It is an assault rifle that can be found in both Jake Muller and Ada Wong's campaigns of Resident Evil 6. It is found during Chapter 3 of Jake's campaign in a display room after inserting all 16 medallions, along with a suitcase with skill points. It is also found in chapter 4 of Ada's campaign, in an officer suite, along with a briefcase with skill points. If the player misses it on Jake's campaign, the weapon will still be given to the player by completing Chapter 3, regardless of the rank acquired. Unlike the other assault rifles found in the game, the Bear Commander has an alternate fire mode which triggers an under barrel grenade launcher. However, only explosive rounds can be used.
When compared to the other assault rifles, the Bear Commander has the weakest firepower and the lowest chance for a critical, but also the fastest rate of fire and the only assault rifle with a grenade launcher attachment.