If you want to be successful in Red Dead Redemption 2 then building up a big ol' stack of cash will definitely help, so you can invest in some solid firepower, keep your supplies topped up, and pay off any pesky bounty hunters that end up hot on your tail. There are several methods to make money fast in Red Dead Redemption 2, but one of the most rewarding is searching out stashes of gold bars using Red Dead Redemption 2 treasure maps. These sketched instructions will lead you to hidden riches, but unless you're very familiar with the landscape then you may be left scratching your head when you try to follow their guidance. Helpfully, we've done the hard work for you, to provide walkthroughs for how to solve the main RDR2 treasure maps.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Jack Hall Gang treasure map
The Jack Hall Gang treasure map is one of the first you can obtain in the game, once you've set up camp at the start of Chapter 2. To acquire it, head to the top of the hill west of Flatneck Station near Bard's Crossing, where you'll meet Máximo Cristóbal Valdespino. This seasoned explorer will offer to sell you a map for $10, so purchase it then follow our complete Red Dead Redemption 2 Jack Hall Gang treasure map guide to add another two gold bars to your stash.
Red Dead Redemption 2 High Stakes treasure map
To get started with the High Stakes treasure, you need to look out for a random encounter with a scruffy fellow, who you'll find surrounded by maps in a random location somewhere in New Hanover or near Strawberry in West Virginia. He'll stash one of these when you approach, then try to do a runner with it - so either shoot or hogtie him then loot this particular map from his body. Follow our complete Red Dead Redemption 2 High Stakes treasure map guide to track down three shiny gold bars as your reward.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Poisonous Trail treasure map
To initiate the Poisonous Trail treasure hunt, one of the most lucrative in the game, you'll need to wrap up warm and head to Cairn Lake in northwest Ambarino - a place you may already recognise as one of the Red Dead Redemption 2 Gunslingers locations. Inside the cabin belonging to Flaco Hernandez, you find a map in a lock box under the bed - grab it then follow our complete Red Dead Redemption 2 Poisonous Trail treasure map guide to lead you to a cave system hiding a whopping four gold bars inside.
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