Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats offer all kinds of augmentations for your Old West experience. After all, the life of an outlaw is hard enough, isn't it? Why spend someone else's hard-earned money on weapons and upgrades when you can keep it for yourself? Save it for the saloon—or hell, don't spend it there either. There's a cheat code for drunkenness, too.
Cheat codes are tradition in Rockstar titles, but RDR2 cheats work a little differently. With this guide you can learn more about how to find and activate cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption to give Arthur Morgan an easier, or boozier, ride through across the West.
How to use Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats
All of the cheat codes you can use in Red Dead Redemption 2 are readily available in the world, provided you know where to look. In RDR2, cheat codes are actually cheat phrases found in the world itself. To use those phrases and toggle their associated cheats on and off, open the menu, go to settings, and you'll see a button prompt to go to the cheat menu. Once their, you can activate the phrases you've entered and found.
Some cheats you can use without having located them yourself. Others have to be located first by purchasing in-game newspapers: the New Hanover Gazette, Saint Denis Times, and Blackwater Ledger. The Gazette can be picked up in Annesburg and Valentine, the Saint Denis Times in Rhodes and Saint Denis, and the Ledger in Strawberry and Blackwater.
After you've unlocked a cheat code in RDR2, you can head back to your settings menu to toggle them off and on. Beware, having cheats turned on will remove your ability to earn achievements or save your game progress.
Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats list
If you don’t want to try and find the codes naturally, below are the cheat phrases and what they unlock. Please note, certain cheat codes will not unlock unless you have bought the corresponding newspaper, even if you know the phrase.
Remember, the punctuation in each cheat phrase is important but capitalization is not.
|RDR2 Cheat||Cheat Code Phrase||Newspaper Requirement|
|Basic weapons||A simple life, a beautiful death||--|
|Stealth weapons||Death is silence||--|
|Gunslinger weapons||History is written by fools||--|
|Get $500||Greed is now a virtue||--|
|Get drunk||A fool on command||--|
|Unlock all outfits||Vanity. All is vanity||--|
|Learn all recipes||Eat of knowledge||--|
|Unlock camp upgrades||Share||--|
|Lowest Honor||You revel in your disgrace, I see||--|
|Neutral Honor||Balance. All is balance||--|
|Increase Wanted level||You want punishment||--|
|Lower Wanted level||You want freedom||--|
|Remove notoriety and bounties||You want everyone to go away||--|
|Dead-Eye level 1||Guide me better||--|
|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||--|
|Infinite Dead-Eye||Be greedy only for foresight||--|
|Increase Health, Stamina, and Dead-Eye meters||Seek all the bounty of this place||--|
|Refill Health, Stamina, and Dead-Eye||You flourish before you die||--|
|Increase horse bonding level||My kingdom is a horse||--|
|Call your horse from any distance||Better than my dog||--|
|Spawn a racehorse||Run! Run! Run!||--|
|Spawn a Superior horse||You want more than you have||--|
|Spawn a random horse||You want something new||--|
|Spawn a stagecoach||The best of the old ways||--|
|Spawn a wagon||Keep your dreams simple||--|
|Spawn a buggy||Keep your dreams light||--|
|Infinite ammo||Abundance is the dullest desire||Purchase newspaper after completing Chapter 1|
|Heavy weapons||Greed is American virtue||Purchase newspaper in Chapter 3 after completing the mission 'Advertising, the New American Art'|
|Remove map fog||You long for sight and see nothing||Purchase newspaper in Chapter 3 after completing the mission 'Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern'|
|Highest Honor||Virtue unearned is not virtue||Purchase newspaper in Chapter 4 after completing the mission 'Urban Pleasures'|
|Infinite Stamina||The lucky be strong evermore||Purchase newspaper after completing Chapter 5|
|Fill meters and fortify cores||You seek more than the world offers||Purchase newspaper in Chapter 6 after completing the mission 'The King's Son'|
|Spawn a warhorse||You are a beast built for war||Purchase newspaper after completing the Epilogue|
|Spawn circus wagon||Would you be happier as a clown?||Purchase newspaper after completing the Epilogue|