Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes are a thing. Unlike most modern games, Red Dead 2 gives you the ability to use cheats to get infinite stamina, infinite ammo, unlock weapons, reveal the map, and more. These RDR2 cheats for PS4 and Xbox One are input the same on both console and use a system different to that in previous Rockstar games for entry. Below, we’ll tell you how to access the cheats menu in Red Dead Redemption 2, how to input cheats and the full Red Dead 2 cheats list.
How to Access the Cheat Menu in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Enter Cheat Codes
Strangely enough, the Cheat Menu in Red Dead 2 isn’t even hidden. However, it’s extremely easy to overlook. In fact, during my first playthrough, I didn’t even notice it. To access the Cheat Menu in Red Dead Redemption 2, you need to pause the game, then head to Settings. In the Settings menu, you need to press Triangle/Y to enter the Cheat Menu.
In the RDR2 Cheat Menu, you can see a list of the cheats you’ve unlocked so far and turn them off or on. To enter a new cheat, you need to be in the Cheat Menu and again press Triangle/Y. This will bring up a standard text entry box, and then you can enter the code. The input doesn’t have to be case sensitive.
There are a few catches with cheats in Red Dead 2 that you’ll need to be aware of:
- If you activate a cheat code, you lose the ability to earn trophies/achievements.
- You can no longer save.
- Some cheats are only unlocked after meeting specific requirements.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheat List
The following is a list of the cheats in Red Dead 2. These are split into two categories, cheats that are unlocked from the start of the game, and cheats that you have to unlock by obtaining newspapers or certain other items or documents. There are 30 spots in the cheats menu, but as of right now we’ve only discovered 15 of them.
These cheats have no requirements and can be used from the start of the game.
|Cheat Code||Cheat Name||Description|
|Run! Run! Run!||Create Race Horse||Spawns a race horse with high speed and acceleration stats.|
|Keep your dreams simple||Create Wagon||Spawns a smaller wagon with one horse attached.|
|A fool on command||Drunk||Makes you drunk instantly.|
|Better than my dog||Increase Horse Whistle Range||You can now call your horse from any distance.|
|I shall be better||Set Dead Eye Level (3)||Sets Dead Eye to rank 3. (Allows you to remain in Dead Eye after firing your weapon.)|
|I seek and I find||Set Dead Eye Level (5)||Sets Dead Eye to rank 5. (Can see vital organs and weak spots highlighted on enemies.)|
|You flourish before you die||Set Health, Stamina, and Dead Eye Bars to Full||Refills all bars and cores for health, stamina, and Dead Eye.|
These cheats must be unlocked by purchasing a particular newspaper or finding the correct document, item, or location and examining it first. Note that it isn’t enough to just have the item in your inventory, you need to look at the cheat for it to become enterable. Some of these cheats are available in multiple locations, which we’ll note in the table below.
You can buy newspapers in the following locations:
- Blackwater Ledger: Blackwater and Strawberry
- New Hanover Gazette: Annesburg and Valentine
- Saint Denis Times: Rhodes and Saint Denis
The table below also denotes when each newspaper becomes available. You may want to make buying them a priority after you complete the prerequisites for more to be released as it is possible that some of them are unavailable for purchase later in the game.
|Cheat Code:||Cheat Name:||Description:||Newspaper to Unlock:||When Newspaper is Available for Purchase:|
|Would you be happier as a clown||Create Circus Wagon||Spawns a circus wagon pulled by two horses.||New Hanover Gazette No. 38||After Epilogue Part 1 Mission "The Landowning Classes"|
|You are a beast built for war||Create War Horse||Spawns a horse with high stamina.||New Hanover Gazette No. 37||After Epilogue Part 1 Mission "The Wheel"|
|You long for sight and see nothing||Fog of War||Reveals the whole map.||After Chapter 4 Mission "The Joys of Civilization"|
|You seek more than the world offers||Fortify Health, Stamina, and Dead Eye Bars||Refills all bars and cores and fortifies them.||New Hanover Gazette No. 36||After Chapter 6 Mission "The King's Son"|
|Greed is American virtue||Heavy Weapons||Gives you the Pump-Action Shotgun, Bolt Action Rifle, Mauser Pistol, and Semi-Automatic Pistol.||Blackwater Ledger No. 65||After Chapter 3 Mission "Magicians for Sport"|
|Virtue unearned is not virtue||High Honor||Raises your honor rating to max.||New Hanover Gazette No. 32||After Chapter 4 Mission "Urban Pleasures"|
|Abundance is the dullest desire||Infinite Ammo||Unlimited ammo for all weapons.||New Hanover Gazette No. 27||After Chapter 1 Mission "Eastward Bound"|
|The lucky be strong evermore||Infinite Stamina||Gives you an unlimited amount of stamina.||New Hanover Gazette No. 33||After Chapter 4 Mission "Urban Pleasures"|