Starfield: How To Use Console Commands

If you’re playing Bethesda’s shiny new space RPG Starfield on PC, you may or may not be wondering what kind of shenanigans you can get into with a few console commands. One of the perks of playing a game on PC is that there tends to be more options available for modding your game in any number of ways. Bethesda games are pretty notorious for how extensively they can be modded – ask anyone who has played Skyrim or Fallout 4 ad nauseum on PC over the last decade!

While there aren’t too many actual mods up and running yet for Starfield, there are still plenty of ways to have some fun in the game, whether you want to become an invulnerable god that smites your enemies with a single command, or mass spawn a thousand blocks of cheese in the Lodge. So, if you’re looking to scratch the surface of running some commands and seeing what kind of mischief you can get into, read on!

Getting Started With Console Commands

The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure to press the tilde key (~) when you’re in game. This will bring up the console command menu. From there, all you need to do is type in any known command you want, hit enter, and boom! When you’re done entering codes, just press the tilde key again to exit the menu. 

A note on the below commands: Whenever you see parentheses and a # icon, remove them both and specify the number or code needed. For example, if you’re trying to pass 8 hours worth of time, you would enter passtime 8.

Starfield character staring out at a ringed planet
Unfortunately nobody has yet discovered a command to turn a planet into a giant potato.


Starfield Console Commands

Here are some useful console commands to get you started:

Console Command Code Description
tgm Enables god mode (you are invulnerable with infinite stamina and carry weight)
tcl No clip mode (lets you walk through walls, NPCs, etc)
tm Toggle UI on or off
tfc Enables free cam mode
kah Kills all hostile enemies within range of you
passtime (#) Passes whatever number of hours you specify
tdetect Enemies won’t detect you in stealth mode
player.additem f (#) Adds specified number of credits to your inventory
player.additem a (#) Adds specified number of digipicks to your inventory
player.additem (item ID) (#) Adds specified item to your inventory (you will need to look up the code to the item you wish to add)
PlaceAtMe (item ID) (#) Places specified number of an item at your feet
Player.setav carryweight (#) Sets your max carry weight to the specified number (max value is 999999)
showlooksmenu player 1 Opens character creator
player.addperk (perk ID) Adds specified skill or perk


Of course, there are plenty of additional options if you want to get more granular with your modifications. Below are some additional categories based on options targeted towards the player character, movement, and environment.

Player Character Mods

Console Command Code Description
player.setlevel (#) Raise or lower your player level.
player.setav health (#) Sets your max health level.
player.setav speedmult (#) Sets player speed multiplier. 100 is your base speed, so if you want to go faster than that, increase the number. Slower, lower it!
player.setav carryweight (#) Sets your maximum carry weight to specified number.
showlooksmenu player 1 Opens character creator
showlooksmenu player 2 Opens character creator that only modifies your physical traits (doesn’t touch skills or background).
sexchange Changes your character’s body type and default look.
player.addperk (perk ID) Adds a skill, trait, or background. 
player.removeperk (perk ID) Removes a skill, trait, or background. 
psb Adds every power.
setforcespeechchallengealwayssucceed [1 or 0] If set to 1, all speech challenges will succeed. You can use setforcespeechchallengealwaysfail to have them always fail (not sure why you’d do this, but no judgment!)
player.paycrimegold 0 0 [faction ID] Pays off the bounty with a given faction.
player.kill Kills your character. Again, not sure why you’d want to do this, but here you go.


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We cannot officially advise you to fill the Lodge with thousands of blocks of cheese, but we also aren’t saying NOT to do it.

Movement And World Mods

Console Command Description
tgp Toggles pause state.
tmm 1 Adds map markers for all locations on a planet’s surface. WARNING: This cannot be undone and could have unwanted in game effects.
sgtm (#) SetGlobalTimeMultiplier or sgtm changes the game speed. Less than 1 slows time down, more than 1 speeds it up.
showmenu sleepwaitmenu Opens the “pass time” menu.
unlock Unlocks any targeted door or object.
setgravityscale (#) Changes the local gravity of wherever you are.
setscale (#) Reduces or enlarge the targeted NPC or object. 
RefuelSpaceship Refuels the targeted spaceship, or the player’s ship if nothing is targeted.


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A view of how to access the “help” option within the console command menu.

You’ll notice that a few of those commands require an item code in order to generate the requested item or effect. While not all of them have been discovered yet, the best way to find the code in game is simply to type help in the console command menu, add a space, and then add the name of the item you wish to find a code for. For example, if you’re trying to find the code to add more 7.77 ammo to your inventory, you could type help 7.77 and press Enter. This should generate a handful of options, including the code you’re looking for. Then, simply copy the code and enter it as part of the player.additem command.

There are still a lot of things left to uncover in the vast expanses of Starfield’s cosmos, and that includes the available commands. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for yet, don’t despair. It won’t be long before it stumbles into your path, like an eclipse merc ship at the other end of a grav jump. If you’ve got any helpful commands that you think should be added to this list, comment below and let us know!

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