If you’re looking to start Red Dead Redemption 2 with a snazzy new pistol, you can unlock the Double-Action Revolver.
The catch here is that you have to unlock the Double-Action Revolver by playing GTA Online. Once you unlock it in Los Santos, it becomes available to use in Red Dead Redemption 2.
The Stone Hatchet is also available by playing GTA Online, yet another excuse to revisit an old favourite.
How to unlock the Double-Action Revolver
“Rumors of a lost relic from the frontier have begun to surface, and treasure awaits those bold enough to seek it,” reads the in-game messaging. “Keep an eye on your iFruit for a special in-game email containing the first clue, then follow the trail to unlock the Double-Action Revolver in GTA Online.”
Check your email in GTA online and look for a message from firstname.lastname@example.org. It will send you to look for a chest. The chest is inscribed with Boles Overland Stagecoach Co. which feature in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Once you open the chest and get the Double-Action Revolver, you must complete the Headshot Challenge in freemode. This basically requires you to kill 25 players with headshots.
To find the Double-Action Revolver in Red Dead Redemption 2 in Red Dead Redemption 2, head to a Gunsmith any time from Chapter 1 onwards. You can customize it to make it gold and shiny, too.
Note: this double-action revolver appears to be different to the High Roller Revolver.
Now that you’ve played enough GTA Online, go read about all the best and rare weapons in Red Dead Redemption 2.
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