There are 37 known “cheat slots” in Red Dead Redemption 2’s Cheats menu, and IGN discovered half of those before launch day. In Red Dead 2, cheat codes actually exist in the world, and can be found written in a drawer, in a shipwreck, in newspapers, and many other places. Since then, IGN’s Red Dead Redemption 2 Wiki contributors, as well as others on Reddit and elsewhere have contributed to the growing list, doubling IGN’s list of RDR2 cheats to a total of 33. That leaves four cheat codes that are still at large!
Cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption are weird.
To enter cheat codes in RDR2, pause the game, select SETTINGS, and then press TRIANGLE (on PlayStation 4) or Y (on Xbox One) to enter the Cheats menu.
The video above shows how cheats are entered in Red Dead 2.
Once you enter a code, you’ll see a message confirming that you’ve unlocked the cheat—and if you save your game, you won’t have to enter it again. Then you can toggle the cheat OFF or ON in the Cheats menu—and this disables saving any Achievements and Trophies.
But there’s a catch: You can’t enter just any cheat code at any time. For some codes, you need to actually buy a newspaper in town to unlock the ability to use the cheat.
The list of cheats in Red Dead 2 contains four unknowns two weeks after it was released.
Studying the cheat code list, some pretty interesting cheats are still missing. We suspect these might be crowd-pleasing, classic cheats like invincibility, the ability to disable the Wanted system, Infinite Dead Eye, and probably one spawn.
Besides cheat codes, we’ve also written about a very, very helpful exploit to get you over $15,000 in gold bars in Red Dead 2.
If you happen upon any of these cheats—and we suspect all remaining cheats are written out in the world, not in newspapers—please let us know. Go to the Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats page and hit EDIT or use the feedback button at the bottom of the page to contact us directly. We’ll give you credit for your find! The IGN Guides team has had the biggest, most complete list of cheats from the very start, and we aim to keep it that way.
Head over to the constantly updated Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats page for the current list.