Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the hottest games of the year, absolutely crushing the competition in sales and impressing both fans and critics across the board.
Hot off the back of the single player release, Rockstar Games has just launched the beta for Red Dead Online, the online multiplayer version of the world of Arthur Morgan.
If you were wondering about the game’s map though then we’ve got you covered, with this image comparing Red Dead Online‘s map to that of one of Rockstar Games’ other mammoth successes, Grand Theft Auto Online.
Yes, RDO’s map absolutely crushes GTA Online‘s, it’s not only the biggest map Rockstar has ever created, but it also feels a thousand times bigger when you’re travelling on horseback as opposed to in a plane…
RDO’s map is pretty damn big, and even if you’ve explored the whole thing in RDR2, there’s a lot of changes for the Online version of the game.
Fans are loving what’s been explored of RDO so far, but we’ve still got a lot more to see from Rockstar regarding the launch. We all know by now that microtransactions are planned for the future, but just how much they affect the gameplay is yet to be discovered.
Over on Reddit, people are starting to call the dreaded microtransactions something a little more RDR2-friendly – referring to them now as “Micahtransactions,” as a nod to Micah of the Van der Linde gang. Lol.
One Redditer commented on the thread saying: “I can already imagine Micah appearing next to me convincing me to purchase gold bars.”
Another wished: “I hope when they bring the microtransaction shop that it’s like a real store or wagon out in the woods with Micah selling gold bars. Just giving you shit until you buy the bars.”
When the microtransaction store does open, you’ll be able to buy gold bars which can be used towards weapon and camp cosmetics. At least, that’s what Rockstar has confirmed. There are rumours, of course, that the games’ microtransactions might actually help you cut some of the grind if you’re willing to pay, but time will tell on that one…