Rockstar has been rolling out Red Dead Online to more and more players since yesterday and of course more and more details are coming in about the content that Rockstar has ready. Yesterday you could read about the game modes and the story in Red Dead Online, today you can read all about microtransactions in Red Dead Online.

Rockstar has revealed details about the microtransactions in Red Dead Online on its own blog. This shows that you can spend real money on gold bars in the in-game marketplace of Red Dead Online. You can use those gold nuggets to buy cosmetics for your character, weapon or camp. However, the store will remain closed during the beta period, Rockstar explains:

You may notice some areas of the in-game menus are not yet accessible or available during this early period of the Beta, such as the Red Dead Online in-game Store which will eventually open up to provide the option of purchasing gold bars to directly acquire cosmetic items like Camp décor, or a special style for your weapons.

However, Gamespot has already spent some time in the online Wild West and noted that you can also use gold for other purposes: a retailer can change your Honor status in exchange for three lumps of gold. If this is really the case, this may cause some commotion, because yesterday you could read that Honor levels influence the outcome of certain story missions. Strange thing …

To answer that question, we need more details, because it is not yet clear whether a high or low Honor level provides an advantage or disadvantage during gameplay. Developers such as Blizzard and EA were previously requested by the Belgian OM to remove gameplay-influencing microtransactions in games such as Star Wars Battlefront, FIFA and Heroes of the Storm. Those in-game purchases clearly give an advantage over other players.

Rockstar also hopes that the progress players make during the beta can be carried over to the final version of Red Dead Online, but cannot guarantee it:

We may need to implement rank or other stat resets in case of issues.

It is likely that the microtransactions will be added if it is certain that the progress will be included, because it would be very worthless if you spend money that you later lost.

Red Dead Online has been in beta since yesterday for owners of the Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition, today players who played on Friday, October 26, can get started, tomorrow players who played during the release weekend can release and from Friday the beta For everyone accessible.

Of course you can expect an extensive PU review from Red Dead Online at a later time. Do you want to read Simon’s review again? You can do that here. Check out everything we know about Red Dead Online here.

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