Red Dead Online Beta |OT| 3:10 to Launch

Oct 27, 2017
569
USA
Jesus Christ. Tried to matchmake a story mission. Got kicked out by the host immediately (why is this even a thing?), and the game dumped me back in free roam aways away from the quest giver.

I don't get the purpose of this shit.
 
This has probably been mentioned before, but are there any news when the beta will end and the final version will be out?
No.

Also I've got like 15+ gold bars and plenty of money as a gift from Rockstar, so if I delete my character and create a new one will I lose it all?
I believe your gold bars and cash are the only things you keep, but I haven’t tried it.
 

Winter-John

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Dec 6, 2018
147
I've played around 15 hours of this and my main impression is how completely unfun and uninteresting it all is. Everything about it seems to be designed around draining the player of money/resources/time without any actual reward. There seems to be no point to actually achieving anything because there's nothing to be gained from levelling or earning money. Once you've bought a half decent gun and horse, well, that's pretty much all there is to it. It's a real shame too because I love the single player. It's incredibly rewarding, there's a ton of interesting characters and little quests. Maybe in a year or so Rockstar will have put enough into it but for now I feel the online is just not ready and not worth my time
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,489
Oh, and as assholes shoot the nag over and over, I'm hit with an honor penalty for not spending an expensive reviver on it.

I don't know how they managed to launch something worse than GTAO, but they pulled it off.
Horse insurance felt pricey at $125, but I bought It anyways w/ my free beta money just so I don't have to worry about crap like this in the future. Someone wants to be an asshole? Fine, they can pay the revive fee.
 
Oct 26, 2017
886
Springfield rifle + express rounds + peak condition fully upgraded. Most shots kill in one hit. Only works in free roam though, unfortunately.
Even on people with health at lvl 10?

I think I'll stop playing RDR online. Nothing interesting to do for the moment that would keep me farming xp. When they add more missions I'll probably come back. The game as it is now is really disapointing. It lacks some really basic stuff that should be present even in a beta.
 
Oct 25, 2017
55
I’m plagued by constant disconnects. It’s pretty much one every 2-15 minutes. Trying to play with my brother and he isn’t having it happen to him but it’s so frustrating.
 
Oct 25, 2017
22,333
God, I fucking love melee in this game

I literally just go to town and terrorise those poor AI, spearing them to the floor and beating/stabbing them to death
 
Oct 27, 2017
5,061
Mexicali, Mexico
I’m plagued by constant disconnects. It’s pretty much one every 2-15 minutes. Trying to play with my brother and he isn’t having it happen to him but it’s so frustrating.
I got two disconnections yesterday for the first time since the Beta started. I wasn't able to join Story missions for some reasons, but everything else worked fine. Dunno why it happened
 
Oct 27, 2017
9,579
Even on people with health at lvl 10?
Not sure. I'd imagine it would help considering sometimes it will one shot and sometimes it will not on the same player I'm shooting at. Probably a number of factors at play between their health, the range, condition of the weapon, some sort of random force of nature at play here that doesn't make any sense, etc.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,233
Did you all see those crybaby posts from griefers on reddit threatening to grief people if they add a passive mode? They claim to love pvp but half the time I do a pvp match the game has uneven teams yesterday I had a 16 player game that had 7 people total in it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,708
Has anyone had any issue getting their bonus content in the online mode?

I’ve found a few items in the story mode but none of the stuff I should have from the special edition has shown up.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,608
Washington
Jesus Christ. Tried to matchmake a story mission. Got kicked out by the host immediately (why is this even a thing?), and the game dumped me back in free roam aways away from the quest giver.

I don't get the purpose of this shit.
What I want to know is why isn't it a thing to not matchmake. I jsut want to do these missions with my friend and no one else and it keeps adding people to the mission (and it seems no way to stop it. Id idn't even know I could kick people out). Even when the mission was new to my character and it had a start mission vs. matchmake, for me it still would add other people in when I chose start mission.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,608
Washington
Did you all see those crybaby posts from griefers on reddit threatening to grief people if they add a passive mode? They claim to love pvp but half the time I do a pvp match the game has uneven teams yesterday I had a 16 player game that had 7 people total in it.
What I don't understand is why they want to force people who don't want to PvP to pvp? They get offended if you want to be in a server that is invite only (and bitch at you for not playing the game the way they see it should be played. When it's an open world game that supposedly is open to how you want to play it). Hell, I've seen a few in here claim that (you know who you are :P. ONe told me I'd thank him for griefing me... and I know he'll see this cause he's very active in this thread). What does it affect them if I don't play in a server with them (or have a true passive mode... not gta online's that pretty much made it so you couldn't play 75% of the game.. a passive mode that only affects other players, not the NPCs too)? Oh wait, they like to see me get frustrated and if people who don't want to play PvP can opt out they can't piss people off...

And for those that say the game is designed for that, if your game is designed to make it miserable (or at least miserable enough that they just want to skip the gameplay that gives you rewards to just get the rewards) for some people to play, that is not a good design. It's just exploitive to try to sell more microtransactions and I'm not sure why we, as consumers, would defend a company making a game in a way to try to make it miserable to play.
 
Oct 27, 2017
325
Guys, I'm having a weird problem (bug?).

My horse is perpetually tired? No matter what i feed it and recover its cores with - the next time i load into an area, it shambles back to me like its been beaten to an inch of its death!

I dont know if its a bug - but i'm done feeding this thing and spending any more money on it. It spawns, staggers to me - and god forbid i have to run from anything/go into combat - it just keels over! It would be hilarious if it wasn't literally the thing that keeps me from playing this mode any more!

Any of you grizzled wanderers of the wilds know how i can either fix this or put it down (in every sense) for good?
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,233
What I don't understand is why they want to force people who don't want to PvP to pvp? They get offended if you want to be in a server that is invite only (and bitch at you for not playing the game the way they see it should be played. When it's an open world game that supposedly is open to how you want to play it). Hell, I've seen a few in here claim that (you know who you are :P. ONe told me I'd thank him for griefing me... and I know he'll see this cause he's very active in this thread). What does it affect them if I don't play in a server with them (or have a true passive mode... not gta online's that pretty much made it so you couldn't play 75% of the game.. a passive mode that only affects other players, not the NPCs too)? Oh wait, they like to see me get frustrated and if people who don't want to play PvP can opt out they can't piss people off...

And for those that say the game is designed for that, if your game is designed to make it miserable (or at least miserable enough that they just want to skip the gameplay that gives you rewards to just get the rewards) for some people to play, that is not a good design. It's just exploitive to try to sell more microtransactions and I'm not sure why we, as consumers, would defend a company making a game in a way to try to make it miserable to play.
Because they don't wanna play against people that fight back the fun in it for them is feeling powerful and ruining sometimes good time but if everyone is out to do it then it'll happen to them and they won't feel strong. Just like the people in the Division that join in the Underground and leave stranding you in there they get their omegalulz by wasting other peoples time. Griefers only find wasting someone elses time fun they have no interest in an actual pvp mode or progressing their game it's the reason you'll see alot of people in New Austin rocking starting repeaters and shooting horses of anyone that passes.
 
Nov 3, 2017
501
any patch notes?

https://www.newsweek.com/red-dead-redemption-2-rdr2-update-104-fix-bugs-online-patch-notes-1253905
  • Added fixes for crashing issues with Red Dead Redemption 2 version 1.04.
  • Added fixes for stuttering/lag issues.
  • RDR2 update 1.04 has fixed some glitches.
  • Added fixes for framerate drop and freezing issues.
  • Added performance and stability improvements.
  • Gameplay improvements added with Red Dead Redemption 2 patch 1.04.
  • Added other minor fixes and changes with Red Dead Redemption 2 version 1.04.
Looks like that should fix some disconnect problems. Because I haven't been able to play online for more than 5 minutes at a time before getting disconnected.
 
Jan 1, 2018
7
Got the patch update. Still can't play main missions or pvp. Some stranger missions are working now but it still didn't fix most of the connectivity issues at least for me. It sucks because I love the world they created but about all I can do is hunt and a few gang hideouts. Hopefully they get it squared away soon
 

ucanadam

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Dec 6, 2018
192
I really really doubt this mode gonna bring same money or player count as GTA V . most people already left playing this for other games and it lots tons of players probably.
 
Here are the real patch notes:

RDR2 Story Mode General / Miscellaneous – PS4, Xbox One

Fixed an issue where the player could become stuck at 90% when loading an autosave made immediately after the mission ‘Country Pursuits’, if it was the only open mission

Fixed an issue where players could become stuck on loading screen when trying to restart game after completing the mission ‘County Pursuits’

Fixed an issue where players could become stuck at 90% when loading a save in Chapter 2, if they had set up camp near Horseshoe Overlook after completing ‘The First Shall Be Last’

Fixed an issue where players could become stuck at 90% when loading after loading an autosave or manual save

Fixed an issue where players could lose access to all weapons and equipment in their weapon wheel after completing a mission replay in Guarma


Red Dead Online Beta General / Miscellaneous – PS4, Xbox One

General stability improvements

Fixed the issue where players removing an injured horse from the stables without healing it would result in the Scrawny Nag appearing when whistling for their horse

Fixed an issue where players could not exit the house in the Mission ‘Love and Honor’

Fixed an issue where players would be unable to load beyond 90% in the Red Dead Online beta unless they entered Story mode first

Fixed an issue where players could become stuck at a black screen after a Posse leader quit the lobby in the mission ‘Love and Honor’

Fixed an issue where players could crash to the Xbox Home screen when resuming from a suspended state after connecting to Xbox Live services

Fixed an issue where players could be kicked from Rockstar game services with error 0x99395004 after completing part 2 of the mission ‘Honor Among Horse Thieves’
https://support.rockstargames.com/articles/360013571853/RDR2-Title-Update-1-04-Notes-PS4-Xbox-One
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,489
I really really doubt this mode gonna bring same money or player count as GTA V . most people already left playing this for other games and it lots tons of players probably.
Without all the crazy shit that a modern setting can bring (jets, races in the sky, rocket launchers, etc), RDR2 Online was never going to bring in anywhere near what GTA online has. However, Rockstar definitely has their work cut out for them to retain what player base this game has already built, because right now, unless you're into grieving, its just not that entertaining. I really want to get into this, but fuck are other people making it difficult.
 
Right now, online encourages griefing with experience and progress toward gold buckles. I wonder if they’ll fix this.
It’s by design. Hopefully pressure from the players sees them modify it.

I really really doubt this mode gonna bring same money or player count as GTA V . most people already left playing this for other games and it lots tons of players probably.
GTAO was bare bones and boring at launch too. Over time they just added more and more stuff though, and eventually it got really good. Personally I played GTAO for a week or two at launch, and then moved on. It wasn’t until the Heists update (waaay later) that I came back, and got hooked.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Hell, I've seen a few in here claim that (you know who you are :P. ONe told me I'd thank him for griefing me... and I know he'll see this cause he's very active in this thread).
Oof (bud). You're off the mark with this one (I am afraid). You should probably go back and read my post (because it ain't what I saids). And (also) it was a joke (joke). Ya gotta read better than you write (considering the large amount of unnecessary parentheticals) at least. If you were not referring to me (but rather another individual), you may ignore this first part of my post.

Anyways, I (personally) have no issue with a passive mode or (friendly) free roam session. Just as I was perfectly fine with it in the first RDR's multiplayer and GTAO.

And I'll have you all know that I don't grief (or more appropriately worded, engage myself with other players) as often as you may think. It's only about 10% of the time. When I'm close to leveling up and I just need to kill a few dozen players to hit the mark. Or if someone is fishing, because I can't help myself. All I ever do is fight, but I can't fight my own nature (that's a paradox, you see).
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,608
Washington
Oof (bud). You're off the mark with this one (I am afraid). You should probably go back and read my post (because it ain't what I saids). And (also) it was a joke (joke). Ya gotta read better than you write (considering the large amount of unnecessary parentheticals) at least. If you were not referring to me (but rather another individual), you may ignore this first part of my post.

Anyways, I (personally) have no issue with a passive mode or (friendly) free roam session. Just as I was perfectly fine with it in the first RDR's multiplayer and GTAO.

And I'll have you all know that I don't grief (or more appropriately worded, engage myself with other players) as often as you may think. It's only about 10% of the time. When I'm close to leveling up and I just need to kill a few dozen players to hit the mark. Or if someone is fishing, because I can't help myself. All I ever do is fight, but I can't fight my own nature (that's a paradox, you see).
I wasn't the only one who read it that way, one person even said it seemed a bit rapey the way you worded it. And this is text, if it is a jok,e you gotta be clear. But I tend to be suspect of people who go back on, "It's just a joke." Especially when they do it much much later and not at my first response to it. Besides, not all jokes are funny.

And btw, griefing fishing people is just scummy. And for when I want to level up, I just wait for some one to go after me (at least then I know they want to play that way rather than messing with some one who doesn't... I personally like to make sure the person I'm playing with is having fun too. I at the very least would wait until they weren't doing anything like selling pelts or fishing. Or I used to until I decided most people playing rockstar games are just jerks who want to see me have a bad time. At that point I could care less if the person is having fun, I want them to be miserable for wanting other people to be miserable). Or go into a PvP mode where I know people agree to that.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,370
When is Rockstar gonna add "fun" ???

also, you know what really grinds my gears? the fact that we can't save the hats we find. i beat the shit out of an npc to get his hat and i'm just enjoying it while i can because it'll be gone eventually. that really annoyed me in singleplayer too. i know you can save some unique hats in SP but sometimes i'd find a really good one that i couldn't keep.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,233
NOTHING TO DO LOL
I had more fun with my 15 gold bars than I did at any point actually out in the open world or doing instant headshot pvp. Dang it felt good to buy my stalker hat and getting my green shotgun coat I hope the gameplay can one day live up to those high points.