Quake PC Cheats and Unlocks Guide

Change your game environment, grant items, and more

Quake dungeon maze

Bethesda Softworks

The original Quake is widely considered to be one of the best PC games of all time. Developed by id Software and published in 1996, it's a first-person shooter game where players explore a gritty, Gothic world and battle monsters accompanied by a soundtrack from '90s industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. (NIN frontman Trent Reznor also voices the game's protagonist.) If you need some help tackling Quake's challenges, we have a guide to cheat codes and unlockables.

This guide is specifically for the PC version of Quake.

Quake PC Cheats

To enter a cheat, press the tilde (~) key to bring up the console and type it into the prompt.

Cheat Code Effect
r_fullbright 1 Toggle on bright surfaces.
r_fullbright 0 Toggle off bright surfaces.
impuse 9 Get all weapons and items.
kill Restart on current map with beginning stats.
notarget Become invisible to enemies.
fly Enable fly mode.
impuse 11 Get one rune (repeat four times for all runes).
god Enable god mode.
noclip Disable clipping (allows movement through walls.
impulse 255 (also impuse -1) Enable quad damage mode.
skill # Set difficulty level (# is 0 to 3: 0 = Easy to 3 = Nightmare).
sv_nostep # Toggle ability to use steps (0 disables, 1 enables).
give ammo Get all ammo.
give all Get all items.
give weapons Get all weapons.
sv_friction # Set level of friction on surfaces while moving.
give armor shard Get armor shard.
give bodyarmor Get body armor.
give combat armor Get combat armor.
give commander's head Get commander's head.
cl_forwardspeed # Set forward movement speed.
give C # Get charge amount equal to # (0 to 255).
give H # Get health amount equal to # (0 to 255).
give N # Get nail amount equal to # (0 to 255).
give S # Get Get shell amount equal to # (0 to 255).
givehealth Replenish health.
cl_rollangle # Set screen angle while strafing.
give invulnerability Get invulnerability.
sv_maxspeed # Set movement speed to maximum.
give power cube Get power cube.
give power shield Get power shield.
give red key Get red key.
give security pass Get security pass.
sv_gravity # Set gravity to #.
give slugs Get slugs.
cl_sidespeed # Set strafing movement speed.
sv_stopspeed# Set time required to stop after moving.
give #

Get weapon:

(1) axe

(2) shotgun

(3) super shotgun

(4) nail gun

(5) super nail gun

(6) grenade launcher

(7) rocket launcher

(8) thunderbolt

Quake PC Map and Level Unlocks

You can unlock and access any map in the game using the below codes. Open the console, then type map [map name]

Map Code Unlock
start Introduction level
e1m1 The Slipgate Complex
e1m2 Castle of the Damned
e1m3 The Necropolis
e1m4 The Grisly Grotto
e1m5 Gloom Keep
e1m6 The Door to Chthon
e1m7 The House of Chthon
e1m8 Ziggurat Vertigo (hidden level)
e2m1 The Installation
e2m2 The Ogre Citadel
e2m3 The Crypt of Decay
e2m4 The Ebon Fortress
e2m5 The Wizard's Manse
e2m6 The Dismal Oubliette
e2m7 The Underearth (hidden level)
e3m1 Termination Central
e3m2 The Vaults of Zin
e3m3 The Tomb of Terror
e3m4 Satan's Dark Delight
e3m5 The Wind Tunnels
e3m6 Chamber of Torment
e3m7 The Haunted Halls (hidden level)
e4m1 The Sewage System
e4m2 The Tower of Despair
e4m3 The Elder God Shrine
e4m4 The Palace of Hate
e4m5 Hell's Atrium
e4m6 The Pain Maze
e4m7 Azure Agony
e4m8 The Nameless City (hidden level)
end Shub Niggurath's Pit