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RDR2 Double-Action Revolver: How to unlock the gold version

Log into GTA Online to get a special Red Dead Redemption 2 weapon.

A close-up of the golden Double-Action Revolver which is available in Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA Online.
Image credit: VG247/Rockstar Games

If you're looking to start Red Dead Redemption 2 with a snazzy new pistol, you can unlock the Double-Action Revolver.

The catch here is Arthur Morgan will only get this weapon at the start of his adventures if you play GTA Online. Once you unlock it in Los Santos, it becomes available to use in Red Dead Redemption 2 in a striking gold finish.

The Double-Action Revolver isn't the only RDR2 freebie you can get with GTA 5. The Stone Hatchet is also available by playing GTA Online, giving you yet another excuse to revisit an old favorite.


How to unlock the Double-Action Revolver in RDR2

Artwork promoting the golden Double-Action Revolver for GTA Online and Red Dead Redemption 2.
Image credit: Rockstar Games

To get the Double-Action Revolver early in Red Dead Redemption 2, you need to complete a Treasure Hunt in GTA Online. Enter a freeroam lobby and head to the Email app on your iFruit.

Look for a message from vanderlinde@eyefind.com titled "Treasure Hunt". The email has a picture in it, and says: "Use the photograph in this email to identify the location of the treasure."

You will then be sent on a treasure hunt, and have to head to random locations marked on your map to find a chest. The chest is inscribed with Boles Overland Stagecoach Co, which appears in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Once you open the chest and get the Double-Action Revolver, you must complete the Headshot Challenge in freemode to get it in RDR2 as well. This basically requires you to kill 50 players with headshots.

After you've done this, you will be able to get the Double-Action Revolver in Red Dead Redemption 2 - as long as you linked your game to your Rockstar Games Social Club account.

The golden version will automatically be added to your Inventory after the end of Chapter 1. This is a handy bonus, as usually you'd have to wait until Chapter 3 before you can get the Double-Action Revolver.


Now that you've played enough GTA Online, go read about all the best and rare weapons in Red Dead Redemption 2. If you're new to Red Dead Redemption 2, then check out our guides also on how to upgrade your bows and arrows, how to level up and use Dead Eye and where to find the best horse.

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