There’s a whole posse of Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats out there ready to round up, letting players go on a rampage with infinite ammo, heavy weapons and more.
They’re pretty easy to access, but you’ll need to know they come with a set of rules; you can’t save the game while cheats are turned on, and you won’t be able to earn any Achievements or Trophies either. More importantly, the cheat won’t work unless you’ve purchased the newspaper or examined the particular item in-game.
To find some of the easiest cheats, head to the nearest newspaper seller and buy a newspaper. Flip it over and look for the saying at the bottom of the page. Now go to the Settings menu and press triangle or Y to enter the cheat.
Newspapers aren’t the only source of cheats, so you’ll need to examine other items dotted around the game. That “flip” button for turning photographs, maps and other documents over is essential.
Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats – newspapers
Enter: Abundance is the dullest desire.
This fills your boots with endless ammo for all your weapons.
Enter: Greed is American virtue
This grants access to a loadout of heavy weapons for you to cause chaos.
Enter: A simple life, a beautiful death
This unlocks a bunch of average weapons to use.
Enter: Death is silence
Yep, this unlocks stealth weapons; throwing knives, machete, tomahawk and bow.
Set Dead-Eye to Level 3
Enter: I shall be better
This will up your Dead-Eye to level 3.
Set Dead-Eye to level 5
Enter: I seek and I find
This maxes out the Dead-Eye meter.
Enter: Be greedy only for foresight
Dead-Eye forever and without penalties. Woo!
Enter: Virtue unearned is not virtue
This maximises your Honor so everyone thinks you’re lovely.
Enter: Balance. All is balance
This will reset your Honor to neutral.
Enter: The lucky be strong evermore
This cheat grants infinite stamina for you and your horse.
Fortify Health, Stamina and Dead Eye Bars
Enter: You seek more than the world offers
This cheat refill and fortifies all of your bars.
Learn all crafting recipes
Enter: Eat of knowledge
You’ll instantly know all crafting recipes. You’ll still need to own the ingredients and have to set up camp to craft.
Unlock all outfits
Enter: Vanity. All is vanity
This unlocks all the outfits so you can play dress-up.
Increase Wanted level
Enter: You want punishment
The law will come hunting for you when you max out your Wanted level.
Decrease Wanted level
Enter: You want freedom
Escape the law with this cheat.
Fog of War
Enter: You long for sight but see nothing
This reveals the whole map to the player.
Enter: A fool on command
This makes you permanently drunk until you turn it off.
Create War Horse
Enter: You are a beast built for war
This cheat creates a warhorse for you to use.
Enter: Keep your dreams simple
This will magically spawn up a wagon to use.
Create circus wagon
Enter: Would you be happier as a clown?
Roll into town with the circus wagon in tow.
Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats – open world
Fill Health, Stamina, Dead-Eye to Max
Enter: You flourish before you die
You’ll find this etched into a drawer in the Snowfield Shack and it grants you. It completely fills your health, stamina, and dead eye meters.
Create Race Horse
Enter: Run! Run! Run!
You’ll find this on a chalkboard in Fort Rigs. It spawns a fast racehorse for you to ride.
Create Random Horse
Enter: You want something new
Create a horse with random stats.
Create Superior Horse
Enter: You want more than you have
Spawn a better horse than you are currently riding.
Increased Horse Bonding
Enter: My kingdom is a horse
Max out the horse bonding level with your current horse.
Increased whistle range for horse
Enter: Better than my dog
This cheat increases the whistle range for your horse substantially.
Purchase all camp upgrades
Unlock all the camp upgrades with this cheat.
Set Dead Eye Level 2
Enter: Make me better
Set your Dead Eye to level two.
Infinite Dead Eye
Enter: Be greedy only for foresight
You’re Dead Eye meter will stay full
Whether you’re just getting started or are a few hours in, head over to our ultimate Red Dead Redemption 2 guide for all the tips, tricks and walkthroughs you’ll need.
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