Cheat codes are phrases that unlock special buffs in Red Dead Redemption 2. In order to use them, you’ll need to type the phrase in the appropriate place. Once activated, the cheat will disable saving and trophy unlocking. Some of them are available from the start, but some need to be unlocked before you can use them. This guide is going to tell you all you need to know about Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes.
Where to enter cheat codes?
In order to use cheats, pause the game and go to the settings menu. Once you’re there, press triangle on PS4 (Y on Xbox) to open the cheat menu. You’ll get a list of available cheats with toggles that let you turn them on. If you press triangle (Y) again, you’ll be able to enter new cheat codes, provided you know the phrases that unlock them. Once you’ve activated a cheat, it will provide you with some sort of advantage – infinite ammo, revealing the entire map, refilling your health and more. It will also stop you from unlocking achievements – make sure you always save your progress before activating a cheat, so as not to taint your save file.
How to unlock cheats in RDR 2?
You can unlock some cheats by simply typing up the required phrase in the cheat unlock window. However, there are some that require you to get a particular newspaper edition before you can unlock them. The newspapers will have the cheats printed out, subtly separated from the rest of the text. You’ll need to have the relevant edition in your inventory in order to unlock the cheat.
Here a list of the cheats we’ve discovered so far, their effects and the edition of newspaper required to unlock them (when applicable). We’ll be updating it as we progress through the game, but feel free to leave a comment if you think we’ve missed something.
|Set Health, Stamina, and Dead Eye Bars to Full||Completely refills health, stamina, and dead eye||You flourish before you die||None|
|Increase Horse Whistle Range||Allows you to call your horse from any distance||Better than my dog||None|
|Set Dead Eye Level (3)||Gives you rank 3 dead eye skill||I shall be better||None|
|Set Dead Eye Level (5)||Gives you rank 5 dead eye skill||I seek and I find||None|
|Create race horse||Spawns a race horse||Run! Run! Run!||None|
|Create Wagon||Spawns a wagon a horse||Keep your dreams simple||None|
|Drunk||Makes you drunk||A fool on command||None|
|Infinite Ammo||Grants infinite ammo||Abundance is the dullest desire||New Hanover Gazette No. 27 (Valentine, chapter 1)|
|Heavy Weapons||Gives the following weapons: pump action shotgun, bolt action rifle, mauser pistol, semi automatic pistol||Greed is American Virtue||New Hanover Gazette No. 29 (chapter 3)|
|Fog of War||Removes fog of war, revealing the whole map||You Long for Sight but See Nothing||The one available after the mission Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern, in chapter 3|
|Fortify Health, Stamina and Dead Eye Bars||Completely refills and fortifies health, stamina and dead eye||You Seek More Than The World Offers||???|
|Create War Horse||Spawns a war horse||You are a beast built for war||???|
|Create Circus Wagon||Spawns a circus wagon||Would you be happier as a clown?||???|
|High Honor||Increases your honor rating||Virtue Unearned is not virtue||???|
If you end up getting stuck at another point, you might want to check out some of the other guides we have. We've written about mysteries like the missing person Gavin, the Rhodes Gunsmith prisoner, the locked door at Valentine doctor. We also have instructional guides that show how to rob stores without getting bounty or where to sell jewelry and gold bars. If it's collectibles or key items you're after, we've found all the Penny Dreadful comic books, Chick's treasure map location, or that famous pipe for Dutch. Finally, if you don't care to explore the map yourself, you could take a look at our Watson's Cabin and Catfish Jackson's Homestead locations guides. In the latest Red Dead Online Moonshiners Update you'll have a chance to find Navy Revolver and Best Shack Locations.