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Investigate all clues to find the treasure.
— Mission description.

Treasure Hunt is a mission in the enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto Online added as part of The Doomsday Heist update. It served as a teaser for the forthcoming release of Red Dead Redemption 2.


A random email is sent to the GTA Online Protagonist from, showing a black and white photo of an area to search for a clue to find an unspecified treasure.

If the player exits Online Mode or closes the game while the treasure hunt is not finished, then the entire mission will reset and a new hint note location will be assigned when online free mode is started again, regardless of the overall progress.


Photo Clue

The photo will be one of 20 locations picked at random. It will be marked on the map with a yellow question mark. The search radius for the initial search is very wide. The clue is a note, pinned to a rock, tree or other object, and will be within the area pictured in the photo sent to the player's phone. When getting closer to the clue, the sound of a metal wind chime can be heard. Upon finding this clue, the player will have three more clue locations marked on their map.

Three Clues

The player then has to visit three clues. The three set clues may be found in any order.

  1. A corpse clad only in underwear, boots and mismatched socks with a severe head injury in a small cave near a creek in the Tongva Hills.
  2. A bloody Shovel (clearly the murder weapon) in a wrecked building on the beach at Sandy Shores.
  3. An empty gun case at the base of a tree on Joad Lane in Grapeseed.

Treasure Chest

After finding all three clues, the random location of a treasure chest will be marked on the player's map.

On arrival the player will find two more corpses, another shovel and a case marked with Boles Overland Stagecoach Company. Opening the case will reveal the Double-Action Revolver.


  • Double-Action Revolver [1]
  • $5000 per clue

Headshot Challenge

Get 50 headshots (PvP or PvE) with the Double-Action Revolver to get the other two rewards. Headshots can be completed in missions or jobs allowing gunplay.


  • $250,000
  • An exclusive weapon unlock in Rockstar Games' forthcoming Red Dead Redemption II for Rockstar Social Club linked accounts.

Note: The treasure hunt can be completed by both online characters to unlock the weapon but the headshot challenge is combined across both characters so there will only be one $250,000 awarded per account.

Instructional Messages

You have received an email to begin a Treasure Hunt. Open the email app on your phone to view it.
You are nearing the location pictured in the email. Search the area to find the treasure.
Search the area for Treasure Hunt clues.
Find and investigate the clue Blips-GTAO-QuestionMark-Yellow.png to reveal the location of the treasure.
Press D-Pad Right (Xbox)/D-Pad Right (PlayStation)/ E to exit.
The treasure has been moved. Find and investigate the remaining clues Blips-GTAO-QuestionMark-Yellow.png to reveal the location of the treasure.
The final location of the treasure Blips-GTAO-TreasureChest-Yellow.png has been revealed. Go there to unlock the chest and collect your reward.

You now own the Double-Action Revolver

Weapon Unlock
Double-Action Revolver
The Double-Action Revolver is available for purchase from Ammu-nation. Get 50 headshots with this weapon in GTA Online to unlock a GTA$ reward as well as an exclusive variation of the Double-Action Revolver in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Double-Action Revolver Headshot Challenge complete. When available, log into Red Dead Redemption 2 with your linked Social Club account to receive the exclusive variation of this weapon.


Mission Walkthrough


1st Random Clue

Three Fixed Clues

Random Treasure Chest