Red Dead Online: Rockstar Patches Economy, Gives Out Cash and Gold Bonuses

By Sam Quirke,
As promised, Rockstar have started to rebalance Red Dead Online's economy, starting with an increase to the payouts on story and Free Roam missions and a reduction on weapon costs. All Beta players are getting a bonus too.

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According to the latest Newswire post, the following changes have been made and include in-game refunds for weapons purchases made before the update:

-- 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.
As per the above, players may not see the refunds on weapons appear until December 10th. As an added bonus, all Beta players who have played between launch and midnight PST today will be getting a reward of $250 in-game cash and 15 gold bars, the game's premium currency. If you haven't started the Beta yet it may be worth at least logging on and getting through the opening to receive this handsome reward. The bonuses may not appear immediately; Rockstar expects all gifts to be deposited by December 15th.

The economy tweaks are already live and require no additional download to acquire.

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Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.