Red Dead Online Infinite Money Exploit Guide
Editor's note: This guide has been updated to include more money exploits and glitches as of 11/30/18.
If you've played Red Dead Online, you know that it's not easy to make money. You might even find yourself struggling to make ends meet. Beans aren't cheap, you know.
However, aside from these quick ways to make money, there are a few money glitches/exploits you can take advantage of right now to make your wallet grow.
Infinite Money Exploit 1: Harvest Animal Skins at Emerald Ranch and Other Farms
The best time to do this is at night since killing the animals in the day will not only affect your Honor level, but it will also increase your Wanted level because there will be witnesses. Having the law called on you will only make the process take longer.
Here's what you need to do:
- Go to Emerald Ranch at night
- Kill all of the animals
- Harvest their skins/pelts
- Sell those skins to the butcher/trapper/fence
After you've killed the animals, harvested their skins, and sold them, start a new session by pausing the game, then going to Online -> Free Roam. This will start a new session and the animals will respawn, letting you farm more money.
You can find Emerald Ranch in New Hanover, east of Valentine. It can be found between the "N" and the "O" in "Hanover" on the map, southeast of Heartland Overflow.
You can also use this exploit on all of the farms and ranches near Rhodes and Valentine.
Infinite Money Exploit 2: Exploiting Free Roam
Every time you begin a new Free Roam session, you also start a new instance of RDO. That means that the money and items you're carrying transfer to the new instance, but the items in the world respawn.
We mention this above with the Emerald Ranch glitch, but it's worth noting by itself: any items you loot from any location will respawn after starting a new Free Roam session.
GameRant's article shows off a great spot for loot in West Elizabeth. North of the "E" in Elizabeth on the map, and northwest of "Creek" in "Little Creek River", you'll find a cabin with some valuables that you can farm using this method.
It takes around one to two minutes to farm this location. Each piece of jewelry will net you $9 for both, which is around $270 per hour.
Another great place to loot items for money can be found in the Bayou south of Lagras and west of St. Denis. Pointed out by YouTuber Daryus P, a cabin here also has two pieces of jewelry that you can easily farm.
In the video, the jewelry type changes each time they enter the house after reloading a Free Roam instance, but you can make roughly $8.70 per three minutes, which comes out to roughly $174 per hour. Not as good as the West Elizabeth, exploit, but still not bad.
A third place to farm jewelry for money in Red Dead Redemption 2 Online can be found east of Three Sisters in Ambarino.
As pointed out by YouTuber Obese Giraffe, you can find a platinum chain necklace/platinum watch and 2x platinum earrings in the cabin here. The platinum pocket watch has the best value at $3.25, while the platinum chain necklace will sell for $2.50 and the platinum earrings will sell for $2.
This comes out to around $155 per hour. Again, not as lucrative as the previous two locations, but a good place to check if the other two are crowded by other players.
Infinite Money Exploit 3: Falling Fish Farming
This exploit is more interesting than it is lucrative because it's rather hit or miss. However, if you're in the area, and farming money via hunting, it's an exploit you might want to check out.
Found by YouTuber Mansa Gaming, this spot can be found at Granite Pass, west of Bacchus Station. Climb up to the cliff underneath the waterfall, and you'll find that fish rain down onto the cliff from the waterfall during the morning hours.
The types of fish are random, but you can pick up two- and three-star bluegill and salmon. Some of the fish sell for $1, while the salmon can fetch $3.
These are some of the better ways to farm money in Red Dead Online, but they most certainly aren't the only ways. Let us know in the comments if you've found a more lucrative way.
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