Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats: War Horse, Infinite Ammo, & More


Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats have been revealed, and they will certainly help out players with their horses, ammo, health, and more. After several years of waiting, Red Dead Redemption 2 has finally arrived and reviews promise another epic entry in the Rockstar game series that equals (or surpasses) the original Red Dead Redemption. The game is also Rockstar’s most ambitious outing yet, with a storyline that’s approximately 60 hours in length. Beyond that, however, Red Dead Redemption 2 is filled with side content and little details that should give fans hours upon hours of enjoyment.

In a lot of ways, the game is an amalgamation of past Rockstar titles and their features only perfected for the modern era of gaming. Of course, in some ways Red Dead Redemption 2 harkens back to a classical era of gaming. In no other area is this clearer than in the addition of cheats, which has long been a staple of Rockstar games (especially the Grand Theft Auto series). It’s not exactly surprising that they’d continue this tradition, but the way in which the publisher has implemented cheats this time around is certainly unique.

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This guide will inform players not only how to access cheats but will provide a full list of all cheats available and how they work within the massive world of Red Dead Redemption 2.  Read on below for all of your cheating needs.

Unlocking Cheats in Red Dead Redemption 2

Unlike Grand Theft Auto 5, which took a classical approach to cheats with button combinations to use cheats, Red Dead Redemption 2 will require a little more work on the player’s behalf. To unlock a good portion of these cheats, players must find key phrases on the back of newspapers. This will utilize the game’s “flip” option, and requires the player to pay close attention to items they come across during gameplay. To enter a phrase found, simply go into the settings and press triangle or Y, depending on a player’s platform.


Keep in mind, while using these cheats, players will be unable to save or earn trophies/achievements. This is similar to Grand Theft Auto games and is obviously designed to not make earning achievements too easy. It’s also important to note that players will not be able to activate certain cheats if they have not yet discovered the required phrase in-game. For a list of cheats and their prerequisite items (if any), read on below:

Infinite Ammo: “Abundance is the dullest desire.”

Effect: This cheat provides the player with infinite ammo for all weapons.

Required Item: Acquire New Hanover Gazette No. 27, which can be bought in Valentine during Chapter 1.


Simple Weapons: "A simple life, a beautiful death."

Effect: Adds Cattleman Revolver, Lancaster Repeater and Springfield Rifle to inventory.

Required Item: Acquire New Hanover Gazette No. 27, which can be bought in Valentine during Chapter 1.

Heavy Weapons: “Greed is American virtue.”

Effect: Adds Pump-Action Shotgun, Bolt Action Rifle, Mauser Pistol, Semi-Automatic Pistol to inventory.

Required Item: Acquire Saint Denis Times No. 46 or Blackwater Ledger No. 65 upon completion of Chapter 3 mission “Advertising, the New American Art.”

Stealth Weapons: "Death is silence."

Effect: Adds Bow, Fire Bottle, Tomahawk, Throwing Knives and Machete to inventory.

Required Item: Acquire New Hanover Gazette No. 27, which can be bought in Valentine during Chapter 1.

Fog of War: “You long for sight but see nothing.”

Effect: Reveals entire map to player.

Required Item: Acquire Blackwater Ledger No. 66 or New Hanover Gazette No. 31 upon completion of the Chapter 3 mission “Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern.”

Set Dead Eye Level (2): "Make me better."

Effect: Sets Deadeye level to Rank 2 (tag enemies with R1/RB).

Required Item: None.

Set Dead Eye Level (3): “I shall be better.”

Effect: Sets Deadeye level to Rank 3 (remain in Deadeye after character’s weapon is fired).


Required Item: None.

Set Dead Eye Level (5): “I seek and I find.”

Effect: Sets Deadeye level to Rank 5 (shows weak points and vital organs on enemy combatants).

Required Item: None.

Set Health, Stamina, and Deadeye Bars to full: “You flourish before you die.”

Effect: Refills health, stamina, and Deadeye bars to full.

Required Item: None.

Fortify Health, Stamina and Deadeye Bars: “You seek more than the world offers.”

Effect: Refills and fortifies all relevant bars.

Required Item: Acquire Hanover Gazette No. 36 upon completion of the Chapter 6 mission "The King's Son."

Increase Health, Stamina and Deadeye Levels: "Seek all the bounty of this place."

Effect:Increases the levels of health, stamina and Deadeye bars.

Required Item: None.

Increase Horse Whistle Range: “Better than my dog.”

Effect: Call player horse from any distance.

Required Item: None.

Increase Horse Bonding: "My kingdom is a horse."

Effect: Increases player bonding with all currently owned horses.

Required Item: None.

Drunk: “A fool on command.”

Effect: Makes the player instantly inebriated.

Required Item: None.

Create Race Horse: “Run! Run! Run!”

Effect: Instantly spawns a race horse for player use.

Required Item: None.

Create Superior Horse: "You want more than you have."

Effect: Instantly spawns a Rose Grey Bay Arabian Horse for player use.


Required Item: None.

Create War Horse: “You are a beast built for war.”

Effect: Instantly spawns a War Horse for player use.

Required Item: Acquire Blackwater Ledger No. 72 during Epilogue Part I.

Create Random Horse: "You want something new."

Effect: Instantly spawns random horse for player use.

Required Item: None.

Create Wagon: “Keep your dreams simple.”

Effect: Instantly spawns a wagon with a single horse for player use.

Required Item: None.

Create Circus Wagon: “Would you be happier as a clown?”

Effect: Instantly spawns a circus wagon for player use.

Required Item: Acquire Blackwater Ledger No. 73 during Epilogue Part II.


Create Buggy: "Keep your dreams light."

Effect: Instantly spawns a horse and cart for player use.

Required Item: None.

Maximum Honor: “Virtue unearned is not virtue.”

Effect: Sets player honor to maximum.

Required Item: Blackwater Ledger No. 67 upon completion of the Chapter 4 mission "Banking, The Old American Art."

Neutralize Honor: "Balance. All is balance."

Effect: Sets honor back to neutral.

Required Item: Acquire New Hanover Gazette No. 27, which can be bought in Valentine during Chapter 1.

Infinite Stamina: “The lucky be strong evermore.”

Effect: Player and horse is granted unlimited stamina.


Required Item: Acquire Blackwater Ledger No. 68 upon completion of the Chapter 5 mission "Dear Uncle Tacitus."

All Camp Upgrades: "Share."

Effect: All ledger camp upgrades are unlocked and max levels for supplies are increased.

Required Item: None.

Learn All Crafting Recipes: "Eat of knowledge."

Effect: Player instantly gains all crafting recipes available.

Required Item: None.

All Outfits: "Vanity. All is vanity."

Effect: All of Arthur Morgan's outfits unlocked in wardrobe.

Required Item: None.

Increase Wanted Level: "You want punishment."

Effect: Increases wanted level instantly.

Required Item: None.

Decrease Wanted Level: "You want freedom."

Effect: Decreases wanted level instantly.

Required Item: None.


It’s important to keep in mind that there are over 30 cheats in Red Dead Redemption 2 and not all of them (or their exact required newspaper) have been uncovered yet. This cheats guide will be updated as more are discovered, but in the meantime, there are still plenty of useful cheats for players to sink their teeth into. Once again, it’s important to note that achievements/trophies and saving Red Dead Redemption 2 will not be accessible while a cheat or cheats are active.

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Key Release Dates
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018 Video Game) release date: Oct 26, 2018
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