The developer is also looking to make all activities “appropriately rewarding and fun.”
Following complaints about the in-game economy in Red Dead Online, particularly the grind to earn cash and Gold, Rockstar Games has confirmed that it’s focusing on fixing the same. It revealed on Twitter that “additional balancing” would be required to make all activities “appropriately rewarding and fun”. Bugs that have been kicking players from sessions are also being looked at.
The full tweet can be seen below, in which Rockstar has also confirmed that it will have updates out by the end of this week. More updates will be coming next week as well. As it stands, fans have criticized not only the absurd amount of time required to earn Gold Bars, but also the price of many items. Perhaps those will be adjusted as well?
Red Dead Online has otherwise had a relatively smooth roll-out since launching last week (though progress may not carry over into the full release). It’s the multiplayer component for Red Dead Redemption 2, but currently functions as a beta. Gold Bars, which are a premium currency, can’t be acquired through real money, so it makes sense that Rockstar would make adjustments first before adding microtransactions.
Red Dead Online Beta Status update: pic.twitter.com/ljZziKDgnj
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) December 3, 2018