Desperados 3 is a real-time tactics stealth game theat follows the journey of John Cooper, a wandering bounty hunter as he traverses through 1870s wild frontier tracking down the ruthless gunslinger named Frank whom he has a score to settle. In addition to John Cooper, Desperados 3 also includes four other playable characters who join Cooper on his quest. These are the runaway bride Kate O'Hara, shady Arthur 'Doc' McCoy, the giant trapper Hector and Isabelle Moreau, a mysterious lady from New Orleans. Check out our Desperados 3 cheats and tips to get help in this Wild West game.
Cheats, Tips and Strategy
Below is a collection of hints and tips that will help you to progress in the game. These include checking different camera angles and Showdown Mode. As well as these hints and tips we also have a mini-guide here which goes into more details on some of the tips we have below:
Use Foot Trails to Set Up Traps
There are some missions on Desperados 3 where walking around will leave your foot trails behind you. This can cause you problems as the foot trail can be tracked by enemies and lead them to where you are. Foot trails however can be used to your advantage by having them lure enemies away from their normal patrol to incapacitate them quietly and safely away from prying eyes.
Make Use of Unlimited Skills
Each of the five playable characters in Desperados 3 has their own unique abilities and skills which can be used as many times as you want. Make sure you are familiar with them and their cooldown periods and take full advantage of them during the game. Check out our Weapons and Skills Guide to find out what unlimited skills each of the characters has at their disposal.
Check Different Camera Views
Rotation of the camera is useful in locations densly occupied by the enemy as it enables you to change the camera positon and allow you to see an enemy that was previously invisible. Zooming in the camera view is also helpful, especially indoors when you are searching for small items.
Use Showdown Mode
Don't forget to use Showdown Mode whenever you come across a difficult situation as this feature enables you to stop time and plan out an elaborate mousetrap maneuver involving the other playable characters in the group. When Showdown Mode is activated you will be able to look around the map and evaluate the tactical situation.
Don't Forget to Quick Save
Desperados 3 has a forgiving quick save system, and as long as you make a backup save before attempting a plan you will rarely be penalised. Although the game will periodically display quick save reminders you should get into the habit of regularly using this feature anyway so when you die you don't lose all the momentum you gained. Check out our Missions Guide to find out what missions you will encounter as you travel around the Wild West.
Desperados 3 has cheat codes that can be activated to make things easier in the game. These cheat codes are available on all three platforms (PC, PS4, and Xbox One) but require different methods to enter them.
How to enter Desperado 3 Cheat Codes
To enable the cheat codes on the PC you have to go to the in-game 'Options' menu and type the phrase 'honorless' (without the quotes). If you are playing on the Xbox One console you need to enter the following button combination at the in-game 'Options' menu: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, LB, RB. For the PS4 the button combination is: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, L1, R1. After correct input of the phrase or button combination you will be able to enable cheat listed below on your game by inputting its corresponding phrase or button code.
Desperados 3 PC Cheat Codes
- Unlock All Levels: At the in-game 'Options' menu type 'takethetrain' (without the quotes) - Enable Immortality: Press the 'END' key. - Disable Immortality: Press the 'POS1' key. - Enable Invisibility: Press the 'Page Down' key. - Disable Invisibility: Press the 'Page Up' key. - Teleport to Cursor Location: Press the F10 - Kills Any Character the Cursor Hovers Over: Press the 'Delete' key.
Desperados 3 PS4 / Xbox One Cheat Codes
- Unlock All Levels: (PS4) Press Up, Up, Down, Down, L1, R1, L1, R1, Left, Right at the in-game 'Options' menu. (Xbox One) Press Up, Up, Down, Down, LB, RB, LB, RB, Left, Right at the in-game 'Options' menu. - Enable Immortality: (PS4) Press R1 + Left. (Xbox One) Press RB + Left. - Disable Immortality: (PS4) Press R1 + Right. (Xbox One) Press RB + Right. - Enable Invisibility (PS4) Press R1 + Down (Xbox One) Press RB + Down - Disable Invisibility: (PS4) Press R1 + Up (Xbox One) Press RB + Up - Teleport the to the Location of the Viewcone Cursor: (PS4) Press Left + R1 (Xbox One) Press Left + RB - Kills the Target Beneath the Viewcone Cursor (PS4) Press Left + L2 (Xbox One) Press Left + LT
Note: You will not be able to enable cheat codes until you have completed the tutorial mission and if you decide to use them you will not be able earn the optional badges for each level.
We hope these tips help you out in the game, but for further help, try our beginners guide, we also have some FAQs for Desperados 3, you can also submit your own questions there for other players to answer.