A character designed to be of half Indigenous American descent. A loner who wanders the world of Red Dead Online, avoiding interactions with others and seeking to just live a simple life of exploring, taking photographs, treasure hunting, and sometimes doing a bit of hunting or helping deliver trade goods or moonshine.
I started playing Red Dead Online on the PS4, but in 2021 I purchased a PC copy of the game and recreated Garrett on the PC version. Since first creating him on the PS4 I have got quite a few compliments on his appearance and a few people have asked if I could share how he was built,. so, here you go. The official build information for Garrett Hawke.
What's in a Name?
I'll start off with explaining why he has the name that he has. Garrett, as some might suspect, comes from the game Thief, and is a name I have liked for many years. I also like the name Hawk, or Hawke, and that comes from two sources. Dragon Age 2 and an old movie called Hawk The Slayer (1980). I decided I like the look of the e at the end for Garrett Hawke. Given that I see the character as having European and Indigenous American parents, the name feels like it would kind'a fit, but I did not do any research on the names of the Wapiti in Red Dead Redemption 2 before I created my online character.
You should choose your character's name with care, keeping in mind what sort of character you want them to be. Your character is, hopefully, going to have that name for a long time, so pick out one that you like the look and sound of, and that feels right for the kind of character you want to play in the game.
I would suggest not going with a historical name, such as Doc Holiday or Jesse James, since others might assume that your character is going to be acting in a similar fashion to their namesake. Perhaps, unless you want to portray those figures in the game, you could pick two that you like and combine names, still providing you with the names you like, but allowing you to define a unique personality for your online character and not be locked in by how others might perceive the character's name and how your own subconscious would view the historical figure.
Most important, have fun and build a character that you will enjoy playing.
Now, on to the actual build information. I have divided it into five pages.
Eyes & Brows
Mouth & Lips
Upper Lip Shape
Lower Lip Shape
Jaw & Chin
Ear Shape & Size
Again, I encourage you to take advantage of the extensive abilities of the Red Dead Online character builder customization options to add your own adjustments to the settings and make the character you create uniquely your own rather than just follow my build to the last detail. This is provided to be a starting point for your own creation, so that you can get a look you will love.