Red Dead Online: How to get money fast

This guide will show you how to earn money fast in Red Dead Redemption 2 Online.

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Earning money fast in Red Dead Online is key to success, as the game comes with a stingy economy that is frustrating a lot of players.

Although it takes a little longer than single player, it is still possible to earn a lot of money in Red Dead Online.

Read on to learn the best way to make money in Red Dead Online.

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“Hey bad guy, freeze and give me more money.”

How to earn money fast in Red Dead Online

You may have noticed that looting enemies is only giving a few cents in Red Dead Online, that is no way to buy a $5,000 weapon! Here is how to make more money, and make it faster in RDO.

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Treasure Maps

One of the best ways to make money quick in Red Dead Online is to use a Treasure Map. The treasure maps can lead you to chests, which will have up to $100 inside.

You will receive a Treasure Map right away when you start playing Red Dead Online and another when you hit level ten.

If you already used your two Maps, the best way to find more is by raiding a Bandit Camp. The leaders of the camp will sometimes offer you a Treasure Map, or they can also be found on the bodies of bandits while looting. If you come across a Bandit Camp, definitely shake it down.

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Do you like the multiplayer playlists in Red Dead Online? Good news, multiplayer is one of the quickest ways to make money!

Multiplayer rounds can earn you up to 10 dollars, so a night of multiplayer can easily see you rack up a few hundred bucks in Red Dead Online. There are three playlists currently available in the beta and all of them grant similar amounts of cash, so pick your favorite.The Race Series as the least amount of variables in game length and a match will take you between 8 and 10 minutes.

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Hunting is not necessarily a fast way to make money in Red Dead Online, but it is the most efficient if you are familiar with the single player economy. For whatever reason, Rockstar did not throttle the amount of money you can earn from the butcher like they did in other areas.

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You will need a solid weapon to take down the bigger and better animals for selling – and that is going to cost some money. But for experienced players who already have a nice rifle, hunting is a good way to reliably earn money in Red Dead Online. You can expect to earn about $5 per trip with perfect deer pelts.

Story Mission On-Call

As noted by Polygon, Story Mission On-Call is a great way to earn near end-game cash rewards without actually playing your way to the end game!

If you queue up for Story Mission On-Call, you will be entered into matchmaking with other random players who need help finishing a story mission.

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If you are a story purist, be aware that matchmaking will not consider where you are in the story and could potentially spoil some plot by sending you on missions in a non-linear order. But if you aren’t bothered by story and are only focusing on cash, there is no quicker way to earn money at the start of Red Dead Online then with Story Mission On-Call. You only need to complete the tutorial to access this mode.

“Wow, I sure have a lot of money now.”
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Types of currency in Red Dead Online

Now that you know how to quickly make money in Red Dead Online, it is helpful to learn what money is actually used for in-game.

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Money can be used to unlock new weapons, gear, consumables and just about every item in Red Dead. You can earn money only by playing the game.

Gold is also a currency in Red Dead Online and is used to unlock rare cosmetic items. Gold can be earned through game play, though it is not likely you will earn much. The primary way of earning gold in Red Dead Online is through micro-transactions.