Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 launched to universal acclaim at the end of October. The reception to the beta for Red Dead Online since its launch several days ago has been a little rougher. Many players took issue with the in-game economy. Whether it was grinding for Gold Bars to unlock different cosmetics and features or grinding for cash to purchase weapons, the economy seemed to warrant tuning.
Rockstar recentlymsaid it would outline changes to the economy to ensure all activities were fun and rewarding. Now, in a recent Newswire post, the developer thanked fans for their feedback and outlined changes that would be implemented. “Today we are starting to implement the first set of adjustments to the game including changes specifically geared towards creating a more balanced, fun and rewarding overall experience, across all modes and missions,” the update read.
These changes include the following, Rockstar’s own words:
- Increasing the cash and gold payments across a number of different activities including Free Roam Missions, Free Roam Events, replays of A Land of Opportunities Missions, Showdown Series modes and more.
- Reducing the prices of most weapons in the Wheeler, Rawson & Co Catalogue and Gunsmiths. For players that have already purchased weapons at the previous prices, we will automatically deposit the difference to player balances starting today – please look for an alert message the next time you log in to the Red Dead Online Beta to notify you of this change, refunds may take up until December 10th to reach all players.
- Balancing the values of select pelts, skins and fish as well as horse reviver and pamphlets.
Furthermore, those who took part in the beta up till midnight PST today will receive free cash to the tune of RDO$250, as well as 15 Gold Bars. These will arrive for all eligible players by December 14th. Rockstar will continue monitoring the game’s state, and is currently working on fixes for bugs (namely, the player-kicking kind). Fixes for these bugs are expected to arrive next week.