Rockstar Promises Fixes to Red Dead Online Economy Are Incoming

Yolanda Curtis
December 5, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2's online multiplayer mode launched last week, introducing players to the unmitigated joy of dragging each other across the American plains via lasso.

We had an inkling this would be the case because it's a persistent beta that's going to eventually transition into the full game. Players have indeed discovered the experience to be less-than-optimal in some areas, one of which is the in-game economy.

Rockstar detailed that the gold bars will be used to purchase cosmetic items in the Red Dead Online in-game Store, which will also include microtransactions when its up and running.


Rockstar says it developed the game in such a way that it can make timely adjustments based on feedback received. The game is available to all players at present, and the beta is meant as the beginning of "Red Dead Online" proper. Here, we'll be taking a look at ten pointers that you should keep in mind that will probably help you out a lot while you're playing Red Dead Online.

Etorna highlighted the issue, pointing out that the "best purchasable horse with cash (White Arabian) is ever so slightly worse than the horse locked behind gold bars (Black Arabian)".

Red Dead Redemption 2 focuses on the events after a robbery goes wrong in the town of Blackwater.


Some players feel the time cost of earning gold bars is prohibitive because developer Rockstar would prefer people spend real money on them.

Interestingly, the statement notes that fixes to Red Dead Online will begin rolling out at the end of this week.


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