Red Dead Online: 7 Reasons You Should Give It Another Chance

Red Dead Online has more than a few diamonds in the rough. Let's find them.


Red Dead Redemption 2’s single-player story was a game-changing masterpiece.

It pushed what a video game could be to new boundaries and upped the ante to such heights that it leaves the vast majority of its open-world competitors in the dust. Rockstar received the highest of praise for producing what is undoubtedly one of the greatest video games ever created.

However, Red Dead Online (RDO) has not been receiving the same love and adoration as its offline counterpart. Given the monumental success of Grand Theft Auto Online, it was expected that RDO would be another breakthrough for online gaming.

Unfortunately, RDO was met with a rather lukewarm reception.

Main concerns for players when its (very long) beta launched were that the economy was broken, the community would be toxic (in a similar fashion to GTA Online) and that there wasn’t a lot to do.

However, whilst the economy may still rival that of a third-world country, Rockstar have made strides toward improving many aspects of their online experience.

Now that it’s officially out of beta, there are some decent reasons to show an interest again.


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