Our Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes page lists all the cheats for PS4 and Xbox One we’re currently aware of, and details how to unlock them too.
Given that this is a huge open world Rockstar game, it’s no surprise that you can tinker with cheats to elevate Arthur Morgan to spectacular, often hilarious, new heights. However, it’s actually discovering the cheat system which presents a little difficulty in the first place, considering it’s hardly shoved in your face at any point.
Cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2 are accessed through the settings menu and don’t feature the traditional button combinations of old. Instead, you input different phrases to activate certain cheats.
It’s from this menu that you can toggle cheats on and off, rather than input them every single time if you want to use them. A very nice touch indeed. Once thing of note though - you can’t save your single player progress if you have a cheat active. They’re primarily for messing about, so you can’t supercharge your progress through the game as God of the Wild West.
Cheats are unlocked through newspapers which can be bought from Valentine, Strawberry and Rhodes. Simply buy them, read them and the corresponding cheat will become available. Not all newspapers are unlocked from the get go, so you’ll need to progress through the story to secure them all.
So without further ado, we’ve put together a table which showcases all the different cheat phrases, what they do and the requirements for unlocking them in the first place.
|Cheat Code||Description||How to unlock|
|A fool on command||Always stay drunk||No requirements|
|Abundance is the dullest desire||Unlimited ammunition for all weapons||Unlocked by purchasing the New Hanover Gazette No.27 in Valentine or the Blackwater Ledger No.62. This becomes possible after unlocking Horseshoe Overlook in Chapter 2.|
|A simple life, a beautiful death||Spawns a loadout of basic weapons.||No requirements|
|Balance. All is balance||Make Honor meter neutral||No requirements|
|Better than my dog||Activating will allow your Horse to find you no matter how far away||No requirements|
|Death is silence||Spawns Machete, Throwing Knives, Poison Knives, Tomahawks and Homing Tomahawks.||No requirements|
|Greed is American Virtue||Grants instant access to the Bolt-action Rifle, Mauser Pistol, Pump Action Shotgun, and Semi-Automatic Pistol||No requirements|
|I shall be better||Upgrade your Deadeye skill to Level 3.||No requirements|
|I seek and I find||Upgrade your Deadeye skill to Level 5.||No requirements|
|Keep your dreams simple||Spawn a wagon, along with another horse.||No requirements|
|Keep your dreams light||Spawn a horse and a cart.||No requirements|
|Run! Run! Run!||Spawn a racehorse.||No requirements|
|The lucky be strong evermore||Infinite stamina for your horse.||Unlocked by purchasing the Blackwater Ledger No.68 after the mission Dear Uncle Tacitus in Chapter 5.|
|Vanity. All is vanity||Unlock all outfits.||No requirements|
|Virtue unearned is not the virtue||Increase honor to maximum.||Unlocked by purchasing the Blackwater Ledger No.67 after the mission Banking, The Old American Art in Chapter 5.|
|Would you be happier as a clown?||Create a circus wagon.||Unlocked by purchasing the Blackwater Ledger No.73 during Epilogue Part 2.|
|You flourish before you die||Restores all health, stamina and Dead Eye energy to full.||No requirements|
|You are a beast built for war||Spawn a warhorse.||Unlocked by purchasing the Blackwater Ledger No.72 during Epilogue Part 1|
|You long for sight and see nothing||Reveal the entire map.||Unlocked by purchasing the Blackwater Ledger No.66 or New Hanover Gazette No.31 after the mission Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern in Chapter 3.|
|You seek more than the world offers||Refill and fortify Health, Stamina and Dead Eye Bars.||Unlocked by purchasing the New Hanover Gazette No.36 after completing The King’s Son mission in Chapter 6.|
|You want more than you have||Spawn a superior horse.||No requirements|
|You want punishment||Raise current wanted rating.||No requirements|
|You want freedom||Lower current wanted rating.||No requirements|
How to input cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2
To enter cheat codes, here's what you'll need to do:
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- Pause the game.
- Press Triangle if you're on PS4, or Y if you're on Xbox One.
- You will then enter a page filled with cheat codes. All of them will be unknown if you have never visited this page before.
- Press Triangle or Y and you'll bring up the keyboard. Input one of the cheat codes in the table above and you'll unlock the corresponding cheat.
- You can then choose to toggle this cheat on or off. Thankfully, you don't have to re-enter them everytime if you want to activate them anymore!
- Remember - activating a cheat code will bar you from saving the game or progressing through the story.