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Red Dead Online - May 2022 monthly bonuses, freebies, more

Red Dead Online's monthly May 2022 update is here and it features bonuses, freebies, and more, check out all the contents below.
Red Dead Online - May 2022 monthly bonuses, freebies, more

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

Horse racing is the theme of Red Dead Online's May 2022 update. (Image: USC Games)

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

Players can earn the Danube or Tasman outfit by placing Top 3 in any 6 Races in a week. (Image: Rockstar)

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 allows players to earn bonus rewards throughout the month. (Image: Rockstar)

The Featured Series grants outlaws even more opportunities to bring in cash, experience, and special items.

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.


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Featured image courtesy of Rockstar.