Fans on PS4 and Xbox One will start seeing a host of changes in the Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer mode.
Having confirmed they were making changes to the way economy worked in Red Dead Online, a new update has been released today detailing those tweaks.
The good news for fans is that there is plenty of incentive to log on and see what has changed.
Rockstar Games are rewarding players who have been playing the beta online by awarding everyone that joined in at any point through midnight PST today with a gift of RDO$250 and 15 Gold Bars.
Gifts should start arriving today and will hit all eligible players by Friday, December 14th.
That’s a big boost for players who have been struggling to put together enough cash to buy new weapons and gear.
But while these new incentives are good, it’s the changes to the economy that fans will be most excited about.
Rockstar has confirmed that they are Increasing the cash and gold payments across a number of different activities including Free Roam Missions, Free Roam Events, replays of A Land of Opportunities Missions and Showdown Series modes.
Money is going and prices are going down, with the development team also reducing the prices of most weapons in the Wheeler, Rawson & Co Catalogue and Gunsmiths.
The good news is that players who have already purchased weapons at the previous prices will automatically see money deposits offering the difference to player balances starting today.
“Please look for an alert message the next time you log in to the Red Dead Online Beta to notify you of this change, refunds may take up until December 10th to reach all players,” Rockstar writes.
It also looks like some craft items are also being rebalanced, including the values of select pelts, skins and fish as well as horse reviver and pamphlets.
“We want to thank the Red Dead community for playing and sending us tons of valuable feedback during the first full week of the Red Dead Online Beta’s availability,” Rockstar adds.
“This feedback is crucial to help shape the game as we move forward.
“Today we are starting to implement the first set of adjustments to the game including changes specifically geared towards creating a more balanced, fun and rewarding overall experience, across all modes and missions.”
Red Dead Online is set to get regular updates from the Rockstar team, who will be looking to provide more enticing missions and items to get gamers playing.
The next beta update is being planned for next week and will include more changes for the game on PS4 and Xbox One.
However, this new title update is going to be more aimed at reducing problems staying connected online, among other bugs and issues.
“Our efforts to improve and balance the Red Dead Online Beta will continue. We are conscious of and still evaluating an assortment of further adjustments based on feedback from the community.
“We are currently working on fixes for some persistent bugs that are causing some players to be kicked from sessions, and we aim to have fixes for these live next week.
“Once again, we want to thank everyone for playing the Red Dead Online Beta and sharing their experiences so far with us. There’s still lots more to come so please stay tuned.”