‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Will Fix Online Economy Where Selling A Gold Ring Can’t Buy You Beans

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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. Red Dead Online was met with a lot of enthusiasm, and players are still exploring everything it has to offer. However, many have since flocked to the wild wild web to point out the absurdity of the game’s economy.

Like most things in life, much of Red Dead Online revolves around money. The stealing of it, the looting of it, the spending of it on irresponsible amounts of booze. However, the game makes it very difficult to acquire much of it. Missions only award a paltry few dollars, and killing people in order to loot their bodies is even less lucrative.

All they had to do was copy and paste this version of multiplayer but noooo RDO is a damn grind fuck fest for some BEANS!!??!! It legit cost 65 dollars or more to change a piece on your gun well how the hell are you suppose to do that when missions awards are 2 dollars or looting bodies for 9 cents from reddeadredemption

Further, players are unable to spend what little they do earn on the items they want due to nonsensical pricing. A can of baked beans costs $1.50, while selling a gold wedding ring will only net you $1.15. Mauser pistols are priced at $1000 — an exorbitant amount made even more dear in light of how much time it would take to earn that much cash.

Those hoping to be the most gun-rich gunslingers in town are also hindered by the necessity of dipping into their savings for things such as ammunition and camp maintenance costs.

Rockstar: We need more money! from reddeadredemption

Fortunately, in an update from Rockstar today, the developer assured players that it has heard their feedback and is working out the beta’s frustrating money issues.

“Our current areas of focus include the in-game economy, which will require some additional balancing in order to ensure all activities are appropriately rewarding and fun, as well as some persistent bugs that are causing some players to be kicked from sessions,” said Rockstar.

It is currently unclear whether this reworking will extend to Red Dead Online’s gold bar system. Gold bars, required for cosmetic alterations to items, also take a long time to earn. Players can earn around two or four gold nuggets per mission, and one gold bar is made from 100 gold nuggets. Several bars are often required for a purchase.

Some players feel the time cost of earning gold bars is prohibitive because developer Rockstar would prefer people spend real money on them. Rockstar has previously stated it will introduce the ability to buy bars with real money at a later date.

Though Rockstar hasn’t provided a time frame for the balance changes to take place, nor any details on exactly what they will entail, it’s reassuring to know that a fix is coming. Hopefully it will bring that solid gold gun one step closer to a reality.