Red Dead Redemption 2: Gold Bar Locations Guide
Money is hard to come by in the early stages of Red Dead Redemption 2 as your ragtag gang of outlaw misfits ekes out a sorry existence.
If you want to earn some quick cash to upgrade your camp or buy a better horse, gold bars are the most cost-efficient way to do so. Besides offering up an unbelievable $500 each, they can be used to exploit the RDR2 gold bar infinite money glitch.
Below we cover all the different gold bar locations discovered across the game world so far.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Gold Bar Locations
Keep in mind that if you want to sell the bars directly for cash (rather than donating them to the camp for upgrades), you have to first finish The Spines Of America quest to unlock the Fence.
To start this quest, you have to complete the first Hosea mission where you go hunting for the legendary bear. Later, Hosea will move over to Emerald Ranch and pop up on your map as a yellow icon.
Talk to him at that location to start The Spines Of America. With that out of the way, now its time to start earning some easy money!
Limpany Gold Bar
This one is super quick to pick up and is available as soon as you leave the mountain and enter the open world area of the game.
Travel southwest from the Horseshoe Overlook camp until you find Limpany, a tiny little burg that burned down.
Head into the burnt out Sheriff's Office at the northwest end of Limpany and look for a desk in the corner. The gold bar is inside a lock box under the desk (along with a horse pamphlet).
Train Wreck Gold Bars
Located south of Coterra Springs and northwest of Fort Wallace, this hidden track wreck location has two gold bars! Beneath the bridge you should be a derailed train car.
To the right of the crashed car you can walk on a small path up the mountain. Just slightly up the path, turn left and you'll see a small alcove. You can run and jump into the open area, then turn around and jump across the chasm to an outcropping.
From there, just jump down into the open end of the derailed car to find a chest with two gold bars.
Strange Statues Quest Gold Bars
To kick off this odd puzzle, first head to Window Rock, which is northwest of Fort Wallace and immediately south of Granite Pass. At the top of the area Arthur will note a cave painting about strange statues.
After that is done, head northeast of Fort Wallace to a map location just to the southeast of the giant letter "I" on the map. Enter the cave in the rock wall to find the room filled with strange statues.
Press the buttons on these statues to complete the puzzle:
Now you can access the middle statue to find three gold bars ready for the taking!
Braithwaite Manor Gold Bar
You can pick up this gold bar starting in Chapter 4 of the main story by heading to Lemoyne's Braithwaite Manor found south of Rhodes.
Head into the main burned down building and go into the room just beyond the dead body. In that room, turn around and look in the corner to find a lockbox with a gold bar.
Shady Belle Gold Bar
At the end of Act 3, you will return to the old Shady Belle plantation house a second time to clear out the remaining Lemoyne Raiders and establish a new camp.
When the elderly Confederate shoots himself in the head in the main upstairs bedroom, don't go downstairs to help move the bodies yet. Instead, search the dresser on the opposite side of the bed to find a hidden gold bar.
Treasure Map Gold Bars
Finally, you can pick up gold bars by following the treasure map bought from (or looted off the body of) the treasure hunter Maximo, who is available in Chapter 2 northwest of Flatneck Station.
The first two treasure stashes each contain a new map leading to another stash with yet more gold bars! After picking up the first map, you can follow the clues to the stashes at these locations:
- Caliban's Seat (south of Valentine)
- Cotorra Springs (southeast of the second giant letter "A" in Ambarino on the world map)
- The O'Creagh's Run lake (south of the giant letter "O" in Ambarino on the world map)
Those are all the gold bars we've found so far! Have you come across any others? Let us know and we'll add them to the list.
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