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Red Dead Online’s New Update pushes aggressive monetization to a new level

Comments (18)
  1. Aditya Sathya says:

    Nice, well written, to-the point article. It really is a shame that T2 is pulling scummy shit like this because rdo has a lot of potential to grow. But time and again, they try to make it another gta o which it simply isnt.

  2. Drake S. Redway says:

    I haven’t been on for months. I used to log on daily and I’ve got somewhere between 200-300 gold bars and $30,000 in-game cash that I saved up over time. But if more bounty hunter missions is the best that they can do, then I don’t imagine I’ll be redownloading it any time soon.

    And if it’s not the boring, uninspired updates that they (rarely) put out, the most basic systems in the game are constantly fucking breaking. It seems like the whole thing is always just barely being held together.

  3. Tej says:

    Thank you rockstar… You cured my rdro addiction. Im no longer compelled to keep my streak going as it’s going to be killed either way. Now which game to pick up cyberpunk or ghosts of tsushima??

  4. Jake says:

    I had always suspected this was where RDO was heading. Such a shame. On top of the grindy nature of the currency the gameplay is just repetitive and boring as well. Shame on R* and T2. You used to be the gold standard of quality.

  5. Amy says:

    I agree! Well written! We do feel like the black sheep of the family for sure and it keeps getting worse! It’s such a beautiful game that it’s hard still to just stop playing 😭😭😭

  6. Isaiah says:

    Dude seriously? You get paid to complain about Rockstar? You call this monetization? How about you take the time to earn your gold bars to pay for the pass? It’s really not that difficult if you put some effort into it. Jeez. Gamers these days are so lazy all thanks to COD and Fortnite being free. I miss the days when people actually enjoyed the grind.

  7. TurdChurger says:

    GTA Online was such a cool game till they realized how much people were willing to blow on virtual money. They turned it into a giant cash grab with no regard for the quality of game play, and they just simply carried that over to RDR2 online not even giving it a chance to be a good game like GTA online was in its prime. So much wasted potential.

  8. John Shorthouse says:

    You have really hit the nail on the head loved the daily challenges and the gold was a big bonus..logged on today to do a challenge to find out it’s only .10 well I can say that I will be uninstalling this game from my ps well done rockstar u really have killed this game finally

  9. Sadly nobody says:

    Wouldn’t call myself a Rockstar Vet but let’s be honest anyone who cares about Rockstar enough to look at all news for it’s game. Your like me and sadly we are just waiting for Red dead to become the next fable 3

  10. Verkaatje says:

    I totally agree with your article. But i noticed a small error it used to be 0.5 gold bars, not 0.4. So it’s a huge nerf almost 70% when you had a streak up.

  11. Jack Woolever says:

    My challenge s didn’t register today did 5 got nothing

  12. R3ALA1S says:

    If you buy Outlaw pass for first 7 days, you will get 10 gold bars. So ot is even for first week buyers

  13. Jon Doe says:

    This game has been a huge disapointment

  14. Chris says:

    I played red dead online and compared to gta online, it just plain sucks. I didnt spend any real money on the game. Realizing the massive difference in the type of games they are, I feel like I get more bang for my $$ with gta. Red dead moves entirely to slow. I think maybe Rockstar and Take Two understand to an ungodly degree where they make there money and its NOT red dead online. The hype for red dead was unwarranted, in my opinion. And that’s exactly what it is. It’s not a debate, just how I feel. Gta online will continue getting support from rockstar while I think they make red dead a ghost town in the next year or two.

  15. yan says:

    I can belive theyve done this

  16. A reader says:

    It’s always means it has or it is.

  17. Erick Palma says:

    This is Just not Right I paid 100 dollars on the Game , Red Dead Redemption 2 ultimate edition , pay a Online fee as well and then when I play, online, i don’t have that much time, and then try to enjoy the game but I can’t cause it telling me to, buy more to play “Better” and I already have the Game. Why should I pay more money on a game I already Have and why can’t they be regulations gaming companies on micro transactions?

  18. Kyle Evans says:

    ISAIAH None of us at RockstarINTEL are paid, so no we arent ‘Paid to complain’