Red Dead Redemption 2 is the third instalment in the Red Dead series, developed entirely by Rockstar Studios.

The game was released in 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and a year later, it also came to PC.

This title serves as a prequel to Red Dead Redemption, transporting players to the Wild West at the end of the 19th century. Players assume the role of Arthur Morgan, a member of Dutch van der Linde’s gang, who often must choose between loyalty to the group and his own ideals – often conflicting with the world-view of a typical criminal.

Red Dead Redemption 2 offers stunning, realistic graphics, intriguing combat mechanics, a fantastic gameplay experience, and an incredible atmosphere. All of these factors contribute to its ongoing popularity, even several years after its release, making it eagerly purchased and played by gamers worldwide, who collectively refer to it as a “masterpiece”.

Activating Cheats in RDR2:

Similar to many other games, Red Dead Redemption 2 allows players to use cheat codes to enhance gameplay. These cheats provide various interesting enhancements and features, such as unlimited ammo, extra cash, new outfits for the character, uncovering the entire map, or replenishing health and stamina.

Interestingly, in Red Dead Redemption 2, some cheats are scattered throughout the map and hidden in… newspapers (which you need to possess to unlock them), so you can discover them independently during gameplay. Unlike in other games, these codes are not a mix of numbers and random words but often catchy phrases, like “History is written by fools”.

What sets RDR2 apart from other games is that you don’t input cheats into a cheat console activated by a special key combination, but rather into a specifically designated place accessed through the menu and settings. Here’s a brief guide on how to do it on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

For consoles:

  1. Pause the game.
  2. Select SETTINGS.
  3. Press the “∆” button on PS4 or the “Y” button on Xbox One on the controller.
  4. Enter the Cheats menu.
  5. Once in the Cheats menu, press the “∆” or “Y” button again to open the text bar.
  6. Enter the cheat code or select it from the list (if you’ve already found it).
  7. After entering a cheat code, you’ll see a confirmation message indicating that you’ve unlocked the cheat.

For PC:

  1. Pause the game.
  2. Select SETTINGS.
  3. Enter the Cheats menu.
  4. Enter the cheat code in the text bar or select it from the list (if you’ve already found it).
  5. After entering a code, you’ll receive a confirmation message indicating that you’ve unlocked the cheat.

After entering a code, whether on console or PC, you can toggle the cheat OFF or ON in the Cheats menu.

Cheats Codes List:

Here’s a list of all 37 Red Dead Redemption cheats. To unlock them, simply enter the desired cheat code in the Cheat menu and confirm.

Cheats Codes List:
Cheat codeWhat does it do?What do you need to do/find?
Greed is now a virtue Add $500 to your funds
A simple life, a beautiful death Add basic weapons
Keep your dreams light Spawn Buggy (light, one-horse carriage)
Run! Run! Run! Spawn New Race Horse
You want something new Spawn Random Horse
The best of the old ways Spawn Stagecoach (big, four-horse carriage)
You want more than you have Spawn Superior Horse
Keep your dreams simple Spawn Wagon (medium, two-horse carriage)
You revel in your disgrace, I see Decrease Honour
You want freedom Reduce the Wanted Level
A fool on command Become drunk instantly
History is written by Fools Add Gunslinger Weapons
Seek all the bounty of this place Increase your Health, Stamina, and Dead Eye levels
My kingdom is a horse Improvement in Horse Bonding
You want punishment Increasing the Wanted Level
Better than my dog Extension of Whistle Range for Horse
Be Greedy only for Foresight Infinite Dead Eye
Eat of Knowledge All Recipes unlocked
Vanity. All is vanity All Outfits unlocked
Balance. All is balance Reset Honour
You flourish before you die Fills Bars of Health, Stamina, and Dead Eye
Guide me Better Dead Eye level 1
Make me Better Dead Eye level 2
I shall be better Dead Eye level 3
I shall be better Dead Eye level 3
I still seek more Dead Eye level 4
I seek and I find Dead Eye level 5
Death is silence Add Stealth weapons
Share Purchase all Camp upgrades
You want everyone to go away Remove all Bounties and Lockdown Areas
Abundance is the dullest desire Infinite Ammunition Buy the New Hanover Gazette no. 27 or Saint Denis Times no. 43 Newspapers (acquired anytime in Chapter 2)
Greed is American Virtue Heavy Ammunition Buy the Saint Denis Times no. 46 Newspaper (acquired in Chapter 3 after Magicians for Sport)
You long for sight and see nothing Remove War Fog off map Buy the Saint Denis Times no. 47 Newspaper (acquired in Chapter 3 after Magicians for Sport)
Virtue unearned is not virtue Increase Honour Buy the Saint Denis Times no. 48 Newspaper (after Chapter 4 mission Urban Pleasures)
The lucky be strong evermore Infinite Stamina Buy the Saint Denis Times no. 49 Newspaper (after completing Chapter 5)
You seek more than the world offers Fortify Health, Stamina, and Dead Eye Buy the Saint Denis Times no. 52 Newspaper (after Chapter 6 mission The King’s Son)
You are a beast built for war Spawn New War Horse Buy the Saint Denis Times no. 53 Newspaper (after completing the Epilogue)
Would you be happier as a clown? Spawn Circus Wagon Buy the Saint Denis Times no. 54 Newspaper (after completing the Epilogue)

Additional tips:

Before you use any cheat codes, there are a few things you should remember!

Save your game before entering the cheat code because doing so means you will no longer be able to unlock any Trophies and Achievements. Additionally, you won’t have the option to manually save your game.

Conclusion:

As you can see, the cheat codes available in Red Dead Redemption 2 can truly make your gameplay easier and more enjoyable. They will literally make you invincible, an impeccable gunslinger with a full arsenal of weapons, a fantastic horse, and a pocket full of cash.

However, when you decide to use them, be prepared for a significantly long and challenging gameplay experience. If you’re aiming to earn Trophies and Achievements on console or Steam, it’s better to refrain from using cheats – unless it’s another play-through for you, and you’ve already completed the game 100% or don’t care about Achievements at all!