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The best Bannerlord cheats - how to activate console commands

There are a few cheats you can activate early into Bannerlord, here's how to activate the console commands and what the most useful codes are to use

Bannerlord cheats

Bannerlord cheats are one way to help you get past some of the obstacles that stop you from fulfilling your ultimate medieval roleplay. Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord has now left Steam Early Access, expanding on pretty much every system that made the original such a unique prospect, so it’s easy to look past some of the RPG game’s shonky feel and graphical glitches.

While you can download cheat engine mods to unlock some of the more substantial buffs and items in the game, you can also activate cheats within the Bannerlord files. There’s just the small issue that very few of these actually work. So, in case you’re curious, we’ve listed how to activate Bannerlord cheats, as well as which cheat codes work.

How to activate Bannerlord cheats

If you want to stick with the limited selection of in-game Bannerlord cheats then you’ll need to do the following before starting your campaign:

  • Go to documents
  • Navigate to Bannerlords
  • Now configs
  • Next engine.config
  • Change the cheat_mode from 0 to 1
  • Save the file

Bannerlord cheats that work

Once you’ve activated the Bannerlord cheats, there are a handful of working codes:

  • Ctrl + H – heals your character
  • Ctrl + LMB – teleports you to the clicked location on the map
  • Ctrl + Shift + H – heals your horse
  • Ctrl + F2 – knocks out one of your troops
  • Ctrl + F3 – damages your character
  • Ctrl + Shift + F3 – knocks out the player’s horse
  • Ctrl + Alt + F4 – knock all enemies unconscious
  • Ctrl + F6 – knocks out one of your troops
  • Ctrl + Shift + F6 – knocks out all of your troops
  • Ctrl + F4 – knocks out an enemy
  • Ctrl + A – sets all your attributes to 10 (only on the character screen)
  • Ctrl + any number from 1 to 6 – raises the numbered attribute by one point (only on character screen)
  • Ctrl + L – level up your character
  • Ctrl + X – grants experience to currently selected troop type (only on party screen)
  • Ctrl + X – adds 1,000 influence (only on clan screen)
  • Ctrl + H – adds one troop of the currently selected type (only on party screen)
  • Ctrl + Shift + H – adds ten troops of the currently selected type (only on party screen)
  • Ctrl + F5 – freezes or unfreezes all action in the game
  • Ctrl + Alt + T – displays all units on world map (warning: this reduces frame rates significantly)

Bannerlord cheats - troops are galloping through a valley towards a distant enemy on horseback.

Bannerlord console commands

You can also press the Ctrl and Tilde (the one with this symbol: ~) to open the console. If you type ‘help’, you can bring up all of the console commands. Many of them are handy for modders, but if you just want to mess around with them, here are some of the best ones:

  • Add gold equal to # – campaign.add_gold_to_hero #
  • Level up your character once – campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero
  • Add influence equal to # – campaign.add_influence #
  • Add renown equal to # – campaign.add_renown_to_clan #
  • Add a number of focus points equal to # – campaign.add_focus_points_to_hero #
  • List all troops IDs – campaign.give_troops_help
  • Add # troops to your party equal to the [TROOPID] – campaign.give_troops [TROOPID] #
  • Generate a list all of your currently active quests – campaign.list_active_quests
  • Complete your currently active quest – campaign.complete_active_quest
  • Cancel your currently active quest – campaign.cancel_active_quest
  • Have a child and instantly marry an NPC – campaign.conceive_child

We haven’t tested all of these, but these cheats are identical to those in Warband, so if you have a favourite, then it’s worth checking it after activating the cheats. Alternatively, you can mod the game by installing this handy developer console tool that lets you access the full console commands list.