Valheim is a brand new title that has made waves on Steam, allowing you to become the Viking you were always meant to be, and the game's dev commands can help you on that path.
These cheats open up plenty of new possibilities, and with great power comes great responsibility.
Valheim Dev Commands
Before diving into the various commands, it may be pertinent to clarify exactly how Valheim players can access the console where they can be input.
That is done by pressing F5 while in-game, and fans can enter "help" into the resulting window in order to see a list of console commands.
The commands that will be output upon entering "help" are those that have been previously described as admin-focused, and here they are:
- kick [name/ip/userID]
- kick user
- ban [name/ip/userID]
- ban user
- unban [ip/userID]
- unban user
- list banned users
- ping server
- set distance lodbias
- print system info
With respect to the cheat console commands, those can be viewed in-game by entering "imacheater" and then "help" into the console.
To make matters easier, here is the list of the cheats that players can utilize as they navigate the many dangers in Valheim, though it is important that they still enter "imacheater" before them:
- print current player position
- goto [x,z]
- explore entire map
- reset map exploration
- kill nearby enemies
- tame all nearby tamable creatures
- spawn location
- raise skill [skill] [amount]
- resetskill [skill]
- freefly photo mode
- freefly smoothness
- tod -1 OR [0-1]
- env [env]
- wind [angle] [intensity]
- event [name]
- start event
- stop current event
- force saving of world
- reset character data
- remove all item-drops in area
- setkey [name]
- resetkeys [name]
- players [nr]
- force difficult scale (0 = reset)
- toggle dps debug print
Quite clearly, some of these cheats are extremely powerful and have the potential to completely change the experience of exploring the game world.
As examples, killing an enemy or taming a creature in Valheim simply by entering a console command circumvents some of the title's core gameplay mechanics, and players will need to decide for themselves if they want to employ those types of cheats.
That said, not all of these console commands will completely displace the game's difficulty, and some of them can even help deal with certain bugs.
For example, the teleportation cheat can be very useful if a player finds themselves stuck in the environment, allowing them to instantly move to a new position in this survival game.
While this may not be as flashy as becoming unkillable, players that are trapped are sure to appreciate it nonetheless.
Valheim is the next Viking title to take Steam by storm, there are plenty of plans for the future with the 2021 roadmap. You can even set up a dedicated server and play with your friends in coop! If bosses interest you, there's already four in the game Eikthyr, the Elder, Bonemass and Modor, you'll require plenty of items along the way like the Swamp Key.