After making their fans’ days with the announcement that there will be no progress wipe of Red Dead Online Beta, Rockstar busily moved on with the Week 1 Update. The company thanked the Red Dead community for their support and tons of feedback, and announced the first set of adjustments that are being rolled into the game:
- Increasing the cash and gold payments across a number of different activities including Free Roam Missions, Free Roam Events, replays of A Land of Opportunities Missions, Showdown Series modes and more.
- Reducing the prices of most weapons in the Wheeler, Rawson & Co Catalogue and Gunsmiths. For players that have already purchased weapons at the previous prices, we will automatically deposit the difference to player balances starting today – please look for an alert message the next time you log in to the Red Dead Online Beta to notify you of this change, refunds may take up until Monday, December 10th to reach all eligible players.
- Balancing the values of select pelts, skins and fish as well as horse reviver and pamphlets.
This is just the beginning of Rockstar’s efforts to improve and balance the Red Dead Online beta and they will continue. Currently, the company is working to fix some of the persistent bugs that are causing players to be kicked from sessions.
As an added thank you for playing and helping us through the beta period, we’re also awarding everyone that joined in to play the Red Dead Online Beta at any point through midnight PST today with a gift of RDO$250 and 15 Gold Bars. Gifts should start arriving today and will hit all eligible players by Friday, December 14th.