Rockstar Games recently announced what’s coming with the Red Dead Online beta’s first update, and it’s looking to curb some of the game’s more nefarious economic concerns.
Red Dead Online‘s rewards have been notoriously stingy compared to how much everything in the game costs. But, according to a blog post, after its first update Red Dead Online will pay out more for “a number of different activities including Free Roam Missions, Free Roam Events, replays of A Land of Opportunities Missions, Showdown Series modes and more.”
On top of that, weapons purchased through the catalogue or at gunsmiths will now cost less across the board, and players who purchased these weapons will receive the difference in their virtual wallets on or before December 10th. Pelts, skins, fish, and horse revivers will also be balanced so players can earn more from hunting and spend less on bringing their horses back from the brink of death.
As a thank you to players who’ve already clocked some hours on the online multiplayer spin-off of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar is giving out 15 free gold bars and $250 in Red Dead Online currency to players that have logged on prior to midnight PT on December 6th. (Rockstar confirmed to us that means the end of the 6th, so you still have a few more hours to hop in as of this writing.) Players will receive this influx of cash on or before December 14th. Gold bars will be Red Dead Online‘s paid currency when premium features launch later down the line.
“Of course our efforts to improve and balance the Red Dead Online Beta will continue,” Rockstar wrote. “We are conscious of and still evaluating an assortment of further adjustments based on feedback from the community. We are currently working on fixes for some persistent bugs that are causing some players to be kicked from sessions, and we aim to have fixes for these live next week.”
Players who have feedback are encouraged to visit Red Dead Online‘s official website.
Red Dead Online is free for anyone that owns Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox One or PlayStation 4.