Earlier this week data miners teased Grand Theft Auto Online players with the promise of loot themed after Red Dead Redemption 2. At the time, developer Rockstar Games would not say anything but most assumed they would need to complete some tasks in order to unlock the gold Red Dead Redemption. Now we know a little more.
It appears that Grand Theft Auto Online players are being sent on a little bit of an Easter Egg hunt, which began today. In order to claim the Red Dead Redemption 2 double action revolver in GTA Online, there are a few things players will need to do.
Step 1: Receive an E-mail
The first step is pretty straightforward: play for a few minutes until an e-mail comes in. This e-mail will trigger the Treasure Hunt and begin the quest for the Red Dead Redemption 2 revolvers.
Step 2: Find the Hidden Location
The e-mail will include a portion of the Grand Theft Auto Online map that players will need to locate and head to. There are about 20 different areas that can be sent to players, so not all will be the same. Once you have figured out which location is yours, head there and look for a piece of paper/note. It’s important to have volume turned on when looking for this clue, as a chime will signify when you are close to it. The louder the chime, the closer the note.
Step 3: Look for Clues
After finding the note, players will be sent to three new zones, but there will be a smaller area of the map to search. Head to each area and look for yet another clue.
Step 4: Find the Treasure Chest
The three new clues will finally send players to the location of the Red Dead Redemption 2 double action revolver. Claim it and enjoy!
Grand Theft Auto Online players will have a fun time messing around with the double action revolver but it isn’t going to replace some of their favorite weapons. The weapon certainly looks and sounds cool, and even has a fun animation when the player holsters the gun. But comparison wise, the gun is similar to a Desert Eagle in damage and rate of fire.
In addition to the Red Dead Redemption 2 treasure hunt, there is a challenge after players collect the revolver that requires 50 headshot kills on any person. If you complete the challenge it unlocks GTA$250,000 and the same revolver in Red Dead Redemption 2 when it releases.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to release in spring 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One.