Learn about the Horse Races in Red Dead Online! Check out details on Horse Race rules, courses, tips and tricks, & more.
Horse Race Overview
Horse Race Summary
Horse Races will pit you against other online players in races all around the map! The goal is to pass through different checkpoints and get to the finish line. First player to pass through all checkpoints, and through the finish line wins!
Horse Races Are Divided Between Lap Races And Point-To-Point Races
Horse Races are divided into Lap Races, Point-To-Point Races, and Open Races. Each of these races have their own specific mechanics to win!
Lap Races Make You Race Around A Set Course
Lap Races pit you against other players as you complete a set number of laps around a course. The first player to complete the set number of laps wins!
Point-To-Point Races Have A Start And An End
Point-To-Point Races will have you traveling through a certain distance between the starting point, and finish line. You will need to keep an eye out for checkpoints to show you where to go! First player to cross the finish line wins!
No Set Path To Follow In Open Races
Open Races have scattered checkpoints around the race area, and it is up to you to choose which path to take. The first player to collect all checkpoints and reach the finish line wins!
Compete Against 16 - 32 Players
You will be able to race against a minimum of 16, and a maximum of 32 players while playing online. Take on these players and show 'em why this country ain't big enough for the 16 or 32 of you!
How To Play Horse Races
Keep An Eye On Your Minimap To Find Checkpoints
Checkpoints will be shown on your minimap as yellow blips with the letter "x" on them. Constantly check your minimap to have a general direction of where the next checkpoint is.
Maintain Your Horse's Stamina To Avoid Getting Bucked Off
While racing, your horse will consume stamina. Keep an eye on its stamina as running out of stamina will cause the horse to buck you off!
Pass Through Barrels To Get Power Ups
While racing, you will find some barrels along the course. Passing through these barrels will give you different power ups such as guns, extra stamina, and more!
Punch And Kick Other Players Off Their Horses
If you do not have any weapons on you, you can still punch and kick players off their horses. All you need to do is get near to them, and punch or kick them to make them lose their balance!
Combat Not Recommended In Open Races
It is not recommended to engage in combat when playing Open Races. It would be better to use your precious time to go out and collect the remaining checkpoints in order for you to finish the race first!
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