The Evil Within PC debug console commands unlock god mode, infinite ammo, more

Unlock frame-rate and change aspect ratio, among other things.

Bethesda has revealed the debug console commands for the PC version of Shinji Mikami's horror game The Evil Within.

The console commands were discussed last week as a way to unlock The Evil Within's frame-rate and change its aspect ratio. But now we know they let you do much more.

Console commands include god mode, noclip, infinite ammo, stop time and slow motion, Bethesda revealed on its forum.

God mode, for example, makes you invincible. Noclip lets you walk through walls. Toggledebugcamera separates the camera from the player character so you can move it about.

Here's the list in full:

  • R_swapinterval NUMBER: Sets the FPS lock. Note that the numbers below are negative.
  • -2: This is the default, set to 30 FPS. This is the officially supported frame rate.
  • -1: This sets the FPS limit to 60. Fully playable, although there may be quirks (we're going to fix these).
  • 0: This fully unlocks the FPS. We do not recommend playing above 60. We will not fix any issues above 60.
  • God mode: You are effectively invincible, and certain enemy kill moves will not be used against you (Laura, for example, will not jump on you).
  • Noclip: Allows you to walk through walls.
  • G_infiniteammo: Unlimited ammo (provided you have at least 1 bullet when you enable this).
  • G_stoptime 1: Stops time. Note there is a bug right now where using this command causes a UI element to appear on screen. We're looking to fix that in the near future. Re enable time with g_stoptime 0
  • Toggledebugcamera: Separates the camera from Sebastian so you can freely move around.
  • R_forceaspectratio: Sets the aspect ratio. Default is 2.5, which is our official aspect ratio. 0 is full screen, but not ideal. 1.8 or 2 is probably most comfortable for those who don't want bars.
  • Com_showFPS: Turns on id's native FPS counter.
  • Startslowmotion2: Slows down time.
  • Stopslowmotion: Disables slow motion.

Bethesda warned that debug console commands are unsupported by Bethesda and its customer service team, so use them at your own risk.

And here's how to access the debug console:

  1. In Steam, right click on The Evil Within and select “properties” then under the General tab, hit “set launch options".
  2. Put this in to unlock the console: +com_allowconsole 1.
  3. Once the game has launched, hit the Insert key to bring down the developer console.

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