Cheats allow the player to access a variety of features and resources in the game immediately. However, in Red Dead Redemption 2, this instant gratification comes at a steep price:
- Using cheats will block Achievements/Trophies, being awarded to players on the PlayStation 4, or Xbox One.
- Using cheats will block game saves.
How to Enter and Use Cheats
Cheat codes are hidden within the world and must be discovered as the game will not register or accept a code regardless of its acquisition unless it has been located in the game itself. To add new cheats, pause the game and go to "Settings". Then press "Triangle" (PS4) or "Y" (Xbox) to enter the Cheat menu. Type in the cheat phrase below to unlock it; save the game to have it added permanently to the cheat menu. Once added, it can be toggled on and off.
Cheats that are linked to a newspaper require the player to have that particular edition in their inventory in order to successfully input the code.
Note: Cheats ARE NOT case sensitive and they do require the correct commas and punctuation.
- Blackwater Ledger: Blackwater and Strawberry
- New Hanover Gazette: Annesburg and Valentine
- Saint Denis Times: Saint Denis and Rhodes
- Note: The listed missions are considered the earliest players may purchase that edition.
|Cheat||Name (in cheat list)||Description||Requirements|
|A FOOL ON COMMAND||Drunk||Instantly makes you drunk||None|
|A SIMPLE LIFE, A BEAUTIFUL DEATH||Simple Weapons||Grants a loadout of basic weapons||None|
|ABUNDANCE IS THE DULLEST DESIRE||Infinite Ammo||Grants infinite ammo supply|| New Hanover Gazette #27 or Blackwater Ledger #62|
Complete "Eastward Bound"
|BALANCE. ALL IS BALANCE||Reset Honor||Activating resets your Honor meter to neutral.||None|
|BETTER THAN MY DOG||Increase Horse Whistle Range||You can call your horse from any distance||None|
|DEATH IS SILENCE||Stealth Weapons||Grants a loadout of stealth weaponry (Machete, Throwing/ Improved/ and Poison Knives, Tomahawks, Homing Tomahawks)||None|
|EAT OF KNOWLEDGE||Unlock All Crafting Recipes||You will learn all the crafting recipes, however, they will still cost ingredients to make||None|
|GREED IS AMERICAN VIRTUE||Heavy Weapons||Adds Pump-Action Shotgun, Bolt Action Rifle, Mauser Pistol, and Semi-Automatic Pistol weapons to your inventory|| Saint Denis Times #46 or Blackwater Ledger #65|
Complete "Magicians for Sport"
|I SEEK AND I FIND||Set Dead Eye Level (5)||Allows you to set your level of Deadeye skill to Rank 5 ( Displays vital organs and weak spots on enemies)||None|
|I SHALL BE BETTER||Set Dead Eye Level (3)||Allows you to set your level of Deadeye skill to Rank 3 ( You can remain in deadeye after firing your weapon)||None|
|KEEP YOUR DREAMS LIGHT||Create Buggy||Spawns a horse with a cart||None|
|KEEP YOUR DREAMS SIMPLE||Create Wagon||Spawns a wagon with one horse||None|
|MAKE ME BETTER||Unlock Dead Eye Level (2)||Unlocks Level 2 of Dead Eye||None|
|MY KINGDOM IS A HORSE||Increase horse bonding||Raises your horse bonding with all your owned horses||None|
|RUN! RUN! RUN!||Create race horse||Spawns a race horse||None|
|SHARE||Unlock All Camp Upgrades||Instantly obtain ledger upgrades and supply levels are maxed out||None|
|THE LUCKY BE STRONG EVERMORE||Infinite Stamina||Unlimited stamina reserve for Arthur|| Blackwater Ledger #68|
Complete "Dear Uncle Tacitus"
|VANITY. ALL IS VANITY||Own All Outfits||Unlocks all outfits in Arthur's wardrobe.||None|
|VIRTUE UNEARNED IS NOT VIRTUE||High Honor||Raises Honor rating|| Blackwater Ledger #67|
Complete "Urban Pleasures"
|WOULD YOU BE HAPPIER AS A CLOWN?||Create Circus Wagon||Spawns a circus wagon|| Blackwater Ledger #73|
Complete "The Landowning Classes"
|YOU ARE A BEAST BUILT FOR WAR||Create War Horse||Spawns a War Horse|| Blackwater Ledger #72|
Complete "The Wheel"
|YOU FLOURISH BEFORE YOU DIE||Set Health, Stamina, and Dead Eye Bars to Full||Refills all bars for health, stamina, and dead eye||None|
|YOU LONG FOR SIGHT AND SEE NOTHING||Fog of War||Reveals entire map|| Blackwater Ledger #66 or New Hanover Gazette #31|
Complete "The Joys of Civilization"
|YOU SEEK MORE THAN THE WORLD OFFERS||Fortify Health, Stamina and Dead Eye Bars||Refill and Fortify all of your bars|| New Hanover Gazette #36|
Complete "The King's Son"
|YOU WANT FREEDOM||Decrease Wanted Level||Reduces your current wanted rating.||None|
|YOU WANT MORE THAN YOU HAVE||Create superior horse||Spawn a superior horse||None|
|YOU WANT PUNISHMENT||Increase Wanted Level||Increases your current wanted rating||None|
|YOU WANT SOMETHING NEW||Creates a Random Horse||Randomly Spawns a Horse||None|
- None of the weapon cheats give the Evans Repeater, LeMat Revolver, M1899 Pistol or the High Roller Double-Action Revolver, as they were were added to the game after it had already been released.
- Using the Outfit cheat doesn't give Arthur any of John's outfits, presumably to prevent spoilers as the cheat becomes available before the epilogue.