In a recent post, Rockstar Games have revealed that players will be able to hunt and fish around different habitats for crafting materials and natural resources. The world of Red Dead Redemption will feature around 200 animal species who will serve you in various purposes.
You will be able to hunt and fish different species in order to use them as food, craft clothes or items using their skin or simply trade them in your camps. You can donate them to your camps as well, which will help the camp grow.
The game will present you with different choices of weapons, lures and ways to hunt. Many advanced mechanics are now in place which have taken hunting and fishing to the next level and it is not just limited to finding an animal and shooting it to death. Each weapon will have a different impact on the animal.
Using over-powered weapons will make the kill useless so if you want the best amount of natural resources from each kill, you must use light powered weapons or simply the bow, which is the cleanest way to hunt in Red Dead Redemption 2. Staying silent and making sure that they do not catch your scent is vital. You will need to stay downhill or use means like animal call to draw their attention.
You will also need to keep animal behavior in mind as well because animals will behave differently when a situation arises. Rockstar Games’ official words on unique animal behavior is
scavengers quickly sniff out carrion, sockeye salmon leap upstream, wolves attack in packs surrounding their prey, geese fly in fixed formations, possums play dead, rodents scamper into tree hollows, grizzly bears bluff charge when threatened, and birds of prey soar on thermals
This shows that hunting or fishing is not just a simple task in Red Dead Redemption 2. When it comes to fishing, each fish will react differently to different types of lures in the game. You will need to use the right type of lure to attract the fish otherwise; you will not be able to catch anything in the game.
While hunting, if your initial shot is unable to kill the animal, they will try to run away from you so you will need to follow the trail left behind them and end their misery. Animals will leave behind blood spots and other clues for you to follow.
Once you have made the kill, you can skin them or put them on your horse and take them to your camp to sell them for money or use materials for crafting items. Meat can be cooked as well or you can sell them to butchers and general stores. You can also donate meat and hides to your camp.
If you want more information on hunting, fishing or all the animal species found in the game, you can visit Rockstar Games official Blog here or check our our detailed coverage on wildlife here.
Red Dead Redemption is coming out on October 26 on Xbox One and PS4.
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