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Red Dead Redemption 2 The Elemental Trail Treasure Map locations

How to start - and complete - the PC exclusive treasure hunt.

Red Dead Redemption 2's The Elemental Trail Treasure Map has been made available especially for the PC release.

Finding it may well be one of the last things you do in the game; this is because you can only start this mission once you've finished the main story and have entered the epilogue.

Not only this, but you need to have explored, or at least be willing to explore, the vast majority of the New Austin section of the map. This is the area to the south-west of Blackwater, and is literally locked off until you've finished Chapter 6.

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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.

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How to Start The Elemental Trail Treasure Map quest

To start The Elemental Trail Treasure Map quest, you need to head to the very west of New Austin, to an area next to the Sea of Coronado.

If you open up your map, you'll be able to see a corpse in this area. Head on over to this, and you'll be ready to begin this particular treasure hunt.

The Elemental Trail Treasure Map 1 location

Now that you've reached where the corpse is, you'll notice that it's not anywhere to be found on the ground. Instead, the poor body is hung by its foot from a piece of wood above you.

Shoot the rope, and it'll fall to the ground, which will allow you to loot it and get the first map.

The Elemental Trail Treasure Map 2 location

The first map shows you an image of a chimney stack, two rocks and the background, and a very rudimentary drawing of some water. You have to head to the east of Lake Don Julio which is south of Armadillo.

Follow the road east until you can see a building to the south of you. There is a dilapidated house here that has a broken chimney for you to loot. Grab the clue, and we are off to the next location.

The Elemental Trail Treasure Map 3 location

The second map shows us an image of a strange elevated pathway of some sort and a watchtower. It turns out that this is at Benedict Point, which is south of Tumbleweed. You'll have to do a bit of climbing for this one.

Make your way up onto the reciptical at the bottom of the primitive conveyor belt. Then, hop onto the wooden pathway (that carries coal, maybe?) and about halfway along, you'll be able to search and find the third map.

How to complete The Elemental Trail Treasure map

The final clue simply has a cross atop an elongated steeple of some sort with an arrow pointing left and a cross with an arrow pointing down.

The first part of the clue suggests a church, while the second suggests a grave. While there are a few graves in Tumbleweed that fit the bill, you're actually going to journey to Coot's Chapel, which is south-east of Armadillo.

Go into the cemetery to the left of the building and look for the grave with a wooden cross. Examine the rock there to claim your prizes; a gold bar, and a crow's beak talon that increases your looted ammo by 10%.

That's The Elemental Trail map completed. Nicely done!

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