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Console Commands

Warning

Use of Console Commands changes how the game works or objects within the game, some effects of the console commands are irreversible, only use if you've had your fun with the game as is or for testing in a test character. caution is advised - console commands con only be accessed by pc by pushing the tilde button (~) next to left of the 1 key under escape and above tab

Commands


tgm

Good ol’ God Mode means you’re completely invulnerable to everything, and pretty damn god-like. And no one needs to write a book about you or anything.
tcl

No clipping lets you go literally anywhere in the game world, from the top of the sky to the bottom of the, er, sky. Fascinating if you want to witness the game world.
unlock

Can’t find that vital key? Lockpicking skill too low? Simply highlight the door or chest you want to unlock, and type “unlock” into the console. If only this worked in real life.
psb

Every single spell in Skyrim is now yours!
player.advlevel

Automatically level up – perfect if you hate playing games.
caqs

Automatically complete all the stages of your primary quest – perfect if you hate playing games.
showracemenu

Unhappy with your blind, inbred-looking Bosmer chap? You can adjust the way your character looks just like you did at the start of Skyrim – but this will reset your level and skills.
player.modav skill X

Where “skill” is the skill you want to modify, and X is the amount you want to modify it by. Skills are inputted via their in-game names without spaces, apart from Archery which is “Marksman”, and Speech, which is known as “Speechcraft”.
player.additem ITEM ###

Every [[#|single]] item in Skyrim has a code, a bit like an [[#|Argos catalogue]] of fantasy objects. You’ll find them in our list of Skyrim item codes (link pending) – replace “ITEM” with the item’s code, and “###” with the number of items you want. Now your dreams of owning 47 cabbage potato soups can come true. .
player.additem 0000000f ###

A simple way to get some free gold – any number between 001 and 999 will do.
player.additem 0000000a “###”

Running low on lockpicks? Enter the number you require here and they’ll magically appear.
addshout

Combine with the codes to add your selected shout.
tm

Toggles all [[#|in-game]] menus – perfect if you want to take some screenshots to convince elderly relatives that Skyrim is where you went on your holidays. Note that this also turns off the Console commands menu, meaning you’ll have to type it again invisibly to be able to see what you’re doing.
tmm

Followed by 0 or 1 turns map markers on or off.
tfc

Not Team Fortress Classic, unfortunately. However, you will be able to access the flycam and pretend to be a dragon. This is how everyone gets all those amazing Skyrim shots you’ve seen.
tai

Toggles AI, which means people won’t interact with you, or do anything at all.
tcai

Turns combat AI on or off, turning dragons into placid beasts who act like you aren’t there. A bit like cats.
tdetect

This one lets you behave like a little rapscallion, as it turns naughty [[#|business]] detection (stealing, murdering etc) on or off. You’ll still get caught if you try pickpocketing, though.
player.setcrimegold ###

Adjust your wanted level with this handy command – setting it to zero resets your current amount of bounty.
player.setlevel ##

Up or down your player level as you see fit. Perfect if you hate playing games.
player.setav speedmult ###

Want to run like Uwe Boll after a night on the vindaloo? Set this number to anything more than 100 to speed up movement.
movetoqt

Go straight to your quest target.
kill

Target the thing you want to kill, type this command and they’ll fall over in a very dead manner.
killall

Kills everything in the vicinity. Literally everything.
help

Lists every single console command. We’ve put this further down the list because we want you to actually read this article.
resurrect

Target the thing you want to bring back to life, and they’ll get up in a very alive manner. You can also use this on live people to respawn them, which can fix awkward problems like Lydia taking off all her clothes for no reason.
player.modav carryweight #

Tired of getting tired? Up your carryweight and you’ll be able to transport more goodies.
setpcfame #

When will I, when will I be famous? When you up your fame number.
setpcinfamy #

He’s not just famous, he’s in-famous! Up it here.
player.setav fatigue #

Up this to stop feeling so tired all the time.
player.setav health #

Up your health here.
coc qasmoke

Bethesda’s handily included a room with every single in-game item in it – type this command to go straight there. It might take a while to load – there are thousands of items here. Type “coc Riverwood” to return to the game.
qqq

Quit the game without having to go through any of those pesky menus.
removeallitems

Target a character and type this and you’ll get all their items – including their clothes. Note: does not work in real life.
sexchange

Change your character’s gender. Note: does not change face
set timescale to #

This defaults at 16 – 1 is realtime. Up it to experience crazy timelapse-style Skyrim.
There are undoubtedly more codes to come. Skyrim may be built on Bethesda’s new Creation engine, but these commands are very similar to Fallout 3 and Oblivion’s. Let us know what you’ve found in the comments.
placeatme
Use this to spawn NPCs and monsters at your location. Just replace actor/object ID with a Base ID (not a Ref ID) from our list of Skyrim NPC codes. This is the command we used to crank out a horde of dragons around Whiterun. Note that this command spawns new creatures, rather than moving old ones, if you use it on an NPC, you’ll clone them.
moveto
Use this to move yourself next to an NPC, useful for Kharjo, the nomadic Khajit, who can be hard to find as he follows the caravans around Skyrim. In this case you replace the words ‘actor ID’ with the Ref ID (not the Base ID), the opposite of placeatme.
setrelationshiprank
Select two NPCs and set the relationship between them, the values range from 4 (lover) to -4 (archnemesis). Use it to make NPCs fight or do other er… more worrying things.
addtofaction
Click on an NPC and use this command to add them to a faction. It’s not just about Stormcloaks and Imperials though, using 0005C84D will add a character to the follower faction, giving them the necessary dialogue to join you, while 00019809 will add them to the ‘potential spouse’ faction, allowing you to marry them. This won’t work on NPCs with unique voices however, so you won’t be able to wed Esbern or General Tullius any time soon.
disable
Also known as the ‘I have no mouth and I must scream’ command. Disable banishes the selected NPC to some sort of weird coding limbo. They become invisible, have no collisions and AI won’t interact with them, but they’re still technically there. Horrifying.
enable
Undoes the effects of the Disable command. Disabling and then Enabling your follower will reset them to your current level, which is a handy way of making sure they stay useful in a fight.
setessential
It might be fun putting on god mode and becoming immortal, but don’t you get a little lonely knowing that one day all the other characters you loved will die? I know I do. Thankfully there’s a solution, simply use this console command with a 1 to set characters to ‘essential’, which means they’ll take damage until they fall on their knees, but then get up again. Using it with a 0 will turn essential characters mortal, but be careful with that, Bethesda probably made them immortal for a reason.
setownership
This command sets you as the owner of the targeted item, removing all those annoying ‘stolen’ tags from your ill gotten gains.
setstage
This allows you to move the quests you’re back to a prior stage or forward to a new one. Useful if you’ve somehow broken it by murdering the wrong NPC. elder scrolls wikia has a useful list of quests, along with IDs and stages.
setscale
Changes the size of the player or NPC. You start out at level one, which is normal sized, while zero is small. It goes all the way up to an absurdly huge ten, as pictured in the thumbnail.
unequipitem
Click on an NPC and type this to force them to put the item they’re holding away. Useful if they’re holding a sword you want.
fov
Sets your field of view. You can also do this through the ini file, but this way lets you see the effects right away, for easier adjusting.
tfow
Turns off the fog of war on your local map, filling it in completely. This doesn’t do anything to the world map. or to the actual fog.
s1st
This usual command toggles the first person arms in the third person view. So you see your arms behind you, performing the same actions. Finally the chance to play Skyrim by pretending you’re an diabolical puppet master!
player.Drop
Forces the player to drop items, even usually undroppable quest items. Try just ‘drop’ to drop absolutely everything you’re carrying.
dispelallspells
Unsurprisingly, dispells all spells on the target NPC. This won’t work on werewolves, as they technically become a different NPC when they transform.
getlevel
Tells you the level of the target NPC. Useful to check if your follower is levelling up with you. If they aren’t, use the disable and enable commands to reset them to your level.
MarkForDelete
Marking an item for deletion sends a contract to the Dark Brotherhood, ensuring it will never been seen or heard from again. It will be removed from the world the next time you load an area. A useful way to get rid of annoying things like ash piles that never seem to go away.
pushactoraway
Pushes an actor away in a random direction. The number represents the force, set it high for maximum fus doh rah.
setgs fJumpHeightMin
Sets the player’s jump height. A high value means enormous moon hops.