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Red Dead Online: Rockstar Games announce updates for in-game economy balancing

Published: 4/Dec/2018 0:03 Updated: 4/Dec/2018 0:19

by Wyatt Donigan


Despite many players enjoying Red Dead Online thus far, many have been less than pleased about the state of the in-game economy.

While Red Dead Online largely plays very similar to the main campaign of Red Dead Redemption 2, there was one major difference between the two modes. 

Gold Bars are present in both, but in Red Dead Online, they aren’t simply things to search for and collect. Instead, you earn them over time or buy them. 

The problem for many players with this, however, is that Gold Bars allow you to obtain certain items earlier than you can without them, meaning one can buy Bars with real money and get a leg up on other players online. 

On December 3, Rockstar responded to the backlash with an update on upcoming changes to the mode. 

Rockstar makes it clear that they are actively looking to gain feedback on the mode in order to improve on the gameplay in the future. 

While there are likely many updates in the pipeline, Rockstar is honing in on the economy for this first major update. 

Our current areas of focus include the in-game economy, which will require some additional balancing in order to ensure that all activities are appropriately rewarding and fun, as well as some persistent bugs that are causing some players to be kicked from sessions.

While no specific date was given for the update, Rockstar said that it could come as early as “the end of this week,” while confirming that more updates are on the way next week.

Rockstar GamesRed Dead Online became available to all Red Dead Redemption 2 players on November 30.

It was also promised that updates will be able to come out quickly as they developed the game in such a way that updates can be issued with ease. 

Given the fact that Red Dead Online hasn’t been available to all players for a full week and an update is already on the way, Rockstar looks to be ready to support the game for the foreseeable future.


Red Ded Redemption cosplayers become real-life Arthur & Sadie Adler

Published: 9/Sep/2020 13:13

by Jacob Hale


Two incredible gaming cosplayers came together to create their own versions of Red Dead Redemption’s Arthur and Sadie Adler — and the photos look like they’re straight out of the game.

The first Red Dead Redemption game came out in 2010 and immediately earned mass appeal, with the 2018 prequel keeping the franchise alive and fans flocking to the servers of the Western adventure game.

As with every popular game, film or TV show, though, fans have all different ways of honoring their favorites, and cosplayers are no exception.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Arthur and Sadie
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Arthur and Sadie are a favorite of Red Dead fans.

We’ve seen some incredible cosplays in our time, but this one is really something special, with ‘maul_cosplay‘ creating his flawless take on protagonist Arthur Morgan.

That’s not all, though, as he also recruited female cosplayer ‘msskunk’ as Sadie, bringing the fan-favorite couple to life.

“RDR2 is my absolute favorite game and I think Arthur and Sadie should spend more time together,” maul said in his Instagram post. “That’s what the photos are about. Arthur and Sadie enjoying life and spending some quality time together.”

Arthur and Sadie’s relationship was an important one in Red Dead Redemption, and it would have been interesting to see their story developed further, and fans are definitely interested in seeing what occurs between the two — and the cosplay really showcases that. Not to mention, the outfits and setting are literally spot-on, and it’s almost impossible to find any difference between this and the characters themselves.


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Both the photos and the cosplays themselves came out looking incredible, as if the characters were lifted right out of the game. Heck, you wouldn’t be laughed at for mistaking this for game art rather than just a photo of two cosplayers paying homage.

This isn’t the first of maul’s cosplays to make waves, with some brilliant looks taken from the likes of Assassin’s Creed and Borderlands 3’s Zane.

If you’re looking for great gaming cosplays, maul and msskunk might be one of the best places to look, since their attention to detail is sublime.