One of several secrets found across the Wild West, the Red Dead Redemption 2 dreamcatchers can be discovered across a collection of 20 trees hidden throughout the open world of Rockstar’s western. The dreamcatchers are not marked on your map, and the game won’t tell you about them until you find the first one, but discovering the entire set will lead you to the Ancient Arrowhead treasure; a special item that doubles Arthur’s stamina when using a bow.
A reward with that can kind of lasting impact is definitely worth the trouble it takes to hunt down, and our Red Dead Redemption 2 dreamcatcher guide makes the pilgrimage even easier, showing you the exact location for each one across the game’s massive map. Read on below to either find the missing dreamcatchers you’ve yet to uncover, or bang out the entire quest line from start to finish.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 1
We’re going to start in the North West corner of the Red Dead Redemption 2 map and work counterclockwise to catch every single dreamcatcher, starting with this one, east of Cottora Springs, just a few clicks north of the railroad in a small forest at the top of the ridge, to the right of the fork in the trail.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 2
South West of Window Rock, just off the beaten path to the left if you’re facing North. There’ll be a fallen tree on the side of the trail, and beyond this lies the dreamcatcher, slightly up the hill.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 3
This one is situated almost halfway between Cattail Pond and the “T” of Grizzlies West. Climb up high towards the peak of the mountain range and, at a clearing where the pictured marker is, you’ll find the second dreamcatcher on a leafless tree.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 4
Follow the trail leading south from the “E” in Valentine, and look to your right just before it reconnects with the main path. There’ll be a large, black tree beyond a stump with the dreamcatcher dangling from it.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 5
Just southwest of Caliban’s Seat is an intersection in the main road. Following it slightly west and looking to your right just before the nearest mountain range, you’ll spot a collection of trees, one of which has the dreamcatcher you’re looking for.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 6
Journey to Flatneck Station and head West along the northern path. At the junction there’ll be a hill on your right, overlooking the river. The tree with the dreamcatcher will be at its peak.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 7
North of Citadel Rock lies two trees, found between the nearest path and train tracks (but closest to the path). This is where dreamcatcher number 7 can be found.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 8
Literally a few yards left of the first “E” in New Hanover, just west of where the train tracks intersects with the path, you can find a clump of trees, where a dreamcatcher hangs from one in the middle.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 9
Set your waypoint on the top right hand corner of the “N” in The Heartlands. There’ll be a sole, miserable looking tree right at its marker, upon which is found the ninth dreamcatcher.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 10
North East of Guthrie Farm near Emerald Ranch, before you hit the lakes of Heartland Overflow, there’ll be a lone tree north of the trail, where dreamcatcher number 10 lies.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 11
Put a marker on the right side of the “O” in New Hanover. This multi-branched tree will be towards the top of the hill, within a small forest.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 12
Go West of the cursive “P” in Aberdeen’s Pig Farm (just below Emerald Station), the dreamcatcher can be found on the only tree in the open field, beyond the intersection beneath the train tracks.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 13
North West of the cursive “L” in Lonnie’s Shack (West of Bluewater Marsh), venture in that direction beyond the track and you’ll find a dead tree with your 13th dreamcatcher attached to it.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 14
A few clicks above the “B” of Bluewater Marsh, in between the diverging roads just West of the intersection, this dreamcatcher decorated tree can be found in the middle.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 15
Dead South of the Elysian Pool, to the right of the top part of the second “E” in New Hanover, head uphill, and just past a large boulder you’ll find the tree you’re looking for.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 16
Follow the path going south from the “ES” in Annesburg, and about halfway down there’ll be a large rock on the left side. That’s your cue to head into the forest beyond and find the hard to miss dreamcatcher within.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 17
South between the “U” and “R” of Annesburg, just below where the path takes a turn, there’ll be a dead tree up the hill, complete with dreamcatcher.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 18
Just northeast of the top right part of the “N” in Annesburg, this tree can be found at the intersection of the main path, on its south side.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 19
To the west of the second “O” in Roanoke Valley and north of the “S” in Annesburg, you’ll find the tree where these two lines meet, in a sparsely forested zone just outside the intersection.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Dreamcatcher location 20
Head to The Loft, which itself is located in the Grizzlies East. To the southeast of that building, heading slightly downhill, you’ll chance upon your very last dreamcatcher.
Finding the Ancient Arrowhead treasure
With all 20 Red Dead Redemption 2 dreamcatchers discovered, now comes the final part of the process. A large “X” will show up on your map, in the Elysian Pool at New Hanover. This will lead Arthur to a cave behind a waterfall, and you’ll need to follow the path on your right.
Start climbing until you reach a mysterious looking cave painting scribbled across the wall (use a lantern if you’re having trouble seeing anything). Find the “eye of the bull” on that painting until the interact button appears. This will allow Arthur to uncover the Ancient Arrowhead treasure, thus completing the dreamcatcher questline. Congrats!
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