'Red Dead Online' Money Glitch: Fast Cash Hack Is Quick And Dirty

Red Dead Online is finally out (for most of us, anyway. It'll be out for everyone by tomorrow). However, unlike the campaign for Red Dead Redemption 2, items in Red Dead Online cost a significant amount of money. For example, the Lancaster Repeater in Red Dead Online is more than $400! If you don't want to grind through missions and showdowns, here's a quick and dirty tip to earn money fast.

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Making money in Red Dead Online is easy when you don't care about making permanent progress Rockstar

This information comes from RockstarINTEL, which was tipped off about the money making method from YouTube user LegacyKillaHD.

First, you'll want to create a character for Red Dead Online. Don't bother going too in-depth with character creation, because this character is not going to stick around for long. Once done, you'll be thrown into your first mission.

From here, you'll want to complete the six initial story missions, which should bring your character up to Level 8 and earn you around $450 and 0.7 gold bars. You can either wrap it up here, or push your character to Level 10, where you unlock a free treasure map which leads you to an additional $100.

Once you have this early wave of easy money, press Pause and scroll down to "Player" in the menu. Hold Square/X to delete your character. This erases all player progress, but remembers how much money you earned. When you create a new character, all that early money will be dropped into your bank account.

Repeat the steps again by creating a new character, completing the early missions and then deleting the character. According to RockstarINTEL, this loop should take you about two and a half to three hours to complete, earning you hundreds of dollars every time.

Of course, the problem with this method is you can never keep progressing with your character. The smart thing to do is perform this two or three times to build up some early cash, then create the character you actually want to play as, and complete the early missions one last time. You should have more than $1000 if you do it three times, which is enough to buy a nice gun or new horse early on.

Be sure to also check out our Money Making guide that doesn't involve exploits like this if you want to earn your cash the honorable way.

So what do you think? Will you do this hack a few times to start your game of Red Dead Online the right way? Will you stick to earning your money the old-fashioned way by playing the game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.