In Red Dead Online, you get treasure maps as rewards for leveling up. This is a good way to get money, even though you have to progress through the ranks to do so.
Treasure locations, such as Bard’s Crossing, are also a lot easier to find online than they are in Red Dead 2‘s base game. Once you get a map, all you have to do is open the satchel, go documents, and select the treasure map. This will mark an area on your map to search for the treasure.
It won’t show you the exact area, though, so you’ll have to do some searching when you get there.
Finding the Bard’s Crossing Treasure
One such map you can get is for the Bard’s Crossing location. Once you reach level 10, you unlock the map. In order to actually get the map, you must head to a post office or your camp to collect it.
Bard’s Crossing is between Riggs Station and Flatneck Station, east of the town of Strawberry, or northeast of Blackwater.
Once you reach the location, there are two things you can do.
- Walk around until you feel the controller rumble
- Use Eagle Eye to look for the lockbox
Waiting for the rumble is the what you should do first. If you don’t feel a rumble, keep walking around the area until you do. As you get closer, it rumbles more.
When you reach the location, the rumble stops. This is when you want to use Eagle Eye to search for the lockbox. You will see a yellow glow while in Eagle Eye, which marks the location of the treasure.
I found it on a rocky cliff near a skull under some rocks. You might find it in a different spot, so be sure to follow the above steps until you find where it is located in your game.
Opening the treasure lock box gave me 100 gold nuggets, which equals 1 gold bar, $141, a few consumables and ammo, and some experience.
That’s all you need to find the treasure at Bard’s Crossing in Red Dead Online and get a significant increase in your income. If you haven’t already, I suggest using some of it to buy a bow, which you also conveniently unlock for purchase at level 10.