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Fallout 3 is Bethesda’s big RPG release from 2008, which has become one of gaming’s biggest franchises. Since its launch, the greatest of nuclear disaster settings has persisted across several console generations, while continuing to capture the attention of gamers eager to feel the warm irradiated glow of its nostalgia. Due to its enduring popularity, many players have experienced the base game and DLCs like Operation Anchorage as intended, while others have resorted to mods to alter the way the game plays. Some players, however, just love cheating; spawning things at will and going wild. If you’re one of them, we have a handy Fallout 3 console commands guide to take you on a cheat-filled journey.
How to enable Fallout 3 Cheats
If you’re familiar with Fallout 3’s sister game, Fallout: New Vegas, you’ll likely already know how to open up Fallout 3’s console and begin your cheating spree. Both RPG classics use the Gamebyro engine, meaning they share mostly the same cheats and console commands. Fallout New Vegas is a later release, with the devs having the benefit of looking at what Fallout 3 missed out on. However, if you are brand new to this, we have you covered.
Firstly, when you get into a save game, you need to press the tilde key on US Keyboards. If you use any other keyboard layout, your Fallout 3 console command button is below the ESC key. When you hit that button, you are immediately greeted with the console screen, allowing you to input cheats to mutilate and manipulate the mutants and other wasteland marauders.
One thing to know is that the game will pause while the Fallout 3 console commands screen remains open. If you need to input a cheat on a static interactable feature (such as a door, terminal, safe, or locked container), be sure your character is looking at the feature before using the cheat, otherwise, Fallout 3 cheat won’t know what to apply for your entry.
Useful Fallout 3 Cheats
Now that you know how to work the Fallout 3 console commands, here are the Fallout 3 cheats you’ll more than likely need most to conquer the wastes.
|Name||Effect||Example / Cheat Code|
|Add Item||Add specific items directly to your inventory.||player.additem (item ID) (value)|
|Add Perk||Awards the player with the specified character perk.||player.addperk (perk)|
|Add Reputation||Adds or removes reputation from the desired faction. In order to reduce your infamy, you’ll need to type “0” after specifying the faction. If you want to add fame with a faction you’ll need to put “1” at the end. See example (right).||addreputation (faction ID) (postive or negative) (amount of reouration) |
E.G. “addreputation 0001D3FE 1 5”
Adds 5 reputation with Brotherhood of Steel
|Appearance||Resets the character’s appearance.||showracemenu|
|Carry Weight||Changes the weight capacity of your character, allowing you to carry more weight (or less) than intended.||setgs fAVDCarryWeightsBase (value)|
|Child||Turns the player back into a child, just like at the start of the game when Liam Neeson’s character spoke to you.||setPCyoung|
|Free Roam Camera||Enables a free-floating camera, allowing the player to take much better scenic screenshots.||tfc|
|God Mode||Enables God Mode, granting invincibility, infinite ammo, and instant reload.||tgm|
|Karma||Adds or reduces total karma by a specified amount.||rewardKarma (value)|
|Kill Aura||There are two kill cheats in the Fallout 3 console commands list. The first is a killing aura, which annihilates every NPC in the immediate area.||killall|
|Kill Target||Kills the target you are looking at.||kill|
|Level Increase||Increases your character’s level by one.||advlevel|
|Level Set||Your character automatically levels up to the desired level.||player.setlevel (value)|
|Map Markers||Turns off the game’s map marker. A nice cheat if you want to effectively play a more hardcore style of game mode.||tmm 1 |
The binary enables or disables the map markers.
|Name||Resets the player character’s name.||player.setactorfull name (first name) (last name)|
|No Clip Mode||Enable no clip to fly around the map and through textures.||tcl|
|NPC Inventory||Displays all of the items on an NPC’s body, including all barter and personal items.||inv|
|Quest Complete||Complete all quest objectives for your currently active quest.||CompleteAllObjectives|
|Remove Perk||Removes the specified perk from the player character.||player.remove perk (perk)|
|Resurrect||Resurrect the NPC you’re looking at.||resurrect|
|Skill Level||Chane the value of a skill by assigning more points to it.||player.forceAV (skill name/ID) (value)|
|Spawn Item||Spawns an item directly at the player’s location.||player.placeatme |
(item code) (value)
|SPECIAL Skill||Adds a number of skill points to the player’s S.P.E.C.I.A.L skills.||modpca (skill name/ID) (value)|
|Toggle AI||Toggles all of the game’s AI on or off, making it a useful command for screenshots.||tai|
|Toggle Combat||Force peace on Washington D.C. by turning off all combat and hostilities while the cheat remains active.||tcai|
|unlock||Unlocks the selected door, terminal or locked container.||unlock|
|XP||Adds an amount of experience directly to the character.||rewardXP (value)|
Fallout 3 IDs
If you want to spawn items and alter factions, you’ll need IDs to ensure some Fallout 3 cheats work. The table below features the Faction IDs for your roleplay. However, if you need a weapon’s or an item’s ID, see the complete list of ID’s over on the Fallout 3 Wiki, as there are hundreds to choose from.
|Brotherhood Of Steel||0001D3FE|
|Republic of Dave||0002B89|
This concludes our Fallout 3 console commands guide. If you like the cheats on the list, let us know what you did with them in the comments below!
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