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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Cheats


Armor Duplication

Using the armor stand in your house in Solitude, place any piece of apparel on the mannequin then immediately take it back before exiting the menu. Leave your house and then go back in, the armor should appear on the mannequin and will still be in your inventory.

Restock any merchant instantly

Follow the steps to instantly refresh the merchant's stock and gold:
1) Choose a merchant
2) Sell or buy anything
3) Save your game
4) Kill the merchant
5) Load the game

Use the sneak roll without the perk

To do this activate sneak mode and hold the sprint button, then double tap the ready/sheath button while moving forward to execute to forward roll. If you do this while moving sideways, you instead do a hop in that direction.


When swimming in the water you might need to see above the water as well. So, if you hold your mouse at the right angle, you can see above and under the water as well. BUT you're mouse has to be right in the middle. If you don't hold it the right way, then you will only be able to see above or under the water.

Unlock the Avenger van

To unlock the Avenger, clear the Story Mode, then watch the ending movie and the credits. It can be selected on the Arcade screen by picking "Vehicles" and ticking the Avenger box.

Free Archery Skill

Visit Faendal at riverwood, he's a wood elf that usually stands by the mill.
1) Ask him to follow you.
2) Then ask him to train your archery. (Have some gold around at least to make your first purchase of training)
3) Ask to borrow something and take his gold. It's not considered stealing.
4) Repeat 2 and 3 infinity times.
NOTE: You can only level archery 5 times per level, but you level up slightly every time your archery skill goes up. and this will work with any trainer who can also be a follower.

Dawnguard Steam Achievements

A New You - Change your face
Auriel's Bow - Use the special power of Auriel's Bow
Awakening - Complete "Awakening"
Beyond Death - Complete "Beyond Death"
Kindred Judgement - Complete "Kindred Judgement"
Legend - Defeat a Legendary Dragon
Lost to the Ages - Complete "Lost to the Ages"
Soul Tear - Learn all three words of Soul Tear
Vampire Mastered - Acquire 11 Vampire perks
Werewolf Mastered - Acquire 11 Werewolf perks

Steam Achievements

Unlockable and how to unlock it.
Adept - Reach level 10
Alduin's Wall - Complete "Alduin's Wall"
Apprentice - Reach level 5
Artificer - Make a smithed item, an enchanted item, and a potion
Bleak Falls Barrow - Complete "bleak falls barrow"
Blessed - Select a Standing Stone blessing
Blood Oath - Become a member of the Circle
Bound Until Death - Complete "bound until death"
Citizen - Buy a house
Daedric Influence - Acquire a Daedric Artifact
Darkness Returns - Complete "darkness returns"
Delver - Clear 50 dungeons
Diplomatic Immunity - Complete "diplomatic immunity"
Dragon Hunter - Absorb 20 dragon souls
Dragon Soul - Absorb a dragon soul
Dragonslayer - Complete "Dragonslayer"
Elder Knowledge - Complete "elder knowledge"
Expert - Reach level 25
Explorer - Discover 100 Locations
Gatekeeper - Join the College of Winterhold
Glory of the Dead - Complete "Glory of the Dead"
Golden Touch - Have 100,000 gold
Hail Sithis! - Complete "hail sithis!"
Hard Worker - Chop wood, mine ore, and cook food
Hero of Skyrim - Capture Solitude or Windhelm
Hero of the People - Complete 50 misc objectives
Married - Get married
Master - Reach level 50
Master Criminal - Bounty of 1000 gold in all nine holds
Oblivion Walker - Collect 15 daedric artifacts
One with the Shadows - Returned the Thieves Guild to its former glory
Reader - Read 50 skill books
Revealing the Unseen - Complete "Revealing the Unseen"
Sideways - Complete 10 side quests
Skill Master - Get a skill to 100
Snake Tongue - Successfully persuade, bribe, and intimidate
Standing Stones - Find 13 standing stones
Take Up Arms - Join the Companions
Taking Care of Business - Join the Thieves Guild
Taking Sides - Join the Stormcloaks or the Imperial Army
The Eye of Magnus - Complete "The Eye of Magnus"
The Fallen - Complete "the fallen"
The Way of the Voice - Complete "The Way of the Voice"
Thief - Pick 50 locks and 50 pockets
Thu'um Master - Learn 20 shouts
Unbound - Complete "Unbound"
Wanted - Escape from jail
War Hero - Capture Fort Sungard or Fort Greenwall
With Friends Like These - Join the Dark Brotherhood
Words of Power - Learn all three words of a shout

Related: The Elder Scrolls Skyrim Review

Cheat Codes

Enable Console

Edit the file ‘skyrim.ini’ and set the flag ‘bAllowConsole’ to 1. The skyrim.ini file is located in the My Games folder in My Documents; the bAllowConsole flag is under the General section. While in the game use the tilde key (~) to open the console. With the console open you can enter any cheat codes.


Hit "~" to bring up the command prompt and then type the code. Effect and Code!
Add an item to your inventory with 1-2 enchantments of your choice. Magnitude based on enchanting skill, 100=100%. - playerenchantobject
Add levels to your skills - AdvancePCSkill (skillname) #
Add perk (ie Light fingers is 00018E6A) - player.addperk ########
Adds dragon's souls to your pool, allowing you to improve your shouts. - Player.modav Dragonsouls #
Adjust field of view (insert fov value as x ) - fov x
Advances the targeted skill by xxx amount - advskill #
All Spells - psb
Change scale of player; 1 is normal - player.setscale #
Changes ownership of target so you can safely take without stealing - Setownership
Changes your gender - SexChange
Complete all Quest Stages - caqs
Duplicate items (click containerNPC and copy the RefID) - duplicateallitems
Fast travel to location, e.g. coc Rivertown - COC
Freeflying camera - tfc
Give player item (i.e. gold is 0000000f, lockpicks are 0000000a) - player.additem [ItemNumber] #
Gives the ID for the companion or NPC - help "NPC Name" 4
God mode - TGM
Increase Burden by # - player.modav burden #
Increase your Level - AdvancePCLevel
increases movement speed where X is a percentage multiplier (eg. player.setav speedmult 250) - player.setav speedmult X
Kill enemy (Must select with arrow first) - Kill
Kills all hostiles in your immediate vicinity - killall
list all commands in console - help
quits the game instantly - qqq
Removes all items of selected NPC - removeallitems
Removes selected object from your game - markfordelete
Reset NPC to original inventory. - resetinventory
Restores targetted NPC's HP to Full - resethealth
Restores the player's HP to Full - player.resethealth
Resurrects targeted dead - Resurrect
savegame [name of file] - saves game with "name of file"
Search by the keyword, the number is what mode to search by. Modes are listed by help every time you use it. - help keyword #
Set Carry Weight - player.modav carryweight #
Set character's fame. - setpcfame
Set character's infamy. - setpcinfamy
Set health - player.setav Health #
Set it high if you want to fight, set it at 0 if you want to be free. - player.setcrimegold X
Set Magicka - player.setav Magicka #
Set Player Level - player.setlevel #
Set Stamina - player.setav Stamina #
Sets skill to # level without leveling character. - player.setav *skillname* #
Sets the NPC corresponding to the ID essential - setessential 1
Sets the refractive value of the target. 0.0= normal, 0.000001= invisible,1.0 = full refraction - STR #
Show Race Menu - showracemenu
Show/hide all map markers 1=show 0=hide - tmm 1/0
Spawns an NPC at your location. (Replace X with NPC ID) - player.placeatme X
starts all quests, *NOT RECOMMENDED!* - saq
teleports you to quest target - movetoqt
This brings you to the testing hall with all items in the game. Be careful as opening enchanted armor and weapons cabinets may cause your game to crash - coc qasmoke
This command is used to enable controls during cinematics when they're disabled. Occasionally the game will glitch, instead of reloading put in this c - enableplayercontrols
Toggle AI Detection (You can steal all you want and no one will see you, doesn't work with pickpocketing) - TDetect
Toggle Artificial Intelligence (freezes npc, they can't walk, move, or anything.) - TAI
Toggle collision - tcl
Toggle Combat Artificial Intelligence (same as TAI; however only makes the NPC not being able to combat) - TCAI
Toggle FOW - tfow
Toggle Grass - TG
Toggle menus (HUD) - tm
Unlocks anything that may be locked by typing unlock then clicking the chest or door you want unlocked then press enter - unlock
Will increase the level of a skill by one. - Player.IncPCS [Skill Name]
You can lock chests and door, or people by targeting them and typing "lock" followed by the level of difficulty you wish to set it at. - lock X

Stat_type to be used in player.setav command

Sets the following to the value of 'x'

item_code used in player.additem

x of the items below will be added to inventory
Health Potions