Rockstar Games announced the first wave of changes to the Red Dead Online beta, specifically with how the game's economy works. These changes include better cash rewards for in-game missions and a lowered price on guns.
As players got a chance to spend some time with Red Dead Online, many noticed that the game's in-game economy felt sluggish. Cash rewards weren't big enough and in-game items were too expensive. This drove players to organize a feedback campaign to let Rockstar know about the Red Dead Online's sluggish economy.
Rockstar said it will be working to address these issues as early as this week and those changes begin with a series of updates that will be implemented starting today. They include:
- 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 Monday, December 10th to reach all eligible players.
- Balancing the values of select pelts, skins and fish as well as horse reviver and pamphlets.
As a bonus Rockstar is also giving all players who log into the Red Dead Online beta at any point through midnight PST tonight an in-game gift of $250 Red Dead Online dollars and 15 Gold Bars. These gifts will be distributed through Friday, December 14.
Lastly, Rockstar is still working on fixes for bugs that seem to be kicking players from Red Dead Online sessions, and these fixes will likely go live next week. In the meantime, Rockstar is encouraging players to continue giving feedback.