​Rockstar Games To Fix The Crazy Economy Of 'Red Dead Online'

Red Dead Online, and its questionable economy - especially those damn baked beans - is being fixed by Rockstar Games.

In an announcement today, the developers thanked those who've participated in the multiplayer BETA so far, noting how "feedback from these early days will be instrumental in helping formulate updates to every aspect of the experience".

Now work will begin to resolve problems reported by gamers - work which aims to make gameplay, in general, more fair and enjoyable. All those bugs and glitches you ran into should be a thing of the past.

"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.

"The game has been developed so that we will be able to quickly make any adjustments like these, and we plan to get updates out as early as the end of this week, with more updates to come next week."

"Feedback from the community has been invaluable, and we will continue to keep you regularly updated as things progress. We hope you continue to play and enjoy the game, and please keep sending your feedback."

Weapons in 'Red Dead Online' are ridiculously expensive. Credit: Rockstar Games
Weapons in 'Red Dead Online' are ridiculously expensive. Credit: Rockstar Games

If you're wondering what all the fuss is about, take a look at our report on the price differences between Red Dead Online, Red Dead Redemption 2, and America in 1899.

Multiple fans complained about the cost of weapons, food and jewellery, alongside the low payouts from missions, bounties and sales in the multiplayer mode. All of these elements impact how Online could play out, in particular the the hours required to be successful, and how Rockstar will push in-game microtransactions.

But that was before this update, so bear in mind it could all be fixed by the time you next log on, or when Red Dead Online's full game mode rolls out. When the latter will happen, though, is currently unclear.

What do you think about this news? Is the in-game economy broken for you? Does the mode have any other issues? Have you even played it yet? Make sure you let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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