'Left 4 Dead' Cheat Codes for PC

Get full health, turn on invincibility, spawn objects, and more

Left 4 Dead

Pandemic Studios/Electronic Arts

The following cheat codes are available for "Left 4 Dead," the first-person shooter video game for PC.

To use these "Left 4 Dead" cheats on your computer, you have to enable the cheat console. To do that, go to the Main Menu and then Options > Keyboard/Mouse, and enable Allow Developer Console.

Use the tilde key (~) to open the cheat console, and then type sv_cheats 1, followed by Enter, to enable cheats. To enter the cheats from the list below, use the tilde key to see the cheat console, and then type the code followed by Enter.

'Left 4 Dead' Cheat Code List

  • Remove All Bots: Ent_Remove
  • Unlimited Ammunition: sv_infinite_ammo 1
  • Get Pistol: give pistol
  • Invincibility: god
  • God Mode (With Damage): buddha 1
  • Toggle No Clipping Mode: noclip
  • Full Ammunition: give ammo
  • Spawn SMG: z_spawn weapon_SMG
  • Vocalize the Player: Vocalize
  • Spawn a Zombie Horde: z_spawn mob
  • Spawn a Special Infected: z_spawn # (replace # with any of the following: hunter, boomer, smoker, witch, tank)
  • Give Hunting Rifle: give hunting_rifle
  • Spawn Tank: z_spawn tank
  • Spawn Smoker: z_spawn smoker
  • Spawn Hunter: z_spawn hunter
  • Spawn Boomer: z_spawn boomer
  • Full Health: give health
  • Give Auto Shotgun: give autoshotgun
  • Give Pain Pills: give pain_pills
  • Play in First-Person Mode: firstperson (this cheat code is only necessary if third-person mode is enabled)
  • Give Mk 47 (Machine Gun): give rifle
  • Set Camera to Third-Person Mode: thirdperson
  • Toggle Fixed Camera Mode: thirdperson_mayamode
  • Change Zombie Health: z_health
  • Set Maximum Number of Regular Zombies: z_common_limit
  • Toggle Never-Ending Panics: director_panic_forever 0/1
  • Force a Panic Event: director_force_panic
  • Change Zombie Speed: z_speed
  • Spawn One Zombie: z_spawn zombie
  • Give Pipebomb: give pipe_bomb
  • Give Propane Tank: give propanetank
  • Give Oxygen Tank: give oxygentank
  • Give Molotov: give molotov
  • Give Gas Can: give gascan
  • Give First Aid Kit: give first_aid_kit
  • Spawn Lighted Molotov: fire
  • Spawn Active Pipebomb: boom
  • Set Seconds Until Player Loses Control of the Tank: z_frustration_lifetime <#>
  • Set Whether Bots Can Inflict Friendly Fire Damage: sb_friendlyfire <1/0>
  • Set Camera to Over-The-Shoulder Third-Person Mode: thirdpersonshoulder
  • Set Maximum Range of Smoker's Tongue Attack: tongue_range <#> (default 750)
  • Set Maximum Speed for the Smoker's Tongue to Fly: tongue_fly_speed <#>
  • Disable All Wanderers, Mobs, Specials, and Bosses: director_stop
  • Disable Mob Rushes: director_no_mobs <1/0>
  • Set Maximum Tank Health: z_tank_health <#>
  • Allow Witch to Change Targets: z_witch_allow_change_victim <1/0>
  • Set Time for a Witch to Die From a Burning Fire: z_witch_burn_time
  • Set Witch Damage Level: z_witch_damage <#>
  • Toggle Controllable Boss Infected on Any Map: director_no_human_zombies 0/1
  • Unlock Achievements While Using Cheats: retry (this cheat code will restart the game with cheats enabled)
  • Give Ammo to Primary Weapon: impulse 101
  • Set Survivor Damage Level: z_pounce_damage X
  • Give Entity to Bot Teammates: sb_give <#> (the console should give you a list)
  • Set Damage for Door Pounces: z_pounce_door_damage <#>
  • Make Bot Teammates Shoot Nonstop: sb_openfire or open_fire (console will tell)

'Left 4 Dead' Achievements List

There are also achievements you can unlock in "Left 4 Dead," which let you gain recognition without using cheats.

  • 101 Cremations: Set 101 Infected on fire
  • Akimbo Assassin: Survive a campaign firing no guns other than pistols
  • All 4 Dead: Kill all four Survivors on one life as a Tank
  • Back 2 Help: Leave a safe room to save an incapped teammate and bring them back
  • Barf Bagged: Cover four Survivors with Boomer bile at once
  • Big Drag: Drag a Survivor x distance with your tongue
  • Blind Luck: You or another Survivor take no damage after being vomited on by a Boome.
  • Brain Salad: Make 100 headshot kills
  • Bronze Mettle: Earn a Bronze medal in Survival mode on any official level.
  • Burn the Witch: Light a Witch with a Molotov
  • Chain Smoker: Constrict two Survivors on one life as a Smoker
  • Clean Kill: Shove a Boomer and then kill him without him splashing on anyone
  • Cr0wnd: Kill a Witch with a single headshot
  • Dead Baron: Survive the Dead Air campaign
  • Dead Giveaway: Heal a fellow Survivor when your own health is below 10.
  • Dead Stop: Punch a Hunter as he is pouncing
  • Dead Wreckoning: Dole out 5000 total Survivor damage as a Special Infected
  • Distinguished Survivor: Earn at least a Bronze medal on every official Survival level
  • Do Not Disturb: Sneak past all Witches in a campaign without disturbing one
  • Double Jump: Pounce two different Survivors on one life as a Hunter
  • Drag and Drop: Rescue a Survivor from a Smoker's tongue before he takes damage
  • Field Medic: Heal 25 Survivors with a first aid kit
  • Grim Reaper: Survive the Blood Harvest campaign
  • Ground Cover: Save another Survivor from a Special Infected while on the ground
  • Helping Hand: Revive 50 incapacitated Survivors
  • Hero Closet: Rescue a Survivor trapped in a closet
  • Heroic Survivor: Earn at least a Silver medal on every official Survival level.
  • Hunter Punter: Shove a Hunter off of a pinned and helpless Survivor
  • Jump Shot: Headshot a Hunter while he's leaping
  • Lamb 2 Slaughter: Incapacitate a Survivor after he has entered and exited a safe room
  • Last Stan: Complete one round of Survival on The Last Stand
  • Legendary Survivor: Earn a Gold medal on every official Survival level
  • Man vs Tank: Single-handedly kill a Tank
  • Mercy Killer: Survive the No Mercy campaign
  • My Bodyguard: Protect any Survivor from an attacking Infected 50 times
  • No Smoking Section: Kill 10 Smokers as they are pulling helpless Survivors
  • No-One Left Behind: Beat a campaign with all 4 Survivors
  • Nothing Special: Survive a campaign with no Survivors taking damage from Specials
  • Pharm-assist: Give pain pills to 10 Survivors
  • Pyrotechnician: Blow up 20 Infected in a single explosion
  • Red Mist: Kill 1000 Infected with a mounted machine gun
  • Safety First: Play through a campaign with no Survivors taking friendly fire damage
  • Silver Bullets: Earn a Silver medal in Survival mode on any official level
  • Spinal Tap: Kill an Infected with a single blow from behind
  • Stand Tall: Survive a campaign without being incapacitated
  • Stomach Upset: All Survivors complete a campaign without being vomited on
  • Tankbusters: Kill a Tank without it dealing any damage to a Survivor
  • Toll Collector: Survive the Death Toll campaign
  • Tongue Twister: Kill a Smoker who has grabbed you with his tongue
  • Towering Inferno: Light a Tank with a Molotov
  • Unbreakable: Beat a campaign without ever using a first aid kit on yourself
  • Untouchables: No Survivors take damage after contacting the rescue vehicle
  • Violence Is Golden: Earn a Gold medal in Survival mode on any official level
  • What Are You Trying To Prove?: Survive all campaigns on Impossible
  • Witch Hunter: Kill a Witch without any Survivor taking damage from her
  • Zombicidal Maniac: Survive any campaign on Impossible
  • Zombie Genocidest: Kill 53,595 Infected