Using Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats

Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats are activated by entering different phrases within an in-game menu. In this guide we"ll explain the various steps involved in doing so, including the codes you need to enter. All these cheats work on the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game. You can download a printable PDF of the cheat codes here.

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Save Your Game

: Once you have used a cheat in Red Dead Redemption 2 you are not able to save your game, so make you sure do this first.

Find The Cheats Menu

: Having saved your game you should still be in the pause menu. From here, go to "Settings" and then press either TRIANGLE (PlayStation), Y (Xbox) or ENTER (PC) to enter the Cheats menu.


: Once you either enter a new cheat or select an existing one successfully, you will get an on-screen notification telling you that.

Turn Off A Cheat Effect

: If you want to turn a cheat effect off then simply return back to the Cheats menu and toggle it off.


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Important Notes

You can"t save your game after you"ve activated a cheat, so save beforehand! Once you activate any cheat you will lose the ability to earn Trophies or Achievements. If you want to save the new cheat code you"ve just entered into the menu, do not activate it (or any other cheat). Enter it and then save your game immediately - you can toggle it on/off. Newspapers are sold in these locations: Annesburg, Blackwater, Rhodes, Strawberry, Valentine. You should purchase all the newspapers at each location (and read them) to ensure you unlock all the cheats possible. Capitalization doesn"t matter when entering a code, punctuation does. If you don"t yet meet the prerequisites for the cheat you are trying to activate you will get a message telling you that. There is no invincibility cheat in Red Dead Redemption 2, nor do any of these cheats work in Red Dead Online.

WARNING: Save your game before using these cheats as saves will be disabled.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats

$500 Money: "Greed is now a virtue"Receive $500 in-game money each time you activate this cheat

Neutralise Honor: "Balance. All is balance"Resets your honor to neutral

Unlock Level 2 Dead-Eye: "Make me better"Unlocks the second level of the Dead-Eye skill (you can mark targets manually)

Unlock Level 3 Dead-Eye: "I shall be better"Unlocks the third level of the Dead-Eye skill (remain in Dead-Eye after using your weapon)

Unlock Level 4 Dead-Eye: "I still seek more"Unlocks the fourth level of the Dead-Eye skill (highlight fatal (head and heart) hit areas of the target)

Unlock Level 5 Dead-Eye: "I seek and I find"Unlocks the fifth level of the Dead-Eye skill (highlight both fatal (head and heart) and critical (lungs and stomach) hit areas of the target)

Infinite Dead-Eye: "Be greedy only for foresight"Your Dead-Eye ability will never run out

Refill Health, Stamina & Dead-Eye Bars: "You flourish before you die"Instantly refills all your status bars

Increase Health, Stamina and Dead-Eye Levels: "Seek all the bounty of this place"Increases the level of all your bars

Drunk Mode: "A fool on command"Arthur staggers around, more than a little tipsy - drunk!

Increase Wanted Level: "You want punishment"Instantly increases your Wanted level

Decrease Wanted Level: "You want freedom"Instantly decreases your Wanted level

Clear All Bounties & Lockdown Areas: "You want everyone to go away"All bounties placed on you, as well as lockdown areas, are instantly removed

Increase Horse Bonding: "My kingdom is a horse"Instantly increase your bond with all your horses

Simple Weapons: "A simple life, a beautiful death"Unlocks a selection of simple weapons: Cattleman Revolver, Lancaster Repeater and Springfield RiflePurchase New Hanover Gazette No. 27 in Valentine during Chapter 1

Heavy Weapons: "Greed is American virtue"Unlocks a selection of heavy weapons: Pump-Action Shotgun, Bolt Action Rifle, Mauser Pistol and Semi-Automatic PistolPurchase Saint Denis Times No. 46 or Blackwater Ledger No. 65 after completing "Advertising, the New American Art" in Chapter 3

Gunslinger Weapons: "History is written by fools"Unlocks the Schofield Revolver, Double-Action Revolver, Double-Barrel Shotgun as well as the off-hand holster

Stealth Weapons: "Death is silence"Unlocks a selection of stealth weapons: Bow, Fire Bottles, Tomahawks, Throwing Knives and MachetePurchase New Hanover Gazette No. 27 in Valentine during Chapter 1

Infinite Ammo: "Abundance is the dullest desire"You never run out of bulletsPurchase New Hanover Gazette No. 27 in Valentine during Chapter 1

Spawn Race Horse: "Run! Run! Run!"Instantly spawns a Racing Horse

Spawn Superior Horse: "You want more than you have"Instantly spawns a Rose Grey Bay Arabian Horse

Spawn War Horse: "You are a beast built for war"Instantly spawns a warhorsePurchase Blackwater Ledger No. 72 during the Epilogue Part I

Spawn Random Horse: "You want something new"Instantly spawns a random horse (breed and appearance)

Spawn Wagon: "Keep your dreams simple"Instantly spawns a single horse wagon

Spawn Stagecoach: "The best of the old ways"Instantly spawns a stagecoach

Spawn Circus Wagon: "Would you be happier as a clown?"Instantly spawns a circus wagonPurchase Blackwater Ledger No. 73 during the Epilogue Part II

Spawn Buggy (Cart): "Keep your dreams light"Instantly spawns a horse and cart

What is the invincibility cheat in Red Dead Redemption 2?

Sadly, there isn"t one.

This is most likely because Rockstar Games wanted to create an increased level of realism in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Even in their most recent GTA game, Grand Theft Auto 5, the invincibility cheat is limited to a maximum of five minutes before you need to enter the code again.

So we think that the most likely reason why there is no invincibility cheat in Red Dead Redemption 2 is that Rockstar wanted to continue with the "policy" they began in GTA 5, and decided to completely remove such a cheat from the game all together.

Why can"t you save after using cheats?

Rockstar has made the disabling of saves once a cheat has been activated something of a rule in their games.

This, coupled with the disabling of achievements too, further support the idea that perhaps cheats in Rockstar titles aren"t "cheats" in the traditional sense, but optional gameplay modifiers designed to simply be fun to play around with once you"ve exhausted the regular content.

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Deactivating achievements makes sense too - they wouldn"t be worth much if anyone can cheat their way to unlocking them.