"Evil is evil," opines Geralt during one of his many Ethics 101 lectures. "Lesser, greater, middling. It's all the same." So we can infer that he probably wouldn't think too much of us using all these The Witcher 3 cheats and console commands to assume godlike powers of creation and destruction - but hey, if he starts complaining, we can just turn him into Ciri, who I'm sure is far less scrupulous about such things.
The Witcher 3 console commands & cheats guide
In order to make use of the dizzying array of The Witcher 3 console commands below, you'll first have to enable the console. But follow the below steps and you'll be done in seconds! After that, you can spend time perusing our definitive Witcher 3 cheats list in the table below. So let's get started!
How to enable the Witcher 3 console
Enabling the console in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is dead easy, and should take you less than a minute. Here are the steps, in case the beautiful diagram above isn't clear enough for you:
- 1a) Open up Windows Explorer and navigate to your Witcher 3 folder.
- 1b) Alternatively, right-click The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in your Steam Library, and click Manage -> Browse Local Files, which will open up Windows Explorer to that same folder.
- 2) From here, navigate to bin -> config -> base, and open up the general.ini file with Notepad++ or Notepad.
- 3) On a new line at the bottom of the file, type "DBGConsoleOn=true" without the quote marks.
- 4) Save and close the file, then run The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
- 5) Once in-game, you can open and close the console by pressing either @ or # or F2.
And there you have it! Now, whenever you want to input a particular console command, you just open up the console, type the command, and hit Enter.
Below is a comprehensive list of all console commands and cheats in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, along with a description of their function and how to use them. Be sure to use the search box at the top of the table to find a specific command!
Note: If a command has brackets, it requires certain parameters (the italicised sections). Certain parameters are optional, but most are required in order for the command to work.
|god||Toggles invincibility on/off.|
|likeaboss||Toggles likeaboss mode on/off. While enabled, you deal 40% of enemy's health as damage with every hit.|
|addkeys||Gives you all keys required to open all doors.|
|addmoney(amount)||Adds specified number of Crowns (money).|
|removemoney(amount)||Removes specified number of Crowns (money).|
|additem('item code', amount)||Adds the specified item to your inventory. Can optionally specify an amount. Consult this item codes list for details.|
|removeitem('item code')||Removes the specified item from your inventory. Consult this item codes list for details.|
|witchcraft||Adds one of each item in the game to your inventory. WARNING: command may take time to execute and/or crash your game.|
|spawn('npc code', amount, distance, hostility)||Spawns the specified NPC type in front of you. Can optionally specify amount/distance from player. Can also specify hostility towards you (true/false). Consult this NPC codes list for details.|
|killall(distance)||Kills all enemies within the specified radius around your character.|
|healme||Sets your health to full.|
|setlevel(level)||Sets your level to the specified number.|
|levelup||Increases your level by 1.|
|addexp(amount)||Supplies you with the specified amount of XP.|
|learnskill('skill code')||Learns the specified skill/talent. Consult this skill codes list for details.|
|addskillpoints(amount)||Supplies you with the specified number of skill/talent points.|
|AllowFT(0/1)||Enables (1) or disables (0) the ability to Fast Travel from any location.|
|ShowAllFT(0/1)||Enables (1) or disables (0) the ability to see all Fast Travel locations, whether or not you've discovered them.|
|ShowPins(0/1)||Enables (1) or disables (0) the ability to see all pins (points of interest) on the map, whether or not you've discovered them.|
|ShowKnownPins(0/1)||Enables (1) or disables (0) the ability to see all previously discovered pins (points of interest) on the map.|
|settime(days, hours, minutes, seconds)||Sets the time of day, in the form of days/hours/minutes/seconds since the game began.|
|TM(multiplier)||Sets the speed of the in-game time. Examples: 1 = 1 minute passes every second (default). 0.5 = 1 minute every 2 seconds. 5 = 5 minutes every second.|
|Ciri||Switches your character to Ciri.|
|Geralt||Switches your character to Geralt.|
|Cat(0/1)||Enables (1) or disables (0) the Cat potion effect (night vision).|
|Drunk(0/1)||Enables (1) or disables (0) the Drunk status effect.|
|dismember||Dismembers the currently targeted NPC.|
|SpawnHorse||Spawns a horse.|
|instantMount('horse')||Spawns and instantly mounts you on a horse. This can only be used with the 'horse' parameter.|
|staminapony||Spawns a horse with unlimited stamina.|
|spawnBoatAndMount||Spawns and instantly mounts you on a boat.|
|makeitrain||Make it rain.|
|stoprain||Stop it raining.|
|changeweather('weather code')||Sets the weather to a specific type. Consult this weather codes list for details.|
|winGwint(0/1)||Instantly wins (1) or loses (0) your current game of Gwent.|
|addgwintcards||Supplies you with one of each Gwent Card. Exception is the Katakan card, which requires: "additem('gwint_card_katakan')".|
|secretgwint||Begins a game of Gwent against the AI.|
|addabl('buff code')||Bestow the specified buff effect on you. Consult this buff codes list for details.|
|rmbabl('buff code')||Removes the specified buff effect. Consult this buff codes list for details.|
|cleardevelop||Resets your character, removing all items and levels and resupplying you with the starting gear.|
|buffme('effect id', seconds)||Bestows the specified effect on you. Different from the addabl command! Consult this effect codes list for details.|
|appearance('appearance code')||Sets your appearance to the specified model. Consult this appearance codes list for details.|
|WitcherHairstyle('1'/'2'/'3')||Sets your hairstyle to the specified type. Requires apostrophes around the chosen number.|
|addHair1||Sets your hairstyle to the default style.|
|addHair2||Sets your hairstyle to the ponytail style.|
|addHair3||Sets your hairstyle to the long loose style.|
|addHairDLC1||Sets your hairstyle to the loose short style.|
|addHairDLC2||Sets your hairstyle to the mohawk/ponytail style.|
|addHairDLC3||Sets your hairstyle to the Elven Rebel style.|
|shave||Shaves your beard.|
|setbeard(beard code)||Sets your beard to the specified type. Consult this beard codes list for details.|
|settattoo(0/1)||Enables (1) or disables (0) the tattoo on Geralt's neck.|
|setcustomhead('head code')||Sets your character's head to the specified model. Consult this head codes list for details.|
|removecustomhead||Resets your head model to default.|
|xy(x, y)||Teleports you to the specified x/y coordinates.|
|gotoWyzima||Teleports you to Wyzima.|
|gotoNovigrad||Teleports you to Novigrad.|
|gotoSkellige||Teleports you to Skellige.|
|gotoKaerMohren||Teleports you to Kaer Morhen. Yes, you must spell it "KaerMohren" for it to work.|
|gotoProlog||Teleports your character to White Orchard.|
|gotoPrologWinter||Teleports your character to White Orchard (Winter).|
|ToggleCameraAutoRotation||Toggles automatic camera rotation on/off.|
|fadeout||Fade out the display.|
|fadein||Fade in the display.|
|testpause||Pauses the game.|
|testunpause||Unpauses the game.|
|dlgshow||Toggles the game's UI on/off.|
|activateAllGlossaryBeastiary||Enables all Beastiary entries in the Glossary.|
|activateAllGlossaryCharacters||Enables all Character entries in the Glossary.|
And there you have it: the ultimate guide to cheats and console commands in The Witcher 3. But that's not all we've got on this masterpiece of an RPG. Check out all the other guides we've written on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt below!