One of the best features early on in Red Dead Redemption 2 is the camp dynamic, which allows you to communicate and interact with a variety of characters. A lot of the things that happen in camp are optional, but it lends a realism to the game world that makes it feel like you’re riding with genuine people. Everyone will go about their business, preparing meals, playing games, and singing songs – it’s all top-notch stuff.
However, there’s a lot of chatter about a bug which removes multiple characters from the camp entirely: Sadie, John, Abigail, and Jack. There’s currently a huge thread on Reddit about the issue, and one poster seems to have isolated the problem to an early Uncle mission where you take three girls into the town of Valentine. Apparently upon completing this it’s possible you may return to camp with the aforementioned characters missing.
While the likes of Marston will re-appear temporarily to hand out missions, it sounds like all of the characters will be completely absent during general camp exploration. It’s unclear how you avoid the bug at this time; one poster suggests tackling the abovementioned Uncle objective at night, but it all seems random until Rockstar issues a patch. We’ll keep an eye on the situation, but hopefully this is cleaned up quickly.