Red Dead Online Beta completes first week, Rockstar outlines improvements

by: Dan -
More On: Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Online has been in Beta for barely a week, and Rockstar has outlined what they are looking to update and/or correct based on user feedback. The primary issues seem to revolve around the in-game economy, with updates coming to address payouts for events and quests, reducing prices on items and balancing the values of hunting rewarded items.  They are outlined below, but also on the official site:

  • 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.

In addition to these three key areas, Rockstar mentioned that there are some bugs causing players to be kicked that is on their radar along with evaluating whether to make additional adjustments based on players feedback.

One really cool thing Rockstar is doing is rewarding any player that participated in the beta through midnight PST tonight, a a gift of RDO$250 and 15 Gold Bars.  That will go along way in the game, and is a nice gesture for something that wasn't advertised for participating.