PC Cheat Codes for the Original Call of Duty

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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 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.

  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. Startup COD, press the tilde key (~) to enter console.
  4. Enter the below cheats for the desired effect.

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

g_gameSkill - Allows players to set the game's skill level.

give (insert the desired object here) - Gives players the desired object or weapon.

give all - Gives the players all weapons that can be found in the game as well as restoring full health.

give ammo - Gives players maximum ammunition including ten grenades and a panzerfaust.

give health - Restores player to full health.

god - Grants player invulnerability.

jumptonode - Allows the player to jump to a specific part of the map.

kill - Instantly kills the player.

map_restart - Allows player to restart the current level.

noclip - Allows the player to walk through walls.

notarget - Makes player invisible to enemies.

r_vc_stats - Reports statics about the game.

timescale X - Alters the speed of the gameplay where 'X' is the multiplier.

toggle cg_draw2d - Disables all screen icons, HUD, and health information.

toggle cg_drawgun - Makes weapons invisible.

toggle cg_drawshader - Labels each graphics texture in the game.

toggle cg_thirdperson - Toggles gameplay to a third-person perspective view.

toggle g_entinfo - Shows information and scripts above enemies and highlights environment objects.

toggle r_fastsky - Removes clouds from the sky, making map brighter.

toggle r_lightmap - Turns both the ground and walls white.

toggle r_lockpvs - Will turn some graphics textures invisible.

toggle r_measureOverdraw - Changes the in-game colors.

toggle r_showLeafLights - Will display lines where light rays come through.

toggle r_showportals - Displays were portals in the map are.

toggle r_showtricounts - Displays texture numbers.

toggle r_showtris - Displays the game's graphics in wire-frame.

ufo - Allows players to fly around the map.

viewpos - Shows 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.