Rockstar Responds to Red Dead Online Imbalance Complaints, New Update Ahead

Red Dead Redemption 2

For the most part, Red Dead Online has been met with wild praise from fans of the western title as players take to the different modes available now with friends. Still, that doesn’t mean it’s perfect and rising complaints of an imbalanced economy has captured the attention of Rockstar which prompted a new statement on how they plan on handling the feedback.

Rockstar took to their Twitter account earlier today to clue interested players in on what’s on the horizon, namely how they plan to balance out the way items work in the game. Since the Red Dead Online introduction was in beta form, the studio has a lot of feedback needed to make it more enjoyable:

After thanking their players, they addressed what exactly they plan on focusing on:

“Our current areas of focus include the in-game economy, which will require some additional balancing in order to ensure all activities are appropriately rewarding and fun, as well as some persistent bugs that are causing some players to be kicked from sessions,” Rockstar Games said. “The game has been developed so that we will be able to quickly make adjustments like these, and we plan to get updates out as early as the end of this week with more updates to come next week.”

The issue rose when many felt that it was ridiculous that a can of beans cost more than a wedding ring while others mentioned they were worried for what that will mean in the future. With how long it takes to get even one gold bar and those bars being intricate to in-game maintenance, many voiced their concerns that this mean Red Dead Online would take the same path that GTA Online did: a continuous escalation of prices that cost real-life money.

Luckily, all of those worries have been heard and hopefully that means that Rockstar can get the needed fixes out quickly so people can get back to what matters: going back to the wild, wild west.

Thoughts on Red Dead Online so far now that it has been out for over a week? Join in on the conversation in the comment section below, or hit us up over on Twitter to tell us your thoughts there! As for the game itself, Red Dead Redemption 2 is available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Matt Ruppert681 Posts

Navy Veteran with a penchant for the FPS genre, Chewy has all aspects of the gaming community covered. Don't expect to see him on a console any time soon, however - though he has experience in all platforms, the PC Master Race has a firm hold on him.


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