A Red Dead Online update has gone live, and Rockstar is showering players with free gold bars and free cash. Basically, if you’ve been playing the Red Dead Online beta at all, you’re getting a stack of gold bars soon. If you pre-ordered the game, then you have a stack of cash on the way as well!
This morning Rockstar posted an update detailing everything that went into version 1.05, and everything coming in the near future. Red Dead Online‘s opening few weeks haven’t been enjoyable for everyone, and many players have been complaining about how time-consuming the grind has been. Rockstar has not only heard your complaints, but has gone the extra mile to make it up to you. Here’s what they had to say about your free gold bars:
“As a thank you for your ongoing support, we are awarding everyone who has played from the Red Dead Online Beta launch through this Thursday, December 20th with a gift of 15 additional gold bars. The awards will begin rolling out today and if you haven’t experienced the Red Dead Online Beta yet, play by Thursday, December 20th for eligibility. All gold bar gifts should be delivered by Monday, December 24th. Keep an eye out for an alert screen when entering the Red Dead Online Beta to confirm the gift.”
And if that wasn’t generous enough, as we mentioned, all players who pre-ordered the game are getting $100 in RDO$. You can double that free cash reward to $200 if you pre-ordered the special edition of the game. If you pre-ordered the ultimate edition of Red Dead Redemption 2, you’re getting a whopping $1,000 bonus on top of the original $100. Those rewards will roll out on December 21. Just log in to Red Dead Online any time after then, and the cash will be added to your character’s balance.
Rockstar Games still has a long road ahead, and the Red Dead Online beta still has a lot of kinks to work out. Today’s update should make it very clear, though, that these guys are dedicated to making this every bit as robust and long-lasting as Grand Theft Auto Online.
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