Red Dead Online Economy Changes Could Come as Early as Next Week, Rockstar Says

Red Dead Online Economy Changes Could Come as Early as Next Week, Rockstar Says

The people have spoken.

Rockstar Games announced an update on the progress of the Red Dead Online beta and says it will focus on rebalancing the in-game economy following player feedback.

"Our current areas of focus include the in-game economy, which will require some additional balancing in order to ensure all activities are appropriately rewarding and fun," Rockstar Games writes in a new update. "The game has been developed so that we will be able to quickly make any adjustments like these, and we plan to get updates out as early as the end of this week with more updates to come next week."

Rockstar says that alongside the economy balancing, it will fix some persistent bugs that are kicking players from their Red Dead Online sessions.

Since the wide launch of Red Dead Online's beta players have focused heavily on the in-game economy which requires players to do a lot of work for not a lot of money, making earning in-game cash difficult. On top of that is the matter of gold bars, the premium currency which can be earned online but at a much slower pace.

The economy situation is such that players have started organizing feedback campaigns to Rockstar to let the developer know the economy is not working the way it's intended for them. And it seems like Rockstar is listening.

We don't know when these updates will go live but Rockstar says that they could come as early as the end of this week and early next week.

Check out our Red Dead Online impressions and our Red Dead Online guide for more info.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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