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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 |
|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.
Sets the time to 2pm.
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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