Like previous Rockstar Games, especially Red Dead Redemption and the GTA series, cheat codes are no exception in this game as well.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has its fair share of cheat codes, but using it will hinder your achievements and trophies. You should use a separate save file for them.
Here’s an article on the list of cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2 and how to unlock them.
How to unlock cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2
Before we go to the list of cheats, here’s how you can type in your cheat codes. It may not be that obvious at first.
Get to your menu first.
Go to “Settings” which is the last row. Inside your settings, you should see the word “CHEATS” at the bottom right of the screen.
If you’re on the PS 4, press TRIANGLE to access the cheat area, and the respective button for the Xbox.
For a first timer, this is what you will see. A list of unknown cheats all locked.
Once you have the cheat code, press TRIANGLE (for PS 4) to enter the cheat code.
A keyboard will appear and you just have to type the sentence in. Make sure that every word is accurate and don’t leave a space after the sentence. Whenever you choose a word automatically, they will create a space after the word. Remember to erase that space.
It has to be correct word for word and it will be fine.
You will get this alert message when you successfully unlocked a cheat.
One cheat that you can see in the screen above is to purchase all camp upgrades. If you activate it, they will give you a warning that using cheats will affect your trophies and so on.
Use a separate save file for cheats to be safe.
So how did users find the cheat codes in RDR2?
Most of them are found in the newspapers.
You can buy a newspaper in most towns for $1. Some cheat codes require that you possess the newspaper, while others don’t.
Look at the bottom right of each newspaper as the cheat code is usually there.
The example above is “Abundance is the fullest desire” and the screenshot below is another newspaper with “Virtue unearned is not virtue”.
These are newspapers from Saint Denis. After you’ve completed the game, you can purchase the backdated copies of the newspapers.
Cheats can also be found in engravings elsewhere, not just on the papers.
Full List of Cheats in Red Dead Redemption 2
Without further ado, here’s the list of cheat codes you can use in RDR2, and these information are compiled from various sources.
As mentioned earlier, some codes only work if you own the newspaper.
|Infinite ammunition||Abundance is the dullest desire|
|Basic weapons||A simple life, a beautiful death|
|Heavy weapons||Greed is American virtue|
|Stealth weapons||Death is silence|
|Gunslinger weapons||History is written by fools|
|Add $500||Greed is now a virtue|
|Create a buggy||Keep your dreams light|
|Create a race horse||Run! Run! Run!|
|Spawns a war horse||You are a beast built for war|
|Spawns a random horse||You want something new|
|Spawns a superior horse||You want more than you have|
|Create a stagecoach||The best of the old ways|
|Create a wagon||Keep your dreams simple|
|Create a circus wagon||Would you be happier as a clown?|
|Decrease honor||You revel in our disgrace, I see|
|Decrease wanted level||You want freedom|
|Become drunk||A fool on command|
|Increase health, stamina and dead eye levels||Seek all the bounty of this place|
|Increase horse bonding||My kingdom is a horse|
|Increase wanted level||You want punishment|
|Increase whistle range for your horse||Better than my dog|
|Infinite dead eye||Be greedy only for foresight|
|Infinite stamina||The lucky be strong evermore|
|Reveal full map||You long for sight and see nothing|
|Learn all recipes||Eat of knowledge|
|Reset your honor||Balance. All is balance|
|Acquire all outfits||Vanity. All is vanity|
|Maximum health, stamina and dead eye bars||You flourish before you die|
|Maximum health, stamina and dead eye bars + fortify||You seek more than the world offers|
|Dead eye level 2||Make me better|
|Dead eye level 3||I shall be better|
|Dead eye level 4||I still seek more|
|Dead eye level 5||I seek and I find|
|Clear all bounties||You want everyone to go away|
|Purchase all camp upgrades||Share|
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this list.
More cheat codes in Red Dead 2?
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