Fallout: New Vegas Cheats and Console

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Fallout: New Vegas is equipped with a powerful console that allows for changing of settings like how much weight you can carry, your intelligence, and your karma. This console enables the ability to cheat, but it also is a tool for fixing glitches, learning about the game, and troubleshooting quest and companion problems. This article will go over almost all cheats and console commands in Fallout New Vegas.

Fallout Console

To open the console in Fallout: New Vegas, open your game, and press ~ (the button above tab) to open the console

Fallout Character Cheats

The most common cheats people want for Fallout: New Vegas are for changing the statistics of a character (player), like Strength and Lockpicking. "player.modav" and "player.getav". To change a trait for your Fallout character, the player.modav command is used. To see what the trait is currently set to, player.getav is used. Each cheat code will increase or decrease the players skill level rather than set it directly. When 20 is entered, it will change the players skill by 20, not set it to 20. Each change is relative. Here are the 2 commands used with a Fallout characters skills:

Character Cheats

  • player.modav <skill> <x amount>
    • change a specific skill by x amount
  • player.getav <skill>'
    • display a players skill level for a specific skill

S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Cheats

Fallout SPECIAL traits

SPECIAL abilities are the main statistics for a Fallout character, and they influence all other traits. To explain these abilities, and the traits they govern, see the Fallout Wiki article for: SPECIAL. All of these cheats are relative, they do not set the trait, they change the value- addition or subtraction. Here are the SPECIAL abilities for a Fallout: New Vegas character:

SPECIAL Abilities

  • Strength
  • Perception
  • Endurance
  • Charisma
  • Intelligence
  • Agility
  • Luck


  • player.modav strength 2
    • Increase the players strength by 2. (not set to 2)
  • player.modav intelligence -2
    • Decrease the players intelligence by 2.
  • player.getav luck
    • Display the characters luck skill level

Skills Cheats

Fallout New Vegas Skills

Skills are the secondary traits that a Fallout: New Vegas character has. These skills are partially determined by SPECIAL attributes, but can be leveled up individually also. Lockpick and Guns are some examples of skills. For more information about these skills, take a look at the Fallout Wiki article for skills. Skills can be changed in Fallout just like the SPECIAL traits.

Fallout Skills

  • Barter
  • Energy Weapons
  • Explosives
  • Guns
  • Lockpick
  • Medicine
  • Melee Weapons
  • Repair
  • Science
  • Sneak
  • Speech
  • Survival
  • Unarmed


  • player.modav repair 20
    • This would add 20 to the players repair skill
  • player.modav barter -20
    • This would remove 20 from the players skill
  • player.getav medicine
    • This would print the players medicine skill level

Stats Cheats

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This section of cheats will change specific, non-primary stats that a Fallout character has. These stats are usually calculated from SPECIAL abilities, but they can be changed individually as well by using console commands. A more detailed explanation of these traits can be found at the Fallout Wiki for derived statistics

Derived Stats

  • actionpoints
  • carryweight
  • criticalchance
  • damagethreshold
  • damageresistance
  • fatigue
  • fireresistance
  • hitpoints
  • starvation
  • meleedamage
  • poisonresistance
  • radiationresistance
  • skillrate
  • sleep
  • dehydration
  • unarmeddamage


  • player.modav carryweight 50
    • Increase the players backpack size by 50
  • player.modav hitpoints 50
    • Increase the players hitpoints by 50
  • player.getav meleedamage
    • Display the players meleedamage

Perks Cheats

Fallout - Pip Boy - Perks

Perks are extra skills or abilities that affect how the game and character act. The list of perks for Fallout: New Vegas is extensive, and is not yet part of this article. A few of my favorite perks are listed below, but for a real list, go to Fallout New Vegas Wiki - Perks. Perks are identified by an 8 character unique string in hex format. It is possible to add perks and remove perks using the console. Here are some examples for enabling specific perks.

Fallout Perk Cheats

  • player.addperk perkid
    • Add a perk
  • player.removeperk perkid
    • Remove a perk
Fallout - Mister Sandman Perk

Best Perks List (not complete!)

  • Cannibal - 00094ebc
    • Eat people!
  • Bloody Mess - 00094eba
    • Bodies explode
  • Strong Back - 00031dde
    • 50 pounds extra carryweight
  • Mister Sandman - 00031dad
    • Kill sleeping people for extra XP
  • Jury Rigging - 00165815
    • Repair any item with a similar one


  • player.addperk 00094ebc
    • Adds the cannibal perk to the player
  • player.addperk 00031dad
    • Adds the Mister Sandman perk to the player

General Fallout Cheats and Commands

There are many generic cheats and commands in Fallout: New Vegas. These generic cheats are unique, and perform a specific function in the game. Most of these cheat commands do not have any parameters (options).

Generic Cheats

  • help - lists all commands
  • tgm - God mode (invincible)
  • tcl - no clipping (walk through walls)
  • QQQ - Fast quit game
  • CloseAllMenus - closes all menus in game
  • Save <title> - save the game with this title
  • saq - save and quit

Graphics Commands

Fallout - Setscale Cheat
  • tg - toggle grass
  • tfc - toggle free camera
  • setscale <amount>
    • set the scale of an NPC (default: 1)
  • player.setscale <amount>
    • sets the scale of the player (default: 1)
  • bdisableallgore=<1 or 0>
    • whether the game shows gore (default: 1)
  • tlv - toggle leaves

Gameplay Cheats

  • tmm 1 - All map markers
  • unlock - unlock any door or terminal
  • kill - kill enemy or NPC
  • resurrect - resurrect dead NPC or enemy
  • setownership - sets ownership to an item
  • removeallitems - removes all items of an NPC
  • tfow - Toggle fog of war
  • setgs fmoverunmult <amount>
    • Sets game speed for NPC and player (default: 4)
  • movetoqt - teleport player to quest location
  • activate - open a door without unlocking
  • killall - kills all NPCs in the area

Player Cheats

Fallout - Pip Boy - Perks

These cheats change how the player operates and interacts with the New Vegas environment

  • addspecialpoints <number> - adds special points to character
  • advlevel - Advance one level
  • SexChange - Change sex of player
  • player.setweaponhealthperc <number>
    • Set current weapons health to X percent
  • player.srm - repair all items
  • ShowBarberMenu - change hair options
  • ShowPlasticSurgeonMenu - change face options
  • RewardKarma <amount>
    • Gives X karma (negative for bad karma)
  • player.setlevel <amount>
    • change player to level X
  • player.resethealth - restore limb damage and health to full
  • setgs fVATSHitChanceMult <amount>
    • Sets VATS accuracy to 100
  • setpccanusepowerarmor 1 - allows player to use power armor
  • setgs fJumpHeightMin <amount>
    • How high a player can jump (default: 64)
  • tDetect - toggles whether a player can be detected
  • SetReputation <faction ID> <0/1> <1-100>
    • sets reputation with specific faction

External Resources

Fallout: New Vegas Cheat Guides

Fallout: New Vegas Walkthroughs