The studio, also famed for its Grand Theft Auto series, explained how "there is always the chance that we may need to implement rank or other stat resets in case of issues". But, always, the aim is that "all player progress during this early period of the beta will be able to remain intact long term".
And now, to the appreciation of many a wannabe outlaw worldwide, Rockstar has confirmed that - at the moment - it has no need to follow through on the dreaded reset. Yee-haw.
"We appreciate all the continued feedback we are receiving on the Red Dead Online Beta," Rockstar said in a statement today.
"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."
As you've no doubt gathered, this decision could change at any point. "Currently" is sending a shiver down my spine, and I've hardly put time into the BETA, in comparison to the single-player mode.
It is mostly good news, though. So let's enjoy it while it lasts. It's also great to see Rockstar updating players as Red Dead Online progresses, no matter how small the step. Some of you are pretty impressed with it, too:
What do you think about this news? Are you glad? Do you think it will still reset? Would you continue playing if it did? Make sure you let us know.
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