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Console Code: Kill All Hostiles

If you’re feeling particularly lazy or overwhelmed by enemies while traversing the fields of Skyrim, here’s a handy console code.

Open up your console by pressing `, then enter:

killall

press enter, then exist by again pressing `.

This code, as the name suggests, will kill all hostile enemies in your near vicinity. Mass murder with the press of a few buttons.

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Console Code: Add Dragon Shout

You know it makes me want to shout…not having all the Shouts that is. With a console code, that’s a problem that’s easily fixed.

Open your console with the ` key and type in the following:

player.additem addshout <shoutcode>

replacing one of the Dragon Shout codes with the <shoutcode> section.

Now you can make fast and easy use of all those sweet Dragon Shouts I’ve been showing off. You have Shout envy, don’t you? I knew it.

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Console Code: Toggle God Mode

There are times when struggle builds character, puts hair on your chest. And then there are times when, fuck that struggle hairy chest bullshit, let me do what I want now. For that, there’s God Mode.

Open your console by pressing the ` button in the upper left of your keyboard, and enter:

TGM

Press enter, then exit the console by again pressing `.

This console code will render you invincible, remove your carry weight limit, remove all shout cooldown, and grant unlimited magicka and stamina.

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Console Code: Populate Spell Book

Here’s a fun console code to try, but consider yourself warned: this command doesn’t quite work 100% (yet?), so you may want to back up your game file before trying it.

Open your console with the ` and enter:

psb

Press enter, and exit the console by again pressing `.

This command, Populate Spell Book, will unlock all in-game spells and shouts. As it also unlocks spells used to test the game, it should be used with caution.

Related: Guide: How To Use Console Codes

Guide: How To Use Console Codes

As promised, here it is, le grand console code guide. Using console codes can seem pretty intimidating: the thought that you can literally do whatever you want with the game, being given the developer’s tools to do so, is a bit mindblowing at first. Bethesda’s code transparency is something to be admired, certainly, but there’s no reason to be scared of it. There’s no better way to make the most of your game than by utilizing the information they’ve freely given us. 

Console codes are pretty essential for a Bethesda title, anyway: the vast universe entailed in each of their intricately detailed titles lends itself to incredibly buggy gameplay, at times only fixable with console codes. It’s for that reason that I never play a Bethesda title on a console. For Elder Scrolls and Fallout, you really want to go PC.

So, how to use them. It’s really not as hard as you think. You first have to “open” the console. This creates a black box pop up at the bottom of the screen where you can easily enter the necessary code.

To open the console box, press the tilde button on the upper left hand corner of your keyboard, which consists of ~ and `. Type out the directed code, press enter, and exit the console by once again pressing `.

Most console code directions will tell you everything you need to put into the line of code to make it work. For instance, if you wanted to add an item to your character’s inventory, you would enter

player.additem <ref id code> <quantity>

You would first look up the reference id code for the item, say, Glass Arrows, which in Skyrim is 000139BE. Then you decide your quantity, in our case we’ll say 200. The line of code would then look like this:

player.additem 000139BE 200

press enter, exit the console with `, and voila, 200 Glass Arrows in your inventory. It’s really that simple.

You PC players, go try it out for yourself, and tell me out it works! You’ll find a list of item codes at the Elder Scrolls Wikia.

Console Command: Unlock Chests

Some times you feel like tediously picking your way through a difficult lock…other times, not so much. If you want to cut a corner in the lockpicking department, first open up your console by pressing the tilde button (“`”) and click on the lock you wish to pick. Then enter:

Unlock

And boom shaka laka, unlocked door/chest/whatever.

Console Code: Reduce Dragon Shout Cooldown Time

Did you know that you can actually do that, reduce the time it takes for your Dragon Shout to cool down? Sure, in the earlier levels it doesn’t matter as much—an Amulet of Talos and some cheap Shouts, and you never even worry about it. Then you get Storm Call and Odahviing, and the game changes entirely.

To reduce your cool down time by using a console command, first open the console with the ` button, then input:

player.setav shoutrecoverymult <multiplier>

The default for “multiplier” is 1, so if you instead put in 0, you’ll get an instant cool down. If you change the values higher (because you’re insane or just love a good challenge), it will make the cool down longer.

Play on playas!