Dragon’s Dogma 2 has ‘fake players’ to keep pawns company when no one wants them

Dragon’s Dogma 2 has ‘fake players’ to keep pawns company when no one wants them

Even the worst pawns can get work (Picture: Twitter)

Capcom is creating ‘fake players’ that hire and reward your pawns after missions to keep them active, and there’s an easy way to spot them.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 launched to mostly positive reviews last month and ever since fans have been looking for new ways to earn gold – resulting in a full-blown financial conspiracy at one point.

A popular way to make some gold, or other items in the game, is to hire out your pawn – your main non-playable companion – to other players online, who reward the pawn after missions.

It has now come to light that some of the players who hire and reward your pawn are seemingly fake, sent by Capcom to make sure pawns stay active.

Reddit user MrFox claimed they had proof that Capcom creates fake players, saying:

‘Basically, if no one is hiring your pawn, the game will sometimes make a ‘fake player’ rent them, so you can still earn RC [Rift Crystal currency].’

These fake players don’t have profiles, MrFox said, and Capcom’s own FAQ seems to prove that fake players will hire your pawn too, stating:

‘Your main pawn may return from their travel beyond the rift, even if your pawn is not borrowed by another player. Under these circumstances, the borrower’s name will only be displayed, and you will not have access to their information, such as their profile.’

The FAQ also said that this can occur if you have set your pawn’s Main Pawn Online Access set to No One.

MrFox explained in his post that the fake players can even give your pawn a rating, give you gifts, and complete your pawn quest.

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It’s a smart way to keep pawns active, if there aren’t many players online, but it also kind of defeats the purpose of having good pawns, if the worst pawns still get rewarded.

It’s not clear if the pawns actually do anything for their rewards, but most players don’t seem to care too much, as long as their pawns get employment and come back with some extra Rift Crystals.

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