PC Cheat Codes for the Original Call of Duty

Call of Duty Screenshot
Call of Duty Screenshot. © Activision

Call of Duty is the first title in the Call of Duty series of first-person shooters. Set during World War II, it offers three separate single-player campaigns played as British, American and Soviet soldiers respectively. In addition to the single-player campaigns, Call of Duty also features a competitive multiplayer mode. This game mode was very well received, contributing to the early success of the game and what the series has become today.

Call of Duty was released in 2003 after being by Infinity Ward, a newly formed development company that included many developers who had worked on Electronic Art's Medal of Honor World War II game.

Enabling Call of Duty Cheats

The Call of Duty cheat codes listed below includes all of the known cheat codes that can be used during gameplay in any of the three single player campaigns. The instructions provided for enabling cheats have been confirmed to work for the CD-ROM installed version of the game but there are no known issues for them working on other digital installations of the game as well.

Follow the instructions below to enable cheats for Call of Duty on the PC. For instructions and information on cheat codes for the PlayStation or Xbox console versions of the game, be sure to check out the Gaming Tips & Strategies.

  1. Right-click on the Call of Duty Single Player shortcut icon and select "Properties"
  2. In the "Target" field enter(w/o quotes) "+set thereisacow 1337 +set developer 1 +set sv_cheats 1 +set monkeytoy 0" (i.e. "C:\Program Files\Call of Duty\CoDSP.exe" +set thereisacow 1337 +set developer 1 +set sv_cheats 1 +set monkeytoy 0)
  3. Start up COD, press the tilde key (~) to enter console.
  4. Enter the below cheats for the desired effect.

The toggle commands listed below are technically not cheat codes as they do not have an impact on players or gameplay, they more impact the graphics and what is displayed on the screen.

Cheat CodeEffectg_gameSkillAllows players to set the game's skill levelgive (insert the desired object here)Gives players the desired object or weapongive allGives the players all weapons that can be found in the game as well as restoring full healthgive ammoGives players maximum ammunition including ten grenades and a panzerfaustgive healthRestores player to full healthgodGrants player invulnerabilityjumptonodeAllows the player to jump to a specific part of the mapkillInstantly kills the playermap_restartAllows player to restart the current levelnoclipAllows the player to walk through wallsnotargetMakes player invisible to enemiesr_vc_statsReports statics about the gametimescale XAlters the speed of the gameplay where 'X' is the multipliertoggle cg_draw2dDisables all screen icons, HUD, and health informationtoggle cg_drawgunMakes weapons invisibletoggle cg_drawshaderLabels each graphics texture in the gametoggle cg_thirdpersonToggles gameplay to a third person perspective viewtoggle g_entinfoShows information and scripts above enemies and highlights environment objectstoggle r_fastskyRemoves clouds from the sky, making map brightertoggle r_lightmapTurns both the ground and walls whitetoggle r_lockpvsWill turn some graphics textures invisibletoggle r_measureOverdrawChanges the in-game colorstoggle r_showLeafLightsWill display lines where light rays come throughtoggle r_showportalsDisplays were portals in the map aretoggle r_showtricountsDisplays texture numberstoggle r_showtrisDisplays the game's graphics in wire-frameufoAllows players to fly around the mapviewposShows the X, Y coordinates in the game console

More Call of Duty World War II Games

The original Call of Duty had one expansion pack Call of Duty: United Offensive which included an additional single player campaign and more multiplayer maps. Call of Duty was then followed up by another PC exclusive, Call of Duty 2 which was also set during World War II and followed the same premise with three single-player campaigns told from the perspective of a different Allied or Soviet soldier. The series returned to World War II with Call of Duty World at War which followed the same form of multiple single player campaigns and competitive multiplayer modes. The list of Top World War II Video Game series is a great starting point for one looking for more World War II based video games.