Fallout New Vegas is a great game as is. But, that doesn’t mean that we can’t use a few commands, cheats, and mods to make things a bit more interesting, fun, and in some cases, easier as well.
All you need to know is the best Fallout New Vegas console commands and that’s about it. But, before we show you what we’ve got, do keep in mind that keeping backups is highly recommended.
After all, it’s widely known that cheats, commands, and mods can easily break a game. Without any further ado, let’s get on with the article!
How to Enable Fallout New Vegas’ Console
Some games require you to enable the console before being able to use it. But, Fallout New Vegas has it enabled by default.
So, all you need to do is press the “~” button, enter the command of your choice, and that’s about it.
That button can be found on the upper left part of the keyboard – usually right next to “1”. Some other keyboards, depending on their layout and language, may require you to use the “`” button instead.
In any case, the key which is responsible for opening the console is almost always on that upper left spot.
Fallout New Vegas Commands: Player Related
These are some of the most useful commands to give your player extra power, reputation, money, and anything like that.
tgm: Classic god mode. Gives you unlimited ammo, health, etc
tdm: God mode but without unlimited ammo
tcl: No clipping. Allows you to freely walk through walls
addreputation [Base ID] [Variable] [Amount]: Adds reputation with the specified faction. Value maxes out at 100 and the variable determines if the reputation gets added as fame (1) or infamy (0) (Example: addreputation 0011e662 1 10 “Adds 10 reputation to the Brotherhood of Steel faction”).
- Boomers: 000ffae8
- Brotherhood of Steel: 0011e662
- Caesar’s Legion: 000f43dd
- Followers of the Apocalypse: 00124ad1
- Great Khans: 0011989b
- Powder Gangers: 001558e6
- NCR: 000f43de
- White Glove Society: 00116f16
removereputation[Base ID] [Variable] [Amount]: Removes player reputation from the specified faction
player.setscale [Scale]: Makes you larger or smaller. 1 is normal
player.setlevel [Level]: Sets your character level
sexchange: Changes your character’s gender
showracemenu: Displays the character creation menu that you get at the start of the game (May end up resetting your stats. So, careful with that)
showbarbermenu: Displays the hair editor
shownamemenu: Allows you to change your character’s name
player.setav speedmult [Speed]: Sets how fast your character can move. 100 is the default value
player.addperk [Perk ID]: Gives you the specified perk (You can find plenty of perks on this page)
player.removeperk [Perk ID]: Removes the specified perk
player.rewardxp 15000: Adds 15,000 XP and advances levels immediately one after the other
showtraitmenu: Allows you to choose your traits again
player.forceav medicine: Sets medicine level on 5
player.modav [Actor Value] [Value]: Adds or removes value from Skills or S.P.E.C.I.A.L amount.
player.resurrect: Resurrects your character (This will sometimes end up crashing the game)
Pretty much anything that has to do with controlling NPCs, including killing them, making allies, enemies, etc.
Killall: Kills everything in your local area – including animals
kill: Kills selected NPC (Killing NPCs that)
resurrect: Resurrects the targeted NPS and renews their inventory (Doesn’t undo failed quests)
addperk [Perk ID]: Adds specified perk to the selected NPC
tdetect: Enables or disables AI detection (Practically makes you invisible at all times)
rdf: Resets all dialog options (Can be helpful if a character’s dialogue is bugged out)
addtofaction [Faction ID] [Variable]: Adds the targeted NPC to the specified faction (Look above for the faction IDs)
removefromfaction [Faction ID]: Removes the targeted NPC from the specified faction
tai: Turns AI on or off (For the targeted NPCs)
tcai: Disables AI combat
player.placeatme [ID]: Spawns the specified NPC on your location (It’s for the best if you can do it on an open area)
setrestrained 1: Disables the selected NPC – meaning that it won’t move, fight, or anything
pushactoraway [ID] [Y]: Puts the specified NPC into a ragdoll state and throws him away (ID is for the NPC and Y is for the amount of force)
These commands allow you to control specific graphic elements that are normally not controllable through the settings menu (At least most of them aren’t)
tlv: Enables or disables leaves
tg: Enables or disables grass
tfow: Toggles for of war
UI, Time, and Camera Commands
Pretty much anything that has to do with the GUI and time/weather control.
sgtm [Value]: Sets how fast time passes in the game (1 is the normal value)
tfc: Enables or disables free viewing camera
tmm [1 or 0]: Displays or hides map markers
tm: Toggles HUD
tvl: Toggles VATS lights
set timescale to [Value]: Speeds up or slows down time (Default is 30)
set gamehour to [Value]: Sets the time of day
By using item commands, you can add pretty much any item that exists in the game to your inventory.
All you need is the ID of the item that you’re looking for and the appropriate command. Speaking of which, almost all item IDs can be found over at the Fallout NV Wiki.
player.additem [Item ID] [Amount]: Adds the specified item. You can adjust the amount to add as many as you want on your inventory
player.removeitem [Item ID] [Amount]: Removes the selected items
player.showinventory: Displays the IDs of the items that currently reside on your inventory
To show you a few examples of how that works:
player.additem 0003307a 1: Adds 1 radiation suit to your inventory
player.additem 0013bf53 1: Adds 1 Ceasar’s armor to your inventory
player.additem 00157cd2 1: Adds 1 Gladiator armor to your inventory
player.additem 0006b53d 30: Adds 30 standard 5mm ammo
player.additem 00004240 50: Adds 50 standard 5.56mm ammo
And the same thing goes for every other item or weapon in the game.
Armor and Clothing Commands
There are so many available clothing and armor commands in this game that we can’t possibly hope to list everything. So, instead, here a few options to kick you off and if you want more, head over to the Fallout NV Wiki.
player.additem 000acd5a 1: Brotherhood elder’s robe
player.additem 0015e35d 1: General Oliver’s uniform
player.additem 000c8e07 1: Nighty nightwear (Yes, this is actually marked as a unique piece of clothing and it adds 10 additional points to speech)
player.additem 0001cbdc 1: Vault lab uniform
player.additem 001046f8 1: Armored vault 21 jumpsuit
player.additem 0013bf53 1: Ceasar’s armor
player.additem 0015fd5c 1: Chinese stealth armor
player.additem 000cb549 1: Explorer’s gear
player.additem 000ce552 1: Space suit
player.additem 00133168 1: Gannon family Tesla armor
player.additem 001258c3 1: Tuxedo hat
player.additem 000e32f1 1: Vikki’s bonnet
player.additem 00133169 1: Gannon family Tesla helmet
The same command can be used to add ammunition, weapons, crafting items, and most stuff in the game really.
Just like with items, all you need to add weapons on your inventory is the appropriate command and the ID of the weapon. This is the list that contains all weapon IDs. But, if you want some options to get started right of the bat, check out our list below.
player.additem 000e2c86 1: Lucky revolver
player.additem 00127c6c 1: Mysterious Magnum
player.additem 00133058 1: Thag Gun (That’s just how it’s called)
player.additem 000e7655 1: Maria
player.additem 000f062b 1: This Machine
player.additem 000f56f5 1: La Longue Carabine
player.additem 00106feb 1: All-American
player.additem 001429e1 1: Gobi Campain scout rifle
player.additem 000e5b17 1: Ratslayer
player.additem 000e32f4 1: vance’s 9mm SMG
player.additem 001735e3 1: Sturdy caravan shotgun
player.additem 000f0b12 1: Dinner Bell
player.additem 001673cd 1: Big Boomer
player.additem 001629b6 1: CZ57 Avenger
player.additem 00090a6b 1: Pulse gun
player.additem 0015b38d 1: Holorifle
player.additem 0015a47f 1: Tesla-Beaton prototype
player.additem 0015fff4 1: Mercy
player.additem 00162019 1: Anabelle
player.additem 00143fba 1: Blade of the East
player.additem 00162c92 1: Chance’s knife
That’s all for now. If you’re not satisfied with this list, Fallout New Vegas’ Wiki contains the full list of IDs for weapons, clothing, armor, consumables, weapon mods, and more. We only mentioned what we considered to be somewhat rare or interesting because placing everything into a single article while still keeping it relatively short is impossible.
If you think that we forgot to mention something important/useful, then let us know about it in the comments.