It wouldn’t be a Rockstar game without cheats, and Red Dead Redemption 2 is certainly no exception to the rule. As with all open-world games these days, cheats play a formidable if frowned-upon role when it comes to exploring the vast, open worlds of today’s video games.
The most tempting element of cheats in Rockstar games is that they punish as much as they reward: with the unbridled, unhinged experience they offer, they also disable Achievements and Trophies, stopping you from ever reaching 100% (unless you have a cheats-only save).
So, if you do opt to go all-in and drop some cheat bombs onto the world of Red Dead Redemption 2, then rest assured you’ll have access to infinite ammo, health, and stamina, as well as — of course — boost Dead Eye shenanigans.
How To Unlock Cheats
To unlock and open up cheats in Red Dead Redemption 2, all you need to do is activate cheats from the game’s main menu.
Head over to “Settings”, press “Y” or “Triangle”, and then select the desired cheat code to enter the corresponding phrase.
Now, there is more to it than simply activating the cheat code menu: you actually unlock each cheat code, by completing certain tasks, objectives and the like throughout the game.
Achievements & Trophies
Now of course, being a Rockstar game, activating and using cheats comes with somewhat of a judgemental approach to reward and acknowledgement: if you cheat, there’s no way in hell the game is going to reward you.
That means that if you use a cheat in Red Dead Redemption 2, you will lock Achievements and Trophies.
Sorry, fam’, you can’t have it both ways: it’s either cheating, or playing the straight-and-arrow.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats, And How To Unlock Them
Cheat: Infinite money (Add $500 per click)
Requirement: Greed is now a virtue
Cheat: Give Basic Weapons
Requirement: Type in “A Simple life, a beautiful death”
Cheat: Unlock All Outfits
Requirement: Type in “Vanity. All is vanity”
Cheat: Infinite Ammo
Requirement: Once you have the newspaper from Valentine in Chapter 1, enter the phrase “Abundance is the dullest desire”.
Cheat: Fill Stamina, Health and Dead Eye
Requirement: Type, “You flourish before you die”
Cheat: Dead Eye Level 3
Requirement: Type, “I seek and I find”
Cheat: Dead Eye Level 5
Requirement: Type, “I still seek more”
Cheat: Give Stealth Weapons
Requirement: Type in “Death is silence”
Cheat: Decrease Honor
Requirement: Type, “You revel in your disgrace, I see”
Cheat: Increase Honor
Requirement: After acquiring the newspaper from Chapter 4, enter “Virtue unearned is not virtue”.
Cheat: Give Heavy Weapons
Requirement: Once you take ownership of the Saint Denis No. 46, and complete the “Magicians for Sport” mission, enter “Greed is American Virtue”
Cheat: Raise Whistle Range (increases whistle range to infinite)
Requirement: Type, “Better than my dog”
Cheat: Unlock All Camp Upgrades
Requirement: Type in “Share”
Cheat: Gunslinder weapons
Requirement: Type in “History is written by fools”
Cheat: Spawn Circus Wagon
Requirement: Once you reach Epilogue Part 2 and own Blackwater Ledger No. 73, enter the phrase, “Would you be happier as a clown?”
Cheat: Spawn War Horse
Requirement: Once you reach Epilogue Part 1, enter “You are a beast built for war”
Cheat: Raise Horse Bond Level (max level)
Requirement: Type, “My kingdom is a horse”
Cheat: Reveal Entire Map
Requirement: Finish up Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern in Chapter 3, and then purchase Blackwater Ledger No.66, or, alternatively, New Hanover Gazette No. 31. Then enter the phrase “You Long for sight and see nothing”
Cheat: Increase All Stats (maxes all stats)
Requirement: Type, “Seek all the bounty of this place”
Cheat: Instantly drunk
Requirement: Type, “A fool on command”
Cheat: Spawn random horse
Requirement: Type, “You want something new”
Cheat: Create Race horse
Requirement: Type, “Run! Run! Run!”