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Fallout 3 Console Commands – Cheat codes and more in 2022

Updated: May 8, 2022 11:31 pm
Fallout 3 Console Commands – Cheat codes and more in 2022

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Fallout 3 was the first entry in the franchise that took the game from its isometric RPG routes into the first-person realm where Bethesda feels most comfortable. While the change may have polarized long-time fans, it’s undeniable that changing things up has helped the series to reach even more fans than ever before. Even with over 50 hours of content to be found within, it’s not impossible that you’ll eventually see everything that the game has to offer you. Luckily, you can use Fallout 3 console commands to spice up your gameplay experience in new and exciting ways.

Of course, as with any Bethesda game, there is a huge number of different console commands built-in, so we’ve taken the time to put all the most useful ones in this article. This only just scratches the surface of what you can do with commands, but it’s more than enough to get started with.

How to Open the Console in Fallout 3

The console is enabled by default in Fallout 3, so you should be able to bring it up as soon as you start a new game. Press the ` key below the Esc key to open the console. If you’re using a controller, you’ll need to disable it or the command console won’t come up at all. You can do this by going into the settings menu, and disabling your controller in the ‘Controls’ menu. You can always re-enable the controller once you’re done typing in your commands.

Useful Console Commands in Fallout 3

Fallout 3 Console Commands Super Speed

Below, we’ve split up the various console commands into several sections to help you find the ones you want to use the most.

Fallout 3 Console Commands Skills

When it comes to Fallout 3, you need to have the right skills to do most things in the game. For instance, when you first get into Megaton (the first town in the game) there are at least 3 different tasks that you can only complete with enough points in repair, explosives, and speech. The commands below will help you to level up the various skills so you can complete tasks without having to grind anymore. The basic command you need to know is this:

player.forceAV [skill] [number]

The skill part is simply the name of the skill you want to raise without any spaces, while the number is how many points you want to set that skill to. So, for example, if you wanted to raise your Small Guns skill to maximum, you would type:

player.forceAV smallguns 100

To make things simple, we’ve listed all the skills you can modify below so you know exactly what you’re typing.

Skill NameSkill Command
Big Gunsbigguns
Energy Weaponsenergyweapons
Melee Weaponsmeleeweapons
Small Gunssmallguns

You can also affect your S.P.E.C.I.A.L score in the same way, but using a slightly different command. The command below is how you’ll affect your stats rather than your skills:

modpca [SPECIAL Stat] [number]

Since S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats are all only a single word, you can just type them in exactly as they appear in-game. The number can be either a positive or a negative depending on what you want to do to your scores. Unlike the skills command above, this one will add or subtract numbers from your score, rather than setting it to something specific. For example, if you have a strength score of 5, typing in the below command would raise it to 10:

modpca strength 5

Spawn Items Fallout 3 Console Commands

Another great thing that you can do with console commands is spawning items into the game. This will give you access to everything from unique weapons and armor, to an infinite supply of money and healing items. Just remember, overdoing it with this console command could potentially ruin your gameplay experience if you’re not careful. The basic command is this:

player.additem [Item ID] [amount] 

Each item in the game has a unique Item ID that you’ll need to know if you want to be able to summon that item into your inventory. Since there is an item ID for each item in the game, it’s nearly impossible to list all of them, so we’ve just chosen some of the more useful stuff in the game into the table below. If you see any Item IDs that start with xx, then they’re DLC items. Not only will you need to own the DLC to actually get them, but the XX needs to be replaced with 01, 02, 03, 04, or 05 depending on the load order of your DLC. We’ll also list the exact number we used in the GOTY edition, but if it doesn’t work, try it with each number until it does then make a note of it.

Item NameItem ID
Stimpak 00015169
Bobby Pins0000000a
10mm Ammo00004241
5.56mm Ammo00004240
Xuanlong Assault Rifle000C800E
Colonel Autumn’s 10mm Pistol0006B531
Chinese Stealth Armor0100C190 or XX00C190
T-45d Power Armor00014E13
T-45d Power Helmet00014C08

Fallout 3 Cheat and Utility Console Commands

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Once you’re dawn spawning in items and adjusting your skills, you can also mess around with some of the commands that feel a bit closer to cheats. Below are some cheats and utilities that you can use to change up your gameplay experience, but they’ll also probably take most of the challenge out of the game if there’s any left for you at this point.

Command EffectConsole Command
Activate God More (infinite health/AP/ammo)tgm
Toggle clipping/collisionstcl
Kill targetkill
Kill all nearby entitieskillall
Remove ownership from items or containersclearownership
Double Movement Speedsetgs fmoverunmult 8
Normal Movement Speedsetgs fmoverunmult 4
Increase your level by 1advlevel
Become a giantplayer.setscale 10
Return to normal sizeplayer.setscale 1

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