Rockstar’s latest release, Red Dead Redemption 2 on PS4 and Xbox One, is a game where you’ll want to spend a great deal of time uncovering all of its secrets and details. But if you’re the type of player who wants to find a quicker path to success while living the life of an outlaw in the last days of the wild west, we’ve got you covered. Much like the original game and GTA V, Red Dead 2 features an assortment of cheat codes that unlock additional resources, with some injecting odd gimmicks and quirks into your game.
To find the cheat menu, press the pause button and select the Settings option. In this menu, press Triangle or Y (on PS4 and Xbox One, respectively) to pull up the Cheats menu. In this menu, you’ll find a long list of locked cheats. Many of these codes can be activated by putting in the correct phrase, but others will require some extra effort. Throughout the game you’ll find newspapers in town, and some of these offer clues as to how to unlock these extra fun options. While many of these cheats introduce some mostly benign bits of fun–such as keeping Arthur perpetually drunk–activating these codes at any time will have some consequences for your save game. Before trying any of these codes, be sure to make a separate file for your main save. Once you activate these codes, all Trophies and Achievements will be deactivated on this particular file.
With over 30 codes to unlock, some of which have some specific requirements, we’ve collected a list of cheats that we’ve uncovered thus far. We also have a separate feature discussing some of the most entertaining and best cheats in Red Dead Redemption 2. Be sure to check back with GameSpot as we update this page with new codes, and how to find them.
|Cheat Code||Name||Description||How To Unlock|
|Abundance is the dullest desire||Infinite Ammo||Unlimited ammunition for all weapons.||Unlocked by purchasing the New Hanover Gazette No. 27 in Valentine. Can be done after journeying to Horseshoe Overlook in Chapter 2.|
|A fool on command||Drunk||Always stay drunk (can be turned off in cheat menu)||No requirements|
|Better than my dog||Increase Horse Whistle Range||Activating will allow your Horse to find you regardless of distance.||No requirements|
|Greed is American Virtue||Heavy Weapons||Grants you instant access to the Bold-action Rifle, Mauser Pistol, Pump Action Shotgun, and Semi-Automatic Pistol.||Unlocked by purchasing Saint Denis Times No. 46 newspaper in Chapter 3, after completing the mission Advertising, the New American Art.|
|I shall be better||Set Dead Eye To Level 3||Activating this cheat will upgrade your Deadeye skill. Level 3 is the initial level, but more will be added as it is unlocked.||No requirements|
|I seek and I shall find.||Set Dead Eye To Level 5||Activating this cheat will upgrade your Deadeye skill. Note this is tied to the “I shall be better” cheat.||No requirements|
|Keep your dreams simple||Create Wagon||Activating this cheat will spawn a wagon, and along with another horse.||No requirements|
|Run! Run! Run!||Create Race Horse||Activating this cheat will instantly spawn a Race Horse for use.||No requirements|
|You flourish before you die||Set Health, Stamina, and Dead Eye Bars to Full||Restores all health, stamina, and Dead Eye energy to full.||No requirements|
Set for launch on October 26 for PS4 and Xbox One, Red Dead Redemption 2 will no doubt offer many fans an exciting adventure to dive into. If you want to hear more of our thoughts on Rockster’s expansive open world western, please check our full Red Dead 2 review. We’ve got much more in store for the game in the coming weeks, which includes our new recurring series QuickDraw. For now, take a look at our round-up of fascinating and interesting facts the game doesn’t outright tell players, and along with other useful tips you should know.