Rockstar's games typically require its players to go above and beyond when breaking rules and laws. The developers' most successful franchise, Grand Theft Auto, is named after a crime after all. However, when it comes to the use of titles such as GTA and Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar takes rule breaking extremely seriously.
However, if you follow Rockstar's rules when you play its games, then you'll be absolutely fine. In fact, as Rockstar revealed on Twitter last week, you might well be rewarded for it. It announced that players of GTA V and RDR2 who verify their social club accounts will receive in-game currency for doing so. While this may not be a rule per se, it is something that helps Rockstar and aims to keep your account safer in the process.
Social Club 2-Step Verification Bonus— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) March 22, 2019
Everyone that adds 2-Step Verification to their Social Club account (and anyone who already has) will receive:
• GTA$500K in GTA Online
• 10 Gold Bars in the Red Dead Online Beta
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The two-step verification process is a relatively quick and easy one to undertake. In fact, it is likely something you have done for other accounts. All you need to do is sign in to one of the games as you normally would, go to your profile menu, and from there you can enable two-step verification. You'll need to know your username and password, and a verification code will be sent to the mobile device of your choosing.
As Rockstar clearly already knows, the selling point that your account and details will be safer should you verify your social club account isn't enough. There needs to be a tangible reward. Well, if you do verify your account, GTA V players will receive $500,000 of in game-currency, while RDR2 players will get 10 gold bars. Play both games? No problem. You'll get both of those rewards.
For those of you wondering what exactly these rewards equate to in real-world money, both together come to a total of $14. That might not sound like much, but considering that you're getting it for something you should really do anyway, and that takes a matter of minutes to complete, it's a pretty good deal. Plus, Rockstar also promises "additional future benefits" for those who do so.