Rockstar has confirmed that player progress will not reset once the Red Dead Online beta ends, laying to rest many fears that our current outlaws would be wiped from existence after the studio had previously said that was a possibility.
The Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption developer said last week that it would “aim” to maintain player progress, so it’s nice to see them delivering on that, especially since I’m sure there are plenty of us who have already sunk dozens of hours into the online mode.
Rockstar said in a statement:
We appreciate all the continued feedback we are receiving on the Red Dead Online Beta. For players concerned about the potential for progress and stat resets, we currently do not have any plans to reset them as part of the Beta’s roll out. We are currently still working on game stability and economy balancing for an update that we hope to release later this week. Please stay tuned for more news to come.
Not to get into your head and freak you out or anything, but Rockstar’s statement does imply that this could maybe potentially change depending on how things go.
For now we just have to take them at their word, hope for the best, and assume that Rockstar care about our digital Wild West avatars as much as we do, and that they’re here to stay.
Rockstar is currently hard at work delivering a number of changes and updates to Red Dead Online as the beta continues. They’ve been working with the community and plan to address feedback in a consistent and timely manner, including fixing the game’s bizarre online economy.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.