Grin and Bear it achievement in Red Dead Redemption 2

Grin and Bear it

Survive 18 bear attacks and kill the bear each time in Story Mode.

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How to unlock the Grin and Bear it achievement

  • Instant DnBInstant DnB373,505
    02 Nov 2018 03 Nov 2018 03 Nov 2018
    100 19 35
    I used the 2 grizzly bears between wallace station and watsons cabin. Once killed, take the train to saint Denis. Save game. Quit to dashboard. Reload game. Take train back to wallace and the bears are back. Rinse and repeat. Worked everytime and took about 2hours to get all 18. Make sure you save and quit to dashboard in saint denis as that resets the spawn. It costs a bit of money to use the train but i was selling the pelts and meat in St Denis and this covered most of the travel costs

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    alpaca777Do the save quit to dashboard method and sleep method for this and for all animal spawns as a matter of fact when you are hunting/studying for those achievements. This achievement is unlocking 100%.
    Posted by alpaca777 on 20 Jun 20 at 19:14
    melkkmanI simply set up camp, killed 2 bears, slept 16+ hours and was able to get at least 8 kills
    Posted by melkkman on 12 Aug 20 at 22:03
    dan0wnzMy advice would be to split this achievement up while doing the story, I was able to get 55% done before they stopped spawning frequently, now I intend to do more of the story and then come back to finish it after all the corpses disappear and what not.
    Posted by dan0wnz on 15 Nov 20 at 09:02
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  • whateverkenwhateverken148,926
    18 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019 04 Mar 2019
    40 3 5
    Just got this last night. Used the following youtube as a guide.

    Thanks to PS4Trophies for the video.

    Setup camp near the area the video suggests.
    Wonder around till you find a bear and kill it.
    sleep 16 hours
    sleep 18 hours
    save / load
    sleep 16 hours
    sleep 18 hours

    I was able to consistently find a bear doing this. And they only appear during the day from what I've seen. Or during the evening before it goes ark.
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    KTFOviaHadoukenWorks like a charm.
    Posted by KTFOviaHadouken on 29 Feb 20 at 15:20
    KanchanaburiBy far the best solution out there.

    Extra info I discovered. There are TWO bear spawns everytime, however, it takes a full 72 hours of sleeping AND you have to wake up in the morning. So you may need to do another reset of sleep to ensure you wake up in the morning. Therefore, if you are killing one and not reseting the full 72, then you may only be killing one at a time while the other resets. If you DO NOT SKIN the bear, the paw print indicating the carrcas will stay on the map UNTIL it respawns. THIS DOES not mean you will find the bear if it spawned far away, but it lets you know if it has because if the bear carcas is still on the map then you haven't waited long enough.

    IF the bear does kill you, RELOAD the last save and do it again, as the bears will reset. I had my camp saved within walking distance of BOTH bears which made this easier and dying seemed to upset the spawns.

    It is best if you mark the locations where you encountered the bear. For me (as i reloaded if i died) the bears generally kept respawning close to those locations.

    Bears would spawn in one of two ways. 1. the would suddenly appear near you, alerted if you approached quickly. 2. They would be generated by you galloping through an area. Often i circled through an area only to return and there was a bear.

    Lastly, if you circle your well known area and don't find one, sometimes it is better to sleep and reset the area then to journey around, even if you keep hearing growling in the far distance.

    When fighting the bear, stay back as a single paw hit can kill you and let it charge you from a distance. Then mash B until it gives you a chance to shoot.
    Posted by Kanchanaburi on 13 Apr 20 at 20:27
    GatorFistWorked well!
    Posted by GatorFist on 18 Jun 20 at 23:39
  • MynameisnosremeMynameisnosreme624,655
    03 Nov 2018 03 Nov 2018 05 Nov 2018
    43 6 13
    I tried a strategy to force the bears to respawn in the photo area. Traveling from Wallace Station
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    to Emerald Ranch
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    and returning. Then head to the map area and look for the bear, if it still does not appear i advise sleeping 2 to 5 nights using the maximum hours. If everything works out just by repeating the process, it will take some time but the achievement will come.

    UPDATE: If you're having difficulty increasing your percentage try this. Use Springfield rifle in one of the empty slots, the other is empty. When you are attacked by him keep pressing B without stopping, after the animation he stabs the bear he is in a kind of slow motion, at that moment you press RT to shoot. a single shot of the gun is enough, just like the video. Before that I also had trouble tracking. My friend RodrigoBahls was one of the first to win the achievement, he used this method and then i did too.

    I'm tired of working so hard on this achievement and now I'm going to sleep. I will update with images and videos later. Sorry for bad English.

    Eu tentei uma estratégia para forçar o respawn dos ursos na área da foto. Viajando de Wallace Station para Emerald ranch e retornando imediatamente. Depois, dirija-se para a área do respawn e procure o urso, se ele ainda não aparecer eu aconselho dormir 2 a 5 noites usando o máximo de horas. Se der tudo certo é só ficar repetindo o processo, vai levar algum tempo mas a conquista virá
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    SPACE ODDITYI can confirm you need to be still on your back when killing the bear.
    Posted by SPACE ODDITY on 11 Dec 18 at 11:44
    Neve12ende12I think this achievement is bugged. I've killed 5 bears and the tracker just stays at 33%
    Posted by Neve12ende12 on 24 Dec 18 at 06:31
    Breedhate68yeah was attacked twice now and killed grizzley both times and counter says zero
    Posted by Breedhate68 on 03 Feb 19 at 05:32
  • Gabber PeteGabber Pete208,164
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    The other guides are great for this but they are kind of a long grind that I found inconsistent at times. If your in the endgame and going for GOLD RUSH and playing missions on replay, put yourself at Wallace Station. Put a marker on the bear spawn on the map north of Wallace. This way in between missions, it will spawn you around Wallace station, you can check for bare spawns. No having to sleep/save/reload. If anything you may have to sleep to make it daytime again. I found 18 bears this way before getting 70 golds.
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