Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - How to Use Console Commands, God Mode, Free Gold - Prima Games

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – How to Use Console Commands, God Mode, Free Gold

by Prima Games Staff

Bethesda games like the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition have always been known for their customization and modability on the PC platform. Another thing that has become popular among players are console commands. In this article, we’ll be discussing console commands in Skyrim, what they do, and how you can use them to enhance your gameplay in any way you like. 

How to Use Console Commands in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Remastered 

Console commands might seem intimidating, but when you get down to basics, they are extremely simple to input and make use of. Before we dive into using console commands, though, let’s take a brief look at what these commands are. 

Console commands are developer commands that can be used to change the way that the game plays. Using console commands players can unlock doors, kill enemies, teleport to quest objectives, and even make NPCs and enemies appear right in front of them. These commands are normally used by developers to help test things, however, Bethesda games are well-known for allowing players to make use of them as well. Now that we know what console commands are, let’s dive in to how you use them. You can learn more about Skyrim by heading over to our beginner tips for new Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Remastered players. 

To use a console command, also referred to as a reference, simply press the Tilde key on your keyboard (the ~ key). This will open up a command window that you can type into. From there you will simply type in the command that you want to issue, and then press enter. We’ve broken it down using a few examples below. 

You will need to enter codes as follows: Code <variable><#> 

Do not include the < and > within the code, as they are only here to help separate the items in our guide. You will also need to replace the # sign with the quantity of what you are trying to spawn. 

For example: If you want to added 1,000 gold to your character’s inventory, simply open the command window and type in player.additem f 1000 

Most of the console commands are broken up into the three parts that we mention above, so remember that as you enter each one into the command window. 

Console Commands in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 

There are a lot of console commands that can be used in the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, rather than clutter this page with several long lists, we have looked at all the commands and cherry picked the best of the best. Chances are, if you want it, you can find it below. 

NOTE: Console commands are not case sensitive. 




Add an item to your inventory. 


Add a perk to your character. 


Adds a shout to the players skill list. 


Forces alevelup(does not give ability to pick a perk). 


Allows you to change the selected FOV. 


Toggles God mode 


Toggles menus appearing in game. Useful for screenshots. 


Sets the player’s level to the specified number. 


Kills the targeted entity 


Unlocks the targeted entity. Useful on doors, chests and other locked items. 


Allows the player to re-customize their character. 


Toggle collision. Allows player to ghost through structures and the world. 


Togglesfreeflycamera. Useful for capturing screenshots. 


Toggles immortal mode. Similar to God mode, but player still takes damage, but will never die. 


Toggles map markers. <0> disables all. <1> enables all. <1,0,1> toggles all, but doesn’t unlock fast travel. 

Player.additemf <#> 

Gives player the desired amount of gold. Replace <#> with the amount you want. Example:player.additemf 5000 

 This is a full list of all the most used console commands and their effects. While there are plenty of other commands out there, most of them delve too deeply in the developer side of things for normal players to bother with using them.  Learn more about all the locations and effects of Standing Stones in Skyrim, or head over to our Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim walkthrough for more information, tips, and guides to help you take down all the dragons scattered across the world. You can also pick up the official Prima Games Strategy guide for in-depth walkthroughs, interactive maps, and more. 

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