Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats and every code available

Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats
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Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats let you spawn money, gear and equipment. The RDR2 codes you can access are generally quite restrained and do little to break the fiction of Rockstar's Western opus. But even though the only really let you alter 'real' things in the world it can still be a great help. 

It's definitely a break from GTA 5 cheats far more weird and wonderful option, with the options here far more restrained. However, that's not to say you won't drastically alter the game with the Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes you can find here. They'll let you change attributes, get money, weapons, outfits and gear, and generally open up the Wold West instantly to your needs.

They're easy to use as well, letting you type in certain phrases you'll discover in newspapers in Red Dead Redemption 2 as you play. Although, fortunately, you don't actually have to find them - you can just enter them, and we've got them all listed here for quick and easy use. 

So here's every Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat and code and how to use them.

Where to find Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes

It's easy to find a Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat code without even realising as many are found as random messages in the world - etched into a cabinet in a shack for example, or scrawled into ice. Found some weird graffiti somewhere? It's probably a code. 

However, there is one guaranteed way of finding cheat codes and that's by buying newspapers. Head to Valentine, Saint Denis and Blackwater and pick up the New Hanover Gazette, Saint Denis Times or Blackwater Ledger respectively from a newspaper seller in town. You can only access some cheats/newspapers after clearing certain story missions, and a number of cheats are actually locked off depending on your progress, so to get the best experience, you probably want to finish the campaign first. That's probably the best advice generally as well as you don't want to ruin your main save messing about with cheats. 

Newspapers don’t cost much so pick up every copy you can, when you can. To find the codes open up your satchel, and grab a paper, flip it over and zoom to the bottom of the paper. If there's a little tagline under one of the stories then this phrase is what you have to use to unlock the cheat code.

How to enter Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes

How to enter Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats

To activate cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2 just hit pause to access the main menu, and navigate to the Settings tab. If you look in the bottom right corner you’ll see ‘Cheats’ so tap Triangle/Y to navigate to that screen.

Tapping Triangle/Y once more will open up a text box for you to type in any phrases you’ve discovered. Once you’ve done that, you can either toggle the cheat codes to activate or deactivate them in your game.

Be warned, activating cheats will disable both saving and Trophies or Achievements, so tread with caution! We recommend entering all the codes you want, then manually saving your game to lock them in before experimenting with them.

All Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes

Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats

When entering cheat codes capitalisation isn't important - but punctuation is required as written for codes to work. As I mentioned, most can be entered at any point but a few require you purchase the newspaper containing them first, so we've marked those in italics along with the point in the story the relevant paper becomes available from. 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.
  • “Greed is American virtue” - Gives Arthur a set of Heavy Weapons. Purchase newspaper after completing "Advertising, the New American Art" in Chapter 3.
  • “Death is silence” - Gives Arthur a set of Stealth Weapons.
  • “History is written by fools” - Gives Arthur the Gunslinger side mission weapons.
  • “You long for sight and see nothing” - Removes Fog of War from the map. Purchase newspaper after completing "Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern" in Chapter 3.
  • “Greed is now a virtue” - Gives Arthur $500.
  • “Vanity. All is vanity” - Instantly unlocks all in-game outfits.
  • “Eat of knowledge” - Teaches Arthur every crafting recipe.
  • “Share” - Unlocks every camp upgrade.
  • “Virtue unearned is not virtue” - Gives Arthur maximum Honor. Purchase newspaper after completing "Urban Pleasures" in Chapter 4.
  • “You revel in your disgrace, I see” - Gives Arthur minimum Honor. 
  • “Balance. All is balance” - Gives Arthur neutral Honor.
  • “Be greedy only for foresight” - Gives Arthur Infinite Dead-Eye.
  • “The lucky be strong evermore” - Gives Arthur Infinite Stamina. Purchase newspaper after completing Chapter 5.
  • “Guide me better” - Dead Eye Level 1.
  • “Make me better” - Dead Eye Level 2.
  • “I shall be better” - Dead Eye Level 3.
  • I still seek more” - Dead Eye Level 4.
  • “I seek and I find” - Dead Eye Level 5.
  • “Seek all the bounty of this place” - Permanently increases Arthur’s Health, Stamina and Dead-Eye meters.
  • “You flourish before you die” - Fills Arthur’s Health, Stamina and Dead-Eye meters.
  • “You seek more than the world offers” - Fills meters and fortifies Arthur’s cores. Purchase newspaper after completing "The King's Son" in Chapter 6.
  • “My kingdom is a horse” - Increases Arthur’s Horse Bonding level.
  • “Better than my dog” - Let’s Arthur call his horse from any range.
  • “A fool on command” - Plies Arthur with alcohol, induces drunkenness.
  • “Run! Run! Run!” - Spawns a race horse.
  • “You are a beast built for war” - Spawns a War Horse. Purchase newspaper after completing the Epilogue.
  • “You want more than you have” - Spawns a Superior Horse (Arabian).
  • “You want something new” - Spawns a random horse.
  • “The best of the old ways” - Spawns a stagecoach.
  • “Keep your dreams simple” - Spawns a wagon.
  • “Keep your dreams light” - Spawns a horse-drawn buggy.
  • “Would you be happier as a clown?” - Spawns a Circus Wagon. Purchase newspaper after completing the Epilogue.
  • “You want punishment” - Gives Arthur a Wanted Level.
  • “You want freedom” - Drops Arthur’s Wanted Level.
  • “You want everyone to go away” - Removes Arthur’s notoriety/bounties.

Congratulations, you've unlocked every Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat code!

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