How do I enable console commands in Fallout 4?

by Marcos Paulo Vilela

How do I enable console commands in Fallout 4? – Unlocking the Power of the Wasteland

Learn how to enable console commands in Fallout 4 and unleash the full potential of the game. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about using console commands, from enabling them to utilizing their power to enhance your gaming experience.

Fallout 4, the post-apocalyptic action role-playing game by Bethesda Game Studios, offers an immersive experience in the wasteland. While the game is incredible on its own, some players desire more control and customization to experiment and enhance their gameplay. That’s where console commands come in. Console commands are powerful tools that allow players to tweak various aspects of the game, from adjusting settings to spawning items and characters.

In this article, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to enable console commands in Fallout 4 and use them effectively to unlock the game’s full potential. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a newcomer to the wasteland, this guide will empower you to take control of your gaming experience.

How do I enable console commands in Fallout 4?

To enable console commands in Fallout 4, you need to make a simple adjustment to the game files. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  1. Locate the Configuration File
    • The first step is to find the configuration file named “Fallout4.ini.” This file contains various settings for the game, and it’s essential to edit it correctly.
    • You can find the “Fallout4.ini” file in the “My Games” folder on your computer. The typical path is “Documents\My Games\Fallout4.”
  2. Backup the File
    • Before making any changes, it’s essential to create a backup of the “Fallout4.ini” file. This ensures that you can revert to the original settings if anything goes wrong.
  3. Edit the File
    • Open the “Fallout4.ini” file using a text editor (e.g., Notepad).
    • Look for the line that says “bAllowConsole=0” under the “[General]” section.
    • Change “bAllowConsole=0” to “bAllowConsole=1” to enable the console commands.
  4. Save and Apply Changes
    • Save the modified “Fallout4.ini” file and close the text editor.
    • The console commands are now enabled in Fallout 4.

With console commands now enabled, you have the power to shape your Fallout 4 experience according to your preferences and imagination. Let’s dive into some of the exciting ways you can use console commands to enhance your gameplay.

Leveraging Console Commands for Customization.

How do I enable console commands in Fallout 4? - Unlocking the Power of the Wasteland

Console commands offer endless possibilities for customizing your Fallout 4 adventure. Here are some LSI keyword-rich examples of how you can use them:

1. Customize Your Character’s Appearance

Want to change your character’s appearance after the initial setup? Use the “showlooksmenu” command to access the character customization menu and tweak your appearance as you see fit. From facial features to hairstyles, you have full control over your character’s look.

2. Boost Your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Stats

If you wish to increase your character’s S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats to make them even more formidable, console commands can make it happen. The “player.setav” command followed by the desired stat (e.g., Strength, Perception, Endurance) and the desired value allows you to fine-tune your character’s abilities.

3. Get Unlimited Resources

Tired of scavenging for resources? Console commands can instantly grant you access to unlimited caps, ammunition, and crafting materials. Simply use the “player.additem” command, and you’ll never run out of supplies again.

4. Teleport Anywhere

The Commonwealth is vast, and walking from one location to another can be time-consuming. By using the “coc” command followed by the location code, you can teleport directly to any area in the game, saving time and eliminating tedious journeys.

5. Spawn Weapons and Items

Want to wield powerful weapons or carry rare items? The “player.placeatme” command allows you to spawn any item or weapon into your inventory, giving you an arsenal fit for a wasteland warrior.

6. Modify NPC Behavior

Console commands enable you to interact with non-player characters (NPCs) in unique ways. Adjust their aggression, make them essential, or even recruit new followers to aid you on your journey.


FAQ 1: Are console commands available on all platforms?

Console commands are primarily available for the PC version of Fallout 4. Console players on Xbox and PlayStation do not have direct access to these commands.

FAQ 2: Will using console commands affect my achievements?

Enabling and using console commands in Fallout 4 will disable Steam achievements for that particular playthrough. However, you can re-enable achievements by creating a new save file without console commands.

FAQ 3: Are console commands safe to use? Can they break my game?

Console commands are powerful tools, and improper use can potentially cause issues in the game. Always make a backup of your saved files before using console commands and avoid experimenting with commands you’re unfamiliar with.

FAQ 4: Can I use console commands to fix bugs or glitches?

While some bugs or glitches can be fixed using console commands, it’s essential to exercise caution. Some issues may require official patches or mods to be resolved properly.

FAQ 5: Are console commands supported by the game developers?

Console commands are part of the PC gaming experience and are often utilized by developers and testers during the game’s development and debugging phases. However, they are not officially supported for regular gameplay.

FAQ 6: Can I use console commands in Fallout 4 VR?

Yes, you can use console commands in the VR version of Fallout 4, provided you are playing on a PC and have access to the game’s configuration files.


Enabling console commands in Fallout 4 opens up a world of possibilities for players seeking more control and customization in their gaming experience. From altering your character’s appearance to spawning powerful items and altering NPC behavior, console commands empower you to tailor the wasteland to your liking. However, remember to use them responsibly and back up your saves before experimenting.

Take advantage of the incredible features that console commands offer, and embark on a journey through the Commonwealth like never before. Discover new adventures, conquer challenges, and shape the wasteland as you see fit.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the world of console commands and embrace the true potential of Fallout 4!


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