Even in video games you can't escape punishment for your actions. In Red Dead Redemption 2, your crimes will haunt you in the form of RDR2 bounty. Since this can be quite exhausting, we will show you how best to pay your bounty, get rid of it or avoid it completely without any consequences.

How does bounty work in RDR2?

Bounty is generally offered as a reward for capturing a criminal. The Red Dead Redemption 2 bounty follows a similar scheme and is the counterpart to the wanted level in GTA 5. The higher your bounty for your misdeeds gets, the more lawmen, bounty hunters and others will try to hunt you down.

a) When is the bounty set?

Red Dead Redemption 2 offers you a wild world full of exploration, surprises and action. Consequently, in the role of the crook and gunslinger Arthur Morgan, it will be easy for you to get a bounty on your head. It's easy to get them, since bumping into fellow citizens but also commiting serious crimes such as murders will make you a target. Depending on the crime, the amount of the bounty varies. Especially tricky here: It adds up.

b) What are the effects of the bounty on your head?

As already mentioned, depending on the amount of the bounty on your head in RDR2, you will quickly receive visits from law enforcement officers and bounty hunters. Since they appear on the scene quite spontaneously, they are often quite inconvenient. Therefore, you should make sure to get rid of your Red Dead 2 bounty as soon as possible.

PLITCH offers you a quick solution aside from the usual methods that you can implement in a game. After all, there isn't always time in-game to struggle with getting rid of the bounty. The same applies to the question: "How do I pay my bounty"? With the help of PLITCH, a swift click is enough to make the bounty disappear. This way you don't have to worry about whether you should lower it, serve it or pay it.

c) Play in peace

If a bounty is placed on you, all kinds of characters will try to collect the bounty. The question always arises whether you should surrender or pay. In order to live in peace, it is also important to know that you will not take your crimes across the state border. This way you can simply go to another state if you are not wanted there as well.

d) How high can the bounty be?

The amount of your Red Dead Redemption 2 bounty can only grow to a level of $300 at the beginning. However, as the game progresses, that increases to a whopping $1,500. That's reason enough for a bunch of trigger-happy dudes to catch you if they can.

Option 1 - Pay a bounty

The first option to get rid of your Red Dead 2 bounty is to simply to pay it.

a) In any State

Regardless of the state you are in, you can always pay your entire bounty. To do this, check your card and look for an envelope on the map.

b) At the postmaster

These envelopes mark the postmaster. You can find him at every station behind a counter in the post office.

c) More money in your wallet with PLITCH

Paying your RDR2 bounty is of course only possible if you have enough dollars in your pocket. Here, too, you can fully rely on PLITCH. No matter if you killed civilians, robbed a car or just bumped into way too many people, with one click you fill your wallet with 1,000 dollars on pick-up and easily pay your bounty.

Option 2 - Surrender

Unfortunately, except for using e.g. PLITCH, it is not possible to lower the Read Dead Redemption 2 bounty for free without any drawbacks. Nevertheless, you can surrender should you have no dollars or simply want to pay less.

a) How can you surrender?

To surrender, you must not sit on the horse. So dismount, holster your weapons and look in the direction of your pursuer. On the gamepad with standard key mappings you can then press LT to trigger "Surrender".

b) Being arrested by the police

Of course, the above procedure also works for law enforcement officers. They will then take your protagonist and lock him up for a while.

c) In prison the characteristics change

However, surrendering is not without its disadvantages since Arthur becomes thinner during a prison stay - the rations in the Kitchen are simply inadequate. In this respect, he endures less damage for the time being. However, Arthur's gang may also make sure he gets out faster by forcibly helping him escape.

Option 3 - Avoid bounties

The best option to avoid problems is to avoid getting bounties in the first place. This can be done by exploiting bugs (if any), reducing the bounty via PLITCH or making sure that nobody notices your misdeeds.

a) "Convince" witnesses

A "simple" method is to threaten or eliminate all witnesses of an "incident". If you don't do that, they will surely send the law enforcers after you. Though, the catch is that killing witnesses can also have consequences.

b) Wear a bandana

To avoid being recognized, you can give Arthur a scarf as a mask. This helps to stay unrecognized. However, this option is not completely safe. The sharp eye of the law will still recognize your protagonist. It is also helpful to change your horse and your clothes since it minimizes the chance of detection. However, the only safe thing to do is to not commit any crimes at all.

Option 4 - Use in-game cheats

Just like in GTA 5, you can use cheats via the command prompt to give you advantages - However, not without disadvantages.

a) How to use in-game cheats?

If you want to use in-game cheats in Red Dead Redemption 2 to get rid of your RDR2 bounty or to get other advantages, you have to open the command prompt. To do this, proceed as follows:

- Pause the game
- Open settings

Then, depending on the system, open the cheat menu with the following keys:
- On the PC: Left-Shift
- On the Xbox One: Y-key
- On the PlayStation 4: Triangle key

Specific words must then be entered into the text field.

To remove the Red Dead 2 bounty, enter: "You want everyone to go away" without quotes. In order to replenish stamina, life and deadeye, use "Seek all the bounty of this place". There are many more cheat codes to be found on the in-game newspapers - however, not without a price.

b) In-game cheats bring disadvantages

Although you can easily use a code via the cheat menu, you should be aware of the consequences. Once used, you will not be able to get any trophies or achievements. In addition, it is no longer possible to save your game after using it. Consequently, the classic cheats for Red Dead Redemption 2 are more of an option to try things out.

What to do?

Bounty and crime make up a large part of RDR2. Not only does it bring more immersion, but it also adds a decent amount of stress to your gaming routine, which keeps you busy. It's not always fun, though - but regular in-game cheats aren't a good solution, as already pointed out.

a) PLITCH as an option

With PLITCH, however, you play the way you want to, without the drawbacks. Because even if you use PLITCH to remove your Red Dead Redemption 2 bounty, give yourself a few extra dollars, go for infinite Stamina or Deadeye, or plow right through your enemies thanks to Godmode - we'll cover your back and support you in your individual RDR2 experience.

If you need some more tips regarding deadeye or making money in Red Dead Redemption 2, feel free to read our other tips and tricks guides in the PLITCH forum.

Happy Gaming!