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Red Dead Redemption 2 treasure maps - how to solve the treasure hunts and find your rewards

Figuring out Red Dead Redemption 2 treasure maps to discover hidden riches is a great way to make money, which is also in keeping with the Old West prospecting of the time. You'll need to solve the clues first before heading to the actual location you've identified to uncover the secret stashes, but when it comes to making your fortune this is definitely one of the more interesting methods available in Red Dead Redemption 2. To save you some head scratching and searching, we've included both a guide and walkthrough video for all three Red Dead Redemption 2 treasure maps, so you can track down those gold bars in no time. Stop staring at those landscape sketches, and follow our lead to go direct to that sweet 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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