Skyrim cheats and console commands to Godmode your way across Tamriel (2023)

By Iain Wilson

Contributions from

Heather Wald, Leon Hurley, Josh West


With a Skyrim console command you can level up your skills and fully customise your Elder Scrolls experience

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(Video) Skyrim Console Commands 2022

The best Skyrim cheats can tailor your experience in Tamriel to your liking. Skyrim console commands can also help you in all manner of ways and change up your experience, from spawning items to levelling up skills and much more. While it takes some doing to discover all Skyrim has to offer over, we've had plenty of time to get lost in the adventures of the Dragonborn over the last decade. Happily, Skyrim cheats are also a great way of breathing renewed life into the game in fun ways.

No matter whether you're playing an older version of the game or the more recent Skyrim Anniversary Edition, you can only use Skyrim cheats via PC console commands. So, if you're on Switch, Xbox, or PlayStation, you won't be able to use them. But, if you're looking to shake things up a bit on other platforms, it can be worth checking out our roundup of the best Skyrim mods.

Read on below to find a breakdown of all of the best Skyrim cheats and console commands, along with instructions on how you can use them.

How to use Skyrim console commands

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As with most PC games, you can enter a Skyrim console command by pressing the tilde (~). That will open up the developer console, where you can type in the various command codes we've got below, then hit tilde once again to close the console and return to the game to see what you've got. And, unless otherwise stated, entering the same code a second time should turn it off again.

You can enter multiple codes at a time and stack up various effects, just be wary of breaking things - using some of these codes (especially in combination) can cause glitches, mess up ongoing storylines or saves, or crash your game entirely, so make sure you create a back up save and keep it separate before you start playing around - otherwise you may find you've permanently broken your progress, and nobody wants to deal with that in a game the size of Skyrim. Achievements will also be disabled as soon as you start entering these codes, so unfortunately you won't be able to cheat your way to completing any challenges.

Skyrim console commands to level up skills

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  • tgm - God mode: Full invincibility, infinite stamina and magicka.
  • tim - Immortal mode: Similar to God mode, you can take damage but can't be killed.
  • tcl - No-clip mode: Walk through walls, fly.
  • showracemenu - Access the character creator to change appearance (this will reset your level and skill progress).
  • player.resethealth - Immediately refills your health.
  • psb - Learn every magic spell.
  • player.advlevel - Increase player level by one, though you won't get a perk point.
  • player.setlevel # - Replace # with the level to set your player to.
  • player.setscale # - Replace # with the height for your character, between 0.1 and 10.
  • advskill SkillID # - Replace SkillID with the skill you're modifying and # with the .amount you are modifying it by. A list of SkillIDs is here.
  • addshout ShoutID - Replace ShoutID with the shout you want to add. A list of ShoutIDs is here.
  • player.addperk PerkID - Replace PerkID with the perk you want to add. A list of PerkIDs is here.
  • player.additem ItemID # - Replace ItemID with the item you want to add to your inventory, and # with the amount of that item to add. A list of ItemIDs is here.
  • unlock - Point at a door or chest then use this code to unlock it.

World Skyrim console commands and cheats

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  • tm - Turns off all GUI display.
  • tmm # - Toggle map markers, replace # with 0 to disable all or 1 to enable all.
  • tfc - Free camera mode, add 1 to pause the game.
  • sucsm # - Replace # to change the speed of the free camera i.e. 0.5 for half speed or 2. for double speed.
  • tfow - Remove fog from the world map.
  • tg - Turn off grass.
  • ts - Turn off skybox and fog.
  • tt - Turn off trees.
  • tws - Turn off water (when not underwater).
  • set timescale to # - Replace # to set the rate time passes at, 1 is realtime and 20 is default.
  • sgtm # - Replace # to set the game speed i.e. 0.5 for half speed or 2 for double speed.
  • fw WeatherID - Replace WeatherID with the type of weather you want to instantly activate. A list of WeatherIDs is here.
  • sw WeatherID - Replace WeatherID with the type of weather you want to gradually activate.

Skyrim quest cheats and console commands

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  • caqs - Completes all primary quest stages (may cause crashes)
  • saq - Starts all quests (may cause crashes)
  • sqo - Shows all objectives for ongoing quests
  • sqt - Shows all targets for ongoing quests
  • showquesttargets - Displays the QuestID for all current quests
  • player.sqs QuestID - Shows all stages for the entered QuestID
  • movetoqt QuestID - Move to the target of the entered QuestID
  • completequest QuestID - Completes quest with the entered QuestID
  • resetquest QuestID - Resets quest with the entered QuestID

NPC Skyrim console commands

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  • tdetect - Turn off AI detection while stealing, doesn't work for pickpocketing
  • tai Turns off non-combat AI for NPCs
  • tcai Turns off combat AI for NPCs
  • sexchange Changes gender of targeted NPC (or yourself if not targeting)
  • tc Allows you to take control of the targeted NPC
  • kill Kill the targeted NPC
  • killall Kills all non-essential NPCs in the area
  • resurrect Bring a dead targeted NPC back to life, add 1 to keep their current items intact
  • player.placeatme NPCID Places the stated NPC next to you. A list of NPCIDs is here

With all those Skyrim cheats and console commands you should have plenty to new things to experiment with, or completely new ways to experience things. Maybe you just want to get through parts of the game you might have played multiple times before. Whatever you want to do there's a command here somewhere to do it. If you have any trouble with any of these cheats, or just want to see what else you can do, just type help in the console command screen and follow the instructions.

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Iain Wilson

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Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 500 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.

With contributions from

  • Heather WaldSenior staff writer
  • Leon HurleySenior Guides Co-ordinator
  • Josh WestUK Managing Editor, GamesRadar+

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(Video) Skyrim - Console Command Update


How do I make myself God mode in Skyrim? ›

All Skyrim Console Commands
  1. tgm - Toggles God mode (Invincibility, infinite carry weight)
  2. tcl - Toggles No-clip mode (Fly, walk through walls)
  3. coc "Location" - Teleports you to that location, An all item room is coc QASmoke.
  4. psb - Give all spells to player.
  5. player.advlevel - Force a Level Up ( No perk points added)

Is there an invincibility cheat in Skyrim? ›

tgm - God mode: Full invincibility, infinite stamina and magicka. tim - Immortal mode: Similar to God mode, you can take damage but can't be killed. tcl - No-clip mode: Walk through walls, fly.

What command gives you God Mode? ›

Windows God Mode can be easily created as a central shortcut on the desktop: First right-click on a free space, select “New” and “Folder”. Step 2: The command line to activate Windows God Mode is: GodMode. {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}.

How many Skyrim gods are there? ›

The Nine Divines are a group of eight Aedra and the founder of the Third Empire, Tiber Septim whom are worshipped throughout Tamirel in the Elder Scrolls series. They consist of 5 gods (six if one counts Talos) and 3 goddesses. Each god controls a different domain in mortal life.

Is God mode a mod? ›

Do you miss the days when you could go full Rambo on the streets of Los Santos? Live through those days again with what's essentially a god mode mod for Red Dead Redemption 2. The mod, dubbed Red Dead Redemption 2 trainer, gives you unlimited health, ammo, dead eye, and plenty more.

What are all the Skyrim gods? ›

Gods of Skyrim
  • Akatosh.
  • Arkay.
  • Alduin.
  • Dibella.
  • Herma-Mora.
  • Julianos.
  • Kynareth.
  • Kyne.
Nov 10, 2011

What is the best cheats for Skyrim? ›

Most Useful Skyrim Cheats
  • Toggle Immortal Mode: TIM.
  • Toggle God Mode: tgm.
  • Resurrect: Resurrect <#>
  • Start All Quests: saq (Replaces 8. Toggle Run Mode)
  • Complete All Quests: caqs.
  • Complete Quest: CompleteQuest <QuestID>
  • Unlock: unlock.
  • Toggle Map Regions: tfow.
Mar 15, 2021

How do I make myself unkillable in Skyrim? ›

tgm - Activates god mode, making you completely invincible. tcl - Turns off clipping, allowing you to walk anywhere, in any direction, through any thing. tim - In immortal mode, you can still take damage but you can't actually be killed.

Is there an Umbra in Skyrim? ›

Umbra is one of the many unique weapons included with Skyrim Anniversary Edition and is part of a new Dungeon and questline tied to Clavicus Vile, the Daedric Prince of Bargains and creator of the Two-Handed Sword.

How do I open God console? ›

God Console cannot be used while bounded to an Artifact. To regain access, the player must either discard the artifact, or tribute it at the nearest Obelisk (placing the Artifact at an Artifact Pedestal will also work).

What is the most powerful weapon in Skyrim? ›

1 Auriel's Bow

Thus, it's no surprise that Auriel's Bow is the most powerful weapon a player can find in Skyrim. Once wielded by the Elven god Auri-El himself, this bow deals 13 base damage with 20 points of sun damage stacked on top for 33 points of damage and has a faster rate of fire than the average bow.

What is God Mode Hack? ›

Godmode is an infamous type of hack known throughout a variety of video games. It renders the player invincible, giving them immunity to all kinds of damage. The name comes from the phrase "playing god," someone known to be nigh-invulnerable.

What is God mode in? ›

(video games) A game mode where the player character is invulnerable to damage, typically activated by entering a cheat code.

How do I enable God Mode in real life? ›

You need to find the Gaint computer that controls everything at the center of the Earth then you must connect a Microsoft keyboard and type in the following: Godmode: (player name here): true And godmode will then be activateed for you.

What can we do with God Mode? ›

Use God Mode to Change System Settings

These include allowing remote access to your PC, updating the workgroup name, managing user profiles, etc. However, the Settings app is not always easy to navigate. Within the God Mode folder, you can scroll to the System section to view all related options.

Can you edit yourself in God Mode? ›

While mechanics like appearance won't have any tangible bearing on gameplay, editing the health, looks, and intelligence of other players can definitely change their trajectory. The good news is God Mode lets you do this an unlimited amount of times. You can tweak your character each and every year if you like.

How do you unlock Hades God Mode? ›

How To Activate God Mode - Hades
  1. First, open the Pause Menu.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. You will see a check box for God Mode in the lower half of the screen.
  4. Make sure the God Mode check box is marked, and then exit.
Aug 18, 2021

Who are the 6 Elder gods? ›

THE TITANES (Titans) were six elder gods named Kronos (Cronus), Koios (Coeus), Krios (Crius), Iapetos (Iapetus), Hyperion and Okeanos (Oceanus), sons of Ouranos (Uranus, Sky) and Gaia (Gaea, Earth), who ruled the cosmos before the Olympians came to power.

Who is the strongest Divine in Skyrim? ›

Based during the events of Skyrim, here are all 17 Daedric Princes ranked from weakest to strongest.
  • 8 Hircine.
  • 7 Malacath.
  • 6 Boethiah.
  • 5 Hermaeus Mora.
  • 4 Molag Bal.
  • 3 Azura.
  • 2 Mehrunes Dagon.
  • 1 Sheogorath.
Oct 10, 2020

Who is the best god in Skyrim? ›

Top 10 Gods of The Elder Scrolls
  • Mehrunes+Dagon. 10 Of all the evil entities in the Elder Scrolls universe, Mehrunes Dagon is easily the most prolific. ...
  • Jyggalag. ...
  • Stendarr. ...
  • Clavicus+Vile. ...
  • Dibella. ...
  • Alduin. ...
  • Phynaster. ...
  • Ruptga.
Apr 12, 2011

Who made God Mode? ›

God Mode is a co-op, arena-based, third-person shooter video game focusing on survival mode style gameplay. It was developed by Saber Interactive in conjunction with Old School Games and published by Atlus.

Is it okay to mod a game? ›

Modding's legality varies from country to country. In the UK and US it isn't strictly illegal, as long as it doesn't infringe on a game's copyright – but to platforms and developers there can be a fine line between modding and hacking. In Japan, however, modding could lead to a fine or even a prison sentence.

Can you mod a game? ›

Modding is an insanely popular activity that is essentially the art of modifying someone's game to create new content within that gaming world. Anyone can do it whether you consider yourself a coder, artist or musician, and it's a great way to improve your design and development skills.

Who are the 3 Elder Gods? ›

The "Elder Gods" is a term designating multiple groups. The most relevant are the Elder Gods of Earth, first living beings on the planet and spawns of the Demiurge. Their most well known members include Set, Chthon, Oshtur, and Gaea.

Who is the Skyrim god? ›

Akatosh represents the qualities of both endurance and invincibility, and is the patron god of the Empire. That said, many in Skyrim still worship him, as his worship is not exclusive to the Empire.

What is the strongest monster in Skyrim? ›

Karstaag is the undisputed toughest enemy in all of Skyrim. This optional frost troll boss has his level locked at 90, with absolutely no scaling. His health is 4000, and his regeneration rate is better than that of a normal troll.

What is the most secret place in Skyrim? ›

Skyrim: 10 Hidden Areas You Didn't Know Existed
  1. 1 Frozen Mammoth.
  2. 2 Chicken Reanimator. ...
  3. 3 Giant Mudcrab Shell. ...
  4. 4 Giant Nirnroot Island. ...
  5. 5 Massacre At Talos Shrine. ...
  6. 6 Hunter Jacuzzi. ...
  7. 7 Unfortunate Couple. ...
  8. 8 Pinewatch Caverns. ...
Feb 24, 2022

Which is the best Skyrim race? ›

Skyrim: Ranking Every Playable Race From Worst To Best
  • 8 Khajiit.
  • 7 Imperial.
  • 6 Orc.
  • 5 Redguard.
  • 4 Nord.
  • 3 Dark Elf (Dunmer)
  • 2 Breton.
  • 1 High Elf (Altmer)
Feb 25, 2022

Can you become a villain in Skyrim? ›

Skyrim offers players a chance to roleplay any character they can imagine, including quests where players can be the bad guy. Many quests throughout Skyrim have choices for the players to make and most are morally gray; however, some definitely fall into the bad guy category.

How to become unkillable? ›

Dr. John Berardi
  1. Keep your body weight and body fat in check. While we like to talk about exercise and nutrition as the key factors in disease prevention, one huge factor in health is body weight. ...
  2. Exercise as often as possible. ...
  3. Eat lots of fruits and veggies. ...
  4. Take your supplements. ...
  5. Prioritize sleep and rest.

Are there unkillable NPCs in Skyrim? ›

Some NPCs in Skyrim are always essential and can never be killed, even after their associated quests are completed. Notable examples include the Imperial legates at the Imperial camps and named Stormcloak officers at the Stormcloak camps.

Are there babies in Skyrim? ›

With the release of the Hearthfire DLC, players will be able to adopt oprhan boys and girls found in Skyrim's various cities. There are few things that need to happen before you can adopt a child of your own. You can't adopt a kid until you have a house, and have completed Innocence Lost.

Is there a blood moon in Skyrim? ›

Bloodmoon takes place on the island of Solstheim, northwest of Morrowind, the main landmass of its eponymous game, and north-east of Skyrim.

Is there a unicorn in Skyrim? ›

The Unicorn is a unique horse which can be found near the pond just west of Lost Prospect Mine during the related quest. It is a wild horse and must be tamed by continuing to mount it until it breaks. Once tamed, the Unicorn becomes an owned mount.

How do you make your character invincible in Skyrim? ›

Once you have the base ID, enter the command using either 1 to set him/her immortal or 0 to set him/her mortal. For example, setessential a2c8e 1 would set Lydia as immortal.

How do you stop yourself from becoming a vampire in Skyrim? ›

Falion leads the player to nearby Summoning Stones, North by North West of Morthal on a river delta. The player won't need to provide anything else to Falion to cure Vampirism. Just let him do his thing, stand in the Summoning Stones, and your Vampire curse will be cured.

How do I make myself a vampire lord in Skyrim using console commands? ›

Use the console (PC only).

Enter the following command to give yourself the ability to turn into a Vampire Lord: player. addspell 300283b . Then, type player. addspell 301462a to gain access to the Vampire Lord spells.


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