Red Dead Online Fans Have Renamed Microtransactions After A Member Of The Van Der Linde Gang

Earlier this week Rockstar Games (finally) launched its much-anticipated Red Dead Online, the online multiplayer version of one of the best games of 2018.

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From the gaming pros behind the likes of Grand Theft Auto Online, and using one of the year’s most beloved games, it’s not really any surprise that Red Dead Online is seriously impressing fans so far.

Despite its popularity, the online multiplayer version of Red Dead Redemption has the one thing that we all love to hate – microtransactions. But even that’s not putting a dampener on fans’ experiences.

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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.”

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Although we all know the “Micahtransactions” are headed for RDO, Rockstar has yet to actually implement them into the game, instead focusing on ensuring everything is running smoothly with the gameplay during its launch period.

When the 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…

Have you been enjoying the launch of Red Dead Online?