Skyrim Cheats: Console Commands
Leveling, Gold, and Other Common Cheats
Skyrim includes a powerful command console that allows you to manipulate many aspects of the game. While this is a wonderful tool for power users, sorting through all the commands to find those traditional cheats you want can be a pain. The goal of this article is to provide a list of only the cheats used by average Skyrim players. Note the Xbox 360/PS3 versions of Skyrim cannot use the command console and may only 'cheat' by exploiting glitches in the game.
Opening the Command Console
To open Skyrim's Command Console for cheating, press the tilde~ key just below ESC. The screen will dim and you'll be prompted to type - there you will input commands and press the enter key. Pressing tilde again will close the console.
Level Up Cheats: Character and Skills
This one has to be knocked out first. There is no cheat that levels you directly in Skyrim. The player.advlevel cheat would seem right, but it doesn't give you the perk point or attribute increase you'd expect. Instead, use the incpcs skillname command. Skill names are one word, so incpcs onehanded would raise your One Handed weapon skill. This will use Skyrim's leveling system naturally so that you will get your perks!
Add Perk Points
There is no cheat to directly add a perk point. Use the leveling cheat method above or see Manually adding perk points. The former will keep your character in line with Skyrim's leveling system, while the latter can allow you to add as many perks as you want.
Cheats for Gold, Lockpicks and Any Item in Skyrim
The player.additem ID QTY cheat can be used to spawn copies of any item in Skyrim, including the oft-needed gold and lockpicks. Those two item ids are very easy to remember, 0000000f and 0000000a. Note you do not have to type the 0s at the beginning of an Item ID:
- player.additem f 5000 - gives 5000 gold.
- player.additem a 50 - 50 lockpicks
- player.additem 139b5 1 - 1 Daedric Bow
Find Skyrim Item IDs on UESP and you can have any armor, weapon, or material your heart desires. This is the method you'd use to cheat to get smithing materials quickly.
Use the command tgm to toggle God Mode, giving your Dragonborn infinite Health, Magicka, and Shouts.
Unlock all Spells and Shouts
To unlock all spells/shouts in Skyrim, use the psb (player spellbook) command. You'll still need dragon souls to unlock each stage of a Shout, but this cheat will act as though you have visited every Word Wall in Skyrim.
Kill or Unlock Anything
Open the console, click a target nearby to get them selected, and type kill. This same 'click' method can be used with the unlock console command to unlock any chest or door in Skyrim.
Advancing Time for Respawns
The set timescale to # cheat can be used to advance game time. This is used for doing things like forcing areas to respawn so that you can again farm the materials there. The default is 20, and you should avoid using low values for potential glitches can occur. Travel to another area, set timescale to 10000 and watch days fly by. Reloading an area after 10 days is enough to respawn most areas in Skyrim.
More Console Commands
To see a full list of commands in Skyrim, see UESP.
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