Recently, Rockstar Games announced Red Dead Online's availability to the general public. Red Dead Online is a connected online experience set against the backdrop of Red Dead Redemption 2's massive open world. According to the studio, this new version is an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience found in Red Dead Redemption.
Red Dead Online is currently in beta and due to this has a number of issues. Aside from the world feeling somewhat barren, the multiplayer mode suffers from a bizarre in-game economy where gold watches are worth less than a can of baked beans. It seems to be balanced to encourage gold microtransactions. Luckily, Rockstar is aware of these problems and has promised a fix. A lengthy message about the in-game economy and disconnection issues was posted on Twitter today. Hopefully the economy fix will increase selling prices because they appear to be the biggest problems at the moment.
Red Dead Redemption 2 focuses on the events after a robbery goes wrong in the town of Blackwater. Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal, and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
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