It is common for Rockstar Games to include cheats in their releases. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that there are indeed cheats that have been built into Red Dead Redemption 2. In fact, there are two kinds of cheats in the release, which should provide plenty of fun for interested individuals.
First, there are cheats that can be unlocked by entering them into the right menu. In short, players can head to Settings before pressing either Triangle on the PS4 or Y on the Xbox One to bring up a list of cheats. By default, the cheats are locked, but interested individuals can unlock them for use by entering various code names. As each cheat is unlocked, it can be turned on and off, meaning that players don’t need to enter the codes more than once.
Second, there are cheats that must be unlocked by buying Newspapers from vendors in the various settlements. Each of these cheats is associated with a particular Newspaper, meaning that interested individuals need to make sure that they get the right one. Once players have bought the right Newspaper, it is as simple as flipping it over to see the cheat printed at the bottom. It is perfectly possible to enter the relevant codes before finding them on the Newspapers, but until players meet this requirement, they won’t be able to unlock them. Some people might be concerned about missing out on some of these Newspapers, but as far as people can tell, that isn’t a thing that can happen, meaning that there is no cause for concern in this regard.
In both cases, interested individuals should take note that using cheats will make it impossible for them to collect Trophies and Achievements for the rest of their playthrough. However, since using cheats will make it impossible for them to save their game as well, this is a self-solving problem. Effectively, cheats exist in Red Dead Redemption 2 for the purpose of letting interested individuals have some fun but not to skip over content that they find too challenging for them.
Here are five of the most interesting cheats that can be found in Red Dead Redemption 2:
1. Infinite Ammo
The Infinite Ammo cheat can be unlocked by buying either the Hanover 27 or the Saint Denis 43 Newspaper in Chapter 2. For those who are curious, the code is “Abundance is the dullest desire.” As for why people might want to have an Infinite Ammo cheat, well, suffice to say that gun-play is one of the most entertaining parts of Red Dead Redemption 2, meaning that fooling around without infinite ammo being readily available makes the whole thing much less entertaining.
2. Create Superior Horse
For people who want a fast ride, there is the Create Superior Horse cheat, which is exactly what it says in its name. Luckily, there is no need to find a Newspaper for this one. Instead, the code is “You want more than you have,” which will let interested individuals create a new ride whenever the need comes up.
3. Own All Outfits
Those who are curious about the outfits that can be found in Red Dead Redemption 2 but haven’t managed to unlock them at this point in time can check out the Own All Outfits cheat, which can be unlocked by entering “Vanity. All is vanity.” Players won’t be able to hold onto the outfits, but they will nonetheless be able to check them out so that they can get a better idea of which ones they are going to aim for in which order.
4. Increase Wanted Level
Players looking for a fight can turn up their Wanted Level by entering “You want punishment.” Once again, this is one of those cheats that don’t need to be unlocked by checking out the right Newspaper, thus making it as simple and convenient as it can be.
5. Infinite Dead Eye
The Dead Eye feature is very useful, but it is limited as well. When players enter “Be Greedy only for Foresight,” that is something that can change, which can make for some amusing performances to say the least.