All working RDR 2 cheat codes in 2023

By Kenneth Williams

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Jul 21, 2023

Reading time: 3 min

RDR 2 is still going strong in 2023, and these cheat codes can help bring a little spice to the frontier.

For all its dramatic flair, Red Dead Redemption 2 is still a Rockstar game. It’s littered with fun easter eggs meant to make the game more realistic, but some are designed to make things much sillier. If you’re looking for more of a sandbox experience out in the West, the game has you covered.

Here are all of the working cheat codes in RDR 2 as of 2023.

  • A simple life, a beautiful death – Get basic weapons
  • Death is silence – Get stealth weapons
  • History is written by Fools – Get gunslinger weapons
  • Greed is now a virtue – Get $500
  • Keep your dreams light – Get a buggy
  • Run! Run! Run! – Get a racehorse
  • The best of the old ways – Get a stagecoach
  • You want something new – Get a random horse
  • You want more than you have – Get a superior horse
  • Keep your dreams simple – Get a wagon
  • Vanity. All is vanity – Get all outfits
  • You want freedom – Decrease wanted level
  • You want punishment – Increase wanted level
  • You revel in your disgrace, I see – Decrease honor
  • Balance. All is balance – Reset honor
  • A fool on command – Become drunk
  • Seek all the bounty of this place – Increase all gauges
  • You flourish before you die – Max out all gauges
  • My kingdom is a horse – Increase horse bonding
  • Better than my dog – Increase horse whistle range
  • Be Greedy only for Foresight – Infinite Deadeye
  • Eat of Knowledge – Learn all food recipes
  • Share – Get all camp upgrades
  • You want everyone to go away – Clear bounties and lockdowns
  • Guide me Better – Set Deadeye to 1
  • Make me Better – Set Deadeye to 2
  • I shall be better – Set Deadeye to 3
  • I still seek more – Set Deadeye to 4
  • I seek and I find – Set Deadeye to 5
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A handful of cheats require players to own certain newspapers. Here are those cheats along with which papers to collect.

  • Virtue unearned is not virtue – Increase honor – Saint Denis Times 48
  • Abundance is the dullest desire – Infinite ammo – Hanover 27 or Saint Denis 43
  • Greed is American Virtue – Get heavy ammo – Saint Denis 46
  • The lucky be strong evermore – Infinite stamina – Saint Denis Times 49
  • You seek more than the world offers – Fortify health, stamina, and Deadeye – Saint Denis Times 52
  • You are a beast built for war – Get war horse – Saint Denis Times 53
  • Would you be happier as a clown? – Get circus wagon – Saint Denis Times 54

How to use cheat codes in RDR 2

To activate RDR 2 cheat codes, open up the menu and head to settings. From there, press Triangle or Y to open the cheats list. The option should appear at the bottom of the screen on the PC version. Open up the code menu and type in the cheats listed above to unlock them. After that, simply activate them and start horsing around.

Note that when you activate any cheats, saving game progress will be disabled. You will not be able to permanently progress through the game, and anything you do will be reversed once you close it. These are meant to be silly little easter eggs rather than legitimate cheat codes meant to give an advantage, but there’s still fun to be had by turning RDR 2 into a sandbox.