I have been waiting to write this article since the day I found out about Red Dead Online. I have been looking at ways to make money in video games ever since my friends and I used to spend hours playing old-school RPGs. Those were fun times!
The way I see it, there are three broad categories of players when it comes to Red Dead Online. There are those who are there for the zombie apocalypse, those who are there for the western theme, and those who want to make money. I’ll address each of these in turn.
The Zombie Apocalypse Players
When it comes to Red Dead Online, zombies are always a safe bet. The game offers a wide variety of ways to make money including, monster hunting, skinning dead animals, and selling their meat to gamers and non-gamers alike. During certain periods of the game you will also be able to buy and sell drugs. The more you play, the more you will earn, and the more you will be able to spend on new weapons, ammo, and other items.
Depending on how much time you want to devote to the game, you can decide how much money you want to make. Some people choose to dabble in it for a couple of hours a day, while others choose to do it professionally. Regardless of the time investment, just make sure that you put in the practice to learn how to use your weapons accurately and efficiently. There is plenty of guidance on the in-game forums or Reddit if you are new to the game. Be sure to register on one of these platforms, it will allow you to participate in special events and discussions related to the game. In addition to earning money, this is also a great place to find tips and advice regarding gameplay.
The Western Theme Players
Red Dead Online is set in the Old West during the late 1800s. Therefore, it follows that the second category of players consist of individuals who enjoy the game’s western theme. The rewards for this group include cowboy hats, horseback riding, and even a chance to ride a giant monster. All of these things are achievable in the game, but they require a certain approach. First off, become a valued member of the community by consistently participating in special events and in-game competitions. These events and competitions are often related to the game’s western theme. For example, you might be able to participate in a rodeo where you have to use your lasso to capture a virtual bull. Or, you might be able to earn points and levels by shooting outlaws in a shoot-em-up competition.
The best way to ensure you make the most out of your adventure in Red Dead Online is to fully commit to the game. While the experience itself is fun, the lack of progress may actually be frustrating. This is why it’s important to take the time to explore every aspect of the game, learn the tricks, and utilize all the tools at your disposal. In addition to this, whenever you make a new character, it will be marked with a ‘B’. The ‘B’s will stand for ‘Basic’ and they are denoted this way because new players usually start out with only a few skills, just enough to make it easier to navigate the World of Ruinerde. As you level up, you will then be able to allocate your points to other attributes such as Strength, Stamina, Intelligence, and more.
The last and most lucrative group of individuals who play Red Dead Online are those who want to make money. In this version of the game, you will have to hunt down ‘Big Game’, which are typically animals such as buffalo, elk, or even lions. As you harvest these creatures, you will be able to sell their meat which, in turn, will earn you money. Of course, you can also sell their skins to make a bit more cash. Another way to earn money in the game is to participate in ‘Matches’ where you are pitted against other players in a fight to the death. The winner is the last individual standing after a period of time has elapsed.
There are a variety of ways to make money in Red Dead Online. Some people choose to hunt zombies while others choose to go after big game. Regardless of which type of player you are, just make sure that you are having fun and that you are learning how to utilize the tools available to you. Ultimately, the choice is up to you – you can find a way to have fun and make money, or you can find a way to have fun without making money. If the latter is the case for you, then it’s time to call it quits and move on to something else.