Rockstar Will Re-Balance In-Game Gold Bar Economy

10 Things Red Dead Online Doesn't Tell You

10 Things Red Dead Online Doesn't Tell You

Red Dead Online is now in beta and due to this has a number of issues.

"Thanks to everyone who has participated in the beta so far, we appreciate your help in testing the game!" Aside from the world feeling somewhat barren, the multiplayer mode suffers from a freaky in-game economy where gold watches are worth less than a can of baked beans.

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.

While no specific date was given for the update, Rockstar said that it could come as early as "the end of this week", while confirming that more updates are on the way next week.

Currently, some players believe that the in-game economy isn't balanced enough.

Thankfully, Red Dead Online is here, and even though it's in a beta stage right now, there's a lot to be excited about. A specific bug that the patch will be addressing is one which has been reportedly randomly kicking players out of the online beta. We are now still working on game stability and economy balancing for an update that we hope to release later this week.

If you're not familiar, there's two layers of currency in Red Dead Online.

Ford117 notes (via Eurogamer) that this isn't quite accurate; the Mauser costs $1000 in Red Dead Online - around $750 more than the price of the gun in the campaign - when it would have actually set you back $35 in 1899. Instead, you earn them over time or buy them.

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