Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats shouldn't be a big surprise - the first game had them, as had the Grand Theft Auto series.

That said, the place to enter Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats is a little hidden, so you'd be forgiven for even noticing they were even there.

If you're interested in other Rockstar games, see our GTA 5 cheats and GTA 4 cheats pages.

How to enter cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2

To enter cheats into Red Dead Redemption 2, pause the game, then access Settings. Next, press Triangle (or Y on Xbox), as suggested in the bottom right corner.

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You'll then come to a long Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats list. They will all be locked, and by entering codes, you can have them become available. Press Triangle (or Y on Xbox) to do this.

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Now, any cheats that have been already unlocked will be available to toggle on and off, meaning you only have to enter each cheat once to access it whenever you like.

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Of course, as soon as you enable it, you'll get a warning - activating a cheat means you cannot save your single player progress, or collect Trophies or Achievements. In short - anything you do from then on won't count.

Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes list for Infinite Ammo and more

Note the following list of Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes is a work-in-progress, and we'll be updating it in the coming days:

Cheat effectCheat codeRequirement
Add $500Greed is now a virtueNone
Basic weaponsA simple life, a beautiful deathNone
Create BuggyKeep your dreams lightNone
Create race horseRun! Run! Run!None
Create Random HorseYou want something newNone
Create StagecoachThe best of the old waysNone
Create Superior HorseYou want more than you haveNone
Create WagonKeep your dreams simpleNone
Decrease HonorYou revel in your disgrace, I seeNone
Decrease Wanted LevelYou want freedomNone
Forces you to become drunkA fool on commandNone
Gunslinger WeaponsHistory is written by FoolsNone
Increase Health, Stamina and Dead Eye levelsSeek all the bounty of this placeNone
Increase Horse BondingMy kingdom is a horseNone
Increase Wanted LevelYou want punishmentNone
Increase Whistle Range for HorseBetter than my dogNone
Infinite Dead EyeBe Greedy only for ForesightNone
Learn All RecipesEat of KnowledgeNone
Own all OutfitsVanity. All is vanityNone
Reset HonorBalance. All is balanceNone
Set Health, Stamina and Dead Eye Bars to FullYou flourish before you dieNone
Set your Dead Eye to level 2Make Me BetterNone
Set your Dead Eye to level 3I shall be betterNone
Set your Dead Eye to level 4I still seek moreNone
Set your Dead Eye to level 5I seek and I findNone
Stealth weaponsDeath is silenceNone
Infinite AmmoAbundance is the dullest desireOwn Newspaper Hanover 27 or Saint Denis 43 (acquired anytime in Chapter 2)
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Heavy AmmoGreed is American VirtueOwn Newspaper Saint Denis 46 (acquired in Chapter 3 after Magicians for Sport)
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Thanks to reader SoulPhoenix316 helping with some of the above!

There is also the chance there will be Rockstar Social Club cheats - as with the original Red Dead Redemption. We'll update this page when we know more.

Again - any cheats activated will disable the ability to unlock Achievements or Trophies for the duration of that playthrough. The good news is it won't let you save your progress, so it allows you to fully let your hair down before you get back to the adventure. Have fun!


For much more Red Dead Redemption 2 help like this, see our solutions for Dinosaur Bone locations, Dreamcatcher locations, Rock Carving locations and World Champion Cigarette Cards locations. On the map front, we have Killer Clue Piece locations, High Stakes Treasure Map locations, Jack Hall Gang Treasure Map locations, and the Poisonous Trail Treasure Map locations too. Our in-depth systems explainers includes hunting perfect pelts, hides and skins as well as all Legendary Animal locations and Legendary Fish locations, or all Gunslinger locations, too. Finally, here's a list of Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes, the various Red Dead Online release dates, and an explainer on how to make Red Dead Online money fast .


How to unlock cheats with newspapers in Red Dead Redemption 2

As mentioned above, there are certain requirements in the form of Newspapers, which are sold at vendors in settlements. You need to own the corresponding Newspaper in order to unlock the cheat, which is printed at the bottom if you flip it over, like so:

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See Abundance is the dullest desire at the bottom? Own this newspaper and enter the cheat to unlock Infinite Ammo.

If you try to enter these types of cheats ahead of time, the game will give you an error message saying 'You do not meet the prerequisites to unlock this cheat'.

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There are three types of different newspapers, which will release new editions throughout the story. You can choose to purchase them from Valentine (New Hanover Gazette), Strawberry (Blackwater Ledger) and Rhodes (Saint Denis Times) as you go, or wait until the end to catch up on the back catalogue.

For some reason there are times where you cannot buy a newspaper from a vendor. If you come across this, we recommend coming back later to try again. As far as we understand, none are missable, so don't sweat it if you pass one by.

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