Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheat Codes - How to Find Cheats in Red Dead Redemption 2 Newspapers

You're going to need to purchase plenty of newspapers in Red Dead Redemption 2, if you want to find every available cheat code.

Just like many Rockstar games before it, Red Dead Redemption 2 features a fairly sizeable list of cheat codes for you to find and use. In this Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats guide, we'll be walking you through a complete list of all the available cheat codes in the entire game, as well as detailing how you'll need to go about unlocking them.

But if you instead need any additional information on Rockstar’s wild west prequel, you’ll want to head over to our full Red Dead Redemption 2 guides hub. Here you can find a beginner’s guide, tips and tricks, and much more.

Does Red Dead Redemption 2 Have Cheats and Cheat Codes?

If you're hoping Red Dead Redemption 2 has cheats, like those in the original game and in the GTA games, you're in luck. Red Dead Redemption 2 does include a number of cheat codes. These codes unlock numerous items or abilities, such as spawning horses and infinite ammo. A word of warning though: while there are cheats in RDR2, many of them need to be 'found' first in order to be used in the game. We've got all the details for you right here.

How to Unlock Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats

Before we get onto the list of Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats below, it’s worth noting a few things. Firstly, you can’t save your game while cheats are active, and you also won’t be able to earn any Achievements or Trophies while cheats are turned on. Some RDR2 cheats also need to be found in the game before you can use them, even if you know what the cheat code is.

To activate a cheat in Red Dead Redemption 2, you firstly need to pause the game. Now, head to the Settings menu, and press Y/Triangle. You can now see a complete list of all the locked cheats in the game, and you can press Y/Triangle again to enter a cheat code.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheat Codes

Just below, we’ll list out all the cheat codes that we’ve discovered so far in Red Dead Redemption 2. Unfortunately, you need to find the corresponding newspaper that unlocks some of these cheat codes. Head to a newspaper seller on the map, purchase all available newspapers, examine each one from your satchel, and flip them over with the X/A button. Zoom in on the bottom of the flipside of the newspaper, and if one of the sayings below is found at the bottom of the newspaper, you can now activate it in the settings menu.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheat CodeRed Dead Redemption 2 Cheat DescriptionNewspaper RequiredNewspaper
GREED IS AMERICAN VIRTUEUnlocks heavy weaponsAcquire newspaper following 'Advertising, the New American Art' mission in Chapter 3, purchased in Saint Denis
ABUNDANCE IS THE DULLEST DESIREGives infinite ammoNo.27 - Purchase in Valentine from the newspapers seller, during or after Chapter 1
VIRTUE UNEARNED IS NOT VIRTUEIncreases your Honor meterFound in the New Hanover Gazette No. 32
THE LUCKY BE STRONG EVERMOREGives infinite stamina for you and your horsePurchase a newspaper after completing Chapter 5 - Via IGN
YOU SEEK MORE THAN THE WORLD OFFERSRefills and fortifies all of your barsPurchase a newspaper after completing 'A King's Son' mission in Chapter 6
MY KINGDOM IS A HORSEUpgrades bonding level to maximum for all owned horsesNo newspaper required
YOU ARE A BEAST BUILT FOR WARProvides you with a unique war horse to ridePurchase the Blackwater Ledger No. 72 during or after the Epilogue Chapters
BE GREEDY ONLY FOR FORESIGHTGrants unlimited use of Dead EyeNo newspaper required
YOU LONG FOR SIGHT AND SEE NOTHINGReveals the entire map of Red Dead Redemption 2Buy newspaper after finishing 'Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern' mission in Chapter 3, from the Saint Denis newspaper seller
YOU FLOURISH BEFORE YOU DIERefills your Health, Stamina, and Deadeye barsNo newspaper required
GREED IS NOW A VIRTUEGrants you $500 immediatelyNo newspaper required
A FOOL ON COMMANDThe drunk cheat. Instantly makes Arthur Morgan drunkNo newspaper required
BETTER THAN MY DOGCalls your horse to you from any distance on the mapNo newspaper required
I SHALL BE BETTERSets Dead Eye to Level 3No newspaper required
I SEEK AND I FINDSets Dead Eye to Level 5No newspaper required
RUN! RUN! RUN!Spawns a race horseNo newspaper required
DEATH IS SILENCEGrants a loadout of silent weaponsNo newspaper required
KEEP YOUR DREAMS SIMPLESpawns a wagonNo newspaper required
WOULD YOU BE HAPPIER AS A CLOWN?Spawns a circus wagonPurchase a newspaper after completing both Epilogue Chapters - Via IGN
A SIMPLE LIFE, A BEAUTIFUL DEATHGrants a loadout of basic weaponsNo newspaper required
VANITY. ALL IS VANITYUnlock all outfits for Arthur MorganNo newspaper required
SHAREUnlocks all camp upgradesNo newspaper required
BALANCE. ALL IS BALANCEResets your Honor levelNo newspaper required

You'll notice above that some Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats carry a "no newspaper required" note. For these cheats, you don't need to require anything at all in Red Dead Redemption 2, and you can go about entering them as soon as you begin Arthur's adventure. Enjoy!

Is There a Money Cheat in Red Dead Redemption 2?

If you are hoping to be able to enter a cheat code in Red Dead Redemption 2 in order to get infinite money, it seems like that won't be possible. But, there's instead a single code, as you can see in the table above, that grants you $500 immediately, whenever you choose to activate it. The code for this cheat is 'GREED IS NOW A VIRTUE", which luckily doesn't require a newspaper for you to unlock.

We’re now all wrapped up with this Red Dead Redemption 2 guide on how to enter Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats, we’ll be updating it whenever we come across any additional cheats for Rockstar’s game. You can now head over to our Red Dead Redemption 2 Map guide, or our Red Dead Redemption 2 Honor guide for more.

If you're looking for info on RDR2's Online mode, we've got you covered. You can head over to our Red Dead Online Guides Hub to find all of our Red Dead Online Guides content in one handy place. Alternatively, you can find info on the best weapons in our Red Dead Online Best Weapons Guide, see what the best horse is in our Red Dead Online Horses Guide, learn how to make as much money as fast as possible in our Red Dead Online Money Making Guide, and see what the deal is with Camps in our Red Dead Online Camps Guide.

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