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How to get the Double-Action Revolver in GTA Online and Red Dead Redemption 2

How to get the Double-Action Revolver in GTA Online

To get the Double-Action Revolver in GTA Online, you'll have to engage in a short treasure hunt for a small box stashed somewhere in San Andreas. This hunt was originally added as part of a GTA Online treasure hunt to find the Double-Action Revolver, linked to the release of Rockstar's other big hitter Red Dead Redemption 2, but all players can still decipher the clues to retrieve this relic of a weapon and add it to their arsenal in GTA Online.

However, getting the Double-Action Revolver isn't the only incentive to undertake this treasure hunt as completing the follow up challenge will also earn you GTA$250,000, plus a variant of this golden gun to use in RDR2. Here's what you need to know about the GTA Online treasure hunt to get the Double-Action Revolver and collect some other prizes.

How to get the Double-Action Revolver in GTA Online

First, fire up GTA Online and enter a freeroam lobby. Now wait for an email to come through on your phone (you’ll also get an on-screen prompt telling you about the GTA Online treasure hunt when you get the email). The email will contain a picture from a location somewhere in Los Santos. All you need to do is figure out where that is. 

How to get the Double-Action Revolver in GTA Online

Thankfully, Rockstar isn't being totally mean and will actually circle the area on the mini-map, letting you know where to start hunting. Head to the area marked on the map and start walking around until you can match the picture in your email with what you can see on-screen. The clue should then be right next to you. You’re looking for a piece of paper like this one so try spinning the camera around if you can’t see it right away. Once you’ve found it, just press right on the d-pad when prompted to investigate.

After finding the first clue you’ll activate the ‘treasure hunt’ indicated by a message on-screen. Surprise, surprise, you're not done yet. There will now be three yellow question marks on the map to investigate. Simply head over to each one and find the clue in the marked location. 

How to get the Double-Action Revolver in GTA Online

Once you have all three, you’ll get a final message saying the last part of the puzzle has been revealed. This is also marked on the map so head over and you’ll find the Double-Action Revolver inside the chest at the final location.

How to get the Double-Action Revolver in Red Dead Redemption 2

How to get the Double-Action Revolver in GTA Online

Once you have the revolver in GTA Online you can use it to get 50 headshots for a cool GTA$250,000 reward, and you’ll also get an exclusive variation of the revolver to use in Red Dead Redemption 2 - bonus!

You can get the 50 headshots on NPCs as well as other players, so it shouldn't take too long to rack them up. You'll get an on-screen notification every 10 headshots, and if you want to check your progress you can also go through the Pause menu > Stats > Weapons > Double-Action Revolver on the final page to see your exact headshot count.

With 50 headshots completed, you'll see a GTA$250,000 deposit go direct to your Maze-Bank account, and your exclusive weapon will be available via your Social Club account when you load up Red Dead Redemption 2. Congrats!

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Iain Wilson
Iain Wilson

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 450 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.