When Red Dead Online launched into beta, there was some confusion over its temporary microtransaction currency. It's called Gold, and at present, can be earned in-game and used to buy certain items. It's often offered as a shortcut to earning dollars, as you can choose to spend Gold bars to unlock items early. To help you get your head around exactly how Gold works in Red Dead Online, we've put together this Red Dead Online Gold Guide.
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- Red Dead Online Free Gold Update
- Red Dead Online Microtransactions
- Red Dead Redemption Online Gold - How to Get More Gold
- Can You Buy More Gold in Red Dead Online
- What’s the Difference Between Gold Bars and Gold Nuggets?
- What Can You Buy With Gold in Red Dead Online?
Red Dead Online Free Gold Update
When Red Dead Online launched, its economy was criticized for being a little too stingy. Rockstar answered these concerns by lowering the prices of weapons, horses and priovisions, and even gave players some free Gold and Cash. Players who played Red Dead Online from Nov. 27 through midnight PST Dec. 6 get $250 of cash, as well as 15 Gold bars. Not only that, but if you've spent any money so far, you'll be refunded the difference between the old and new prices.
Red Dead Online Microtransactions
There are Microtransactions in Red Dead Online. The associated currency is Gold, which can be used to purchase items before you unlock them by levelling up. There are a number of different ways to get Gold, and a lot of different ways you can spend it.
Red Dead Redemption Online Gold - How to Get More Gold
Gold is a separate currency in Red Dead Online, and there are a number of ways you can get it. Firstly, you’ll receive small amounts of Gold for completing missions. You can also find Gold as part of some Treasure Hunt tasks. Collecting it in these ways is extremely slow, and you’ll likely need to grind for hours to get a single weapon.
Can You Buy More Gold in Red Dead Online
As of December 17, you can purchase new Gold Bars with real world money. The update is now live, and Gold Bars can now be purchased from the PSN Store or Xbox Store. We've listed the prices below:
- 25 gold bars - $9.99/£8.99
- 55 gold bars - $19.99/£18.49
- 150 gold bars - $49.99/£44.99
- 245 gold bars - $74.99/£69.99
- 350 gold bars - $99.99/£89.99
What’s the Difference Between Gold Bars and Gold Nuggets?
You may see mentions of Golden Nuggets around while out exploring. Gold Nuggets are to Gold Bars what cents are to dollars. There are 100 nuggets to a bar. You’ll usually get Nuggets for mission rewards, though if you’re lucky you’ll find Gold Bars around too.
What Can You Buy With Gold in Red Dead Online?
So what exactly can you buy with Gold in Red Dead Online? Well, it’s mostly used to purchase horses, weapons and clothing. You’ll see a Gold Bar icon next to items that can be purchased in the Catalogue. Not everything can be bought in this way, but Gold will give you access to higher level gear.
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