Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats - Red Dead Redemption 2 Guide - IGN (2024)

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This page contains a complete list of Red Dead Redemption Cheats for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions. These cheat codes are words and phrases that can be found in and throughout the game and do not require you to enter any button combos/codes.

There are 37 Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats and they activate things like infinite ammo, refill your health and stamina, and spawn horses. Our guide explains how to enter Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes, as well as lists all the cheats and their requirements for using them.

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  • How to Enter Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheat Code Prerequisites
  • How to get Newspapers in Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheat Codes List
  • Infinite Money Exploit in Red Dead Redemption 2 on PS4 and Xbox One
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Cheats

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To enter a cheat code in Red Dead Redemption 2, you need to be in the game because it requires you to access its SETTINGS. Make sure to save beforehand because activating cheats disables saves and achievements. Now that we've got all that out of the way, this is how you enter a cheat code in Red Dead Redemption 2:

  • Step 1: Pause the game.
  • Step 2: Select SETTINGS.
  • Step 3: Press TRIANGLE (on PS4) or Y (on Xbox One) on the controller to enter the Cheats menu.
  • Step 4: When in the Cheats menu, press TRIANGLE or Y again to open the text bar.
  • Step 5: Enter the cheat code.

Once you enter a cheat code, you'll see a message confirming you've unlocked the cheat. Turning cheats off will allow you to save and unlock achievements again. You can toggle cheats OFF or ON in the Cheats menu. See the video above to learn how to enter cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheat Code Prerequisites

Some cheat codes might not work when you enter them. These cheats have "prerequisites" or requirements that you need to meet before you can activate them. The most common prerequisite is purchasing Newspapers.

How to get Newspapers in Red Dead Redemption 2

Newspapers are unlocked after you complete certain chapters or missions in Red Dead Redemption 2. You can get newspapers from newspaper sellers in various towns. They are represented by the paper symbol on the map. Newspapers contain hidden cheat codes and in order to activate or unlock them, the newspaper containing the cheat must be in your inventory.

There are three publications that sell papers —Blackwater Ledger, New Hanover Gazette, Saint Denis Times— and they serve different areas. Each publication will put out a new issue whenever an additional newspaper is unlocked but the content of those papers is the same.

We list prerequisites in the table below and we've highlighted cheats you can use at any time with no prerequisites in green.

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As we mentioned before, make sure to save before activating any Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats. Turning on any cheat will prevent you from saving your progress or earning Achievements and Trophies on PS4, Xbox One, and PC! Cheats in green can be unlocked and used at any time. Here are all the Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats:

Cheat Code Cheat NameCheat EffectCheat Requirement
Abundance is the dullest desire Infinite Ammo Grants infinite ammo supply Newspaper Required: New Hanover Gazette No. 27, purchased in Valentine during Chapter 1.
A simple life, a beautiful death Simple Weapons Grants a loadout of basic weapons None

(User Submitted)

Greed is American Virtue Heavy Weapons Adds Pump-Action Shotgun, Bolt Action Rifle, Mauser Pistol, and Semi-Automatic Pistolweapons to your inventory Newspaper Required: Get newspaper after completing the Chapter 3 mission Advertising, the New American Art
Death is silence Stealth Weapons Grants a loadout of stealth weaponry (Machete, Throwing/ Improved/ and Poison Knives, Tomahawks, Homing Tomahawks) None

(User Submitted)

History is written by fools Gunslinger Weapons Grants loadout of Gunslinger weapons (Off-hand holster, Double-Action revolver, Schofield Revolver, Double-Barreled Shotgun) None

(User Submitted)

You long for sight and see nothing Fog of War Reveals entire map Newspaper Required: Purchase newspaper after completing the Chapter 3 mission Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern
Greed is now a virtue Add $500 Adds $500 None

(User Submitted)

Vanity. All is vanity Own All Outfits Unlocks all outfits in Arthur's wardrobe. None

(User Submitted)

Eat of Knowledge Learn All Recipes Learn All Craft-able Recipes None

(User Submitted)

Share Purchase All Camp Upgrades Unlocks all ledger upgrades and increases max supply levels. None

(User Submitted)

Virtue Unearned is not virtue High Honor Raises Honor rating Newspaper Required: Purchase a newspaper after completing the Chapter 4 mission Urban Pleasures.
You revel in your disgrace, I see Decrease Honor Sets honor to the minimum amount None
Balance. All is balance Reset Honor Activating resets your Honor meter to neutral None
Be greedy only for foresight Infinite DeadEye Unlimited Deadeye reserve None

(User Submitted)

The lucky be strong evermore Infinite Stamina Unlimited stamina reserve Newspaper Required:Purchase a newspaper after completing Chapter 5
Guide me better Set Dead Eye Level (1) Allows you to auto-paint targets in Deadeye None

(Discovered by IGN)

Make me better Set Dead Eye Level (2) Allows you to set your level of Deadeye skill to Rank 2 (mark targets in Deadeye) None

(User Submitted)

I shall be better Set Dead Eye Level (3) Allows you to set your level of Deadeye skill to Rank 3 (You can remain in Deadeye after firing your weapon) None
I still seek more Set Dead Eye Level (4) Allows you to set your level of Deadeye skill to Rank 4 (highlight fatal areas while in Deadeye targeting) None

(User Submitted)

I seek and I find Set Dead Eye Level (5) Allows you to set your level of Deadeye skill to Rank 5 (highlights fatal and critical hit areas while in Deadeye targeting) None
You flourish before you die Set Health, Stamina, and Dead Eye Bars to Full Refills all bars for health, stamina, and dead eye None
Seek all the bounty of this place Increase Health, Stamina and Dead Eye Bar Levels Increase stat bars None

(User Submitted)

You Seek More Than The World Offers Fortify Health, Stamina and Dead Eye Bars Refill and Fortify all of your bars Newspaper Required:Purchase after completing the Chapter 6 mission The King's Son.
Better than my dog Increase Horse Whistle Range You can call your horse from any distance None
A fool on command Drunk Instantly makes you drunk None
Run! Run! Run! Create race horse Spawns a race horse None
My kingdom is a horse Increase horse bonding Increases your bonding with all owned horses None
You are a beast built for war Create War Horse Spawns a War Horse Newspaper Required:Purchase after completing the events of the Epilogue.
The best of the old ways Create Stagecoach Spawns a Stagecoach None

(User Submitted)

Keep your dreams simple Create Wagon Spawns a wagon with one horse None
Would you be happier as a clown? Create Circus Wagon Spawns a circus wagonNewspaper Required: Purchase after completing the events of the Epilogue.
You want more than you have Create superior horse Spawns a Rose Grey Bay Arabian Horse None

(User Submitted)

You want something new Create Random Horse Spawns a horse of randomized breed and coat None

(User Submitted)

Keep your dreams light Create Buggy Spawns a horse with a cart None

(User Submitted)

You want punishment Increase Wanted Level Increases your current wanted rating None

(User Submitted)

You want freedom Decrease Wanted Level Reduces your current wanted rating None

(Via Reddit User Foob70)

You want everyone to go away Clear All Bounties and Lockdown Areas Eliminates current wanted status and bounties in towns across the world. None

(Discovered by IGN)

Want to avoid cheat codes? See our guide on How to Get the Best Horse, The White Arabian, and Other Great Horses.

Below is the complete list of cheat codes as viewed in the Cheats menu in-game. As you can see, the complete list has now been uncovered and confirmed by IGN.

Infinite Money Exploit in Red Dead Redemption 2 on PS4 and Xbox One

Using an item duplication glitch, it's possible to earn infinite money by duplicating gold bars. You can watch the video above or read more specific instructions here.

  1. Travel to the Sheriff's Office in Limpany and open the lock box under the desk.
  2. Use the interaction button to pick up the gold bar, but pause during the animation (make sure not to touch the pamphlet first).
  3. Save your game and then immediately load that save.
  4. Return to the box and hold the interaction button to continue collecting gold bars (max is 30).

You can sell these 30 gold bars to a Fence for $15,000 and then return to Limpany and repeat steps 2-4.

Looking to earn even more money? Check out our How to Make Money: Tips, Tricks, Exploits, and Gold Bar Locations guide.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Cheats

The PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 released on October 26, 2019. Check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 PC cheats guide for instructions on how to unlock and use them.

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What is the best cheat code in RDR2? ›

13 Best Cheat Codes In Red Dead Redemption 2
  • 8 Eat Of Knowledge. ...
  • 7 Greed Is American Virtue. ...
  • 6 Abundance Is The Dullest Desire. ...
  • 5 You Long For Sight And See Nothing. ...
  • 4 Vanity. ...
  • 3 Better Than My Dog. ...
  • 2 The Lucky Be Strong Evermore. ...
  • 1 Be Greedy Only For Foresight.
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How to get infinite ammo cheat RDR2? ›

There are 37 cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2, as follows: “Abundance is the dullest desire” - Gives Arthur infinite ammunition. Purchase newspaper from Chapter 1 onwards. “A simple life, a beautiful death” - Gives Arthur a set of Basic Weapons.

Is there God mode in RDR2? ›

Live through those days again with what's essentially a god mode mod for Red Dead Redemption 2. The mod, dubbed Red Dead Redemption 2 trainer, gives you unlimited health, ammo, dead eye, and plenty more.

What happens if I use cheats in RDR2? ›

Keep in mind that any RDR2 cheats activated will disable the ability to unlock Achievements or Trophies for the duration of that playthrough. The good news is it won't let you save your progress, so it allows you to fully let your hair down before you get back to the adventure.

Are RDR2 cheats permanent? ›

After entering a cheat code once, it will be permanently unlocked, allowing players to toggle the cheat on and off from the Cheats menu any time they please. As mentioned above, certain Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes can only be activated once players have obtained a certain newspaper.

Have all RDR2 cheats been found? ›

The search is over: IGN now has a complete list of all 37 Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes. IGN editors discovered and published the final two today, while the community and wiki contributors found several of the other missing cheats since the original publish date of this article (November 9, 2018).

What is the cheat code for infinite money in RDR2? ›

To get infinite cash in Red Dead Redemption 2, players will need to use the "Greed is now a virtue" cheat.

How to get invincibility in RDR2? ›

What is the invincibility cheat in Red Dead Redemption 2? Sadly, there isn't one. This is most likely because Rockstar Games wanted to create an increased level of realism in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Does using cheats in RDR2 stop you from saving? ›

Cheats and Mods will allow you to play around more is all. However you can load up any save and then once in the game world activate cheats, however once you do, you won't be able to save at all during that session. To combat that either relaunch the game, or select ESC > Story > Exit to go back to main menu.

Are there any secrets in RDR2? ›

Uncover hidden plots and secrets by exploring various unique areas in Red Dead Redemption 2. Find rare items like the Antler Knife, Stuffed Gorilla, and Viking Helm by exploring different regions. Engage in supernatural encounters like encountering a ghost train or visiting a pagan ritual for unique rewards.

What is the cheat code for infinite health in RDR2? ›

Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheat Codes List
Cheat CodeCheat Name
You flourish before you dieSet Health, Stamina, and Dead Eye Bars to Full
Seek all the bounty of this placeIncrease Health, Stamina and Dead Eye Bar Levels
You Seek More Than The World OffersFortify Health, Stamina and Dead Eye Bars
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How do you get slim grant in RDR2? ›

Slim Grant's Location in Red Dead Redemption 2

From there, go to the sheriff's office in Annesburg and speak to the sheriff, who will tell you that Slim Grant can be found at a bandit camp near Kamassa River (look at the map for a specific area).

What is the cheat code for $500 in Red Dead Redemption 2? ›

Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheat Codes List
Cheat CodeCheat Name
History is written by foolsGunslinger Weapons
You long for sight and see nothingFog of War
Greed is now a virtueAdd $500
Vanity. All is vanityOwn All Outfits
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Oct 26, 2018

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