A lengthy list of console commands have been discovered so far in Fallout 4, allowing players to grow huge, slow down time, or even complete the game.
Only hours after the release of the long-awaited Fallout 4, PC gamers have uncovered a whole treasure trove of ways to cheat and bypass the system. Like in previous Bethesda titles, it is possible to activate the console, whilst searching the in-game wastelands of Fallout 4, by pressing the tilde key.
For those who aren’t familiar with the name, the tilde key is situated directly below the escape button in the top left corner of most keyboards. If that doesn’t work for you, tap the apostrophe key as the command seems to differ between nationalities of your keyboard settings. Once the console is open, players are able to manipulate the game; increasing their size and speed, spawning weapons and monsters, or simply completing the game at the touch of a button.
The full list of commands discovered so far can be found below:
tgm — God mode. Invulnerability.
tcl — No collision. Walk through walls or even on air.
tai — Turns all AI off, causing NPCs to stand still vacantly.
tcai — Turns combat AI off. Peace. Peace, never changes.
killall — Kills every enemy in the immediate area, besides companions and any other characters that are too important to the game to die. In that case they will fall over and become injured until you give them a stimpack.
kill [insert ID] — Kills the creature with the ID you inserted.
resurrect [insert ID] — Brings the creature with the ID you insert back to life.
setgs fJumpHeightMin [insert number] — Modifies your jump. The higher the number, the higher you’ll fly. Be warned though, if you don’t turn on god mode, you will take a lot of fall damage.
speedmult [insert number] — Multiplies your running speed by the inserted number.
tfc — Activates flycam, allowing you to get some amazing screenshots.
tm — Toggles menus and UI on and off, making those screenshot even better. It also stop you from seeing the console however, so you’ll have to press tilde and type tm again blind in order to get the UI back.
setscale [number from 1 to 10] — Increases the size of you or your target.
sexchange — Changes your character’s gender.
player/additem 0000000f [insert number here] — Adds bottlecaps equal to the number you specify.
player/additem 0000000a [insert number here] — Adds bobbypins equal to the number you specify.
player.additem [insert item ID here] [insert number here] — Add any number of any item to your inventory.
coc qasmoke — This teleports you to a room with a number of boxes that contain every single item in the game. Helpful to discover the IDs of items. You can find an item ID by entering the console and clicking on the item in the game world with your mouse. It is likely that community wikis will have listed every item ID within a few days.
set timescale to [insert number here] — Speeds up or slows down time. For reference, 16. 1 is realtime, 1 slows down time to a standstill and 10,000 passes days in seconds.
tdetect — The AI won’t detect you anymore. Useful when looking to steal a heavily guarded item.
[skill] [number] — Boost a skill of your choice by the number you inserted.
player.setlevel [insert number] — Boost your level to the number you inserted.
caqs — This completes every step of the primary quest, effectively completing the game for you. WARNING:do this unless you’re okay with spoilers.
And that’s it for now, although there’s sure to be more commands that the community will discover in the next few weeks. Make sure to save your game before you start playing around with some of these as they have the potential to be game-breaking.
Not only do PC gamers have access to Fallout 4‘s console, the modding community will likely soon release an array of adjustments and additions to the game. One fan has already started work on the game’s first mod: a huge graphical overhaul of the game that’s less that 1MB in size. Microsoft fans will be happy to hear that any mods made for the PC version of Fallout 4 will also apply to the Xbox One version of the game, according to Bethesda’s Todd Howard. Whilst it’s not yet been revealed how exactly mods will be coming, it’s a first for consoles which have always been unable to modify the games in any way.
Bethesda games have always had a very active modding community and the latest release is looking to be no exception. Skyrim saw thousands of mods released over the course of its lifespan and still has new mods released all the time. One notable addition to the game was ‘Falskaar‘, an extensive story-based modification which saw an extra 25 hours of gameplay for those who used it. Other less useful but equally important mods include one which turned all of Skyrim‘s iconic dragons into Thomas the Tank Engines, complete with sound effects and flight.
For those of you that want to play Fallout 4 on a console instead, a video comparing the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 copies has recently been released to show which of the two devices are better for running the game