7 Days to Die Console Commands and Cheats

Cheating is one way to survive the zombie apocalypse

7 Days to Die Console Commands
Here are some handyy console commands so you can spawn zombie hordes at will. Image via The Fun Pimps.

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7 Days to Die is one of the most popular survival games on both PC and consoles. It is easy to see why with its unique seventh-day challenge: Every seventh night, there is a blood moon that emboldens the undead to hunt you down. As the weeks turn to months, the hordes only get harder, bringing new classes of zombies while empowering even the basic shambler. Surviving each week can be tricky. You’ll need to scavenge, research, build and fortify to give you the best chances of survival. With so much to do every day, it is safe to say that 7 Days to Die can be a challenging game, bordering on being almost stressful at times. If you fancy making it a bit easier for yourself, here are the most beneficial 7 Days to Die console commands and cheats.

How to use cheats in 7 Days to Die

If you want to use 7 Days to Die console commands in your game, you’ll need to open the console. However, there is no universal key to open the console. It will be ‘F1’ for most keyboards, but, if If F1 doesn’t work, then you can try “,’@’, ‘F2’ or ‘Ñ’. Hopefully, one of those keys will have opened up a new window with a text box to input your cheats in.

If you are playing on PlayStation or Xbox One, you will not have access to the 7 Days to Die console commands. However, you can enable Creative Mode on your prefered gaming console. All you need to do is load an old save or create a new save. Once you load up a save file, you will find a Misc tab in your game options. Under the Misc tab, there is a prompt to enable Creative Mode, allowing you to spawn in any item available in the base game.

7 Days to Die Cheats

We have listed the most useful 7 Days to Die console commands you’ll likely use in your game. If this is your first time playing 7 Days to Die, we highly recommend you avoid using these commands, if only to experience the game as it was intended.

Command Description Example code and explanation
Buff Adds a buff to the selected player.

If you need the names of all the buffs in the game you can find them in the buff file in the 7 Days to Die directory on your PC. Alternatively, you can check out the game’s wiki.

buffplayer 1 ANiceHotStew

Adds the A Nice Hot Stew buff to player 1 on the server.

Change view Switch between third and first-person. switchview
Creative Mode Enables or disables the creative menu, allowing you to spawn as many items as you want immediately. creativemenu
Debuff Remove a buff on your character Debuff buffArmbroken

Removes the arm broken buff on your character.

Debuff a player Removes a buff on another player Debuff 4 Broken leg

Removes the Broken Leg buff on the server’s player 4.

Debug mode Puts the player into debug mode, granting a new debug menu.

Remember to type on or off to enable or disable the menu.

debugmenu on

Turns the Debug Menu on

Get Time Get the time and day of the server. Useful for joining a server and seeing how progressed it is. gettime
Give Quest Give yourself a quest. You can find the quest names in the quest xml, located in the game’s install folder or listed on the game’s wiki. givequest_BuyTheFarm
God Mode Allows you to fly, never die and the usual perks of being a god.

Please note you’ll need to enable Debug mode to enable God mode.

debugmenu on

Turns the Debug Menu on. Then press G to enable God Mode.

Spawn Air Drap Spawns an airdrop on top of the player who used the command. spawnairdrop
Spawn Item Give yourself an item. You’ll need to write the item down and its quality to spawn  items successfully. giveself Shotgun 3
Spawn a Horde Spawns a horde of zombies that wanders to roughly where the player was when they used the cheat. spawnwh
Spawn Scout Spawns a Screamer that paths towards where the player was when they used the cheat. spawnscout
Teleport Teleport yourself to the desired coordinates. tp -40 55
XP Give yourself experience points. Giveselfxp 20000

Gain 20000 experience points.


7 Days to Die Server Commands

If you are running your own server or an admin of a server, then you’ll need a few handy 7 Days to Die console commands to run the server.


Command Description Example and explanation
Kick All This command kicks all players from the server. You can type a message after the command to give a reason why. kickall
Kick Player You can kick a specific player from the server. Moreso, you can type a reason why at the end of the command. If you don’t know the player’s ID, you can type “ipi” in the console beforehand to get a list of player IDs on the server. Kickplayer  92

The admin kicks the player identified as 92 from the server.

List Player IDs Type in ipi to see all the player IDs on the server ipi
Save World If you need to save the world for whatever reason manually, the ‘saveworld’ command is useful, especially if you need an up-to-date backup. saveworld
Say Broadcasts a message to the entire server. Say hello world

“Hello World”

Shutdown Turns the server off shutdown
Time of Day Sets the game to a preferred time of day. Valid times of day include day, night, dusk. You can even change the day if needed or set the game to a specific time. Settime night

Sets the server to nighttime.

Settime 1400

Sets the time to 2pm.

Setday 32

Changes the day to day 32

Teleport Player Teleport a player to another player on the server or teleport another player to a designated coordinate. tele 6 7

Teleports player 6 to player 7

Tele 6 40-55

Teleport player 6 to 40 -55 coordinates


This concludes our 7 Days to Die console commands guide. If you enjoyed this, why not check out some of our console command guides for other popular games?

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