Gold bars are a type of valuable item in Red Dead Redemption 2. You can find them around the world, and sell them to fences for $500 a piece. Since they’re so valuable (much more expensive than jewelry and watches), a lot of people are wondering where to find them. If you’re looking to make money easily, our Red Dead Redemption 2 gold bar locations guide will help you.
1. Jack Hall Gang treasure map locations – 2 Gold Bars
Early on in the game, you might meet a treasure hunter called Maximo. He’ll offer to sell you a treasure map for $10. If you buy it and complete the hunt, you’ll end up with two gold bars. That’s a hundredfold return on investment, which is amazing. If you want to know where to find him or how to complete the treasure hunt, check out our Jack Hall Gang treasure map locations guide.
2. High Stakes treasure map – 3 Gold Bars
You can find another three bars when you complete the next treasure hunt challenge – for details, you should take a loot at our High Stakes treasure map video.
3. Burned down village – 1 Gold Bar
There’s one bar in the burned down village south of Valentine, a bit southwest from Horseshoe Overlook. When you get there, go into the southernmost house, the one that used to be the sheriff’s office. Go behind the desk, and you’ll find a small chest. Open it and get the bar.
4. Statue Puzzle – 3 Gold Bars
You can find three bars in the cave with the statue puzzle. You’ll find it in the north of the map, northeast of Fort Wallace. Once inside, you’ll have to press the buttons on the statues in the circle in the correct order (see picture). This will open a secret compartment in the plinth of the one in the middle, which is where the bars are.
5. Crashed Train – 1 Gold Bar
You can find one gold bar in the crashed train in the north. Go north from Valentine and follow the railroad. There’s a bunch of bridges near Cottora Springs – as you cross them, always look down into the chasm. Once you spot the crashed train, you’ll need to go down to it, follow the ledge past it, run up a steep incline and grab onto the ledge on your right, jump across the gap towards the train, the jump into the upright train wagon. You’ll find the bar at the bottom.
6. Burned Mansion – 1 Gold Bar
You can only get this one after chapter 4. You’ll need to go to Braithwaite Manor, south of Rhodes in Lemoyne. The manor itself, which is the northernmost building in the area, will be burned to the ground. As you enter, you’ll see a body in the lobby. Turn left and look for a chest with the gold bar under the floor boards.
Red Dead Redemption 2 gold bar glitch – how to earn unlimited money
If you don’t want to spend time stealing gold like a normal outlaw, you can get around it by cheating the game. There’s an exploit that allows you to get infinite gold bars. You need to go to the burned down village southeast of Horseshoe Overlook (the place where your camp is/was near Valentine). Go to the house where the gold bar is, then open the chest. As soon as you bend down to grab it, pause the game. Save onto a new file, then load that save without leaving the menu. You should spawn near the village. When you head back to the house, the gold bar should be in the chest again. Rinse and repeat for infinite gold bars, which you can sell to fences for infinite money.
If you end up getting stuck at another point, you might want to check out some of the other guides we have. We've written about mysteries like the missing person Gavin, the Rhodes Gunsmith prisoner, the locked door at Valentine doctor. We also have instructional guides that show how to rob stores without getting bounty or where to sell jewelry and gold bars. If it's collectibles or key items you're after, we've found all the Penny Dreadful comic books, Chick's treasure map location, or that famous pipe for Dutch. Finally, if you don't care to explore the map yourself, you could take a look at our Watson's Cabin and Catfish Jackson's Homestead locations guides. In the latest Red Dead Online Moonshiners Update you'll have a chance to find Navy Revolver and Best Shack Locations.