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Where to find all Legendary Animals in Red Dead Redemption 2

Published: 10/Nov/2018 21:36 Updated: 10/Nov/2018 21:37

by Virginia Glaze


Reddit user TVBoss uploaded a labeled version of Red Dead Redemption 2’s map, showing the locations of all the Legendary Animals in Rockstar’s latest Wild West title.

The strategy guide exposes the locations of such animals as the Legendary Cougar, Legendary Wolf, Grizzly Bear, and more.

Red Dead Redemption features 16 Legendary Animals in total, the pelts of which may be sold at a high price, allowing players to earn a significant amount of cash (especially if they manage to down the animals in one shot).

Players can better manage a single-shot kill with the game’s Cold Blood skill, which reveals an animal’s weak point. This skill can be unlocked at level four in Chapter Five of the game’s story.


However, Cold Blood isn’t necessary to achieve a one-shot death; players can increase their chances by aiming for the heart and head, which are general weak points for many animals in the game.

A few of the game’s Legendary Animals may only be hunted after completing certain tasks beforehand; for example, the Legendary Panther can only be unlocked upon completing nine Master Hunter challenges. Similarly, the Legendary Grizzly Bear can only be killed after completing the Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego mission in Chapter 2.


Legendary Animals likewise drop parts, such as antlers and claws, which may be used to create Talismans and Trinkets for the Fence.

If you’re looking to bag all the Legendary Animals, this map can point you in the right direction – provided you’ve completed all the necessary challenges, beforehand.


Possible GTA 6 weapons found hidden in RDR2 code

Published: 30/Dec/2020 0:17

by Michael Gwilliam


Players anxiously awaiting Rockstar to reveal any information about the long-awaited Grand Theft Auto 6 may have discovered some hints at its development hidden within Red Dead Redemption 2’s back-end files files.

Over on the GTA Forums, a user was digging through code in Red Dead Redemption 2 and made a surprising discovery after viewing a file called propsets.meta.

In this file, the names of several weapons were listed. Interestingly, these weapons aren’t found in Red Dead Redemption or Grand Theft Auto V. One references a pistol referred to as Browning and the other a L1A1 rifle. The user who discovered these files, DerekLeet, believes the former is the Browning Hi-Power.

This is important to note because RDR2’s story takes place in 1899 and these guns would be completely out of place historically.

Frankin in GTA V
Rockstar Games
It’s possible some GTA 6 weapon files were found in RDR2

There are also two variants of the Browning pistol with the other likely being a silenced/suppressed version.

Additionally, the AK-47 is also found in the game’s code. While some may think this would have been leftover or extra code from GTA 5, it doesn’t line up with how that game refers to the weapon.

As DerekLeet explained, “These aren’t from GTA V because GTA V’s version of these sections have entirely different weapons, and the AK47 in that game is referred to as ‘W_AR_ASSAULTRIFLE’ rather than ‘W_AR_AK47.’”

Red Dead Redemption 2 files
GTA Forums
The Browning Hi-Power doesn’t exactly work in a western game.

What makes this discovery all the stranger is the fact that these files aren’t new or added in with a patch. According to the original poster, these files have been in the game dating back to Red Dead Redemption 2’s launch on PS4 and Xbox One.

One possibility is that these weapons were actually intended for RDR2 as a cut cheat code or easter egg, as bringing an AK-47 into the old west would be absolutely insane.

That said, it’s also possible that these files are connected to GTA 6. Considering the fact that Red Dead 2 was such a technical wonder there’s a chance that Rockstar was using it to test out some parts of GTA 6.

Headshot in Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Rockstar may have been testing GTA 6 weapons in RDR2.

In any case, this marks yet another chapter in the ever-growing hype towards the next GTA title even though Rockstar has yet to formally announce the game.

Hopefully, once GTA V gets rereleased on next-gen consoles, we can hear something about the next installment later on in 2021.