The Red Dead Redemption 2 High Stakes Treasure Maps is an optional side-quest you can pick up from the game's middle chapters.
Starting by finding one of the Strangers, the trail you lead you to three maps and a variety of locations, and give you various rewards along the way, as well as progressing one of your many Challenges.
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For more help, our Red Dead Redemption 2 walkthrough explains the requirements for fully completing the game's many story missions.
How to start the High Stakes Treasure Map quest
To kick the High Stakes Treasure Map quest off, firstly, ensure that you are past Chapter 3, or else the Stranger that triggers this mission will not appear.
They will be found wandering and muttering to themselves when you are near, but will not appear like other random event NPCs on your minimap, so stay vigilant!
This is a random event, but your best bet for finding this Stranger is to wander around the path between Wallace Station and Cumberland Falls.
Alternatively, you can also find him throughout the Heartlands. We found him at the location above.
High Stakes Treasure Map 1 location
To find this Treasure Map after you have found the Stranger and taken their map, you will need to head towards Cumberland Falls.
From the eastern side of the waterfall, as displayed in the image above, you will be able to see a small path, head through here and up and behind the waterfall, from here, you will need to go above a ledge, once in the nook, you will be able to find the next Treasure Map location in this small nook, it is in the top right.
High Stakes Treasure Map 2 location
For this treasure map, you will first want to gear up into your winter warmers (unlike us), and then head towards Barrow Lagoon northwest of Valentine in the Western Grizzlies.
Here, you will be able to find a log bridge, start making your way across and you will be able to find the final treasure map.
High Stakes Treasure 3 Map Location
This third and final map is a more difficult one to properly pin down, as it shows a winding path. So, let's first head toward Bacchus Station. Once there, head up a big hill west of the "S" in the word Station.
Once at the top of the hill, you will find a path facing the bridge heading down towards a ledge, head down here and follow the path left and up the sloped rocks. Be sure to sprint, or else you will slide off and die like us. Once you're sprinting around the corner of rocks, make a small jump and you will be able to see a ledge below behind you.
Jump down and turn around to see another ledge that you will have to jump to, then head up and then crouch around the corner.
In a nook here will be three Gold Bars. These can be sold for $500 each at a Fence, making this side-quest a pretty lucrative activity.
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