How to kill the legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear - Red Dead Redemption 2

You need the right gear and a solid plan to kill the legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear in Red Dead Redemption 2.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 has a collection of legendary animals and fish that players can try to catch and kill. These creatures are essential for crafting some of the game’s more unique items, but each animal or fish will test your skills and force you to plan and execute carefully. Today, I’m going to talk you through how to kill the legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear

How to Kill the Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear

The legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear in Red Dead Redemption 2 is first encountered in a quest called Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego. When the quest concludes you can opt to stay in the area to continue to hunt it. This, however, could be troublesome if you don’t have the right weapon and ammunition to hunt the legendary Grizzly Bear.

Before you continue, create a manual save, then call your horse nearby. You’ll need access to all your weapons, and specifically you’re looking for a rifle with a scope. For ammunition, you’ll need High Velocity or Express bullets. For my secondary weapon I brought a repeater.

Head back to the area where you encountered the legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear during Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego. Activate your Eagle Eyes skill (L3/LS + R3/RS) and look for evidence of the bear in the area. When you find it, track the bear and look ahead for the next piece of evidence. You’ll continue to inspect evidence and track the bear until you spot it, which shouldn't be too long. Keep a close eye on the land in front of you and make sure you see the bear before it sees you.

Before you engage the legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear, ensure you’re using the proper gun and ammunition as outlined above, and make sure your Dead Eye ability is full. When you have a clear shot, activate your Dead Eye ability and zoom in with the scope on your rifle. Aim for either the head, or the area just above and slightly behind the bear’s front legs. That’s about where you’ll find the heart and lungs. If you’re still not sure exactly where to shoot, refer to the screenshot I’ve included.

It took me five shots in total to kill the bear, and four of them were hits on critical areas. Four of the shots where with the Springfield Rifle and Express bullets, with three headshots and a body shot. All of these were taken in Dead Eye. The final shot was taken with the Litchfield Repeater and Regular bullets. This was a desperation move on my part because my Dead Eye was gone, and the bear was charging me. The fifth and final shot (with the Litchfield Repeater) was to the legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear’s head (a critical), which killed it.

An alternative method would be to blitz the bear with every round from a repeater, swapping to your pistol if you run out of bullets. You'll probably kill the bear, but if you don't get enough shots off it will charge and maul you. You should be good for the quality of the hide, too, because it's just listed as legendary and doesn't degrade from perfect, to good, or poor.

Now, I’m not saying that it isn’t possible to kill the bear with less shots and more efficiently, but you can do it my way. If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t have shot in Dead Eye and waited to see if it lived, I would have nailed it four or five times in the head with Dead Eye active in rapid succession.

When the legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear is dead, approach its body and be sure to take a self portrait to remember the occasion, then begin the hunt for all legendary animals in the game. Then, skin it and load its hide onto your horse. Head off to find the Trapper, a vendor that will craft unique gear for legendary hides. When you’re done there, visit our Red Dead Redemption 2 walkthrough and guide and we’ll join your on the entirety of your journey.

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