Since launching into early access a couple of weeks ago, Valheim has been extremely popular. The beautiful world, challenging gameplay, and co-op elements have grabbed loads of people and won’t let go. However, it can get a little challenging, especially when you come face to face with the game’s four main bosses. If you’re looking to make it a little easier, here’s everything you need to know about how to enable cheats in Valheim.
In Valheim, cheats allow you to speed up some of the more menial tasks, such as collecting resources, or remove the dangers from the world to let you explore at your own pace. It’s not how the game is supposed to be played, but it can make it a little more enjoyable if you’re looking for a calmer experience.
Before we get into how you enable cheats in the game, you should note that you can’t use them in multiplayer. You’ll have to play in single-player to use cheats.
How to Enable Cheats in Valheim
Once you’re in the right seed, you can bring up the console commands box by pressing the F5 key. To enable cheats from there, you need to type in ‘imacheater’ into the box. Yes, “I’m a cheater,” the devs know what they’re doing.
Then, you can type in whatever cheat you’d like to. For example, you can type in the type of item you’d like to spawn, immediately followed by the quantity you’d like. You can even type in ‘god’ to initiate god mode and make Valheim infinitely easier.
Do be careful what cheats you enable in the game, though. Valheim is in early access still, so changing how the game is designed to work could cause a little funkiness or make you encounter some bugs. Also, you’ll need to type “imacheater” into the commands bar once more to disable cheats.
All Console Commands & Cheats List
If you type help in ‘help’ into the commands bar with cheats enabled, a full list of Valheim cheats will appear, but we’ve listed them down below for you.
|All Valheim Console Commands/Cheats|
|god||Enables god mode|
|hair/beard||Removes your character’ss hair or beard, depending on which you type in|
|freefly||Enables free camera|
|goto [x,z]||Teleports you to the coordinates you input for x and z|
|exploremap||Reveals the entire map|
|killall||Kills every enemy near you|
|resetmap||Resets your map to default|
|location||Changes your spawn location|
|raiseskill [skill] [by how much]||Increases a skill level by an amount you set|
|resetskill||Resets a skill|
|tame||Tames all animals nearby|
|tod||Changes time of the day|
|env||Enables debug environment|
|wind [angle] [intensity]||Changes angle and intensity of the wind|
|resetwind||Resets the above setting|
|event [name]||Enables the event you choose|
|stopevent||Stops the event you initiated|
|randonevent||Enables a random event|
|resetcharacter||Completely resets your character|
|removedrops||Removes all dropped items nearby|
|setkey [name]||Sets a new global key|
|players [nr]||Matches the difficulty with the number of players|
|dpsdebug||Enables dps overlay|
|kick [ip or name or user ID]||Kicks a player|
|ban [ip or name or user ID]||Bans a player|
|unban [ip or name or user ID]||Unbans a player|
|banned||Shows all banned players|
|ping||Shows your ping|
|lodbias [0-5]||Changes draw distance|
|info||Shows your system info|
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