Legendary animals in RDR2 Online work similarly to those in story mode. They’re unique, difficult to find and even more difficult to successfully hunt down. If you only want their samples and not the pelts, you have to sedate them, which takes even longer. If you’re wondering where to find them, and which are the new ones, this guide will show you all legendary animal locations in RDR2 Online.
RDR2 Online legendary animals
There are seven new legendary animals that were added in update 1.20, with three subspecies. Some of them can appear from the start, while others become available only after you’ve proven yourself a naturalist. Here’s what they are:
- Legendary Cougar
- Legendary Marble Fox
- Legendary Boar – Wakpa, Cogi, Icahi
- Legendary Beaver
- Legendary Wolf – Moonstone & Emerald
- Legendary Bison
- Legendary Elk – Ozula, Inahme, Katata
- Legendary Ram – Chalk Horn, Gabbro Horn, Rutile Horn
How to find and spawn legendary animals in RDR2
We’ll update the guide with precise locations as we discover them. In the meantime, you should review your strategy and maybe get some new tools. You can now hunt animals without hurting them, which means using sedative ammo so you can collect samples. There are also new items that help you with hunting, like the legendary animal pheromones, which provoke them and make them more likely to appear when you’re in their area, and the blending tonic, which makes you harder to spot when lurking in the grass and bushes. You can buy both of these from Harriet, your new bestie.
Important Note: You should use legendary animal pheromones after you get a notification that a legendary is nearby, not before!
You’ll get an alert while riding, with typical question mark within a yellow area just like in story mode, that a legendary animal is nearby, but there is no tracking marks. When you find it a yellow paw print will show on the radar but only for a moment at a time, like a bounty that’s escaping (thanks Shawnwizzle0822).
She also sells maps which will help you find the new legendary animals. They’re a good investment, as the samples from these beasts fetch quite a price. As you rank up your Naturalist role, you’ll unlock more legendary animals – subspecies that are even more rare than their regular cousins.
Can you hunt the legendary animals more than once?
You can hunt Legendary animals more than once, but they are on cooldown. Legendary animals only spawn under certain conditions (thanks Alexionics):
- You’ll find Elk near Cholla Springs (Cotorra Springs) only when it’s drizzling and foggy weather.
- Legendary Ota Fox appears at the beginning or end of the day
- Legendary Marble Fox appears in the northwest of Ambarino, near the road between Cairn Lake and Spider Gorge.
We’re going to keep playing and leveling up our naturalist rank, and we’ll update this guide will precise locations of legendary animals and any other pertinent info we find as we go along.
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