Baked Beans Are Worth More Than Gold Rings In 'Red Dead Online'
Red Dead Online went live to a limited audience on Tuesday, and as of now all owners of Red Dead Redemption 2 have the option to jump into the multiplayer mode (so long as they have an internet connection and online console subscription).
And what a mode it is. From playlists, including various versions of battle royale and domination, to a fully-fledged online campaign, there's nearly as much to do as Red Dead 2's single-player blockbuster.
Of course, with the inclusion of numerous players within the same world, Rockstar Games has implemented a dedicated trading system, similar to the shops you would find in the main game. But this mode's economy is startling - worrying, even. And rather telling of the priorities within a virtual Wild West.
As raised by Reddit user ConvictedWaffles, Britain's favourite Sunday morning toast-topper - baked beans - are worth more than gold rings. Which, if you never peeked into a jewellery shop window, are worth a tad more than the orange delicacy in real life.
ConvictedWaffles noted how gold wedding rings can be sold for $1.10, but baked beans are priced at $1.20, with the kidney variety a tad more expensive at $1.50.
It's all fun and games to report on - who knew beans could be so valuable? But it's actually becoming a bit of an issue. A number of players are reporting survival problems, as even their most expensive trinkets can't save them from starvation. Which means their health and regeneration rates - and chances of staying alive - are in deep trouble.
But that's not all. As discovered by Eurogamer, other Reddit users found even more problems with their in-game finances. Mauser pistols, which cost $35 in 1899, and $250 in Red Dead Redemption 2's campaign, are $1000 in Red Dead Online.
Of course, if you plough through missions, collect (or steal) bounties, and do whatever else to make money until your controller breaks, then you'll most likely not have to worry about the price of beans. You'll be bathing in them.
Well, that's if Red Dead Online rewarded you with the same amount of money as its single-player mode. But, it doesn't - you only get around a tenth of what you would with Arthur Morgan. Which all rather points towards how microtransactions might fit into Red Dead...
What do you think about this news? Are you having problems surviving? What tips do you have? Will you spend real money in the game? Let us know.
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