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Red Dead Redemption Cheats and Tips

We have 40 cheats and tips on Xbox 360. If you have any cheats or tips for Red Dead Redemption please send them in here. We also have cheats for this game on : PlayStation 3

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Cheat Mode

Remember to always check the bottom right for codes when you buy a newspaper as that is were they are most likely to be. Enter the following case sensitive codes (without the quotes) to activate the corresponding cheat option. Enabling cheat codes will prevent you from saving the game or getting trophies.

Decrease Bounty:
Old School (Sepia Graphics):
Money (+$500):

Unlock Bureau Uniform

The Bureau uniform becomes available when you get 100% game completion (this includes ALL challenges, side-quests and items). Local law enforcement and bounty hunters will ignore you when you wear this uniform.

More Cheat Mode Codes

Remember that enabling any of the following case-sensitive codes (without the quotes) will permanently prevent the game from being saved and trophies from being earned.
Become Drunk (hic):
Become Famous:
Get a Good Reputation:
Spawn a Coach:
Unlock the Bureau Uniform, U.S. Army Uniform, and U.S. Marshal Uniform:
Unlock the Treasure Hunter Outfit:

Unlock Crucifix

When you gain maximum honor and fame a nun will approach you. She will tell you that she and the other sisters have been gathering items to help your righteous cause and she will give you a cross that makes enemies less likely to hit you with bullets. You must remain honorable for this to remain in effect.

Avatar Awards

Complete the indicated tasks to unlock items that can be worn by your avatar. When an item has been unlocked you will receive a confirmation message. If you then go to the Customize Avatar menu and open up the Awards sub-menu you can find your unlocked items under the Red Dead Redemption header.
Unlock Red T-shirt with Red Dead Redemption logo:
Open a chest in Riley's Charge
Unlock Yellow Rockstar Logo T-Shirt:
Open the chest that is in the attic of John Marston's House
Unlock Gentleman's Attire:
Complete the Rockstar Games Social Club 'Skin It To Win It' challenge.
Unlock Lady's Finest:
Complete the Rockstar Games Social Club 'Skin It To Win It' challenge.
Unlock Posse T-Shirt:
Unlocked when the multipla..

Bounty Targets

Below is a list of the Bounty Locations and Wanted Posters which are scattered throughout the game.
Americus Roe:
Very high value bounty. His poster can be found in Blackwater, Manzanita, and you must catch him in West Elizabeth.
Benito Penagarza (of the Mexican Bandito):
Moderately valuable bounty. His poster can be found in Escalera, Chuparosa, El Presidio in Nuevo Paraiso.
Cesar Higueras (of the Mexican Bandito):
Moderately valuable bounty. His poster can be found in Escalera, Chuparosa, El Presidio in Nuevo Paraiso.
Chalie Hinkle:
Very high value bounty. His poster can be found in Blackwater, Manzanita Post in West Elizabeth.
Charlie Mash (of the Bollard Twins):
Minor bounty. His poster can be found i..


Below is a list of weapons in the game that will become available when you meet the indicated requirement.

High Power Pistol:
Given to you during 'Bear One Another’s Burden'.
Schofield Revolver:
Becomes available during 'The Gunslinger’s Tragedy'.
Volcanic Pistol:
Clear out Twin Rocks Hideout; for sale at Armadillo Gunsmith ($100).
Semi-automatic Pistol:
Clear out Fort Mercer Hideout; for sale at the Escalera Gunsmith ($300).
Mauser Pistol:
For sale at the Blackwater Gunsmith ($800).
Lemat Revolver:
For sale at the Escalera Gunsmith after the Revolution ($1,250).
Double-Action Revolver:
Clear out Tesoro Azul Hideout.


Undead Nightmare Pack - Building Items No Longer Consume Ingredi

You will no longer require ingredients to make Phosphorus Coating, Blunderbuss Ammo, Undead Bait and Boom Bait when you have attained 100% completion on 'Undead Nightmare'.

Easy Experience

Search for an outlaw gang hideout in online Free Roam mode and kill them and any reinforcements that appear. Loot the bodies for money and ammunition and leave the hideout. If you then return after a short period of time the outlaw gang will have respawned allowing you to repeat the process. This can be done as many times as desired.

No Reload

If you are low on ammo enter Dead Eye mode and it will instantly be restored. This has the added bonus that you don't have to reload.

Survivalist Flower Locations

Collect the indicated requirement and then search the corresponding location to find the Survivalist flower.
Survivalist 1:
Collect 6 Wild Feverfew and then search Hennigan's Stead and Cholla Springs.
Survivalist 2:
Collect 6 Desert Sages and then search around Gaptooth Ridge.
Survivalist 3:
Collect 4 Red Sage Plants and then search in and around Rio Bravo
Survivalist 4:
Collect 8 Prickly Pears and then search in and around Punto Orgullo
Survivalist 5:
Collect 7 Wooly Blue Curls and then search in and around Perdido
Survivalist 6:
Collect 8 Butterfly Weeds and then search in and around Diez Coronas
Survivalist 7:
Collect 10 Hummingbird Sage Plants and then search in and around ..

Weapons Walkthrough

If you want to know what armoury is available in the game then check out this video.
Watch the video

Easy Experience

Find an outlaw gang hideout in online Free Roam mode and kill them and any reinforcements that appear. Then loot the bodies for money and ammunition and leave the hideout. After a short amount of time the outlaw gang will respawn allowing you to repeat the process. This can be done as many times as desired.

Unlock Deadly Assassin Mission

Available via pre-order from participating retail stores this mission becomes unlocked by completing the following tasks:
1 - Find a chest in Coot’s Chapel near Armadillo.
2 - Complete Twin Rocks Hideout.
3 - Capture or Kill Moe van Bar Bounty found in Armadillo.
4 - Win a Duel in Armadillo.
5 - Complete the stranger mission; 'American Appetites'

Unlock Weapons

The following weapons will become available when you reach the indicated level.
Unlock Repeater Carbine:
Reach Level 2.
Unlock Throwing Knives:
Reach Level 3.
Unlock Volcanic Pistol:
Reach Level 5.
Unlock Winchester Repeater:
Reach Level 8.
Unlock Schofield Revolver:
Reach Level 9.
Unlock Pump Shotgun:
Reach Level 11.
Unlock Springfield Rifle:
Reach Level 13.
Unlock Dynamite:
Reach Level 15.
Unlock Double-Action Revolver:
Reach Level 17.
Unlock Sawed-Off Shotgun:
Reach Level 18.
Unlock Rolling Block Rifle:
Reach Level 20.
Unlock Fire Bottle:
Reach Level 22.
Unlock Semi-Automat..

Easy Herding

The easiest way to herd is to position yourself far back behind the herd and just ride very slowly. The herd will then follow the person in front of the herd.

Undead Nightmare DLC - Everything Cheat Codes

Enter the following codes at the 'Options' to unlock the corresoponding effect in the game.
Unlock ALL Clothing:
Enter the code 39402550
Unlock ALL Outfits:
Enter the code 49421843
Infinite Ammo:
Enter the code 94030109

Undead Nightmare 100% Completion

To get full completion of the Red Dead Redemption DLC, follow the instructions below:
Complete Undead Hunter/Army of the Undead (4%)
Cleanse All Graveyards - There are 5 (10%)
Complete All Story Missions - There are 4 (15%)
Find All Missing Persons - There are 16 (16%)
Complete All Undead Challenges (16%)
Save All Territories (19%) - Casa Madrugada, El Presidio, Escalera, Fort Mercer do not count.
Complete All Survivor Side Quests - There are 10 (20%)

Rare Animal Locations

The following rare animals can be found in Master Hunter mode by searching the indicated locations.
Khan the Jaguar
Search the Ojo Del hills area south of Chuparosa, south of the road. Use bait if you have difficulty tracking him and when you find him kill him
with a gun.
Lobo the Wolf
Search near the Eastern edge of the Aurora Basin lake, northwest of Tall Trees. Use bait if you have difficulty tracking him and when you find him kill him with a gun.
Gordo the Boar
Search the Stillwater Creek area, north of the road, south of the River, and Southwest of Thieves’ Landing. Use bait if you have difficulty tracking him and when you find him kill him with a gun.
Brumas the Bear
Search the Nekoti Rock area. He lives ..


Outfits and their unique ability (if they have any) become available for John Marston when you complete the corresponding task.
Unlock Rancher Clothing
Complete the mission, 'The Outlaw’s Return'.
Unlock Mexican Poncho
Purchase any safe house in Mexico for $150.
Unlock US Army Outfit
Complete the 'An Appointment Time' mission and do the required tasks in the Outfit menu.
Unlock Duster Coat
Reach the 'Peacemaker' Honor Rank. This coat will protects Marston from the trail dust.
Unlock Gentleman’s Attire:
Join the Rockstar Social Club. When you have this outfit you will be able to play high stakes Poker games in Black Water.
Unlock Elegant Suit:
Purchase the suit from the tailor in Thieves’..

Ambient Challenge Bonuses

Complete the following tasks to receive the corresponding Ambient Challenge bonus.
Unlock Buffalo Rifle:
Complete Master Hunter Rank 5.
Unlock Dead-Eye refills Faster:
Complete Sharpshooter Rank 10.
Unlock Double Consumables Capacity:
Complete Treasure Hunter Rank 10.
Unlock Double Survivalist Map Duration:
Complete Survivalist Rank 5.
Unlock Free Stagecoaches:
Complete Treasure Hunter Rank 5.
Unlock Increased Dead-Eye:
Complete Master Hunter Rank 10.
Unlock Increased Dead-Eye:
Complete Sharpshooter Rank 5.
Unlock Increased Dead-Eye:
Complete Rank 10 in all Ambient Challenges.
Receive Tonic When Harvesting Herbs:
Complete Survivalist Rank..

Easy Horse Breaking

When you are breaking a horse keep pressing the Left Analog-stick Left and Right repeatedly instead of following the in-game instructions. The horse will buck around more than usual but it will eventually end up broken.

Unlock Mounts

When you reach the indicated level the corresponding mount will become available. To unlock the 'Legendary' mounts you must reach level 50 and then continue to play in 'Legendary' mode back at level 1 and level up again the indicated number of times.
Unlock El Señor:
Reach Level 1.
Unlock Lustiano Nag:
Reach Level 4.
Unlock Turkmen:
Reach Level 8.
Unlock Cleveland Bay:
Reach Level 22.
Unlock Hungarian Half-bred:
Reach Level 33.
Unlock American Standardbred :
Reach Level 40.
Unlock Bonzo:
Reach Level 50.
Unlock Buffalo:
Reach Level 50.
Unlock Albino Buffalo:
Reach Level 50 for the 2nd time.
Unlock Super Bull:
Reach Level ..

Stranger Locations

Below is a list of ALL 19 Strangers and their locations. Before a Stranger's quest becomes available you must first complete the corresponding mission.
Stranger 1 - American Lobbyist:
Complete the 'An Appointed Time' mission and then search Blackwater (gazebo).
Stranger 2 -Remember My Family:
Complete 'The Last Enemy Shall Be Destroyed' mission and then search Blackwater (train station).
Stranger 3 - The Wronged Woman:
Complete the 'An Appointed Time' mission and then search Blackwater (church).
Stranger 4 - The Prohibitionist:
Complete the 'An Appointed Time' mission and Stranger task 3 and then search Blackwater (near the shops).
Stranger 5 - Aztec Gold:
Complete the 'Must A Savior Die?' mission and then se..

Homing Projectiles

To do this enter Dead Eye mode with a throwing weapon (knife, dynamite or flame bottle) in your hand and try to imagine the normal targeting reticule on your screen. Even though the target does not appear it will still work, to make it easier rapidly tap RB and when you release the object (automatic after locking on) and the projectile will home in on the target.

Undead Treasure Hunter Positions

Use these instructions to find all of the treasure in the Undead Nightmare DLC:
Once you locate the initial map, which is inside a chest at a camp near Macfarlane Ranch, you can begin this series of quests.
Rank 2 - To get this treasure, head to Vente's Place at Lake Don Julio and climb the hills to locate it.
Rank 3 - Near The Scratching Post, at the camp where you get the army uniform, go up into the hills to find the treasure.
Rank 4 - To the south of the Sepulcro graveyard, you will find two sets of trees - the treasure is behind the second set.
Rank 5 - At Casa Madrugada, go into the mountains and along to find the treasure by a cliff section.

To Find The White Stallion...

To Find The White Stallion,go to your map and look at Las Hermanas.Move to your right and set a waypoint halfway between the train tunnel and Las Hermanas settlement.

Easy 1000 Dollars

Once you get to the "Poppycock" mission in Mexico, you have to find a package, deliver it to someone, receive $1000, then give the money back to the seller of the package you delivered.
Of course, you can just not complete the mission after receiving the money, but for an outfit, you must complete the mission. Return to the seller and return the money. Wait for him to go outside, then point a gun at him. He will start shooting at you. Don't do anything or else you will have a bounty on your head! Let the police shoot and kill him. Then, loot his body and you will get the 1000 dollars back AND mission complete!

Mission Replay

You can replay any mission by opening "Stats" on the pause menu and going to "Missions". Then just find the mission you want to replay and press "A".

Five Finger Filet

From betting $25 - $100, the button presses are always the same, so as long as you memorize the sequence you can get an easy $100 every 20 seconds. The sequence is:
- RED / B
- BLUE / X
- RED / B
(If you bet $100,(Which honestly, why wouldn't you?) this pattern will repeat twice the first time, then 4 times the next.)


If you're being attacked by wolves and you don't want to spend time aiming and killing, one or two blasts from a shotgun should be enough to scare them off.

How To Unlock The Red Dead Redemption Logo T-Shirt Avatar Award

Today I'm going to show you how to unlock the Red Dead Redemption Logo T-Shirt Avatar Award.
All you have to do is go to Riley's Charge. It's near Armadillo and Cholla Springs. You will see a "House" icon when you look at it at the Map. When you go to it, you will see a cabin. Go inside the cabin, and you will see a crate on the floor. Press (Y) to open the crate, and the "Avatar Award Unlocked" sign will come up on the screen.
Hope I helped.

How to knife a cougar and survive (Master Hunter rank 5)

This is the challenge most people struggle with, because we all want the buffalo rifle, but some damned cougars keep us from it.
Here's what to do:
1. Go to repentance rock
2. Find a cougar
3. Kill it
4. Find its friend (they always hunt is couples, negative to have a "Friend" hanging around"
5. Shoot it once in the stomach with a Volcanic (it will be slow and not aggressive)
6. Ride after it and knife it
7. Get off and skin it
Voila, buffalo rifle ready to be bought.


When you hunt for wolves hope you get a WOLF HART. ALSO when you hunt for snakes you can get snake skin. Snake skin and wolf harts can be sold over $10!!

Floating Glitch

On multiplayer, go into a private game with yourself and 1 other person (the other person has to want to help, but not actually do the glitch). Drive the wagon near a cliff (but don't drive it off!), then have your friend sit in the driver's seat. Stand right next to the driver's seat. Count to 3, and when you get to 3 both you and your friend have to start pressing Y repeatedly as fast as you can, until you fall onto the ground. Finally, walk off the cliff and you will be floating. If you try to walk up a mountain after doing the glitch, will walk through it and be underground. To get somewhere the normal way after doing the glitch, walk to a place where it looks like your feet are touching the ground. Then call your horse. You will be able to ride on the ground. Once you get off your h..

Easy Tomahawk Rank 5

If you have Death or Fire horse then kill a zombie with a tomahawk and kill the rest with your horse.

How to get a Mauser pistol

First go to the gun shop in Blackwater.Talk to the gunsmith and in the third or second last row of the 'buy' page and buy it for the Mauser pistol.

How to get a throwing knife in Single Player

First go to Esclarea and in the villa on the top of the hill and kill everyone inside and outside and if that doesn't work kill everybody in the village and you will unlock the throwing knife. P.S don't forget to kill the people from behind the villa too.

How to travel for free

Okay to start this cheat it cannot be done in a settled village or a gang hideout press back on your remote
NOT THE B BUTTON then press right bumper a.k.a rb then select basic camp sight on the menu then if you read the options for the camp sight menu it sais travel to destination then it sais change outfit save and leave go to travel to destination you can travel to your way point and all the other ranches and farms thats how you travel for free Smile

Dead eye

When there is two people at your side you can use dead eye and press the rb button at the back of the controller while the dead eye is active. Then you can kill both off them

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