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

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

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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. 

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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.

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