Red Dead Online Beta Update Comes with Opportunity for Free Gold

By Caleb Greer, 28 days ago
The Red Dead Online Beta for Rockstar Games' exceptionally popular Red Dead Redemption 2 is getting another update as the multiplayer aspect of the game continues to improve. As a thank you to fans and players who have stuck around through the service's issues, five Gold Bars will be awarded by Tuesday, January 29th to those who play the Beta between Friday, January 25th and Sunday, January 27th. Gold Bars function as the valuable and purchasable alternative currency in the Red Dead Online Beta.

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Furthermore, some issues in the Gun Rush battle-royale mode have been addressed, while others are still being investigated:

Following the launch of the new Gun Rush mode, we identified a few matchmaking issues, some of which we have addressed with short-term improvements and all of which we are working towards more permanent and proper fixes for in the longer term. The minor improvements should help generate fuller lobbies and we will add more fixes in upcoming title updates.
Finally, Rockstar teased more fixes and quality-of-life improvements arriving in the future based on player feedback. These will include:
  • Proximity-Based Player Blips
  • Parley Changes with quicker access to Feuding
  • Law and Bounty Improvements to discourage griefing while introducing a new Freeroam dynamic between bounty hunters and criminal rogues
  • Daily Challenges with gold nugget rewards
  • And more
Expect a Title Update in the coming months for those changes. The Gun Rush improvements and opportunity for Gold Bars are now live.

We've got the full list of Red Dead Redemption 2 achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.

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Caleb Greer
Written by Caleb Greer
Caleb Greer is a life-long achievement hunter and video game enthusiast from Bossier City, Louisiana, as well as a grad school student of history and a substitute teacher. Other than gaming and history, Caleb is passionate about Star Wars, Halo, Lord of the Rings, Dragon Ball Z, and his girlfriend.