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Legendary treasure hunter's map collection.

Red Dead Redemption in-game description

Shows you the location of hidden treasure.

Undead Nightmare in-game description

A Treasure Map is an item found in both Red Dead Redemption, the Undead Nightmare DLC, Red Dead Redemption II and Red Dead Online.


Treasure Maps highlight terrain features that hint to the location of undiscovered treasure. Explore the world to find landmarks that match the treasure map, and search the area for signs of a buried chest. One treasure leads to another on the Treasure Hunter Challenges.

The maps crudely depict settlements, forts, outposts and geographical features, sometimes indicating the location of a treasure, but in other cases being outright wrong and misleading, such as the first map. As a result, the player must search the general area. If found it is obvious that X does not always mark the spot.

The treasure map is stored in the player inventory as a Kit item.


Red Dead Redemption[]

The first map is obtained from a random event of a treasure hunter being attacked by criminals. Once the player saves the treasure hunter, or loots his corpse, the player obtains the first treasure map. Each subsequent map is found as a part of the previous map's treasure.

Undead Nightmare[]

The first map is obtained from looting chests left behind after Random Encounters. There is no specific encounter that spawns the initial map, but it will show up very early in the game. Sometimes, the player can get the first treasure map again after they have gotten all the treasure, and if the player goes to where the first treasure is found, it will be like it was untouched, but it can not be inspected.

As with the main storyline, a subsequent map will be found in each opened treasure chest.

Red Dead Redemption 2 []

Contrary to previous titles in the series, in Red Dead Redemption 2 multiple independent treasure maps can be found, including:

Red Dead Online[]

Treasure Maps can be obtained by either reaching every increment of 5 Ranks, looting NPCs, or from gang leaders/lockboxes after clearing gang hideouts. Completeing 28 days streak of daily challenges.