Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats and Cheat Codes

It came as no surprise when Red Dead Redemption 2 included cheats in-game. In fact, we were positively expecting them to, it has been a staple feature of Rockstar Games since the first Red Dead Redemption had them and a whole series of GTA games have them. True to form, Rockstar delivered and in this guide, we will list all the discovered cheats for Red Dead Redemption 2 for PlayStation and Xbox.

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheat codes are phrases and words found in the game world, unlike Rockstar’s popular GTA 5 title which had button sequences as cheats. They activate cool things in-game such as gold, infinite Ammo, stealth weapons and spawn horses. However, the place to enter Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats are rather hidden and most users probably don’t know they are there.

How to input cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2

To enter cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2, simply pause the game and navigate to Settings. Press Triangle if you’re on PS4 or Y if on Xbox as prompted at the bottom right corner. You will enter the Cheats menu where you’ll find a long list of locked codes.

Pro Tip: Remember to save a clean copy of the game before implementing any of the following cheats to safeguard your game progress

Entering cheat codes will unlock the cheats and any cheat codes that have been unlocked will be available to toggle on and off as you choose, meaning that you only need to enter each cheat once and have access to it whenever.

Activating a cheat code, however, will result in a warning message, telling you that activating a cheat means you cannot save your single player progress, nor collect Trophies and Achievements. This means that anything you do while the cheat code is active will not count. It is purely meant to goof around and won’t further any progress in-game.

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Requirements for Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheat Codes

Some cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2 have prerequisites and hence might not work when you enter them. You will need to complete whatever requirements they need before activating them, though these requirements usually involve buying newspapers. In the list of Red Dead Redemption cheats below, we will indicate which cheat codes feature prerequisites.

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List of Red Dead Redemption Cheat Codes

Cheat Code Cheat Effect Prerequisite
A simple life, a beautiful death Grants basic weapons None
Abundance is the dullest desire Grants infinite ammo New Hanover Gazette No. 27; purchased in Valentine during Chapter 1
Greed is American Virtue Grants Heavy Weapons: Pump-Action Shotgun, Bolt Action Rifle, Mauser Pistol, Semi-automatic pistols. Get the newspaper after completing the Chapter 3 mission; Advertising, the New American Art.
History is written by fools Grants Gunslinger Weapons: Off-hand holster, double-action revolver, Schofield revolver, Double-barreled Shotgun. None
Death is silence Grants stealth weapons (Machete, tomahawks, homing tomahawks and throwing, improved and poison knives) None
Run! Run! Run! Spawns a racehorse None
You want something new Spawns a random horse None
The best of the old ways Spawns a stagecoach None
You want more than you have Spawns a superior horse (Rose Grey Bay Arabian Horse) None
You are a beast built for war Spawns a war horse Purchase a newspaper after completing the events of the epilogue.
Keep your dreams simple Spawns a wagon None
Would you be happier as a clown? Spawns a circus wagon Purchase a newspaper after completing the events of the epilogue.
Keep your dreams light Spawns a horse with a cart None
My kingdom is a horse Increases horse bonding None
Better than my dog Increases horse whistle rage None
You long for sight and see nothing Reveals the entire map Purchase the newspaper after completing the Chapter 3 mission; Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern.
Greed is now a virtue Adds $500 None
Vanity. All is vanity Own all outfits None
Eat of Knowledge Learn all recipes for crafting None
Share Unlocks all ledger upgrades and increases maximum supply levels None
Virtue unearned is not virtue Raises Honor rating Purchase a newspaper after completing Urban Pleasures in Chapter 4
You revel in your disgrace, I see Sets Honor to the minimum amount. None
Balance. All is balance Resets your Honor meter to neutral None
You flourish before you die Refills all Health, Stamina, and Dead eye bars. None
Be greedy only for foresight Grants infinite Dead eye None
The lucky be strong evermore Grants infinite Stamina Buy a newspaper after completing Chapter 5
You Seek More Than The World Offers Refill and fortify your Health, Stamina and Dead Eye bars Buy a newspaper after completing The King’s Son in Chapter 6
Seek all the bounty of this place Increase Health, Stamina and Dead eye bar stats None
Guide me better Sets Dead Eye to Rank 1 (Auto-paint targets) None
Make me better Sets Dead Eye to Rank 2 (mark targets in Dead Eye) None
I shall be better Sets Dead Eye to Rank 3(You remain in Dead Eye after firing your weapon) None
I still seek more Sets Dead Eye to Rank 4 (highlights fatal areas when targeting in Dead Eye) None
I seek and I find Sets Dead Eye to Rank 5 (Highlights fatal and critical areas when targeting in Dead Eye) None
A fool on command Get instantaneously drunk None
You want punishment Increases your current wanted rating None
You want freedom Reduces your current wanted rating None
You want everyone to go away Eliminates all wanted status and bounties worldwide None

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There is a chance there will be Rockstar Social Club cheats sometime down the road but for now, this is the comprehensive guide to all Red Dead Redemption cheats. For other game tips, tricks and hacks, check out our other guides.