Cheat codes have always been a staple of Rockstar's games, and they make a grand return in Red Dead Redemption 2 once again. In this full Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes guide, we'll be providing you with a list of every single cheat code in the entire wild west game, as well as detailing how to unlock the codes themselves by purchasing newspapers.
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 Code||Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheat Description||Newspaper Required||Newspaper|
|GREED IS AMERICAN VIRTUE||Unlocks heavy weapons||Acquire newspaper following 'Advertising, the New American Art' mission in Chapter 3, purchased in Saint Denis|
|ABUNDANCE IS THE DULLEST DESIRE||Gives infinite ammo||No.27 - Purchase in Valentine from the newspapers seller, during or after Chapter 1|
|VIRTUE UNEARNED IS NOT VIRTUE||Increases your Honor meter||Found in the New Hanover Gazette No. 32|
|THE LUCKY BE STRONG EVERMORE||Gives infinite stamina for you and your horse||Purchase a newspaper after completing Chapter 5 - Via IGN|
|YOU SEEK MORE THAN THE WORLD OFFERS||Refills and fortifies all of your bars||Purchase a newspaper after completing 'A King's Son' mission in Chapter 6|
|MY KINGDOM IS A HORSE||Upgrades bonding level to maximum for all owned horses||No newspaper required|
|YOU ARE A BEAST BUILT FOR WAR||Provides you with a unique war horse to ride||Purchase the Blackwater Ledger No. 72 during or after the Epilogue Chapters|
|BE GREEDY ONLY FOR FORESIGHT||Grants unlimited use of Dead Eye||No newspaper required|
|YOU LONG FOR SIGHT AND SEE NOTHING||Reveals the entire map of Red Dead Redemption 2||Buy newspaper after finishing 'Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern' mission in Chapter 3, from the Saint Denis newspaper seller|
|YOU FLOURISH BEFORE YOU DIE||Refills your Health, Stamina, and Deadeye bars||No newspaper required|
|GREED IS NOW A VIRTUE||Grants you $500 immediately||No newspaper required|
|A FOOL ON COMMAND||The drunk cheat. Instantly makes Arthur Morgan drunk||No newspaper required|
|BETTER THAN MY DOG||Calls your horse to you from any distance on the map||No newspaper required|
|I SHALL BE BETTER||Sets Dead Eye to Level 3||No newspaper required|
|I SEEK AND I FIND||Sets Dead Eye to Level 5||No newspaper required|
|RUN! RUN! RUN!||Spawns a race horse||No newspaper required|
|DEATH IS SILENCE||Grants a loadout of silent weapons||No newspaper required|
|KEEP YOUR DREAMS SIMPLE||Spawns a wagon||No newspaper required|
|WOULD YOU BE HAPPIER AS A CLOWN?||Spawns a circus wagon||Purchase a newspaper after completing both Epilogue Chapters - Via IGN|
|A SIMPLE LIFE, A BEAUTIFUL DEATH||Grants a loadout of basic weapons||No newspaper required|
|VANITY. ALL IS VANITY||Unlock all outfits for Arthur Morgan||No newspaper required|
|SHARE||Unlocks all camp upgrades||No newspaper required|
|BALANCE. ALL IS BALANCE||Resets your Honor level||No 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.
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