The Red Dead Redemption 2 player used his “Sharp Eye” ability just at the moment when lightning struck the countryside in the middle of a storm. Using this ability allowed the player to get a better look at the lightning when it struck in slow motion. The video appears to have been shot in the single-player story mode of Red Dead Redemption 2.
The mechanics of the “Well-aimed Eye” were originally introduced in the first Red Dead game, Red Dead Revolver, back in May 2004. Although the mechanics are slightly different in each part, they all essentially do the same thing. This allows the player to slow down time, mark a target or multiple targets and shoot them quickly. Using the “Sharp Eye” in Red Dead Redemption 2 requires a little more dexterity, but can give players a huge advantage in a desperate shootout. However, sometimes the “Sharp Eye” mode can be used to view a fast-moving object in slow motion.
In the past, Red Dead Redemption 2 players used to catch lighting in photo mode, but rarely used the “Sharp Eye” mode to shoot it. A new video was shared by Reddit user SweetGulaman16 on the game page, where they say they caught lightning in the “Mark Eye”. It is not entirely clear where the lightning fell, as it could have hit a nearby tree or somewhere else in the distance, although the commentator noted that the area around the tree in question was burned out.
Caught lightning in a dead eye from reddeadredemption
This isn’t the first time someone has caught lightning in such a cool way. One Red Dead Redemption 2 player was struck by lightning while walking around the camp. In other cases, players have noticed lightning falling on a church in the city of Saint-Denis, and others have caught a beautiful lightning bolt from a distance in Mexico. In this case, however, the “Sharp Eye” ability gave the captured bolt a little more color.
Since the release of Red Dead Redemption, “Good Eye” has become an iconic part of the game. John Marston’s death in Red Dead Redemption was caused by the character using the ability to destroy as many soldiers as possible before eventually being shot. It is currently not entirely clear whether Rockstar will develop any additional parts of the franchise, despite the high sales of Red Dead Redemption 2. However, it is probably safe to assume that if the developer decides to make a new part, he will probably use the “Good Eye” mechanics again and allow players to detect new lightning strikes in unexpected places.
Red Dead Redemption 2 can be played on PC, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One.