It's time for Rockstar's Red Dead Online May 2022 update, and this month's bonuses are mainly focused on horse racing. Players will be able to enjoy bonuses for racing horses and grab a number of free items.
Here are the Red Dead Online bonuses, freebies, and event schedule for May 2022.
Red Dead Online May bonuses
Race rewards will be active for the first week of May, from 3rd May to 8th May, with other bonuses spanning the whole month.
Red Dead Online - May 2022 Race Rewards
Race rewards will be active for the first week of May, from 3rd May to 8th May. During this timeframe, players will receive:
- 4X RDO$ for participating in Standard Races
- 3X Gold for cutting your own route between points A and B in Open Races
- 5X XP for steady shooting while out-racing the competition in Target Races
2X RDO$ and XP - Blood Money Contracts and Freee Roam Missions
Select Blood Money Contracts will give players 2X RDO$ and XP for the entire month of May.
The following Blood Contracts will offer players the reward:
- Guido Martelli Contract
- Jeb Phelps Contract
- Bluewater Contract
Free Roam Missions will also pay out 2X RDO$ and XP for the entirety of May, giving outlaws bountiful opportunities to rake in the cash and experience.
Red Dead Online - Free Community Outfit
Players can grab a free community outfit with the following items for free during the month of May:
- 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
- Wakeeney Bounty Hunter Outfit (for Bounty Hunters)
Outlaws can get their hands on this free outfit from local Tailors and the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue, until 6th June.
Red Dead Online - May 2022 freebies
Red Dead Online players will receive the following every week this month to help their horse stay strong for the races:
- 10 Classic Oatcakes
- 10 Horse Meal
- 10 Apples
Outlaws who purchase a Weapon Modification will receive a bonus of 5 Special Horse Stimulants. Placing in the Top 3 in any 6 Races in a single week will earn you The Danube or The Tasman outfit.
Red Dead Online - Featured Series Schedule May 2022
The Featured Series grants outlaws even more opportunities to bring in cash, experience, and special items.
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- Where to find Jeb Phelps in Red Dead Online
- Where to find Guido Martelli in Red Dead Online
- How to earn Capitale in Red Dead Online
Here is the Featured Series Schedule for the month of May 2022, courtesy of Rockstar's official announcement:
May 3 - May 9: Race Series
40% off a Bounty Hunter Novice or Promising Role Item for completing any Bounty Hunter mission
Complete “A One Horse Deal” to yield an Offer for 50% off the Fast Travel Post for your Camp
May 10 - May 16: Open Target Races and Overrun
Reach Rank 10 and above as Collector to 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 RDO$100 bonus
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
Destroy 3 Revenue Agent Roadblocks to receive a select colorway of the Levens Gun Belt
May 31 - June 6: Target Races and Capture Mode
Place Top 3 in any race this week to receive a select colorway of the Vaquero Baroque Spurs
Purchase any Pamphlet this week to receive a bonus of RDO$150
Participating in a Nominated Series every week before 6th June will also reward you with 10 Capitale.
Those are all of the special rewards, bonuses, and free items Red Dead Online players can enjoy for the month of May 2022.
To stay up to date with Red Dead Online updates and news, be sure to check out our dedicated Red Dead Redemption 2 category for more!
Featured image courtesy of Rockstar.