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Starfield console commands and cheats list

The most useful Starfield console commands, and how to use them on Xbox

A player in Starfield stands in front of the city of Neon wearing full Mantis gear and wielding a Wakizashi sword.
Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Bethesda Game Studios

What are the most useful Starfield cheats and console commands on PC? Bethesda are known for creating massive RPGs that give you a wide variety of freedom to do what you like, and the same is true of Starfield. But if you really want to command the cosmos, then you need to learn how to use Starfield console commands and cheats to shape the worlds of the Settled Systems around you.

Using console commands, you can toggle God mode, fly through walls, spawn items for free, max out all your skills, give yourself infinite credits, and much, much more. Read on for a definitive list of all Starfield console commands and cheats, and how to use them.

If you need help finding a particular ID for a perk, item, faction, or anything else, then check out our dedicated Starfield Item IDs guide!

In this guide:

If you're looking to change your field of view, you can't do it using console commands. Instead, check out our dedicated guide on how to change FOV in Starfield!

Was Starfield worth the wait? Liam and Alice B discuss this question - and more - in the video above.Watch on YouTube

How to use Starfield console commands

To use Starfield cheats, you need to open the command console. To open the command console on PC, hit either the "@" key on the keyboard.

If that doesn't work, hit the key just below ESC on the keyboard. This will be the Grave (`) key on English keyboards, or the Tilde (~) key on American English keyboards.

After opening the console, you may type the console commands you wish to use into the command line area one at a time. Console commands in Starfield are not case-sensitive, so it doesn't matter whether you capitalise a word or not.

Best Starfield console commands

Console showing the command "player.additem f 999999" giving players 999,999 Credits
The console command player.additem f 999999 will give you 999,999 CreditsImage credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Bethesda Game Studios

These are the best Starfield console commands and cheats that the majority of players will find most useful to use while they play:

  • tgm - God Mode. Makes you invincible and gives you unlimited ammo.
  • tim - Immortal Mode. You can take damage but your health will never hit 0.
  • player.additem f [value] - Infinite money.
  • player.additem a [value] - Infinite Digipicks.
  • player.setav carryweight 999999 - Infinite Carry Capacity.
  • player.additem [item id] [value] - Spawns the specified item in your inventory.
  • player.placeatme [item id] [value] - Spawns the specified item or creature in front of you.
  • player.setlevel [value] - Sets your character to the specified level.
  • player.addperk [perk id] - Adds the specified skill, trait, or background.
  • player.paycrimegold 0 0 [faction id] - Pay Off Bounties for a specific Faction.
  • psb - Unlocks all 24 powers.
  • tdetect - NPCs will no longer detect you in stealth.
  • tcai - NPCs will no longer target and attack you.
  • tcl - No Clip. Allows you to move through walls and other objects.
  • tfc - Toggles freefly camera, allowing you to fly around.
  • kah - Kills all hostile NPCs in the vicinity.
  • passtime [hours] - Passes the specified number of hours.
  • showlooksmenu player 1 - Opens the character creator.
  • tm - Toggles the UI on and off.
  • setforcespeechchallengealwayssucceed 1 - Make all speech challenges automatically succeed - there is a mod for this too.

Any section of a console command which is wrapped in [square brackets] denotes a section where you must add the relevant word or phrase you want, based on what you want the cheat to do.

Starfield console commands and cheats list

Here is the full list of all Starfield console commands and cheats that we know of, and a description of what each cheat does.

Console Command Description
tgm God Mode. Makes you invincible and gives you unlimited ammo.
player.additem f [value] Infinite money.
player.additem a [value] Infinite Digipicks.
player.setav carryweight 999999 Infinite Carry Capacity.
player.additem [item id] [value] Spawns the specified item in your inventory.
player.placeatme [item id] [value] Spawns the specified item or creature in front of your character.
tdetect NPCs will no longer detect you in stealth.
tcai NPCs will no longer target and attack you.
killall Kills all NPCs in the vicinity, even non-hostile ones.
kah Kills all hostile NPCs in the vicinity.
resurrect Resurrects the targeted NPC.
[ref id].amod [omod id] Applies the specified weapon mods to your weapon.
[ref id].rmod [omod id] Removes the specified weapon mods from your weapon.
tim Immortal Mode. You can take damage but your health will never hit 0.
psb Unlocks all 24 powers.
unlock Unlocks the targeted door or container.
sexchange Changes your character's gender to the opposite sex.
showmenu sleepwaitmenu Opens the wait/pass time menu.
player.setlevel [value] Sets your character to the specified level.
player.paycrimegold 0 0 [faction id] Pay Off Bounties for a specific Faction.
showlooksmenu player 1 Opens the character creator, allowing you to change your appearance.
player.addperk [perk id] Add Skills, Traits, and Backgrounds.
player.removeperk [perk id] Removes the specified skill, trait, or background.
tcl No Clip. Allows you to move through walls and other objects.
tm Toggles the UI on and off.
tfc Toggles freefly camera, allowing you to fly around.
saq Starts all main story and side missions. Can cause crashes!
caqs Completes all main story and side missions. Can cause crashes!
showhighmaxheights [shmh] Shows or hides the high res max height data.
enablestorymanagerlogging Enables story manager logging.
dumppapyrusstacks [dps] Dumps all Papyrus stack information to the log.
dumppapyrustimers Dumps all Papyrus timer registrations to the log.
dumppapyruslosevents Dumps all Papyrus LOS event registrations to the log.
dumppapyrusdistanceevents Dumps all Papyrus distance event registrations to the log.
dumppapyruspersistenceinfo [dppi] Dumps everything in Papyrus persisting the reference called on, or passed.
dumppapyruseventregistrations Dumps all Papyrus event registrations for the specified object (and script).
runcompaction Run a pass of compaction if possible.
setsubgraphtodebug Sets Subgraph To Debug Mode.
enablerumble Enables/disables controller rumble.
havokvdbcapture Toggles Havok VDB Capture
togglenavmeshinfo Toggle a view mode similar to the map camera and displays navmesh infos.
playsyncanim Play Sync Anim.
setformknown Sets the known flag on a form.
setdebugquest Sets the quest to be the only one startable from its event type.
setquestaliaslogging Turns alias logging on/off for a quest.
setrace Sets the passed in actor's race.
findform [find] Find a form.
startpapyrusscriptprofile [startpsp] Starts profiling a Papyrus script.
stoppapyrusscriptprofile [stoppsp] Stops profiling a Papyrus script.
startpapyrusformprofile [startpfp] Starts profiling Papyrus scripts on a form.
stoppapyrusformprofile [stoppfp] Stops profiling Papyrus scripts on a form.
startpapyrusstackrootprofile Starts profiling all Papyrus stacks starting at a script.
stoppapyrusstackrootprofile Stops profiling all Papyrusstacks starting at a script.
togglepapyrusglobalprofiler [tpgp] Toggles Papyrus global profiling on and off (profiles everything)
printquestsceneinfo Prints to the Quest Inf file the current state of scenes.
isinvulnerable Is the actor invulnerable?
collisionmesh Toggle Mesh Collision Info
havokworldstep [hkstep] Toggle BhkWorld Havok Step Info
isolaterendering Enable isolated rendering for selected object.
togglewatercurrentgeometry Displays or hides water current geometry.
performaction Performs the specified action on the selected actor.
starttrackplayerdoors Starts tracking player-activated teleport doors.
stoptrackplayerdoors Stops tracking player-activated teleport doors.
checkplayerdoors Compares the Tracked Player path with the quest target path.
setinchargen Toggles aspects of Chargen Mode on/off [savingDisabled] [waitingDisabled][activationMessageDisabled]
forcereset Force the game to run a full reset.
forceclosefiles Close masterfile and plugins. Useful for letting CreationKit save to a plugin that is also loaded in-game. See also HotLoadPlugin. [Caution: Use at own risk! Gameplay and new savegames may be unstable.]
hotloadplugin [hlp] Load or reload the named plugin. Useful for getting changes without restarting. See also ForceCloseFiles. [Caution: Use at own risk! Modified running quests will be stopped (and restarted if possible). Gameplay and new savegames may be unstable.]
generatebendablespline [spline] Generate a bendable spline geometry instance.
reload [script] Reloads the specified Papyrus script.
testaim Test an actor's aim.
testlook Test an actor's looking.
pushcamera Push camera to editor.
movetoeditorcamera Move to the editor camera.
movetoeditorselection Move to the editor selection.
placefurnituretester [pft] Place actor, who will use the selected furniture. Can specify actor type via optional parameter.
dumpconditionsfunctions Output the current counters for condition function calls.
reloadanimationgraphs Reload the currently loaded animation graphs.
toggleweaponoverlay Toggle the weapon overlay.
forcedetect Forces the selected actor to detect the specified actor.
changeanimarchetype [caa] Change the selected actor's anim archetype.
changeanimflavor Change the selected actor's animal flavor.
setangrywithplayer Set the angry with player flag.
forcerepath Force the actor to repath.
forcepathfailure Force the actor's path to fail.
dumpformlist Dump the contents of given formlist to the console output.
traceanimationevents Trace an actor's animation events.
showmods Show all property mods on an object.
dumpinputenablelayers Dumps all currently used input enable layers to the console.
attachmod Attach a mod to an object.
removemod Remove a mod from an object.
spawntemplatedobject Spawn a ref to a templated object.[object, ilevel, pkeyword1, pkeyword2]
callfunction Calls a papyrus function on the targeted ref. First parameter is the function, the rest are parameters.
callquestfunction [cqf] Calls a papyrus function on a quest. Second parameter is the function, the rest are parameters.
callglobalfunction [cgf] Calls a global papyrus function. First parameter is the function, the rest are parameters.
resetinputenablelayer Resets all control disables on a specific input enable layer.
forceenableplayercontrols [fepc] Force-enables the player's controls, regardless of layers, see EnablePlayerControls.
resetforceenabledplayercontrols Resets all force-enabled player controls.
getactorrefowner Prints the owner of the currently selected reference.
setactorrefowner [saro] Sets ownership of the currently selected reference to the specified actor (or if not actor is specified, to the player).
hasactorrefowner [haro] Returns 1 if the currently selected reference has an owner, or 0 otherwise.
setoutfit Change the default outfit for the actor.
passtime [hours] Passes the specified number of hours.
linklocations Links two locations under the given keyword.
showlinkedlocations Outputs all locations linked to the given one under the given keyword.
setlinkedref Links the current ref to the given one under the given keyword.
resetcontainer Resets the currently selected container, or if you specify "1", then it'll reset all containers.
setscenefordebug Sets the current debug scene.
preloadexterior Preloads the exterior data for the currently selected ref.
testpath Debug function to test a path.
togglecontrolsoverly Toggle Controls Overlay
refresh Rebug function to refresh a reference.
dynamicresolution Change the dynamic resolution settings.
testloadingmenu Debug function to open/close the Loading menu in the Loading thread.
recalcinstancedata Debug function recalc instance data for the selected ref or all loaded refs if nothing is selected.
togglereferencepose Toggles forcing an animgraph for the selected actor to be in the reference pose. May specify "target" or "rig" as well.
setpersistlocation Debug function to set the persist loc on reference.
setlocationreftype Debug function to set the loc ref type for a location on a reference.
showlocdata Debug function to dump data about a location.
reserveloc Debug function to reserve a location so it can't be used for most aliases.
updateawakesound [uas] Update the selected actor's current conscious loop.
setharvested Mark the current reference as Harvested or not.
pausescene Pause or unpause the specified scene.
spawndupe Make a duplicate ref of the selected ref.
disabledistantreferences Disable references more than a certain distance from the selected ref.
fireassert Fire an assert (with text passed, if available).
forcepersistent Force a reference to become persistent.
playactioncamera [pac] Play this action camera on the reference with target reference.
stopactioncamera Stop the action camera.
changestance Change the actor's stance.
auditionwwiseevent Set of commands for auditioning Wwise events.
auditionreverbform [arf] Force a given Reverb form to be active.
setwwisestate [sws] Sets a global Wwise State
buildanimationdata [bad] Build the animation data for the actor.
switchskeleton Toggles between standard and chargen skeletons for an actor.
gethelloorgreeting [actor] Prints out the info id for actor's hello/greeting to actor param. One of these should be the player.
setbonetintregion Add bone tint data to an object's 3d given a region ID (integer) of that object.
senddialogueevent Sends a dialogue event for the selected and target actor.
setforcespeechchallengealwayssucceed [1/0] Make all speech challenges automatically succeed.
setforcespeechchallengealwaysfail [1/0] Make all speech challenges automatically fail.
runmaterialsanalysis [rma] Compares the materials of the selected reference.
capturemessages [string] Captures DebugString, USER1 and USER2 messages using a Message Event Listener and sends the output to CaptureMessage.Iua
toggletrijuice Toggles Trijuicing in the renderer (may slightly degrade texture filtering quality in exchange for improved performance).
setpresentthreshold [spt] Set percentage (0-100) of scanlines covered before swap threshold is hit: default 0 (always swap)
linkfullaccount Link full Bnet account to game-account: (username) (password)
isloggedin [isonline] Is the player logged in to Bethesda.net?
getlegaldocs [getlegaldocs] Retrieves a list of all required legal documents.
acceptlegaldoc Accepts a legal document based on its ID: acceptlegaldoc (id)
getdataattachment Prints data from Bethesda.net Profile Data Attachment: getattachment (type) (id)
deletedataattachment Deletes a Bethesda.net Profile Data Attachment: deleteattachment (type) (id)
uploadcharacterdata Uploads character data playload as bnet Profile Data Attachment.
getattachmentleaderboard [getattachmentleaderboard] Gets attachment leaderboard page: getattachmentleaderboard (attachment type) (leaderboard type)
loaduniteddata Gets character data from leadersboard and caches it.
makeunitynpc Updates NPC with data from unity cache.
setvolumetriclighting parameters [vl] Set volumetric lighting parameters.
startworkshop [workshop] Enter Workshop mode if the player is within the buildable area of a Workshop.
togglevblankoptim Toggles VBlank optim
addkeyword Add the given keyword to the reference
removekeyword Remove the given keyword on the reference.
setambientparticlesenabled Enables(1)/disables(0) ambient particles.
removeoutposts [ref] Removes the given Outpost and all built items.
setesramsetup Force specific ESRAM setup (-1 for automatic setup).
callstacktracedepth Set the callstack depth when tracing it.
commandedactivated Commands selected actor to use a reference.
enablegalaxymode Enables/Disables galaxy mode.
togglestarfielddebug Toggles the StarField debug on or off.
setstarfieldcoordinatescale [value] Sets the StarField coordinate scale.
setstarsystemscale [sss] Sets the star system scale.
movetoplanet If target player ship, move to or give path to pilot to (target) (1 to do full jump sequence).
setorbitspeedscale Sets global orbit speed scale.
instancenamingrules Export instance naming rule data to file INRExport.txt.
getorbismodinfo Prints info relating to Orbis mod game data files.
togglescenedebug Show debug state for scene.
setfarclip Set far clip value. (-1 to clear override)
toggleoverdraw Toggle overdraw
recordscene Capture screen shots of scene. (Scene EditorID, [FPS 60 default])
landonplanet [lop] Land on a planet. (lop )
takeofftospace Take off to space.
previewbodyresources [pbr] Previews resources for a planet.
sendaffinityevent (AffinityEvent [ObjRef]) Run an affinity event on an optional object reference.
addpower AddPower (part) #
removepower RemovePower (part) #
matlockcapture Force matlock to realize a capture.
togglesnapnodemarkers Toggle snap node markers.
setvoicetype Set an override voice type on an actor.
addworldspacetoplanet Adds a world space to a planet.
debugdataprovider Set the name of the UI Data Provider we want to debug.
loadall3d Load all queued 3D.
printallmenus [pam] Print all active menus.
printallinputcontext [paic] Print the input context stack.
addplottobody [addplot] Plot a route to this body.
reloadfacedata Reload face data.
setgravityscale Sets gravity scale on a ref's parent cell.
previewblock PreviewBlock (blockname) (biome).
exportterraintextures Export terrain textures.
exportterraingrids Export terrain grids.
exportterrainheightmap Export terrain height map.
exportterrainsplatmap Explort terrain splat map.
exportterrainmaterialindexmap Export terrain material index map.
exportterrainfiles Export terrain files.
updateterrainclipmaps Refresh Terrain Clipmaps.
toggledebugcamera Toggle debug camera (mode name)
cycleprevdebugcamera Cycle to previous debug camera.
cyclenextdebugcamera Cycle to next debug camera.
toggledebugcameracontrols Toggle debug camera controls.
setimguiwindowfunction [siw] Activate an ImGui window.
invokeuievent Invokes a ui > c++ event.
hotreloadui Hot Reloads the User Interface SWFs.
setposrelativetoref Script function to set the position of the picked ref relatively to another ref (defaulted to the player).
faceref Make a ref face towards another ref (defaulted to the player), with an extra angle offset.
setworkshopitem Set the Workshop menu's Node Cursor to the currently selected reference, if any.
generatenavmesh Generates nav-mesh on the current cell.
landonplanetanimated Land player's spaceship with animation.
startnewgame Command to trigger new game on main menu without UI.
forcedbleedout Force an actor to enter bleedout.
forceconditionformtrue Force a condition form to true. args: FromID, (enable)0/1, (permanent)0/1.
forceconditionformfalse Force a condition form to false. args: FromID, (enable)0/1, (permanent)0/1.
landonplanetbiome Land on a planet's biome. (lopb (planetname) (biome index) [(centered)0/1])
landonplanetmarker Land at a marker on the current planet.
testallplanets TestPlanets
clearlinkedref Clear a linked reference.
setlocaltime Sets the local time on the current planet, optionally updating the galaxy sim.
reloadmaterials Reloads all materials.
placementoncell Test overlay placement on a cell. (poc (cellindex.x)(xellindex.y))
toggleworkshopflycam Toggle workshop flycam.
checkbiomemarker Finds uses in the loaded area of the given biome marker.
testbiomeplanet [tbp] Creates a full planet set to use the given biome exclusively and puts the player there.
previewpattern PreviewPattern (patternname)(biome)
sethavokdynamic Set reference motion to dynamic with optional mass in kg.
sethavokkinematic Set reference motion to kinematic.
sethavokactive Set reference havok activity.
sethavoklod Set reference collision lod.
sethavoklinearvelocity Set reference linear velocity.
sethavokangularvelocity Set reference angular velocity.
sethavokcollisionlayer Set havok collision layer.
sethavokragdollfriction Set havok ragdoll friction.
sethavokparam Set havok param.
showhavokragdollvalues Show havok ragdoll values.
starthavokparttest Start/reset havok particles test.
stophavokparttest Stop havok particles test.
setorientation Set reference orientation
toggledebugtext3d Toggle in game debug text.
togglebiooverlay Toggle the BI Overlay.
togglemetricviewer Spawn Metric Viewer
printmessage Print a message to the screen (print (message) (time) (clear previous messages flag))
adddebugtest Add debug text to a reference (AddDebugText (debug text) (size) (color) (background color) (border color) (offsetX) (offsetY) (offsetZ) (pinned flag)
disableactorpackage [1/0] Disable or enable an actor's package.
stopbatchfile Stop a running batchfile.
centeronspacecell Move to the specified space cell, optionally specify a ship.
dependencygraphdump Dump Dependency Graph.
toggleexperimentalshaders Toggles experimental shaders on/off.
settestplanetandbiome Sets a test planet and biome for interior testing with biome markers.

Note: many of the more unusual console commands in this list were sourced from IGN.

How to enable achievements with cheats

Starfield cheats warning that reads "Use of certain console commands will disable achievements."
Be default, using cheats will disable all achievements. | Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Bethesda Game Studios

By default, many Starfield console commands will disable achievements, and your saves will be put into a special modded save profile. However, if you want to enable achievements to use alongside cheats, the easiest way to do it is by downloading and installing the Achievement Enabler mod. For more information, check out our best Starfield mods guide.

Can you use Starfield console commands on Xbox?

You cannot use Starfield console commands and cheats on Xbox. However, you can cross-save between PC and Xbox, which means you can load your game save on PC, use all the console commands you like, and then when you reload the save on your Xbox you'll still have the effects of all those cheats.

So in a roundabout way, you can take advantage of console commands in Starfield even on Xbox - but you will need to log in to a PC to do it, and obviously it's not the ideal solution. But until the command console is added to Xbox (if it ever will be), this is the only option for Xbox users.

That's every single cheat code and console command available in Starfield. With such power at your fingertips, you should be wanting for nothing! But then again, perhaps you need a refresher on the best Starfield skills to unlock first, or the best Starfield traits and best Starfield backgrounds to pick. We've also got handy guides on how to sell contraband in Starfield, how to fast travel in Starfield, and understanding the Starfield lockpicking minigame.

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