Red Dead Online May Update Has Horse Race Bonuses, Double Blood Money Rewards, and Limited-Time Clothing

Red Dead Online May Update Has Horse Race Bonuses, Double Blood Money Rewards, and Limited-Time Clothing

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Richard Walker

Rockstar has announced May's various bonuses and other content for Red Dead Online, which, among other things, has some hefty rewards on Horse Races, with 4x RDO$ to be had in Standard Races, 3x Gold for Open Races, and a substantial 5x XP for Target Races. Furthermore, you can tackle the Featured Series Races and earn a free outfit.

If Horse Races aren't your thing, then you can scoop 2x RDO$ and XP on select Blood Money Contracts, whether it's for Guido Martelli in The Railroad Contract, rescuing a gang leader in The Jeb Phelps Contract, or collecting Bluewater John's debt for The Bluewater Contract. You'll also get bonus Capitale, for your efforts.

Further double rewards await in Free Roam Missions, while a free Community Outfit, comprising the Gambler’s Hat, Black Clymene Coat or Hartman Jacket, White Casual Shirtwaist or Everyday Shirt, Bandito Pants, Worn Roper Boots, Woven Pistol Gun Belt, and Woven Pistol Holster, is yours to claim this month.

You can also claim a select colourway of the Wakeeney Bounty Hunter Outfit for free as a Bounty Hunter - all of the above items can be grabbed from the local Tailors or Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue from now until 6th June. There are more rewards for completing Featured Series Races this month, too, as per the calendar below:

Featured Series Calendar

May 3 - May 9: Race Series

  • Dispense some frontier justice by completing any Bounty Hunter Mission to receive an Offer for 40% off a Bounty Hunter Novice or Promising Role Item
  • Completing “A One Horse Deal” will yield an Offer for 50% off the Fast Travel Post for your Camp 

May 10 - May 16: Open Target Races and Overrun

  • Collectors who reach Rank 10 and above will receive an Offer for 40% off a Collector Novice or Promising Role Item
  • Win 2 rounds of this week’s Featured Series to receive a bonus to the tune of RDO$100

May 17 - May 23: Races and Shootouts

  • Complete 10 Daily Challenges this week to receive the Yeehaw Emote
  • Complete 2 Trader Sell Missions to receive a Citadel Rock Treasure Map

May 24 - May 30: Select Races

  • Play with your Persistent Posse to receive the Respectful Bow Emote
  • Pave the way for your bootlegging route by destroying 3 Revenue Agent Roadblocks to receive a select colorway of the Levens Gun Belt 

May 31 - June 6: Target Races and Capture Mode

  • Riders who place Top 3 in any race this week will receive a select colorway of the Vaquero Baroque Spurs
  • Purchase any Pamphlet this week to receive a bonus of RDO$150

All Red Dead Online players can grab 10 Classic Oatcakes, 10 Horse Meal, and 10 Apples to help your steed remain nourished each week, while taking part in a Nominated Series each week prior to 6th June rewards 10 Capitale. Purchasing any Weapon Modification, meanwhile, means receiving a bonus of 5 Special Horse Stimulants.

If you need more clothing for your wardrobe, The Danube and The Tasman Outfits return for a limited time, available to earn for placing in the top 3 of any six races in one week. The Dillehay Hat and Carver Pants are also back in the Wheeler, Rawson, & Co. Catalogue, available to sample at the local Tailor.

As for May discounts, Stable Fees are waived entirely, and Stables are offering 50% off Stable Slots and Stirrups, alongside half price Horse Food and 30% off both Race Horses and War Horses. A Reinforced Lasso is also 50% off, and you'll find 40% off Pants and Skirts, as well as 30% off Pistols and Emotes.

And finally, as ever, there are Prime Gaming rewards available for players with connected Rockstar Social Club accounts, including the Flex Emote, select colourway of the Espinal Double Bandolier, and of the Windcliff Coat. All of the above is available from today in Red Dead Online, all the way through to 6th June.

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