Red Dead Online is Gearing Up For the Holidays With Snow Carols and Festive Bonuses

Red Dead Online is Gearing Up For the Holidays With Snow, Carols, and Festive Bonuses

Richard Walker

Next week will see Red Dead Online getting into the Christmas spirit, with flurries of snow across the frontier, as well as decorations at your Campsite, Moonshine Shack, and in Saint Denis. This week, meanwhile, there are various bonuses to take advantage of, while next week has festive stuff to look forward to.

Among the bonuses starting this week is 2x RDO$ and XP on Bounty Missions and Call to Arms, from now until 5th January 2022, while completing any Trader or Moonshine Sales during the holiday season can get double the usual RDO$. Rank lock restrictions on the Double Barrel Shotgun - enabling you to get the Krampus Shotgun Variant - will also be lifted from 14th December to 5th January.

From 21st December to 5th January, new Seasonal Call to Arms maps will also be arriving in Red Dead Online, so you'll want to check in at the local Post Office for Telegrams pointing to bandits laying siege to holdouts at Colter, Rhodes, Hanging Dog Ranch, and Emerald Ranch. Reach the final wave on any Holiday Call to Arms map, and you can claim an Offer for 50% off any weapon. Cougars, wolves, and bears are on the prowl, too, so keep your wits about you in the wintry weather.

Stations in Rhodes and Emerald Ranch will serve as stops for a Christmas-themed locomotive, filled with gunmen to blast back to hell, while modes like Make It Count and Last Stand have 3x RDO$ and XP to dole out, as Gun Rush, Gun Rush Teams, Spoils of War, Up in Smoke, and Overrun pay out Double Rewards. Visit a Saloon and order a drink, and you can claim the free ‘Good to See Ya’ Emote', as well.

There's more: anyone who plays Red Dead Online between 14th December and Christmas Day will get Rewards for 25 Capitale and a free Accessory, and all players can get the Winter Evans Repeater for free from 14th to 29th December. Meanwhile, 10 sticks of Volatile Dynamite, 20 Fire Arrows, a Reward for a free Weight Loss Tonic, and a Reward to clear your bounty in all states can be yours from 26th December to 5th January, so you can start the New Year with a bang.

Player Bounties brought in alive between 28th December and 5th January will reward you with 2,000 Bounty Hunter XP, while dead ones will net you RDO$200. Legendary or Infamous Bounties brought in dead or alive will grant two Hawkmoth Bolas. A free Winter Shotgun Coat is also on offer during the same period, and there are discounts by the bucketload to partake in, as follows:


  • Gold Bars off the Bounty Hunter License
  • 5 Gold Bars off the Prestigious Bounty Hunter License
  • 50% off all Bolas (including Hawkmoth, Brookstone, Gravesend)
  • 30% off all Ammo
  • 30% off all Bounty Hunter Wagons
  • 40% off all Role Weapon Variants
  • 40% off all Breton Horses
  • 40% off all Sniper Rifles
  • 40% off all Novice, Promising, and Established Bounty Hunter Role Items
  • 40% off all Single Bandoliers

Finally, Prime Gaming members from now until 20th December can get a Reward for a free Stable Slot and 5 Special Horse Medicines. Connect between 21st December and 17th January, and you can also claim a Bolt Action Rifle and a free Coat. And that's all of the stuff you can look forward to in Red Dead Online over the coming Christmas weeks.

  • Speaking of bonuses, you guys should be getting a fair bonus from R* for "news" articles (plugging of) GTA5/RDR2 multiple times per week all year long lol.
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