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7 Video Game Achievements You Had To PAY For

Now to be clear, the "Pony Up" achievement which is unlocked by the player spending over $50,000 in the outstanding Red Dead Redemption 2 is but one of many "spend X to unlock Y" trophies that crop up time and time again in gaming, but I figured I'd include it for two big reasons.

The first is because $50,000 sure is a hell of a lot of money in a game where the average consumable might cost as little as a dollar, and where gold bars, the most valuable and hard to come by currency in the game, are only worth $500 each. So you better pack a lunch because you're going to be treasure hunting for a fair old while.

The second reason is that when this article gets made into a video at least the footage of Red Dead Redemption 2 is usually more entertaining than just watching video game protagonists standing around in shops.

This is an achievement that doesn't really take any skill to unlock, just a huge amount of time, item farming, and good old fashioned capitalism in order to unlock, and while we're grateful that Rockstar didn't let people just use the microtransaction gold bars that they sell in Red Dead Redemption Online to pop this, don't be surprised if this one achievement ends up costing you a lot of your free time.