Skyrim console commands let you cheat. And do other stuff
There's nothing quite like accessing the console to remind you that you're a PC gamer. It makes me feel like a man. Except when I press ` accidentally and end up typing something like wwwwdwwwwddwdwdwdwwwdwwwwdws. Now, thanks to the Skyrim Wikia we have a full list of Skyrim console commands, ranging from invincibility to unlimited cash. It's possible to completely break the game, if you're into that kind of thing. Click through for the full list of Skyrim console commands.
Or do you like the idea of creating your own mod? Thanks to the Skyrim Creation Kit it's a lot easier than you think. Our Skyrim Creation Kit Video Tutorial is all you need to get started.
Oh, and don't worry if you'd rather sit back and read about someone else's Skyrim adventures. Christopher Livingston's Elder Strolls diary will see you right.
To enable these, just hit the Tilde (`) key and enter the appropriate codes. You can turn on more than one at once, too, so you can be invincible, fly and teleport all at the same time. In the game, of course.
Some of these may cause glitches and/or you to fall out of the gameworld. It's definitely worth saving your game, and turning off autosave so you don't get indefinitely stuck in the non-space underneath Windhelm.
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.
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.
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.
Every single spell in Skyrim is now yours!
Automatically level up - perfect if you hate playing games.
Automatically complete all the stages of your primary quest - perfect if you hate playing games.
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. You can find the codes in our Skyrim item codes post.
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.
Combine with the codes on this Wikia page to add your selected shout.
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.
Followed by 0 or 1 turns map markers on or off.
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.
Toggles AI, which means people won't interact with you, or do anything at all.
Turns combat AI on or off, turning dragons into placid beasts who act like you aren't there. A bit like cats.
This one lets you behave like a little rapscallion, as it turns naughty business detection (stealing, murdering, doing a poo in the woods etc) on or off. You'll still get caught if you try pickpocketing, though.
Adjust your wanted level with this handy command - setting it to zero resets your current amount of wantedness.
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.
Go straight to your quest target.
Target the thing you want to kill, type this command and they'll fall over in a very dead manner. We wish the command was "Laputan Machine", though.
Kills everything in the vicinity. Literally everything.
Lists every single console command. We've put this further down the list because we want you to actually read this article.
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.
When will I, will I be famous? When you up your fame number.
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.
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.
Quit the game without having to go through any of those pesky menus.
Target a character and type this and you'll get all their items - including their clothes. Note: does not work in real life.
Change your character's gender. Note: does not work in real life.
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.
Go to page two for NPC spawning, making people fight and becoming a giant.