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Red Dead Online is designed to reward a “small amount of money” for “a lot of hard work”

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Red Dead Online players aren’t happy with how the in-game economy is shaping up.
Red Dead Online players aren’t happy with how the in-game economy is shaping up.
The beta for the online portion of Red Dead Redemption 2 launched this weekend and players aren’t happy with the overall economy, that sees a huge discrepancy in item prices and mission rewards between the campaign and multiplayer. The rate that cash and gold bars are earned at is also coming under fire, along with claims from Rockstar customer support that in-game prices are designed to give a “realistic feel” of the time period.
Players have taken to Reddit to post their experience with earning the two kinds of in-game currency and it’s been a slog to eke out a decent living for those roaming the Wild West. Cowpokes who got early access worked out that one gold bar takes around 8 hours to earn in the online beta, so it looks like it’s going to be a bit of a time-sink already.

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