On the trail for Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats? Arthur's journey through the wild west isn't always easy, but that's all the more reason to spice things up.
Compared to GTA 5, Red Dead Redemption 2 does things a little differently with its cheats, keeping their wacky factor dialed down, but certainly producing no less fun.
Some cheats will require you to use a newspaper to unlock, but there are some cheats you can use any time you'd like, all of which remain the same across the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. So whether you want to gear up with infinite ammo, spawn in a circus wagon, or just replace your beloved horse that went to live on the farm with your aunt after your last gunfight, we've got you covered.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats
How to enter and unlock cheats in Red Dead Redemption 2
Inputting cheats is the same on every platform, which keeps things nice and simple.
- First, pause the game to get to your menu.
- Choose the settings tab.
- In the bottom right you'll see a prompt to input a cheat, so hit the appropriate key to open it.
- If you haven't put in cheats before you'll get an empty list, but you can hit the same key again to type in one.
- From there you'll be able to turn them on or off when you want them.
Be forewarned, as is often the case: using cheats prevents you from saving, or earning Achievements/Trophies.
You'll also need to purchase a newspaper for some of the cheats. You'll find each newspaper for sale in two different locations:
- The Blackwater Ledger is available in Blackwater and Strawberry
- The New Hanover Gazette is available in Annesburg and Valentine
- The Saint Denis Times is available in Saint Denis and Rhodes
Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats - items or money
Need to replenish your arsenal or keep the bullets flowing freely? Arthur will thank you for making his life a little easier.
|History is written by fools||Gives you a loadout of gunslinger weapons (Off-hand holster,double-action revolver, Schofield revolver, double-barreled shotgun)||None|
|Greed is American virtue||Gives you a loadout of heavy weapons (Bolt-action rifle, pump-action shotgun, semi-automatic pistol, and Mauser pistol)||Buy the Saint Denis Times #46 or Blackwater Ledger #65 after finishing the mission" Magicians for Sport" mission in Chapter 3|
|Death is silence||Gives you a loadout of stealthy weaponry (throwing knives, improved knives, poison knives, tomahawks, homing tomahawks, and a machete))||None|
|A simple life, a beautiful death||Gives you a loadout of basic weapons (Cattleman revolver, Lancaster repeater, and Springfield rifle)||None|
|Greed is now a virtue||Gives you $500||None|
|Abundance is the dullest desire||Gives you infinite ammo||Buy the New Hanover Gazette #27 or Blackwater Ledger #62 after finishing the mission "Eastward Bound" in Chapter 1.|
Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats - horses and wagons
|Run! Run! Run!||Spawns a race horse||None|
|You are a beast built for war||Spawns a war horse||Purchase Blackwater Ledger #72 after completing the mission "The Wheel" in the Epilogue|
|Keep your dreams simple||Spawns a wagon with one horse||None|
|The best of the old ways||Spawns a stagecoach||None|
|You want more than you have||Spawns a rose gray bay Arabian horse||None|
|You want something new||Spawns a horse of a random breed and coat||None|
|Keep your dreams light||Spawns a horse with a buggy||None|
|Would you be happier as a clown?||Spawns a circus wagon||Purchase Blackwater Ledger #73 after completing the mission "The Landowning Classes" in the Epilogue|
|My kingdom is a horse||Increases your bonding with all owned horses||None|
|Better than my dog||Allows you to call your horse from any distance||None|
Whether you need a faithful steed, a wagon to haul, or just want to become better buddies with your one-horsepower grass engine, these cheats will get you there in style.
Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats - modify your character
Want to power yourself up with unlimited stamina, maxed out Deadeye, or even just get properly drunk anytime, anywhere? Here's your shot!
|Be greedy only for foresight||Grants unlimited Deadeye reserve||None|
|The lucky be strong evermore||Grants unlimited stamina reserve||Purchase Blackwater Ledger #68 after finishing the mission "Dear Uncle Tacitus" in Chapter 5.|
|You flourish before you die||Sets your health, stamina, and Deadeye bars to full||None|
|Guide me better||Sets your Deadeye to level 1||None|
|Make me better||Sets your Deadeye to level 2||None|
|I shall be better||Sets your Deadeye to level 3||None|
|I still seek more||Sets your Deadeye to level 4||None|
|I seek and I find||Sets your Deadeye to level 5||None|
|Seek all the bounty of this place||Increases your health, stamina, and Deadeye bar levels||None|
|You seek more than the world offers||Refills and fortifies your health, stamina, and Deadeye bars||Purchase New Hanover Gazette #36 after finishing the mission "The King's Son'" in Chapter 6.|
|A fool on command||Makes you drunk instantly||None|
Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats - honor and wanted level
On the run from the law because you stole the wrong horse, or had one too many gunfights over burned breakfast? Or maybe you'd just like to start your very own stagecoach chase? These will help you out.
|Virtue unearned is not virtue||Raises your honor rating||Purchase Blackwater Ledger #67 after finishing the mission "Urban Pleasures" in Chapter 4|
|You revel in your disgrace, I see||Sets your honor to the minimum amount||None|
|Balance. All is balance||Sets your honor to neutral||None|
|You want freedom||Reduces your wanted rating||None|
|You want punishment||Increases your wanted rating||None|
|You want everyone to go away||Eliminates all current wanted status and bounties across the town||None|
Red Dead Redemption 2 miscellaneous cheats
|You long for sight and see nothing||Reveals the entire map||Purchase either Blackwater Ledger #66 or New Hanover Gazette #31 after finishing mission "The Joys of Civilization" in Chapter 4|
|Vanity. All is vanity||Unlocks all outfits in Arthur's wardrobe||None|
|Eat of knowledge||Unlocks all crafting recipes||None|
|Share||Gives you all ledger upgrades and increases max supply levels||None|