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How to solve Red Dead Redemption 2 treasure maps

Red Dead Redemption 2 treasure maps

Solving the Red Dead Redemption 2 treasure maps is key to reaching their marked destinations, where hidden bounties awaits those who can figure them out. Treasure hunting is particularly lucrative work, with plenty of money to be made once you discover the secret stash of riches, making this one of the more interesting ways to increase your fortunes in Red Dead Redemption 2. Of course, you could spent a lot of time scratching your head and scouring the wilderness trying to identify the exact area being depicted in the drawing, but we're here to save you time by providing a guide and walkthrough video for all three of the Red Dead Redemption 2 treasure maps, so those elusive gold bars will soon be yours. We've provided the tools, now get out there and claim your loot.

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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