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. While some fixes have been rolled out, a lot of work still needs to be done. The "Gold Bar" microtransctions are quite expensive as well.

  • 25 Gold Bars: $4.99 introductory price and $9.99 regular
  • 55 Gold Bars: $19.99
  • 150 Gold Bars: $49.99
  • 245 Gold Bars: $74.99
  • 350 Gold Bars: $99.99

You'll have to spend a lot if you truly want to go all out. For example, equipping gold weapons and special horse looks is going to cost you. Hopefully Rockstar will reconsider these prices.

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.

How do you like Red Dead Online? Let us know. Red Dead Redemption 2 launched on October 26, 2018 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 systems.

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