Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Feature Over 200 Species of Animals

Rockstar’s latest western includes over 150 more animal types than Far Cry 5

Red Dead Redemption 2


Hunting was a major part of life for those hardscrabble settlers of the wild frontier. That being said, it’s no surprise that Rockstar Games has put a heavy focus on the various varmints you’ll stumble across during your travels in Red Dead Redemption 2 when it releases next month.

The studio today confirmed that the game will include over 200 types of wildlife, each with their own unique ways of responding to the environment around them. For example, animals like deer and bison will traverse the frontier in large packs while wolves are more than happy to make a quick snack out of any hapless whitetail bucks that wander by. Additionally, possums will…well, play possum. Even different types of birds behave in unique ways, with bald eagles hunting any small prey that catches their eye while opportunistic vultures will seek out the carrion of felled animals.

The animals you hunt in the game can be used in various ways. You can use them as food, sell their hides, donate them to your camp, or even use their parts for crafting materials and more.

Red Dead Redemption 2 puts players in the shoes of Arthur Morgan, an outlaw, and member of the Van der Linde who must make his way across the American frontier while avoiding the authorities and ruthless bounty hunters.

The game is currently slated to release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018.

In case you missed it, you can find the most recent gameplay video below:


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