To get the Double-Action Revolver in GTA Online, there's a small treasure hunt you need to engage with after receiving a mysterious photograph via email from an account that appears to be linked to the van der Linde family from the Old West. This GTA Online treasure hunt to find the Double-Action Revolver was originally added as a promotional event tied into the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, but don't worry if you haven't done it yet as it's still possible to follow the clues and dig up this hidden weapon so it can be used in GTA Online.
However, getting the Double-Action Revolver isn't the only incentive for undertaking 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.
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.
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
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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