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Red Dead Redemption 2 - Cheat codes guide (PS4, Xbox One)

A growing list of all the cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2.

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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 CodeDescriptionHow to unlock
A fool on commandAlways stay drunkNo requirements
Abundance is the dullest desireUnlimited ammunition for all weaponsUnlocked 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 deathSpawns a loadout of basic weapons.No requirements
Balance. All is balanceMake Honor meter neutralNo requirements
Better than my dogActivating will allow your Horse to find you no matter how far awayNo requirements
Death is silenceSpawns Machete, Throwing Knives, Poison Knives, Tomahawks and Homing Tomahawks.No requirements
Greed is American VirtueGrants instant access to the Bolt-action Rifle, Mauser Pistol, Pump Action Shotgun, and Semi-Automatic PistolNo requirements
I shall be betterUpgrade your Deadeye skill to Level 3.No requirements
I seek and I findUpgrade your Deadeye skill to Level 5.No requirements
Keep your dreams simpleSpawn a wagon, along with another horse.No requirements
Keep your dreams lightSpawn a horse and a cart.No requirements
Run! Run! Run!Spawn a racehorse.No requirements
The lucky be strong evermoreInfinite stamina for your horse.Unlocked by purchasing the Blackwater Ledger No.68 after the mission Dear Uncle Tacitus in Chapter 5.
Vanity. All is vanityUnlock all outfits.No requirements
Virtue unearned is not the virtueIncrease 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 dieRestores all health, stamina and Dead Eye energy to full.No requirements
You are a beast built for warSpawn a warhorse.Unlocked by purchasing the Blackwater Ledger No.72 during Epilogue Part 1
You long for sight and see nothingReveal 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 offersRefill 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 haveSpawn a superior horse.No requirements
You want punishmentRaise current wanted rating.No requirements
You want freedomLower current wanted rating.No requirements

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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.

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