Only during the release of a Bethesda game can the tilde key (~) become a source of almighty power. By activating the in-game console, PC players of Fallout 4 can initiate a whole slew of cheat commands to alter their game experience, for better or worse. In this Fallout 4 cheats guide, we’ve compiled a list of current Fallout 4 console commands and their subsequent functions.
Should you instead need assistance with any other parts of the game that aren't console commands, then be sure to check out our Fallout 4 guides walkthrough hub, containing walkthrough articles for quests and areas, as well as the locations of rare and unique items.
How to Activate Fallout 4 Console Commands
To activate Fallout 4’s in-game console, simply press the tilde key on the keyboard, just beside the “1” key in the top left corner. Certain keyboards may require the apostrophe key instead, if the tilde doesn’t work. Tapping the tilde brings up a dark grey console on the lower half of the game screen that can be used to input various commands. These console commands can be used to manipulate the game in all sorts of ways. Players can instantly kill or resurrect enemies, add quantities of items to their inventory, and even enable god mode.
Keep in mind that some of these commands can be potentially game-breaking. As a safety precaution, make sure to create a save file to revert back to prior to using these commands in the event something goes awry. Have fun!
Fallout 4 Cheats - PC Console Commands
Each entry below indicates the command to be entered into the console, and the effect of that command. Note: you do not need to type the brackets when entering these into the console.
tgm - God mode, for complete invulnerability.
tcl - No collision with objects. Walk through walls, or pretty much anywhere else.
tai - Turns off AI. Causes all characters to become immobile, with blank expressions.
tcai - Turns off combat AI. Finally, world peace!
killall - Kills off everyone in the surrounding area, except for Companions and other important characters, who will instead flop to the ground in need of a stimpak.
kill [insert ID] - Kills the creature of the ID indicated.
resurrect [insert ID] - resurrects the creature indicated.
setgs fJumpHeightMin [insert number] - Allows players to modify their jump height based on the inserted number. Higher numbers result in higher jumps. However, the fall damage from high jumps will still kill you, so be sure to enable god mode first.
player.setav speedmult [insert number] - A multiplier is added to your running speed, based on the inserted number.
player.forceav carryweight [insert number] - Increase carry weight capacity by the indicated number. No more being over encumbered!
setscale [insert number from 1 to 10] - Increases the size of your target, or yourself, based on the indicated number. This command makes things seriously massive, as you can see in our screenshot above.
tfc - Activates the flycam, which is perfect for aerial screenshots.
tm - Toggles the UI and HUD off and on. However, this command will also prevent you from seeing the command console. Press the tilde and type ‘tm’ again blindly to retrieve the UI. Use this in conjunction with the previous command for display-free screenshots.
sexchange - Gives your character a sex change, obviously. However, once you revert back, your character seems to revert to the default character as well, meaning you potentially lose your face and hair customizations. Make a backup save before trying this command just in case.
player.additem [insert item ID] [insert number] - This is the command formula to add items to your inventory based on the quantity indicated by the inserted number. This will work for any item, as long as you know the item ID. Here are two examples:
- player.additem 0000000f 2500 - Adds 2500 Bottlecaps into your inventory (change the desired quantity).
- player.additem 0000000a 2500 - Adds 2500 Bobby Pins to the player's inventory (again, change the quantity).
coc qasmoke - Teleports the player to a hazy, dreamlike room with a series of boxes that contain all items in the game. There’s also a lineup of Power Armor and various workbenches throughout. You can’t fast travel out of this weird world, but you can at least use it as a chance to figure out item ID’s for commands. To figure out an item’s ID, open the console and click on the item with your mouse. This command can be useful in conjunction with the previous command.
set timescale to [insert number] - Can speed up or slow down time. The game defaults to 16, with real-time being 1. Negative numbers likely slow down time.
tdetect - Causes AI to no longer detect you. A pickpocket’s dream!
player.setav [skill] [number] - Increase a particular skill by the indicated number amount. For example, “player.setav charisma 10” would increase your charisma by 10 skill points.
player.setlevel [insert number] - Bump up your character’s level to the number indicated.
caqs - This will complete all steps of the primary quest, completing the main story instantly. Caution: this will essentially spoil the entire game. Use this command at your own risk, or perhaps on a new character once you’ve completed the game yourself.
These are the main console commands that players have found so far, and there will likely be more added to this list as they are uncovered in the coming weeks. Remember to use these commands carefully, and make a backup of your game save file before using any of these, just in case.