There’s no doubt that the world of online gaming is growing. More and more people are taking the plunge and joining the online fray, eager to indulge in the various titles that are becoming available. One of the most popular games to emerge online is Red Dead Redemption 2, the follow-up to the hugely successful Red Dead Redemption, developed by Dutch outfit Rockstar North. The game is currently available to play for PC and Xbox One, with the latter version releasing a few days early to celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary.
It’s fair to say that not all games fare well when transitioned online. Some games are completely unplayable without extensive modification, while others run very slowly or stutter. However, the majority of games seem to handle the transition well, with the ability to preserve player’s across all platforms. In addition, many games benefit from the fact that they were built with online functionality from the ground up, utilizing technologies such as cloud gaming and streaming in a way that would’ve been impossible to achieve with just a local network.
This is fortunate for players, who can now engage with other players across the globe, enhancing the gaming experience both locally and online. In certain situations, this can even result in increased gameplay, as players collaborate to solve complex problems or overcome difficult obstacles. In terms of making money, though, it’s important to keep in mind the various ways that one can earn tokens in Red Dead Redemption 2. Some choices may be better than others, so it’s essential to learn which one(s) can potentially earn you the most money.
The most lucrative path in Red Dead Redemption 2 is likely to be the Grand Tour, which entails traveling to different locations across the country and completing certain tasks to uncover hidden money and gifts. The activities range from simple murders to stealing, so essentially, you’ll be doing a little bit of everything. It’s clear that this is going to be a lengthy process, and while it’s possible to accelerate the rate at which money and gifts are spread around the map, it’s still a tedious task that’s guaranteed to occupy a good portion of your time.
The next most lucrative path, which won’t take up as much time but will require a significant investment in terms of character progression, is side quests. These are arguably the bread and butter of any open world game, and in Red Dead Redemption 2 they consist of a combination of fetch quests, which involve you collecting items or creatures for a specified character, and combat quests, where you engage with enemy players in battle. In both cases, you’ll be doing nice work if you want to make quick money, although it should be noted that you won’t always gain access to these side quests by simply walking into a location; you may have to search for them, or pay special attention to areas that are flagged up as relevant side quests in the quest log, located in the main menu.
What to Watch Out For
Aside from the sheer fun that you’re likely to have with Red Dead Redemption 2, there are a number of things that you need to keep an eye out for, including:
-Breeding: While it can be fun to breed wildlife for either purpose or simply to see what your animals will produce (the joy of discovering new species and seeing them flourish is unparalleled), breeding animals is a very time-consuming process and one that can significantly decrease your earnings, especially if you’re looking to speed things up. Avoid breeding if you plan on playing the game on a regular basis, as your time and effort will be better served elsewhere.
-Robberies: Another tedious process that takes up a large amount of time is engaging with other players to rob them of their valuables. While in certain instances this can be quite the profitable endeavor (especially when multiple players are involved), it’s usually best avoided if your ultimate goal is to make money. Not only is this likely to decrease your earnings, but you’ll also be wasting a large amount of time that you could be using for other pursuits.
-Ransom: In the unlikely event that you’re involved in a situation where you need to resort to capturing or killing people to get what you want, this can be a lucrative option, but it’s still unlikely to be a sustainable way to make money. The better alternative, as in most situations, is to find alternative solutions to your problems, or ask for help from the people around you (neighbors, friends, family). Using other players’ characters and funds to solve your issues is generally a quick, easy way to make money that carries a certain amount of security, but it has the draw-back of being highly time-consuming.
-Gambling: Whilst it’s possible to use real money to gamble in-game (assuming you’ve unlocked the option), doing so is likely to decrease your overall earnings. Instead, explore the various in-game betting options, where you can use your in-game funds to place wagers on various events, such as fights or hunts. Whilst there’s certainly a fun element to placing wagers on events, the amount of money that you’ll need to stake is certainly not worth it, as you’ll lose a large amount of time waiting for votes to count.
Red Dead Redemption 2: How to Make Money
Now let’s examine the various ways in which you can make money in Red Dead Redemption 2. Bear in mind that whilst some of these methods can be quite lucrative, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re the best way to make money. It’s always advisable to explore other sources of income, such as gathering plant resources or trading with other players. However, if you really want to make quick cash, it’s best to avoid doing any of the tasks that we’ve discussed so far, as they’re all likely to reduce your overall earnings significantly. Especially problematic is breeding animals, as, in most cases, it doesn’t end well. The answer can be found in some of the side quests that we’ve covered so far, where you’ll be asked to complete simple tasks for certain characters that live in the town. Most of these tasks are simple, yet often fun, and it’s likely that you’ll get quite a large amount of experience points for doing them. Whilst these can be extremely profitable, especially if you want to speed things up, it’s still not the preferred way to make money.
The preferred way to make money in Red Dead Redemption 2, and the way in which we recommend you should spend your time, is to explore the various businesses that operate in the town. You can do this by talking to the relevant shopkeepers or visiting their locations in person, where you can see what they offer and whether or not you can make a purchase. There’s also another option, which is to download a cryptocurrency miner to your console or PC, where you can generate a passive income source that will help you to earn some extra cash. If you don’t want to go down the mining route, you can also try and sell your items, either at a shop or online, depending on where you find the most value.
Whichever route you choose, simply make sure that you’re doing something that creates a profit for you, whilst avoiding anything that is likely to reduce your earnings significantly. Of course, this is all dependent on your gaming habits, as some items and methods of making money may be viable options for active players, whilst others may be better suited to people who want to play on a regular basis. We hope that this article will help you to navigate the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 with more confidence, knowing which options can possibly earn you the most money and which ones you should steer clear of.