Right in time for Valentine's Day, RDR2 players began discovering massive piles of dead horses lying in the middle of roads. As if that wasn't creepy enough, it seemed that these eldritch equine demons, while certainly not alive, weren't quite dead either. One Redditor reported that players "can't shoot the piles of burned rotten dead horses but if you shoot near them they make loud noises." They didn't elaborate on the sound, but we imagine it was somewhere between a neigh and the ethereal screeching of the void.
The likely culprit behind this horse-pocalypse was a recently discovered glitch that somehow gave players the Christlike power to duplicate fish in their horse's saddles. Rockstar quietly fixed that issue, which heavily reduced the game's spawn rate to limit access to animals and NPCs. That's a bland way of saying that foolish mortals defied the laws of the Universe, only to have their folly returned to them tenfold.