Here are some things you may or may not know about this game.
Rockstar has produced a masterpiece of a video game. It’s set in the not so Wild West of 1899. The story line is okay and has more than one twist. But to be honest, I never like the story lines. Multi-player online is my thing and this one is massive. Taking a train to get around helps.
What You can Do
When first going into the “Free Roam”, it was like Grand Theft Auto. Gangs were roaming around, shooting everyone they saw. As a newb I was killed a lot. I was also hog tied. Drug behind a horse. Burnt to death and blown up. I also was dropped off of a cliff.
You can join in the mayhem. Beware that RDR2 has the concept of Honor. Do bad things and you get a Bad Rep. I try to play as a Chaotic Good. I hire out to kill folks the Sheriff or Marshall want killing. But I’m not above stealing from saddlebags or bushwhacking someone when I need some cash. If the Bounty on your head gets too high, AI Posses and Lawmen will hunt you down without mercy.
You can also hunt or fish. I find this oddly relaxing. I sell my catch at the butcher for a little cash.
I get big cash and experience points by playing “Gun Rush”. It’s a free for all reminiscent of Battlefield or Call of Duty.
Odd Things that Happen
Odd things can happen in Free Roam. If you find yourself on Roanoke Ridge at night strange happen. You might see a UFO or get attacked by cannibals. There is also a cabin with an old man. He invites you in You wake the next morning. Your lifeforce is drained and you’ve been clearly ass-raped. It’s best to shoot him in the head when you meet him. Ladies are ignored by him.
Like any video game, cheating is rampant. Especially in Gun Rush.
| Abundance is the dullest desire||Infinite Ammo||Grants infinite ammo supply||Newspaper Required: New Hanover Gazette No. 27, purchased in Valentine during Chapter 1.|
|A simple life, a beautiful death||Simple Weapons||Grants a loadout of basic weapons||None (User Submitted)|
|Greed is American Virtue||Heavy Weapons||Adds Pump-Action Shotgun, Bolt Action Rifle, Mauser Pistol, and Semi-Automatic Pistol weapons to your inventory||Newspaper Required: Get newspaper after completing the Chapter 03 mission Advertising, the New American Art|
| Death is silence|| Stealth Weapons|| Grants a loadout of stealth weaponry (Machete, Throwing/ Improved/ and Poison Knives, Tomahawks, Homing Tomahawks)||None (User Submitted)|
|History is written by fools||Gunslinger Weapons||Grants loadout of Gunslinger weapons (Off-hand holster, Double-Action revolver, Schofield Revolver, Double-Barreled Shotgun)||None (User Submitted)|
| You long for sight and see nothing||Fog of War||Reveals entire map|| Newspaper Required: Purchase newspaper after completing the Chapter 03 mission Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern|
|Greed is now a virtue||Add $500||Adds $500||None (User Submitted)|
| Vanity. All is vanity||Own All Outfits||Unlocks all outfits in Arthur’s wardrobe.||None (User Submitted)|
|Eat of Knowledge||Learn All Recipes||Learn All Craft-able Recipes||None (User Submitted)|
|Share||Purchase All Camp Upgrades||Unlocks all ledger upgrades and increases max supply levels.||None (User Submitted)|
| Virtue Unearned is not virtue||High Honor||Raises Honor rating||Newspaper Required: Purchase a newspaper after completing the Chapter 04 mission Urban Pleasures.|
|You revel in your disgrace, I see||Decrease Honor||Sets honor to the minimum amount.||None|
|Balance. All is balance||Reset Honor||Activating resets your Honor meter to neutral.||None|
| Be greedy only for foresight||Infinite DeadEye||Unlimited Deadeye reserve||None (User Submitted)|
| The lucky be strong evermore|| Infinite Stamina|| Unlimited stamina reserve|| Newspaper Required: Purchase a newspaper after completing Chapter 5|
|Guide me better||Set Dead Eye Level (1)||Allows you to auto-paint targets in Deadeye.||None (Discovered by IGN)|
|Make me better||Set Dead Eye Level (2)||Allows you to set your level of Deadeye skill to Rank 2 (mark targets in Deadeye)||None (User Submitted|
| I shall be better||Set Dead Eye Level (3)||Allows you to set your level of Deadeye skill to Rank 3 ( You can remain in deadeye after firing your weapon)||None|
|I still seek more||Set Dead Eye Level (4)||Allows you to set your level of Deadeye skill to Rank 4 (highlight fatal areas while in Deadeye targeting)||None (User Submitted)|
|I seek and I find||Set Dead Eye Level (5)|| Allows you to set your level of Deadeye skill to Rank 5 ( highlights fatal and critical hit areas while in Deadeye targeting)||None|
|You flourish before you die||Set Health, Stamina, and Dead Eye Bars to Full||Refills all bars for health, stamina, and dead eye||None|
|Seek all the bounty of this place||Increase Health, Stamina and Dead Eye Bar Levels||Increase stat bars||None (User Submitted)|
|You Seek More Than The World Offers||Fortify Health, Stamina and Dead Eye Bars||Refill and Fortify all of your bars||Newspaper Required: Purchase after completing the Chapter 06 mission The King’s Son.|
|Better than my dog||Increase Horse Whistle Range||You can call your horse from any distance||None|
|A fool on command||Drunk||Instantly makes you drunk||None|
|Run! Run! Run!||Create race horse||Spawns a race horse||None|
|My kingdom is a horse||Increase horse bonding||Increases your bonding with all owned horses||None|
|You are a beast built for war||Create War Horse||Spawns a War Horse||Newspaper Required: Purchase after completing the events of the Epilogue.|
|The best of the old ways||Create Stagecoach||Spawns a stagecoach||None (User Submitted)|
|Keep your dreams simple||Create Wagon||Spawns a wagon with one horse||None|
| Would you be happier as a clown?||Create Circus Wagon|| Spawns a circus wagon|| Newspaper Required: Purchase after completing the events of the Epilogue.|
| You want more than you have||Create superior horse||Spawns a Rose Grey Bay Arabian Horse||None (User Submitted)|
| You want something new||Create Random Horse||Spawns a horse of randomized breed and coat||None (User Submitted)|
| Keep your dreams light|| Create Buggy|| Spawns a horse with a cart||None (User Submitted)|
|You want punishment|| Increase Wanted Level|| Increases your current wanted rating||None (User Submitted)|
|You want freedom||Decrease Wanted Level||Reduces your current wanted rating.||None (Via Reddit User Foob70)|
|You want everyone to go away||Clear All Bounties and Lockdown Areas||Eliminates current wanted status and bounties in towns across the world.||None (Discovered by IGN)|
I play hack free, so it’s up to you to figure out how to get them. Be warned, Rockstar offers 500 Gold Bars (about $20 bucks) if you report a cheater.