Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats: every cheat code for a wilder west

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Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats offer all kinds of augmentations for your Old West experience. After all, the life of an outlaw is hard enough, isn't it? Why spend someone else's hard-earned money on weapons and upgrades when you can keep it for yourself? Save it for the saloon—or hell, don't spend it there either. There's a cheat code for drunkenness, too.

Cheat codes are tradition in Rockstar titles, but RDR2 cheats work a little differently. With this guide you can learn more about how to find and activate cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption to give Arthur Morgan an easier, or boozier, ride through across the West.

How to use Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats

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All of the cheat codes you can use in Red Dead Redemption 2 are readily available in the world, provided you know where to look. In RDR2, cheat codes are actually cheat phrases found in the world itself. To use those phrases and toggle their associated cheats on and off, open the menu, go to settings, and you'll see a button prompt to go to the cheat menu. Once their, you can activate the phrases you've entered and found.

Some cheats you can use without having located them yourself. Others have to be located first by purchasing in-game newspapers: the New Hanover Gazette, Saint Denis Times, and Blackwater Ledger. The Gazette can be picked up in Annesburg and Valentine, the Saint Denis Times in Rhodes and Saint Denis, and the Ledger in Strawberry and Blackwater. 

After you've unlocked a cheat code in RDR2, you can head back to your settings menu to toggle them off and on. Beware, having cheats turned on will remove your ability to earn achievements or save your game progress.

Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats list

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If you don’t want to try and find the codes naturally, below are the cheat phrases and what they unlock. Please note, certain cheat codes will not unlock unless you have bought the corresponding newspaper, even if you know the phrase. 

Remember, the punctuation in each cheat phrase is important but capitalization is not.

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RDR2 CheatCheat Code PhraseNewspaper Requirement
Basic weaponsA simple life, a beautiful death--
Stealth weaponsDeath is silence--
Gunslinger weaponsHistory is written by fools--
Get $500Greed is now a virtue--
Get drunkA fool on command--
Unlock all outfitsVanity. All is vanity--
Learn all recipesEat of knowledge--
Unlock camp upgradesShare--
Lowest HonorYou revel in your disgrace, I see--
Neutral HonorBalance. All is balance--
Increase Wanted levelYou want punishment--
Lower Wanted levelYou want freedom--
Remove notoriety and bountiesYou want everyone to go away--
Dead-Eye level 1Guide me better--
Dead-Eye level 2Make me better--
Dead-Eye level 3I shall be better--
Dead-Eye level 4I still seek more--
Dead-Eye level 5I seek and I find--
Infinite Dead-EyeBe greedy only for foresight--
Increase Health, Stamina, and Dead-Eye metersSeek all the bounty of this place--
Refill Health, Stamina, and Dead-EyeYou flourish before you die--
Increase horse bonding levelMy kingdom is a horse--
Call your horse from any distanceBetter than my dog--
Spawn a racehorseRun! Run! Run!--
Spawn a Superior horseYou want more than you have--
Spawn a random horseYou want something new--
Spawn a stagecoachThe best of the old ways--
Spawn a wagonKeep your dreams simple--
Spawn a buggyKeep your dreams light--
Infinite ammoAbundance is the dullest desirePurchase newspaper after completing Chapter 1
Heavy weaponsGreed is American virtuePurchase newspaper in Chapter 3 after completing the mission 'Advertising, the New American Art'
Remove map fogYou long for sight and see nothingPurchase newspaper in Chapter 3 after completing the mission 'Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern'
Highest HonorVirtue unearned is not virtuePurchase newspaper in Chapter 4 after completing the mission 'Urban Pleasures'
Infinite StaminaThe lucky be strong evermorePurchase newspaper after completing Chapter 5
Fill meters and fortify coresYou seek more than the world offersPurchase newspaper in Chapter 6 after completing the mission 'The King's Son'
Spawn a warhorseYou are a beast built for warPurchase newspaper after completing the Epilogue
Spawn circus wagonWould you be happier as a clown?Purchase newspaper after completing the Epilogue
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