Redfall Goes On Sale For $10; Players Say That’s Still Too Much

"I mean, it's free on Game Pass and I still didn't want to spend my time on it."

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  • Redfall, a first-person shooting game made exclusively for Xbox, is on sale for $10 right now. 
  • Spotting the deal, the general consensus on the title is that $10 is worth more than Redfall. 
  • The title has been panned for being lackluster in terms of gameplay, visuals, and performance.

My counteroffer is pay me $10 and maybe I’ll consider playing it,” comments u/Stiggles4, as the news of Arkane’s once-ambitious vampiric first-person shooter going on sale breaks over Reddit. At the time, you can get Redfall for $9.99 on Best Buy as part of the marketplace’s early Black Friday deals, but from the looks of it, the game is still a hard pass for the vast majority, no matter if it’s dirt-cheap right now.

Redfall on Sale at Best Buy
Redfall on Sale at Best Buy

For those not in the know, Redfall suffered a disastrous launch back in May, joining a long line of broken game releases. The first-person shooter received severe criticism for its stiff gunplay, lackluster in-game world, godawful AI, and hordes of performance issues, among other pangs, that suck the life out of Redfall the moment you start playing for a bit. 

And on top of that, there was a long and uncomfortable period of radio silence from the side of the developers following the launch of Redfall, which enraged players even further. Arkane promised post-launch content to those who purchased the game’s DLC, but that too wasn’t touched upon in any manner for about three months. 

eXputer reviewed the title and rated it 2/5, with Huzaifah Durrani writing, “Redfall is a disappointing offering from Arkane that lacks the charm, depth, and mechanics that made their previous titles so beloved.” Of course, the studio in question isn’t a novice in the industry; it’s the famed creator behind the likes of Dishonored, Prey, and Deathloop, so the disappointment for Redfall isn’t unwarranted. 

At some point you have to draw the line and realize that there’s probably another $10 or less game that you haven’t played yet that’s just far better than Redfall,” says another Redditor regarding the game’s promotional price.

Others exhibit harsher critique, iterating that Redfall isn’t even worth the effort of playing for free via Xbox Game Pass, let alone spending any amount of money to purchase it. However, some have adopted a more forgiving approach toward the FPS, with JoeyMonsterMash saying, “Played it after the big update and had some fun with it. Isn’t as bad as people think. Would be nice if it had matchmaking though.”

Speaking of which, a major new update for Redfall rolled out last month, finally bringing a 60 FPS performance mode and a slew of other additions, including stealth takedowns, new controller settings, accessibility options, and a mountain of bug fixes. Apart from the complaints of Redfall’s world being shallow, Arkane appears to be ironing out the rest of the pertinent problems as we speak. 

Redfall In-Game Screenshot
Redfall In-Game Screenshot

While we’re at that, you should also know that Bethesda is reportedly planning a redemption arc for Redfall, pretty much in the same vein as CD Projekt Red and Cyberpunk 2077, going on to show that it does not want to abandon the project. As such, another patch for the shooter was dropped about 5 days ago, and it brought more weapons and balance changes to the title.

Redfall came out on May 2, 2023, for the Xbox Series X|S and PC. In case it still crashes for you from time to time, here are some ways to fix the issue and get you back on your way.

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Huzaifa, an Online News Editor at eXputer.com, is a video game industry aficionado with a talent for unearthing the juiciest stories for his beloved readers. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science, he dives deep into the abyss of news, meticulously dissecting every tiny detail to serve his audience. When he's not unravelling breaking news, he becomes a master storyteller, conjuring up captivating tales from the depths of his imagination. With a wealth of experience as a Video Game Journalist, he's penned his mighty words for numerous other video game outlets, leaving no video game unturned and no pixel unexplored! Experience: 4+ Years || Education: Bachelor of Science in Data Science || Previously Worked at VeryAli Gaming & TheNerdMag || Covered 100+ News Articles

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