Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Microtransactions & Currencies Explained

Microtransactions and currencies in Red Dead Redemption 2 Online are going to be a pretty big part of the game. After all, we knew that Red Dead Online is going to have microtransactions. So, the question becomes: what kinds of different currencies are there in Red Dead Online, how the microtransactions work, and what you can buy with them. Our Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Microtransactions & Currencies Explained article will hopefully going to help answer these questions.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Microtransactions & Currencies Explained
Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Microtransactions & Currencies Explained

How Do Microtransactions & Currencies in Red Dead 2 Online Work?

As you may have noticed if you’ve been playing the Red Dead 2 Online, there are two currencies in there. One of them is the standard dollars. The other, however, are gold bars. These are not like the gold bars in the Red Dead Redemption 2 base game. Instead, gold bars are a premium currency in Red Dead Online, aka, the currency that you can buy with real money via microtransactions, or by farming “gold nuggets” by playing the game. For more info, you can check out our How to Get Gold Nuggets article.

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Basically, you get tiny little amounts of “gold nuggets.” A hundred of these get you one gold bar. The sums you get, however, are positively paltry. At this time, we’ve got about 0.15 gold bars, after completing a few starting missions. For comparison’s sake, some extra stable room costs four gold bars. At this time, we don’t know the full scope of what will be purchasable with the premium currency. Among other things, as Rockstar said, you’ll be able to “directly acquire cosmetic items like Camp décor, or a special style for your weapons.”

At the time of writing this article, the microtransactions aren’t yet available. We don’t know what the prices are going to be, but we’ll make sure to let you know as soon as more information comes out. One thing’s for sure: you absolutely can get Gold Bars by playing the game. However, it seems that the grind is going to be pretty rough. Oh, and you can’t steal gold bars from other players, which makes sense.

If you end up getting stuck at another point, you might want to check out some of the other guides we have. We've written about mysteries like the missing person Gavin, the Rhodes Gunsmith prisoner, the locked door at Valentine doctor. We also have instructional guides that show how to rob stores without getting bounty or where to sell jewelry and gold bars. If it's collectibles or key items you're after, we've found all the Penny Dreadful comic books, Chick's treasure map location, or that famous pipe for Dutch. Finally, if you don't care to explore the map yourself, you could take a look at our Watson's Cabin and Catfish Jackson's Homestead locations guides. In the latest Red Dead Online Moonshiners Update you'll have a chance to find Navy Revolver and Best Shack Locations.

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