Red Dead Redemption 2 Online: How to get gold bars in beta? How do RDR2 gold bars work?

Red Dead Redemption 2 Online beta is launching this week with Rockstar Games opting for a staggered launch on PS4 and Xbox One.

Those who purchased the ultimate edition of Red Dead Redemption 2 yesterday became the first to be able to play Red Dead Online.

While today those who purchased Red Dead Redemption 2 over its first weekend got access to Red Dead Online.

On Friday all Red Dead Redemption 2 players will have access to the online beta.

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As players have started to log into Red Dead Online more and more details have emerged about the mode thanks to the beta test.

Interestingly, Red Dead Online players have noticed a gold bars currency appearing in certain menu screens.

And these gold bars can either by earned through grinding or purchasing via a microtransaction system for RDR2 Online – with the latter currently not live yet.

In a post on the Rockstar Games newswire, the gaming giant said: “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 decor, or a special style for your weapons.”

Red Dead Online – How to get gold bars in RDR2 Online, how do gold bar work? (Image: ROCKSTAR GAMES • GETTY)Red Dead Online – The Red Dead Online beta is launching on PS4 and Xbox One this week (Image: ROCKSTAR GAMES)

And more light on how the Red Dead Online gold bars system will work has been revealed following the beta launch.

A post by Wccftech – based on comments by Reddit user UnavailableIDs – has revealed more details on the RDR2 gold bars system.

It will allegedly take over eight hours of play to get a single gold bar in RDR2 online if you decide not to purchase it.

Red Dead Online – Rockstar Games has opted for a staggered launch for the online beta (Image: ROCKSTAR GAMES)Red Dead Online – Gold bars can be purchased as a microtransaction in RDR2 (Image: GETTY)

Redditor UnavailableIDs said: “You need to get 100 nuggets to do one gold bar.

“You get in between 0.02 and 0.04 ( 0.02 gold bars = 2 nuggets ) from series ( deathmatch, races etc ) which take 10 mins each or less.

“Assuming you always get 0.02 and there’s no loading time it takes 50 games ( 500 minutes ) to get 1 gold bar.

“That makes 8h and 20 mins, and that’s assuming you get the worst nugget reward and you always reach time limit.”

Besides microtransactions and grinding, treasure maps can also show the locations of a bit of gold in Red Dead Online.


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