted he’s been targeted by Instagram and Twitter trolls thanks to his moniker – a name which he shares with one of the Red Dead Redemption 2 villains.

In the game, O’Driscoll is a nasty outlaw with an penchant for bullying, but his real-life counterpart is an Irish footballer.

Real-life O’Driscoll tweeted: “So it turns out I share the same name as a #RedDeadRedemption2 character and now I’m receiving hate mail online 😂”

In the tweet, O’Driscoll shared screenshots of some of the pretty nasty messages he’s received, admitting that he doesn’t own the game or even a compatible console to play it on.

He then jokingly (sort of) asked Rockstar if they’d like to send him both a PlayStation and a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2.

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Copies of the game have been flying off the shelves since the game launched on 26th October 2018, and its now emerging just how successful the release has been.

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According to Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, more than 17 million copies of RDR2 have been shipped so far – a figure that represents sales as of yesterday.