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A list of all Skyrim console commands and cheats

These Skyrim console commands and cheats will help you skip quests, get more gold, or max out your skills so you can Fus Roh Dah as much as you like.

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What are the Skyrim console commands and cheats? A lot is going on under the hood of Bethesda’s seminal game, and if you’re feeling a bit technical you can start messing around with what you find. Using only a few commands, you can instantly complete quests, teleport across the world, or even access spells that never made it into the final version of the game.

Whether you want to skip through some of the acclaimed RPG’s busywork, drastically alter your character build, or nerf the living daylights out of a giant, we’ve got the Skyrim console commands and cheats for you. Our list is broken down into a few key categories, starting with basic cheats and working down toward granular tweaks you can employ in the open-world game. Just be sure to check out what each console command does before popping it into the developer console – you know what they say: with great Skyrim console commands comes great responsibility.

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Skyrim PC Cheats

Command Effect
TIM Toggle immortal mode on or off. Your character will still take damage, but cannot be killed
tgm Toggle God mode on or off. Grants infinite health, magicka, and stamina. Carry weight no longer affects movement speed or fast travel ability.
kill Instantly kills a target. Will not work on ‘essential’ NPCs.

Skyrim Money Cheats

Command Effect
player .additem 00000f 100 Adds 100 gold to your inventory. Replace 100 with the amount of your choice for more or less gold.

Skyrim NPC Commands

Command Effect
Resurrect <#> Brings a dead NPC back to life. Using <1> resurrects them with all items restored. Using no number removes the corpse and creates a fresh copy of the NPC.
removeallitems Removes all items from the target’s inventory. Add <player> to transfer all items to your own inventory.
additem <ItemID> <#> Adds an item to the target’s inventory. Replace # with a number for that specific amount.
moveto player Teleports an NPC to you
player.setrelationshiprank <RefID> <#> Changes the relationship between a player and an NPC, which alters their disposition to you. Replace # with numbers 1-4.
sexchange Changes the gender of the targeted NPC or player character. Will change the body shape but not the head or face.
openactorcontainer <#> Certain actor NPCs will have different items depending on their faction ranking. Replace # with 1-4 based on the actor’s rank status. This will allow you access to their inventory.
setlevel <1> <2> <3> <4> Sets the level of a targeted NPC. Because of Skyrim’s scaling level system, this one is a little tricky. You need to assign four values. Each number is:
  • 1: <% of PC’s level * 10> The NPC’s level in comparison to player, based on % of players level where 1000 = 100%
  • 2: <1 level +/-> How many levels this NPC will be above or below the level in 1
  • 3: <starting level> The lowest level this NPC can be
  • 4: <level cap> The highest level this NPC can be

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Skyrim Toggle Commands

Command Effect
rm Switches between run and walk modes
tg Turns grass on or off
tt Turns trees on or off
tws Turns water display on or off when not underwater
twf Turns the framework border on or off
ts Turns skyboxes and fog effects on or off
tfow Turns unexplored areas on the map on or off
TLL Toggles between settings of level of detail
teofis Turns taxing image settings such as blur on or off
tscr Turns script processing on or off
TCL Toggles clipping for a targeted item. If you have become stuck on an item, targeting the item and using this command will let you move through it
tm Turns interface menus on or off. Will completely remove the HUD
tfc Toggles free-flying camera on or off. Type tfc1 to also pause the game
TAI Turns artificial intelligence on or off. Characters will not react to you
TCAI Turns combat AI on or off. Characters may become hostile, but will not attack. Combine with TAI command to completely disable NPCs
TDetect Toggles AI detection. This will not stop pickpocket detection
tc Turns on and off control of an NPC. To use, target an NPC and type the command. The NPC will now be controlled, and the player will have command of both their character and the NPC simultaneously
tmm <#> Turns map markers on or off. 0 disables all, 1 enables all, 1,0,1 shows all, and no fast travel

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Skyrim Item Commands

Command Effect
equipitem <itemID> <#> <left/right> Forces a target to equip an item in their inventory. Select which hand they use by deleting left/right as applicable
Equipspell <SpellID> <left/right> Forces a target to equip a spell. Spells cannot be acquired by using the command, the target must already know them
Unequipitem <ItemID> <#> <left/right> Forces the target to unequip an item they are using
setessential <BaseID> <#> Sets the mortality of an NPC. Use 0 for mortal or 1 for immortal
Disable Makes a target disappear. It will still be loaded in the cell, but will not be visible
Enable Makes a disabled target re-appear
MarkForDelete Permanently deletes a targeted item. This removes the target entirely, rather than just making them disappear
setownership Allows you to make an item ownerless. When picked up, the item doesn’t become owned by the player
unlock Unlocks a targeted chest or door
lock <#> Locks a chest, door, or person. The # value is the level of lock difficulty, between 0-100. Anything higher than 100 is an unpickable lock
additem <ItemID> <#> Adds an item to the target’s inventory
setscale <#> Sets the scale of a targeted object. If nothing is targeted, it applies to your character. When applied to a character, it increases or decreases speed and damage
GetPos <axis> Returns the position value of the target. Replace <axis> with x, y, or z
SetPos <axis> Sets the position value of the target. Useful for positioning items precisely
GetAngle <axis> Returns the rotational axis of the target
SetAngle <axis> <#> Sets the rotational axis of the target.


Skyrim Quest Commands

Command Effect
GetStage <QuestID> Gets the current quest stage for the chosen quest
player.sqs <QuestID> Shows all the stages of a quest
SetObjectiveCompleted <QuestID> <stage> <1 to set, 0 to unset> Sets a quest stage as either completed or uncompleted
SetStage <quest id> <stage value> Sets a quest to a specific stage. Useful if a quest has glitched
movetoqt <QuestID> Moves you to the target of the quest
showquesttargets Shows all current quest IDs
caqs Completes all stages of every quest. (Buggy and not recommended)
CompleteQuest <QuestID> Completes a quest

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Skyrim Player Commands

Command Effect
player.unlockword <shoutID> Unlocks a Dragon Shout to be used by the player
Addshout <ShoutID> Adds a Shout to the player’s skill list. The shout must first be unlocked
SetPlayerRace <Raceid> Changes the race of your character
Player.SetRace <RaceID> A slight variant on Change Race, this allows you to become a race not available in character creation, such as a dragon by using DragonRace as the raceID
fov <#> Allows you to set the field of view. Default setting is 75, and maximum setting is 160.
sucsm <#> Sets the speed of the free-flying camera. Default setting is 1. Setting 2 will double the speed, setting 0.5 will half the speed
animcam Allows you to change the angle of the camera without changing the direction your character is facing. Keeps camera movement independent of character movement.
s1st While in third person view, the character’s arms will still display behind the player character, allowing you to be in both first and third person simultaneously.
showracemenu Opens up a character menu showing magicka, stamina, and health. You can make changes to your character from this menu.
player.addperk <PerkID> Adds a specified perk to your character.
player.removeperk <PerkID> Removes a perk. Note: will not refund the point spent to unlock perk.
player.addspell <variable> Adds a specified spell, disease, or power to your abilities. Can be used to add spells that are in the game’s code but not actually used, such as the Conjure Dragon Priest spell.
Player.removespell <variable> Removes a spell, disease, or power from the player.
player.additem <ItemID> <#> Adds an item to your inventory.
player.removeitem <ItemID> <#> Removed an item from your inventory.
player.drop <ItemID> <#> Will drop the specified item on the floor.
player.showinventory Lists all items in your inventory, along with their itemID codes. Use PgUp and PgDwn to scroll the list.
player.setcrimegold <#> <FactionID> Adds a specific amount of gold to the bounty you have with a specific faction.
player.paycrimegold <X> <Y> <FactionID> Removes the bounty on your head. The X value needs to be changed to <1> to remove items you have stolen, or <0> to keep them. The Y value needs to be set to <1> to go to jail, or <0> to not go to jail.
player.setlevel <#> Sets your current character level to any given value.
player.teachword <WOP> Teaches your character a Word of Power.
player.setav <AV> <#> Sets the Actor Value to any given value.
player.modav <AV> <+/-#> Modifies the Actor Value by a given value.
player.placeatme <Item/NPCID> <#> Places an item or actor next to the player.
playerEnchantObject <ItemID> <mgef> <mgef> Adds an item to your inventory with two magic effects.
IncPCS <AVskill> Increases skill points in a given field by one point.
AdvSkill <AV> <#> Gives the player a specified amount of skill points to use.
psb Unlocks all spells and shouts, including ones that were not used as part of the final Skyrim game.
player.advlevel Forces the player to level up. Character will only level up, you won’t be able to choose a new perk.
enableplayercontrols Enables player control during cinematic cutscenes.
player.forceav dragonsouls # Gives the player a specified amount of Dragon Souls to use.

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Skyrim Other Commands

Command Effect
Addfac <FactionID> <#> Adds a selected NPC to a Faction. A 1-4 rank can be assigned by replacing #.
RemoveFac <FactionID> Removes a selected NPC from a Faction.
set playerfollowercount to <#> Sets the amount of followers for the player. Setting to 0 clears all followers and allows you to recruit.
Prid <RefID> Sets an NPC as a reference, which can then be used with other commands. Useful for when the NPC cannot be seen, such as in glitched quests.
bat <name of text file> Executes a .bat file for batch commands.
help <“Object name”> <#> Shows all descriptions and itemIDs for searched items. For example, searching for “orcish armor” will show all items with ‘orcish armor’ in the name. # sets the limit for search, with 0 having no limits, and 4 demanding an exact match.
qqq Quits the game instantly.
killall Kills all non-essential NPCs in the local area.
set timescale to <#> Sets the rate of time passage in the game. 20 is the default, and 1 is real-time.
sw <WeatherID> Sets the current climate to the desired weather patterns.

Skyrim Movement Commands

Command Effect
coc <CellID> Teleports you to the center of the cell.
cow Tamriel <Coordinates> Teleports you to the specified coordinated.
WIDeadBodyCleanupCell Holds the bodies of NPCs that have died.
player.moveto <NPCrefID> Moves you to the location of an NPC.

How to use Skyrim console commands

To use Skyrim console commands, you’ll need to open the developer console screen. This is easily done by tapping the tilde (~) key, which can be found under the Esc key, and just to the left of the 1 key on an American English keyboard. If you’re using a British English keyboard, you’ll need to tap the grave (`) key, which is located in the same place.

When typing in console commands, remember that commands are not case-sensitive, so don’t worry about caps lock. You’ll find that many commands will have a section that says something like <itemID><#>. In these cases, do not type the <> brackets, nor the #. Instead, type out the name of the item you want, and follow up by replacing the # with the number of items you require.

For example: ‘player .addItem<ItemID> <#>‘ is the command to add new items to your inventory. If you wanted to add 100 gold to your inventory, you’d type in player .additem 00000f 100.

Some commands require an item to be targeted. To do this, open the console, and then click on the object. The name of the targeted object will then appear in the middle of the screen.

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