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Guide to Cheats in Red Dead Redemption

by: Benjamin Sell ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/12/2012 • Leave a comment

Use the following cheats in your journey through the wilds of Red Dead Redemption to unlock powerful weapons, get a horse instantly, gain invincibility, unlock the entire map, or even give the game an old-timey Sepia tone.

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    Game Box Art   Rockstar's games have always featured a series of cheat codes that perform multiple functions: from granting unlimited ammunition or health to more silly things like big heads or character swaps.

    Red Dead Redemption is no exception to this tradition, though the entry method for its cheats has changed slightly from previous games. Players must now find code phrases hidden throughout the game and enter them in a dedicated cheat screen inside the options menu.

    Finding them all in-game can be a tedious and time-consuming process. Fortunately, we've done all the hard work for you.

    Entering the code initially simply unlocks it for use, saving you the trouble of re-entering it every time you wish to use it. Keep in mind, though, that you won't be able to save or earn any achievements or trophies with cheats active, so they're great for having a little fun, but they're not going to help you get past that mission you're stuck on.

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    Red Dead Redemption Cheats: Weapons and Abilities

    Red Dead Redemption Weapons Cheats   To unlock Gun Set 1, use the code "IT'S MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT." If you're looking for even more firepower, the phrase "I'M AN AMERICAN. I NEED GUNS" will unlock a second set of firearms.

    Of course, a bunch of guns are somewhat useless without ammunition, so use the code "ABUNDANCE IS EVERYWHERE" to enable unlimited ammunition for all your guns.

    If you're taking on a horde of bad guys and need a big advantage to come out on top, you may want to use the phrase "I DON'T UNDERSTAND IMNFINITY" to unlock unlimited use of your "Dead Eye" ability.

    While you're at it, if invincibility is something that appeals to you, then the code "HE GIVES STRENGTH TO THE WEAK" might be of interest. With it, you'll be able to take as much punishment as the law can dish out and keep on coming.

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    Red Dead Redemption Cheats: Fame and Bounty

    Red Dead Redemption Bounty Reset   If you've racked up a big price on your head, and are looking for a quick way to reduce it, the phrase "THEY SELL SOULS CHEAP HERE" will instantly decrease your bounty.

    If you'd rather avoid bounties altogether, then the code "I WISH I WORKED FOR UNCLE SAM" will grant you diplomatic immunity, allowing you to murder and steal with impunity.

    Perhaps the heavy burden of fame is wearing you down? The code "HUMILITY BEFORE THE LORD" will reduce you to a faceless nobody.


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    Red Dead Redemption Cheats: Money and Horses

    Infinite Horse Stamina Cheat   If you're looking to make a quick buck without going through the hassle of working for it or stealing it from someone else, the code "THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL, WE THANK YOU!" will score you a quick $500.

    Find yourself stranded out in the wild without a ride back to town? The code "BEASTS AND MAN TOGETHER" will spawn a horse ready and willing to carry you back to civilization.

    Of course, that horse can't run forever. Unless you enter the code "MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES" to gain infinite horse stamina, that is.

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    Red Dead Redemption Cheats: Outfits and Map Unlocks

    Infinite Dead Eye   There are a couple of outfits that can be unlocked through the use of cheat codes. To get the Treasure Hunter Outfit, use the phrase "YOU THINK YOU TOUGH, MISTER?" To get the Gentleman's Suit, use the phrase "DON'T YOU LOOK FINE AND DANDY."

    To completely change John's appearance into that of his son, Jack, use the code "OH MY SON, MY BLESSED SON."

    To unlock all areas on the map, enter the code "YOU GOT YOURSELF A FINE PAIR OF EYES."

    Finally, to give the game that old-time movie feel, use the phrase "THE OLD WAYS IS THE BEST WAYS" to unlock the game's Sepia filter.

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    Rockstar Social Club Red Dead Redemption Cheats

    Red Dead Redemption Invincibility   In addition to the in-game cheats, there are seven additional cheats that can be unlocked by signing up for the Rockstar Social Club, linking your gamertag or PSN ID, and then claiming them on the Social Club's main Red Dead Redemption page. They are:

    • The "Bounty" cheat which immediately raises your bounty.
    • The "Bad Guy" cheat which will instantly grant you the lowest possible honor.
    • The "So-so Guy" cheat which allows you to give yourself a neutral honor.
    • The "Change Weather" cheat, allowing players to cycle through the different types of weather.
    • The "Donkey Rider" cheat that will instantly spawn you a donkey to ride.
    • The "Dead Eye Level 1" cheat, which resets your Dead Eye to level 1.
    • The "Dead Eye Level 2" cheat that, not surprisingly, resets your Dead Eye to level 2.
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    Rockstar Social Club Challenge Cheats

    Rockstar Social Club   Rockstar has also promised to provide future unockable cheats through the challenges issued on the Rockstar Social Club website. Currently, players can unlock the "Guns Blazing" cheat, giving weapons a random chance to set enemies on fire, by participating in the Pike's Basin challenge.

    To complete this challenge players must do the following within the basin after they've cleared the Gang Hideout once:

    • Kill 3 people in one Dead Eye burst
    • Drag a gang member through the basin
    • Kill all enemies while on horseback

    Full details on challenges are available on the Rockstar Social club website.

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