Red Dead Online community at risk of losing millions in in-game rewards despite Stadia move

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Whole swaths of Red Dead Online players looking to transfer their Google Stadia saves elsewhere are at risk of losing more than just time, with a rule potentially leaving some players facing a loss of up to $1 million in in-game currency.

Last week, Rockstar Games confirmed that Stadia players would be able to transfer Red Dead Redemption 2 saves after one with 6,000 hours went viral as their time investment was in danger of going up in smoke. The developer also revealed that only people who played within 30 days of Stadia’s shutdown announcement will be able to do so, though it’s only now that it’s been revealed how many players stand to lose due to the shutdown. that.

As content creator ItsColourTV pointed out, a player will lose $1 million in-game, 1.3k gold bars, and 662 ranks if things continue as they are. The streamer also reports that they’ve received similar reports from other Stadia players, with some racking up over 2,000 hours and 500 ranks.

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Players also discussed the rule on the Stadia subreddit (opens in a new tab)with plenty of expression of their frustration at seeing large amounts of playing time go up in smoke as actual commitments have kept them from playing consistently over the past few months.

As of this writing, Rockstar has yet to address fan concerns. We’ve asked for comment and will update this story with any new information.

Google originally shared that Stadia was shutting down in September, explaining more in a blog post (opens in a new tab) that the streaming service “didn’t gain the traction with users” they expected. The service will remain live until January 18, 2023, and refunds are now available to all customers who purchased software and hardware through the Google Store.

Following the news, players of several major games like Destiny 2 and Cyberpunk 2077 alongside Red Dead Redemption 2 raced to find out whether or not they would be able to transfer saves, although issues are still ongoing. of resolution.

If you want to know more, see our interview with ItsColourTVwho says it was “heartbreaking” to see Rockstar abandon Red Dead Online.

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