BG3 cheats and console commands list – PC and PS5 (BG3)

BG3 cheats and console commands list – PC and PS5 (BG3)
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With cheats, players can radically alter their journey through the famed D&D Forgotten Realms setting. They can change up the traditional loop with absurd modifiers and neat twists. And with the PlayStation release, console players have been wondering if they can enjoy cheats commonly present in PC games.

✓ Quick Answer

Does Baldur’s Gate 3 have cheats?

No, there are currently no direct in game cheats in BG3. However PC players can use Cheat Engine and ReCon small remote utility to activate cheats.

Cheats in Baldur’s Gate 3 PC and PS5 explained

Currently, there are no direct in-game cheats and console commands available on PC and PS5. PC players can use console commands or trainers such as Cheat Engine and the ReCon small remote utility. While it takes a bit of setting up, these two methods let you use keyboard controls to activate cheats.

Both of these let you enter cheat codes and console commands. They have a variety of interesting effects that we’ve listed down below. But before that, let’s see how to get them up and running on your machine.

Baldur's Gate 3 cheats: An image of Kagha, an NPC in the game.

Baldur’s Gate 3 console commands

Players could use console commands in earlier Larian titles to activate cheat codes. You could do so by pressing Ctrl+Tab. Type “CLUAConsole:EnableCheatKeys()” without quotes to activate a cheat. This currently does not work with Baldur’s Gate 3.

The devs will have to enable Divinity Engine 4.0 support for players to make use of these console commands. Here’s a list of potential Baldur’s Gate 3 console commands:

  • Ctrl+1: change paper doll armour type.
  • Ctrl+2: darken the screen.
  • Ctrl+3: lighten the screen.
  • Ctrl+4: show interactable objects.
  • Ctrl+6: change to the previous paper doll.
  • Ctrl+7: change to next paper doll.
  • Ctrl+8: shows text boxes.
  • Ctrl+9: shows sprites.
  • Ctrl+A: animate sprite.
  • Ctrl+B: shows the last FMV clip.
  • Ctrl+C: got to the next chapter.
  • Ctrl+D: debug dump.
  • Ctrl+F: turns to the character.
  • Ctrl+J: jump to space under the cursor.
  • Ctrl+L: shows coordinates under the cursor.
  • Ctrl+R: heals character under the cursor.
  • Ctrl+S: select a sprite animation.
  • Ctrl+X: shows position info.
  • Ctrl+Y: kills character under the cursor.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Cheat Engine

The most reliable method of using cheats in Baldur’s Gate 3 is the BG3 Cheat Engine. Many users have reported that these cheats do indeed work. They’ve been able to perform all sorts of feats like gaining new spells and items. Be careful while using Cheat Engine. It’s a community service that relies on cheat table files made by other users. You’re better off using mods to alter your next playthrough. Here’s a quick walkthrough of how to use Cheat Engine with Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Install Cheat Engine.
  • Double-click the .CT file from this forum to open it.
  • Run Baldur’s Gate 3 and open your latest save.
  • Open Cheat Engine on your machine.
  • Find bg3.exe or bg3_dx11.exe. Open this folder and then open your cheat table.
  • Click the PC icon in Cheat Engine to select the game process. Keep the list.
  • Activate the trainer options by checking boxes or setting values from 0 to 1.

And here’s a short list of commands that you can expect from Cheat Engine:

  • Rest Anywhere
  • Add Gold
  • Add Experience
  • Respec Character
  • Max Ability Stats
  • Extra Max Health
  • Extra Armor
  • Add All Resistance
  • Immune to Status Effects
  • Super Jump
  • Unlimited Movement
  • Unlimited Action Points
  • Unlimited Spell Slots
  • Unlimited Warlock Spell Slots
  • Unlimited Sorcery Points
  • Increase Carry Capacity
  • Add Permanent Tags to Player: Pet Pal, Comprehend Languages, Detect Thoughts, Hermit, Urchin
  • Add Spells
  • Dark Vision
  • Toggle Fog of War
  • Object Spawner (equipment, items, scenery, walls, etc.)
  • Companion Attitude
  • Companion Approval
Baldur's Gate 3 cheats: An image of the player succeeded a Persuasion check against a goblin in the game.

Baldur’s Gate 3 cheat codes via ReCon small remote utility

Older Larian games like Divinity Original Sin 2 also let players apply cheats and console commands via the ReCon small remote utility. ReCon was placed in The Divinity Engine installation folder, next to the Engine executable.

To open Recon, while in the editor, press the CTRL+SHIFT+F11 keys simultaneously. To activate a cheat, after typing out a cheat from the list, press Enter to confirm.

Here’s a list of potential Baldur’s Gate 3 cheat codes via the ReCon small remote utility:

  • god – turn on God Mode, type it again to turn it off.
  • peace on/off – turn on Peace Mode and type it again to turn it off.
  • killcombat – kills all enemies in current combat.
  • nocooldowns – removes cooldowns.
  • infiniteAp – your actions will cost 0 AP.
  • killArmor – sets the magic and physical armour of the selected character to 0.
  • nearlyKill – sets the HP of the currently selected character to 1.
  • infiniteMemory – you will have over 9000 memory.
  • resurrect – resurrects currently selected character.

Baldur’s Gate 3 trainer

You can also enable cheats in Baldur’s Gate 3 with the help of an application called a trainer. Think of it as an application that acts like Cheat Engine but with easy-to-understand UI elements. While this route isn’t as safe as the other options, it’s a simple way to go about cheats in Baldur’s Gate 3. WeMod is a trainer front-end in which players have been trying to get cheats in-game. Note that this carries some risk compared to the other alternatives.

Baldur’s Gate 3 save editor

A save editor is used to modify save files based on a player’s demands. This has the potential to alter a character’s level, skills, and proficiencies in the game. Currently, there are no options to alter BG3 save files with a Baldur’s Gate 3 save editor. As modders spend more time tinkering with the game, they may be able to let you edit save files. Remember that backing up your save files first is a good idea.

BG3 script extender

A Baldur’s Gate 3 script extender is required for some mods and cheats to work. It does this by adding new functionalities and expanding scripting options. While Norbyte has a script extender on GitHub, players have reported issues while trying to use it. Note that this isn’t essential to using BG3 cheats or installing mods. Some BG3 players also note that it worked before the game was updated to the latest patch.

Try out Cheat Engine to radically alter your gameplay experience in-game. Players have been making all sorts of neat changes to their playthroughs. I’d recommend playing without cheats for a while to get a feel of the game’s mechanics.

Baldur’s Gate 3 cheats – FAQ

How do you use cheat engine in Baldur’s Gate 3?

You can use Cheat Engine in Baldur’s Gate 3 by installing it and enabling the trainer options in the cheat table.

Are there any cheats for Baldur’s Gate 3?

Outside of mods, there are no working cheats and console commands for BG3.