Red Dead Redemption 2 Has Some Amazing Cheat Codes

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally with us, crashing onto Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on a wave of rave reviews after nearly a decade in development. This is a glorious day. 

By all accounts, Rockstar’s open world Western is absolutely, staggeringly massive. On top of a 60+ hour campaign, the game’s giant map is packed with side missions and fun little diversions. Clearly this is a game we’ll all be playing for a long time to come.

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In true Rockstar fashion, Red Dead Redemption 2 does, of course, come with a whole bunch of cheat codes – something you really don’t see in modern games anymore, as most developers would be happy to hide ’em behind a paywall and call it DLC.

Not Rockstar though. They’ve peppered their latest release with cheeky cheats that vary from the utterly ridiculous, to the genuinely helpful. IGN has compiled a full list of all the currently known cheats, but it seems there are even more yet to be discovered (about 30, apparently).

If you’d like to play dirty, you’ll need to pause the game, hit settings and press Y (Xbox One) or TRIANGLE (PS4) to enter the cheat codes from the list above – making sure to spell the codes correctly, of course.

You can then toggle the cheats on or off from the cheat menu, but do remember that enabling cheats will disable trophies and achievements, and that you need to pick up certain newspapers throughout the world to be able to use certain cheats.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is getting brilliant reviews.Rockstar Games

If you’re interested, the cheats – as well as their requirements – are all listed below:

Infinite Ammo – Abundance is the dullest desire
(Newspaper Required: New Hanover Gazette No. 27, purchased in Valentine during Chapter 1)

Heavy Weapons – Greed is American Virtue
(Newspaper Required: Get newspaper after completing the Chapter 03 mission Advertising, the New American Art)

Reveal entire map – You Long for Sight but See Nothing
(Newspaper Required: Purchase newspaper after completing the Chapter 03 mission Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern)

Set Dead Eye Level 3 – I shall be better

Set Dead Eye Level 5 – I seek and I find

Set Health, Stamina, and Dead Eye Bars to Full – You flourish before you die

Fortify Health, Stamina and Dead Eye Bars – You Seek More Than The World Offers
(Newspaper requirement unknown)

Increase Horse Whistle Range – Better than my dog

Instant Drunk – A fool on command

Spawn race horse – Run! Run! Run!

Spawns War Horse – You are a beast built for war
(Newspaper requirement unknown)

Spawns wagon with one horse – Keep your dreams simple

Spawn Circus Wagon – Would you be happier as a clown?
(Newspaper requirement unknown)

Raise Honor rating – Virtue Unearned is not virtue
(Newspaper requirement unknown)

That’s it for now, although as we all doubtless sink countless hours into Red Dead Redemption 2 over the weekend, the rest of the hidden cheats and secrets are sure to reveal themselves. Have fun.