Red Dead Online is giving players more cash and gold in latest update

Bill Cooney

Red Dead Online is giving players who log on before Thursday, December 20, 15 free gold bars, and an additional cash reward to certain players in it’s latest update.

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The game has seen pretty regular updates since Red Dead Online’s beta was launched shortly after the release of Red Dead 2 on October 26.

Still, there is a large consensus among the Red Dead community that Online is lacking in content when compared to the single-player game, so Rockstar is once again giving fans a thank you for sticking around Online.

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All players who log on to Red Dead Online before Thursday, December 20, will receive 15 gold bars completely free by December 24.

Players who pre-ordered or bought special editions of the game will receive special in-game cash gifts as well, which should be credited to their accounts by Friday, December 21.

  • Special Edition Owners: RDO$100
  • Ultimate Edition Owners: RDO$1,000
  • Everyone who pre-ordered: RDO$100 (in addition to Ultimate and Special Edition gifts)

Rockstar is giving another thank-you to Red Dead Online players who had a little faith.
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The latest patch brings the in-game store live for players to purchase gold with real money as well for the following prices:

# of gold bars
Price (USD)

* can only be purchased once.

Rockstar also wrote in the update that they would be introducing new anti-greifing measures and more features, modes and gameplay content beginning early 2019.

The full update can be read below:

We’d once again like to acknowledge our incredible Red Dead Online community for their continued support, patience and detailed feedback during this beta period. Here are some new details on the latest updates to the Red Dead Online Beta, along with a few things to look forward to:

Title Update 1.05 has been released addressing general improvements to fix game stability, save data and to address exploits.

Gold Gift: As a thank you for your ongoing support, we are awarding everyone who has played from the Red Dead Online Beta launch through this Thursday, December 20th with a gift of 15 additional gold bars. The awards will begin rolling out today and if you haven’t experienced the Red Dead Online Beta yet, play by Thursday, December 20th for eligibility. All gold bar gifts should be delivered by Monday, December 24th. Keep an eye out for an alert screen when entering the Red Dead Online Beta to confirm the gift. 

Cash Gift: As an added thank you to players who pre-ordered Red Dead Redemption 2, and those who purchased either the Special or Ultimate Edition, we are awarding additional RDO$ gifts. These will be active starting Friday, December 21st and are automatically added to your character’s balance the next time you play Red Dead Online during the Beta and permanently afterwards:

  • Special Edition Owners: RDO$100
  • Ultimate Edition Owners: RDO$1,000
  • Everyone who pre-ordered: RDO$100 (in addition to Ultimate and Special Edition gifts)

Store: Is now accessible in-game. As always, if you experience any technical issues at all with any purchases, please head to for help; and if you have any user experience issues or feedback to provide, please submit to the

Upcoming Updates to the Red Dead Online Beta: We have been poring through incoming community input and suggestions and are working on updates for early 2019 to address many popular bits of feedback including some new anti-griefing measures in the works and other updates to improve gameplay balance. We are also working on lots of new features, modes and additional Red Dead Online gameplay content updates that we are very excited to share more about in the new year.

Thank you again to all Red Dead players worldwide for your amazing support and feedback contributions. Please stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks and months.