Best Fallout New Vegas console commands for armour, guns, cheats & more

Best Fallout New Vegas console commands for armour, guns, cheats & more
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Written by 

Kiera Mills

Last updated 

9th Feb 2024 10:19


Console commands are extremely strong in Fallout New Vegas, as they can do everything from giving you instant access to all of the best weapons and guns in the game, alongside a few fun cheats too.

Sometimes you'll find yourself needing just a few more bottlecaps to afford that all-important item, or stuck in a bind with a Deathclaw that keeps knocking you down with no reprieve. That's where console commands come in handy, giving you that extra boost of money or even invincibility to help you do whatever you want.

Weapon console commands

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Weapon Weapon ID code
Lucky revolver 000e2c86
Mysterious Magnum 00127c6c
Li’l Devil pistol xx000805
Anti-materiel Rifle 0008f21c
Assault Carbine (GRA) 0008f21e
Christine’s CoS silencer rifle xx0112ba
Silenced .22 SMG 0008f218
Sturdy Caravan Shotgun 001735e3
Minigun 0000433f
Alien blaster 00004322
Euclid’s C-Finder 0014eb3c
Pew Pew laser rifle 00103b1d
Flamer 0000432d
Plasma caster 000906cf
Tesla cannon 000e2bec
Fat Man 0000432c
Mercy 0015fff4
Missile launcher 00004340
Chainsaw 0015fe44
Power Fist 00004347

To give yourself a weapon in Fallout New Vegas, you'll need to use the following code in the console: player.additem <base_id> <amount>

Replace the 'base id' with the ID number of the weapon you want from the above table and replace the 'amount' section of the code with the amount of that item you want. 

You can also input the reverse of this command to get rid of an item in your inventory by using 'player.removeitem <base_id> <amount>'

Armour console commands

Armour Weapon ID code
Brotherhood T-45b power armor 00075201
T45d power armor 00014e13
Combat armor, reinforced 00126500
NCR Ranger combat armour 00129254
Stealth Suit Mk II xx00c12f
Advanced Radiation suit 0003307a

As with the weapon codes, to give yourself armour in your inventory, you must input the following code: player.additem <base_id> <amount>

Replace the 'base id' with the ID number of the armour you want and replace the 'amount' section of the code with the amount of that item you wish to have.

Miscellaneous console command cheats

Below is a list of codes you can input for various results:

Console Command Effect
tgm God Mode, this will give you infinite health, unlimited ammo and encumbrance
tdm Demigod mode - health and encumbrance are infinite, but ammo isn’t
tfc Activates and deactivates the free camera
tm Turns menus and UI off and on
tcl No clipping or collision
tmm 1 Adds all map markers to your map. Replace '1' with '0' to remove them
set timescale to <#> Speeds up or slows downtime. The default value is 30
kill Kill a selected NPC
killall All NPCs and animals in the vicinity die
resurrect Bring a selected NPC back to life
player.rewardxp X Replace X with the amount of XP you want
player.setlevel X Replace X with the level you want to be
unlock Unlock a selected door or chest

Cosmetic console commands

These specific console commands are great for changing the look or stats of your character after the opening of the game:

Console Command Effect
sexchange Changes your sex
showracemenu Change your race
showbarbermenu Change your hairstyle
shownamemenu Change your name
player.addperk <base_id> Add any perk to your character, replacing <base_id> with the perk's ID code
player.removeperk <base_id> Remove any perk, replacing <base_id> with the perk's ID code
player.setav speedmult X Change your player's movement speed, replacing X with a value (100 is default, lower is slower and higher is faster)

NPC reputation console commands

The following command will add 5 reputation points with the faction of your choice. To use it, you must replace the '<base_ID>' in the command listed below with the faction code of the NPC population you wish to apply it to. Choose between 1 to add reputation or 0 to add infamy.

Then replace <amount> with the amount of reputation you wish to add or remove. You can only add 5 at a time, to a maximum of 100.

addreputation <base_ID> <0/1 to add infamy/fame> <amount>

NPC Faction ID Code
Boomers 000ffae8
Brotherhood of Steel 0011e662
Caesar’s Legion 000f43dd
Followers of the Apocalypse 00124ad1
Great Khans 0011989b
Powder Gangers 001558e6
NCR 000f43de
White Glove Society 00116f16

How to use console commands in Fallout New Vegas

Image showing you how to use console commands in Fallout New Vegas
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  • Open Fallout New Vegas and load your save/character
  • Press the tilde '~' key in the top left of your keyboard to bring up the console command window
  • Enter any of the commands listed above, making sure to replace any blank amounts with your desired quality/ID code
  • Press the enter key and the command should be activated - you will receive an error if something has been written wrong

Console commands do disable achievements in Fallout New Vegas, but you can download a mod from Nexus Mods user 'gibbed' that enables them once more.

Now that you're armed to explore the wasteland with the best console commands, check out our Fallout homepage for more news and guides, or see the full list of Starfield console commands if you want to do a little bit of intergalactic cheating too.

Kiera is a former GGRecon Guides Writer.

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