Red Dead Online players get free gold bars as first economy balance pass arrives

December 6, 2018
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Red Dead Online launched in beta last week, and while many had positive things to say about its multiplayer take on the single-player experience, many were less than thrilled with its rather miserly in-game economy. In light of that feedback, Rockstar has taken a first pass at better balancing those areas, and the fruits of its labour arrive today in a new update, along with gifts for all players.

In its Week 1 update announcement, Rockstar says that today’s changes are “specifically geared towards creating a more balanced, fun and rewarding overall experience, across all modes and missions”. To that end, Free Roam missions and events, as well as repeat plays of Showdown Series and A Land of Opportunities missions, will all see an increase in cash and gold payments.

Elsewhere, the price of “most” weapons found at Gunsmiths and in the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. catalogue has been reduced, and pelt, skin, fish, pamphlet, and horse reviver values have been balanced. But will baked beans still remain a more valuable commodity than gold rings?

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