Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats


Using Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats

Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats are activated by entering different phrases within an in-game menu. In this guide we'll explain the various steps involved in doing so, including the codes you need to enter. All these cheats work on the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game. You can download a printable PDF of the cheat codes here.

Using Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats

For

: PlayStation, Xbox or PC.
  1. Save Your Game

    : Once you have used a cheat in Red Dead Redemption 2 you are not able to save your game, so make you sure do this first.

  2. Find The Cheats Menu

    : Having saved your game you should still be in the pause menu. From here, go to "Settings" and then press either TRIANGLE (PlayStation), Y (Xbox) or ENTER (PC) to enter the Cheats menu.

  3. Enter & Activate Your Cheat

    : From the Cheats menu you can either select cheats that you have activated previously OR enter new ones from the cheats list below by pressing TRIANGLE (PlayStation), Y (Xbox) or ENTER (PC) again and typing in the relevant phrase.

  4. Success

    : Once you either enter a new RDR2 cheat or select an existing one successfully, you will get an on-screen notification telling you that.

  5. Turn Off A Cheat Effect

    : If you want to turn a cheat effect off then simply return back to the Cheats menu and toggle it off.

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Important Notes

  • You can't save your game after you've activated a cheat, so save beforehand!
  • Once you activate any cheat you will lose the ability to earn Trophies or Achievements.
  • If you want to save the new cheat code you've just entered into the menu, do not activate it (or any other cheat). Enter it and then save your game immediately - you can toggle it on/off.
  • Newspapers are sold in these locations: Annesburg, Blackwater, Rhodes, Strawberry, Valentine. You should purchase all the newspapers at each location (and read them) to ensure you unlock all the cheats possible.
  • Capitalization doesn't matter when entering a code, punctuation does.
  • If you don't yet meet the prerequisites for the cheat you are trying to activate you will get a message telling you that.
  • There is no invincibility cheat in Red Dead Redemption 2, nor do any of these RDR2 cheats work in Red Dead Online.

WARNING: Save your game before using these cheats as saves will be disabled.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats

  • $500 Money: "Greed is now a virtue"
    Receive $500 in-game money each time you activate this cheat

  • Increase Honor: "Virtue unearned is not virtue"
    Sets your honor to maximum
    Purchase Blackwater Ledger No. 67 after completing "Banking, The Old American Art" in Chapter 4

  • Neutralise Honor: "Balance. All is balance"
    Resets your honor to neutral

  • Decrease Honor: "You revel in your disgrace, I see"
    Sets your honor to the lowest level possible
    Purchase New Hanover Gazette No. 27 in Valentine during Chapter 1

  • Level 1 Dead-Eye: "Guide me better"
    Reverts your Dead-Eye skill back to level 1 (targets are automatically marked for you)

  • Unlock Level 2 Dead-Eye: "Make me better"
    Unlocks the second level of the Dead-Eye skill (you can mark targets manually)

  • Unlock Level 3 Dead-Eye: "I shall be better"
    Unlocks the third level of the Dead-Eye skill (remain in Dead-Eye after using your weapon)

  • Unlock Level 4 Dead-Eye: "I still seek more"
    Unlocks the fourth level of the Dead-Eye skill (highlight fatal (head and heart) hit areas of the target)

  • Unlock Level 5 Dead-Eye: "I seek and I find"
    Unlocks the fifth level of the Dead-Eye skill (highlight both fatal (head and heart) and critical (lungs and stomach) hit areas of the target)

  • Infinite Dead-Eye: "Be greedy only for foresight"
    Your Dead-Eye ability will never run out

  • Refill Health, Stamina & Dead-Eye Bars: "You flourish before you die"
    Instantly refills all your status bars

  • Fortify Health, Stamina and Dead-Eye Bars: "You seek more than the world offers"
    Both refills and fortifies your status bars, meaning they get filled completely and then won't drain for a short time
    Purchase Hanover Gazette No. 36 after completing "The King's Son" in Chapter 6

  • Increase Health, Stamina and Dead-Eye Levels: "Seek all the bounty of this place"
    Increases the level of all your bars

  • Infinite Stamina: "The lucky be strong evermore"
    Your stamina and the stamina of your horse never run out
    Purchase Blackwater Ledger No. 68 after completing "Dear Uncle Tacitus" in Chapter 5

  • Drunk Mode: "A fool on command"
    Arthur staggers around, more than a little tipsy - drunk!

  • Learn All Crafting Recipes: "Eat of knowledge"
    You'll instantly learn all the crafting recipes in the game. Note you still need to be at camp and have the required ingredients in order to use them

  • All Outfits: "Vanity. All is vanity"
    You are granted instant access to all the outfits in Arthur Morgan's wardrobe

  • Increase Wanted Level: "You want punishment"
    Instantly increases your Wanted level

  • Decrease Wanted Level: "You want freedom"
    Instantly decreases your Wanted level

  • Clear All Bounties & Lockdown Areas: "You want everyone to go away"
    All bounties placed on you, as well as lockdown areas, are instantly removed

  • Increase Horse Bonding: "My kingdom is a horse"
    Instantly increase your bond with all your horses

  • Call Horse From Anywhere: "Better than my dog"
    Call your horse from anywhere - increases your horse whistle range to cover the entire world map

  • Map Reveal: "You long for sight and see nothing"
    Removes the Fog of War, revealing the entire map
    Purchase Blackwater Ledger No. 66 or New Hanover Gazette No. 31 after completing "Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern" in Chapter 3

  • Obtain All Camp Upgrades: "Share"
    You are instantly given all ledger upgrades and the max supply levels of your Camp are increased

  • Simple Weapons: "A simple life, a beautiful death"
    Unlocks a selection of simple weapons: Cattleman Revolver, Lancaster Repeater and Springfield Rifle
    Purchase New Hanover Gazette No. 27 in Valentine during Chapter 1

  • Heavy Weapons: "Greed is American virtue"
    Unlocks a selection of heavy weapons: Pump-Action Shotgun, Bolt Action Rifle, Mauser Pistol and Semi-Automatic Pistol
    Purchase Saint Denis Times No. 46 or Blackwater Ledger No. 65 after completing "Advertising, the New American Art" in Chapter 3

  • Gunslinger Weapons: "History is written by fools"
    Unlocks the Schofield Revolver, Double-Action Revolver, Double-Barrel Shotgun as well as the off-hand holster

  • Stealth Weapons: "Death is silence"
    Unlocks a selection of stealth weapons: Bow, Fire Bottles, Tomahawks, Throwing Knives and Machete
    Purchase New Hanover Gazette No. 27 in Valentine during Chapter 1

  • Infinite Ammo: "Abundance is the dullest desire"
    You never run out of bullets
    Purchase New Hanover Gazette No. 27 in Valentine during Chapter 1

  • Spawn Race Horse: "Run! Run! Run!"
    Instantly spawns a Racing Horse

  • Spawn Superior Horse: "You want more than you have"
    Instantly spawns a Rose Grey Bay Arabian Horse

  • Spawn War Horse: "You are a beast built for war"
    Instantly spawns a warhorse
    Purchase Blackwater Ledger No. 72 during the Epilogue Part I

  • Spawn Random Horse: "You want something new"
    Instantly spawns a random horse (breed and appearance)

  • Spawn Wagon: "Keep your dreams simple"
    Instantly spawns a single horse wagon

  • Spawn Stagecoach: "The best of the old ways"
    Instantly spawns a stagecoach

  • Spawn Circus Wagon: "Would you be happier as a clown?"
    Instantly spawns a circus wagon
    Purchase Blackwater Ledger No. 73 during the Epilogue Part II

  • Spawn Buggy (Cart): "Keep your dreams light"
    Instantly spawns a horse and cart

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Even in their most recent GTA game, Grand Theft Auto 5, the invincibility cheat is limited to a maximum of five minutes before you need to enter the code again.

So we think that the most likely reason why there is no invincibility cheat in Red Dead Redemption 2 is that Rockstar wanted to continue with the "policy" they began in GTA 5, and decided to completely remove such a cheat from the game all together.

Why can't you save after using cheats?

Rockstar has made the disabling of saves once a cheat has been activated something of a rule in their games.

This, coupled with the disabling of achievements too, further support the idea that perhaps cheats in Rockstar titles aren't "cheats" in the traditional sense, but optional gameplay modifiers designed to simply be fun to play around with once you've exhausted the regular content.

Deactivating achievements makes sense too - they wouldn't be worth much if anyone can cheat their way to unlocking them.


Aron Gerencser
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