Red Dead Redemption 2 is not just a game in which you make a career in the Van der Linde corridor. Apart from the storyline, you can also fully enjoy yourself as a hunter. The game contains two hundred species of animals, from mammals to birds and fish.
In an update on the website of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar makes it clear that the two hundred animal species can all be caught and that each species behaves differently, often depending on Area. Large grazers like bison, deer and goats pull in large herds across the prairie, salmon jump over the river as they try to swim against the current and geese fly in neat formations. Wolves migrate around in groups, and try to circle their prey, rodents try to retire to a hole and keep to death. A grizzly bear can make a sham attack, to drive you away and birds of prey flying high in the air, looking for bait.
Hunting for game is useful because the protagonist Arthur Morgan not only provides food, but also income. The hunting of the wild animals is not always easy. According to Rockstar, it requires practice and patience. For example, the wind direction is a factor of importance. If you approach a beast with wind in the back, it can pick up your scent and take flight. And even if your first shot can not be fatal, you will flee prey, after which you can follow the blood trail to complete the job. If you have killed an animal, you can skinning and slaughtering it. You can do that on the spot, but you can also load the beast on your horse and complete the job elsewhere. When you hunt, your equipment is also important. For best results, kill the animal with a weapon of the right caliber. Only then will you get the best meat and the most undamaged skin. You can use and sell hides and meat yourself.
Developer Rockstar announces the details of the game on the game’s website. According to Rockstar, the whole forms a closed ecosystem that offers both opportunities and danger for the player. The hunter can easily become the prey in the game if we have to believe the developer. A special part of the fauna are the horses. There are nineteen different types that you can learn to ride. You can catch and tame a horse, although there are of course ways to capture an already tamed horse in a less legal way.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on October 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and Rockstar will probably still be there before that time. more information about the game release.