- Red Dead Redemption 2 continues to captivate players with its immersive open-world environment and dangerous hunting activities.
- A Reddit user shared a video of a humorous encounter with a bear in the game, showcasing the realistic and unpredictable nature of the wildlife.
- Players are discussing strategies and weapons to avoid similar mishaps, demonstrating the depth and realism of gameplay in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Bears are bad news, as one unlucky Red Dead Redemption 2 player discovered the hard way during a hunting trip gone wrong. Rockstar’s blockbuster open-world western is still being talked about five years after launch, thanks in no small part to Red Dead Redemption 2‘s fully fleshed-out explorable world filled with side activities for outlaw Arthur Morgan to partake in when he isn’t running from the law across the American Old West.
One of these activities is hunting, with Arthur able to collect skins from animals to trade for money or other valuable goods. In keeping with Red Dead Redemption 2’s overall realism, the woods Arthur’s targets reside in are filled with dangerous predators like bears and mountain lions, and the hunter can easily become the hunted if the player isn’t careful. The former can be especially menacing, even when glitches don’t cause them to become a terrifying, unkillable zombie-like monster seemingly pulled from the original Red Dead Redemption’s Undead Nightmare DLC.
Reddit user GodzillaZona54_96 recently posted a video clip from an ill-fated encounter with a bear, one that they were inspired to share after seeing something similar happen to another Red Dead Redemption 2 player. While trying to line up for a killing shot, they are suddenly knocked off their horse through some kind of physics glitch. After comically landing in front of the bear, they attempt to run away on foot, only for the beast to catch up to them on the edge of a cliff. It isn’t the bear itself that kills them, though, as they are instead pushed off the ledge and plummet to the ground below.
Other players have pointed out that GodzillaZona54_96 made a fatal mistake in trying to shoot the bear with Red Dead Redemption 2‘s rolling block rifle at close range, which is meant for far-away targets and has a scope that some criticize as janky and limiting. This sparked some discussions about which weapons would be more helpful in GodzillaZona54_96’s situation, with recommendations like a poison arrow that would cause the bear to run away after just one hit or a bolt action rifle with express rounds.
The fact that these players can analyze GodzillaZona54_96‘s disastrous encounter with a wild bear and devise such detailed strategies to avoid such a grizzly end in the future speaks volumes about Red Dead Redemption 2’s rich open-world environment and realistic gameplay, both of which have won the game near-universal acclaim for the past five years. It could be a very long time before Rockstar releases another Red Dead Redemption game, but fans can still find plenty to do and talk about within the current installment.
RDR2 is a Western-themed action/adventure game by Rockstar. It’s a prequel to Red Dead Redemption and stars Arthur Morgan, an outlaw who adventures across the land avoiding and fighting other outlaws, the government, and anyone else looking to cause trouble.
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