Developed using the Gamebryo engine, Fallout 3 shares quite a lot with Fallout: New Vegas. One of these shared features is the ability to enter console commands and cheats for various in-game effects. Entering these Fallout 3 console commands is fairly easy and their effects can help you survive in the Wasteland with ease.
As mentioned earlier, the effects of Fallout 3 cheats vary greatly. You cannot only turn your character into an invincible character but also have complete control over things like weather, etc.
Fallout 3 Console Commands and Cheats
If you have played other games by Bethesda, you should already know everything you need to know about using cheat commands in Fallout 3. If you do not, the process is fairly simple and easy to understand. In order to enter a console command, you need to press (~) or (`) key which is usually found under the (Esc) key on a wide range of keyboards.
Pressing the correct key should allow you to see a text-box on the screen. Once you see the text-box, all that you need to do is to enter the cheat commands as seen below and press the (Enter) key to see the effect immediately. In this article, we have detailed all available console cheat commands for Fallout 3 that you can use in the game for various in-game effects.
Fallout 3 Inventory Console Commands
These console commands and cheats essentially allow you to make changes to your inventory. Using these console commands, you cannot only add items to your inventory but also remove them, equip certain items, and even repair them.
This allows you to add an item to your inventory at full HP. For instance, you can use the command like player.additem A1B34 10 without ‘<>’ to see the desired effect. It is important to remember that you do not need to write the brackets to see the effects.
Using this console command, you can add a specific item to your inventory, having a certain condition. However, one important thing that you need to know is to specify the quality of your desired item in decimal form. For instance, player.additemhealthpercent A36B 10 0.75 will provide you with 10 units of a certain item at 75% quality.
This console command is the exact opposite of the previous console command, allowing you to remove a certain item from your inventory.
search <name> <type>
Used for locating IDs, perk names along with commands. Use PageUp and Down for scrolling. It requires the Fallout 3 “Command Extender” plugin.
This allows you to automatically repair items that come under your Repair Skill.
This is another useful console command that allows you to see your complete inventory with IDs. If you are looking forward to using the ‘player.removeitem’ console command, use this one to find more about the IDs of a specific item.
This console command allows you to equip an item from your inventory.
If you like to fight a lot, you can take the most out of this simple console command. You can use this one in order to alter the health of your equipped item. However, unlike ‘player.additemhealthpercent’ cheat command, you do not need to specify your desired health in decimal form.
NPCs Console Commands
These console commands can be used in order to make changes to different NPCs available in the game. You can use them to manage the inventories of in-game NPCs, move to them, and do other changes.
It allows you to move to an NPC in the game.
Using this simple console command, you can add a specific item to an NPC’s inventory.
equipitem or unequipitem
It basically allows you to equip/unequip an item present in an NPC’s inventory.
This simple console command allows you to see all available item in an NPC’s inventory.
You can see the barter menu with NPCs using this console command.
This console command allows you to open up the inventory of an NPC and even allows you to transfer item to/from both inventories.
It allows you to see the base object ID of an NPC. It can be useful for using other console commands in the inventory.
This console command allows you to restore an NPC’s HP.
If you wish to kill off an NPC in the game, you can use this simple console command.
If you accidentally killed off an NPC in the game, you can use this simple console command to bring them back to life.
This basically allows you to toggle all available combat AI in Fallout 3.
This basically allows you to toggle all available AI in Fallout 3 – combat and non-combat.
setally (0/1) (0/1)
This console command basically allows you to befriend one faction with another faction in the game. I have provided a complete list of Faction IDs at the end of the post.
setenemy (0/1) (0/1)
This console command is the exact opposite of the one mentioned above.
You can use this console command in order to turn an NPC into immortal. You can use ‘0’ to turn an NPC mortal and use ‘1’ to turn an NPC immortal.
This console command basically allows you to delete an NPC from your game or to make one reappear.
You can use this console combat to stop an NPC from attacking you.
setav aggression 0
You can use this console command in order to completely disable an NPC’s hostility.
This console command basically allows you to create a clone of an NPC in the game and place it at your desired place.
If you, somehow, managed to mess up a companion’s quest, you can use this simple console command to reset the desired quest.
Quests Console Commands
As the title suggests, all of the console commands provided below deal with different quests, completing quests, and skipping quests in the game. These are especially helpful since there are a lot of bugged quests in the game.
You can use this console command in order to travel to the quest target.
You can use this console command to see the detailed quest log of a particular quest including everything you have seen and done.
This console command basically allows you to see whether a quest is complete or not. If it’s complete, you will see ‘1’ and if its incomplete, you will see ‘0’.
This console command basically allows you to reset a quest.
You can use this console command in order to detail all the objectives of your desired quest.
With this console command, you see the objective level of your desired quest.
In case you run into a bugged quest, you can use this console command in order to jump to an objective level. Coming across a bugged quest is not very uncommon in Fallout 3.
If you do not want to proceed through the bugged section of a quest, you can use this quest in order to complete all the quest steps of your desired quest.
You can use this console command in order to list all available quest targets.
In case you want to see a complete list of quest Variables, you can use this console command in order to do so.
saq – start all quests
This console basically allows you to start all the quests.
caqs – Completes all stages for all quests
This console command allows you to complete the entire game even the quests you’ve never played.
This console command sets an NPC/item to quest object or not (1 is, 0 not).
Progression Console Commands
These simple console commands are useful for saving your game, loading up your previous saves, and more.
This console command allows you to save your progression with your custom savefile name.
This allows you to load your previously saved game.
This allows you to save your progression and name it whatever you want!
Using this console command should take you to the Main Menu after displaying some credits.
This allows you to directly quit Fallout 3.
World and Character Console Commands
These console commands basically deal with altering the world and your in-game character. Using these console commands, you can acquire/remove Traits, Perks, etc.
This console command basically allows you to deal specific damage to a certain Variable. For instance, you can type player.damageactorvalue stamina 50 to remove 50 stamina from your character.
This allows you to change the scale of your character. ‘10’ is incredibly large, ‘0.2’ is incredibly small, and ‘1’ is the default value. Play around!
This console command allows you to read out an actor value that includes the likes of Intelligence, Smallguns, Karma, etc.
You can use this console command in order to alter the value of your actor to your desired amount.
This console command allows you to modify an actor value.
This console command allows you to add a Trait or a Perk to your character.
This console command allows you to remove a Trait or a Perk off your character – as simple as that!
You can use this console command in order to alter the gender of your character.
You can use this console command in order to change your PC’s name in the game.
You can use this console command in order to alter the race/face of your character. It is important to note that using this console will cause you to lose all your acquired Perks and you will be forced to reacquire them again.
You can use this console command in order to alter the Traits of your character.
You can use this console command to change your character’s hairstyle.
If you do not prefer the face of your character that you chose in the game, you can use this console command to revert the changes.
If you do not want your character to hit Level 50 instantaneously and take things slow, you can use this console command to acquire one level at a time.
If you wish to Power Level your character to a specific level, you can use this console command to jump your character to that level.
If you wish to change the age of your character, you can use this console command.
player.rewardKarma or player.rewardxp
You can use this console command in order to earn some extra Karma or Experience Points.
You can use this console command in order to acquire many benefits such as maximum damage resistance, damage dealt, etc. However, one important thing that you need to know is that the changes revert after each reset.
Using this console command, you can view the values of game settings.