In-Game Gold Is Now Free For Ryse: Son of Rome Players

By Heidi Nicholas,
Players have recently been experiencing problems with Crytek's Xbox One launch title, Ryse: Son of Rome — but there might now be a workaround.

09/11/2013 - 19

In one of our Ryse forum threads, our community found that the game's gold was not being properly awarded to players after completing multiplayer battles. The amount earned would be displayed on-screen but not credited into the account. The suggested fixes — of changing the language and location on the console — had no effect, and as Ryse is an older game it was doubtful whether this bug would ever be fixed.

Yet in-game gold is now free on the Microsoft Store, as the community discovered in a separate thread. It's debatable whether this can be classed as a "fix" or not, since it gets around the issue rather than removing it, but it is heartening that the problem has been addressed at all.

Ryse: Son of Rome In-Game Gold
Ryse: Son of Rome In-Game Gold

Purchase in-game gold to buy new executions, skill upgrades, and booster packs.


In-game gold can be used for a number of things, including upgrades and booster packs, but is most useful for multiplayer. In addition, there are some achievements in Ryse which require gold, such as the below:

Ryse: Son of RomeSon Of VulcanThe Son Of Vulcan achievement in Ryse: Son of Rome worth 51 pointsEquip Your First Tier 5 Item In Multiplayer

Whether you're chasing down achievements or not, in-game gold is now free — so it might be a good idea to head over to the store and get upgrading!

Whether you're a longtime Ryse fan looking for your next game, or whether Ryse has rekindled your love for fast-paced combat, check out some other games in the Hack & Slash genre, as rated by our community.

We've got the full list of Ryse: Son of Rome achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!