Red Dead Online: Rockstar Plans To Adjust Dodgy Economy

By Sam Quirke, 8 months ago
We've had almost a week with Red Dead Online, and while there are some good aspects to the experience most would agree that the virtual economy is completely crooked. This isn't just a matter of complaining about the game's Gold (i.e. its alternative premium currency) and the microtransactions that will certainly ensure; it's the regular cold hard cash economy that seems all over the place. Fencing diamond rings nets you only just enough cash to buy a can of beans, while buying any kind of weapon could require tens of hours of gameplay thanks to the scant pennies most corpses and missions seem to award.

We have the full list of Red Dead Redemption 2 Trophies. Check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Rockstar have finally addressed this common complaint in their first substantial statement since the mode's release:

According to this note the in-game economy is going to be a priority for the first round of updates, the first of which should be coming as early as the end of this week with more to follow next week. The plan is to balance payouts and prices so that "all activities are appropriately rewarding and fun". Otherwise the focus is persistent bugs that kick players from sessions, which is certainly something we have regularly experienced in our adventures.

We'll keep you updated as these patches and fixes appear. In the meantime, check out our community guides for some of those Online trophies:

Red Dead Redemption 2The Real DealThe The Real Deal trophy in Red Dead Redemption 2 worth 53 pointsRed Dead Online: Achieve MVP 3 times (in a round with at least 4 players).

Red Dead Redemption 2Buckle UpThe Buckle Up trophy in Red Dead Redemption 2 worth 43 pointsRed Dead Online: Achieve 5 gold belt buckles from awards.

Red Dead Redemption 2Posse UpThe Posse Up trophy in Red Dead Redemption 2 worth 42 pointsRed Dead Online: Form a Persistent Posse.

Red Dead Redemption 2All's FairThe All's Fair trophy in Red Dead Redemption 2 worth 37 pointsRed Dead Online: Successfully counter a rival Posse's Free Roam mission.

Red Dead Redemption 2ButcheredThe Butchered trophy in Red Dead Redemption 2 worth 35 pointsRed Dead Online: Sell 20 items to the Butcher.

Red Dead Redemption 2Picked to PerfectionThe Picked to Perfection trophy in Red Dead Redemption 2 worth 36 pointsRed Dead Online: Pick 25 Herbs.

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Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been gaming long enough to know the pain of a failed DOS install on the fifth floppy disc. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books of all genres or trading Pokémon with his wife.