Players who have been busy immersing themselves in the digital Western world of Red Dead Online all seem to share one pretty common complaint – the game’s economy is straight up broken.
The money you can currently get for completing activities is far too low compared to the price of weapons, upgrades, and even basic stuff like food and gear for your camp. Somehow, a can of beans is worth more than a gold ring, which is obviously nuts – unless the can of beans is actually secretly made of gold.
Good news then, as Rockstar has confirmed it’s heard what the players are saying, and that Red Dead Online’s out of whack economy will be addressed in a new update, coming very soon.
Rockstar posted a development update, saying:
Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Beta so far, we appreciate your help in testing the game. Your feedback from these early days will be instrumental in helping formulate updates to every aspect of the experience. Our current areas of focus include the in-game economy, which will require some additional balancing in order to ensure all activities are appropriately rewarding and fun, as well as some persistent bugs that are causing some players to be kicked from sessions.
Rockstar said that it intends to roll out changes this week and next week, and aim to deliver updates and work with the community regularly, so as to provide the most yee-haw online experience possible.
With Red Dead Online building off of the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 and having more of a focus on story based missions than GTA Online, it really does have the potential to be unique, and truly incredible online game.
All we need is for the price of a tin of beans to come down, then we’ll be on track for greatness.
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.