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Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes list

From money cheats to infinite ammo, every cheat code in Red Dead Redemption 2 listed.

official artwork styled in reds and yellows showing protagonist Arthur Morgan pointing a revolver in front of him.
Image credit: Rockstar Games

Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats can be a big help, providing you with infinite ammo, every outfit, a lowered Wanted Level, and lots more! All have their uses, but the money cheat is particularly helpful.

However, it's not very clear how to enter cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2, so we've gone over how to do so below, along with listing all cheat codes in RDR2.

If you're interested in more Red Dead Redemption 2 help, see our explainers on the best horse, best weapons, Legendary Fish locations and Legendary Animal locations.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes list

From money cheats to infinite ammo, here's a list of all Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes:

Cheat code Cheat effect Requirement
Greed is now a virtue Add $500 None
A simple life, a beautiful death Basic weapons None
Keep your dreams light Create Buggy None
Run! Run! Run! Create race horse None
You want something new Create Random Horse None
The best of the old ways Create Stagecoach None
You want more than you have Create Superior Horse None
Keep your dreams simple Create Wagon None
You revel in your disgrace, I see Decrease Honor None
You want freedom Decrease Wanted Level None
A fool on command Forces you to become drunk None
History is written by Fools Gunslinger Weapons None
Seek all the bounty of this place Increase Health, Stamina and Dead Eye levels None
My kingdom is a horse Increase Horse Bonding None
You want punishment Increase Wanted Level None
Better than my dog Increase Whistle Range for Horse None
Be Greedy only for Foresight Infinite Dead Eye None
Eat of Knowledge Learn All Recipes None
Vanity. All is vanity Own all Outfits None
Balance. All is balance Reset Honor None
You flourish before you die Set Health, Stamina and Dead Eye Bars to Full None
Guide me Better Set Dead Eye to level 1 None
Make me Better Set Dead Eye to level 2 None
I shall be better Set Dead Eye to level 3 None
I still seek more Set Dead Eye to level 4 None
I seek and I find Set Dead Eye to level 5 None
Death is silence Stealth weapons None
Share Purchase all Camp upgrades None
You want everyone to go away Clear all Bounties and Lockdown Areas None
Abundance is the dullest desire Infinite Ammo Own Newspaper Hanover 27 or Saint Denis 43 (acquired anytime in Chapter 2)
First person view of a newspaper with the 'Abundance is the dullest desire' cheat printed at the bottom
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Greed is American Virtue Heavy Ammo Own Newspaper Saint Denis 46 (acquired in Chapter 3 after Magicians for Sport)
First person view of a newspaper with the 'Greed is American Virtue' cheat printed at the bottom
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You long for sight and see nothing Remove Fog of War from map Own Newspaper Saint Denis 47 (acquired in Chapter 3 after Magicians for Sport)
First person view of a newspaper with the 'You long for sight and see nothing' cheat printed on it.
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Virtue unearned is not virtue Increase Honor Own Newspaper Saint Denis Times 48 (after Chapter 4 mission Urban Pleasures)
First person view of a newspaper with the 'Virtue unearned is not virtue' cheat printed on it.
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The lucky be strong evermore Infinite Stamina Own Newspaper Saint Denis Times 49 (after completing Chapter 5)
First person view of a newspaper with 'The lucky be strong evermore' cheat printed on it.
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You seek more than the world offers Fortify Health, Stamina and Dead Eye Own Newspaper Saint Denis Times 52 (after Chapter 6 mission The King's Son)
First person view of a newspaper with the 'You seek more than the world offers' cheat printed on it.
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You are a beast built for war Create War Horse Own Newspaper Saint Denis Times 53 (after completing the Epilogue)
First person view of a newspaper with the 'You are a beast built for war' cheat printed on it.
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Would you be happier as a clown? Create Circus Wagon Own Newspaper Saint Denis Times 54 (after completing the Epilogue)
First person view of a newspaper with the 'Would you be happier as a clown?' cheat printed on it.
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Thanks to reader SoulPhoenix316 and DuPz on reddit helping fill in the gaps on some of the above!

Keep in mind that any RDR2 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!

How to enter cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2

To enter cheats in Red Dead Redemption 2:

  1. Pause the game, then access Settings.
  2. Press Triangle on PlayStation or Y on Xbox to enter the cheats menu.
  3. Press Triangle or Y again, then enter one of the cheat codes listed above to unlock a cheat.
Pause menu of RDR2 with the settings option selected.
The settings menu of RDR2 with the cheat button shown in the lower right corner.
Typing in a cheat on the cheat menu in RDR2.
A popup menu explaining a cheat has been unlocked in RDR2.
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Now, any cheats that you have unlocked are available to toggle on and off, meaning you only have to enter each cheat once to access it whenever you like.

A cheat unlocked and selected in the cheat menu of RDR2.
A popup menu explaining that cheats disable trophies and achievements in RDR2.
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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.

Here's a video showing how to enter cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2:

Cover image for YouTube videoHow to enter cheats in Red Dead Redemption 2

How to unlock cheats with newspapers in Red Dead Redemption 2

As mentioned above, there are certain requirements in the form of Newspapers, and you can get newspapers from vendors in settlements. You need to own the corresponding Newspaper in order to unlock a specific cheat, which is printed at the bottom if you flip it over, like the picture below shows:

First person view of a newspaper with the 'Abundance is the dullest desire' cheat printed at the bottom
See 'Abundance is the dullest desire' at the bottom? Own this newspaper and enter the cheat to unlock infinite ammo. | Image credit: Eurogamer/Rockstar Games

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'.

A popup menu explaining that a prerequisite is required first to unlock this cheat in RDR2.
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There are three types of different newspapers that 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.