"Quake" Cheats and Unlocks for the PC

Change your game environment, grant items, and unlock maps

Quake (PC)
id Software

Unlock levels, give yourself unlimited ammo and more using these Quake cheats and unlocks for the classic first-person shooter video game on the PC.


To enter a cheat, press the tilde (~) key to bring up the console and enter one of the following codes.

Cheat CodeEffect
r_fullbright 1Toggle on bright surfaces
r_fullbright 0Toggle off bright surfaces
impuse 9Get all weapons and items
killRestart on current map with beginning stats
notargetBecome invisible to enemies
flyEnable fly mode
impuse 11Get one rune (repeat four times for all runes)
godEnable god mode
noclipDisable 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 ammoGet all ammo
give allGet all items
give weaponsGet all weapons
sv_friction #Set level of friction on surfaces while moving
give armor shardGet armor shard
give bodyarmorGet body armor
give combat armorGet combat armor
give commander's headGet 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)
givehealthReplenish health
cl_rollangle #Set screen angle while strafing
give invulnerabilityGet invulnerability
sv_maxspeed #Set movement speed to maximum
give power cubeGet power cube
give power shieldGet power shield
give red keyGet red key
give security passGet security pass
sv_gravity #Set gravity to #
give slugsGet 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

    Unlock All Maps and Levels

    You can unlock and access any map using the codes below. Open the console by pressing the tilde (~ )key and enter "map x", where x is one of the map names below.

    Example: map e1m5 accesses Gloom Keep. 

    Map CodeUnlock
    startIntroduction level
    e1m1The Slipgate Complex
    e1m2Castle of the Damned
    e1m3The Necropolis
    e1m4The Grisly Grotto
    e1m5Gloom Keep
    e1m6The Door to Chthon
    e1m7The House of Chthon
    e1m8Ziggurat Vertigo (hidden level)
    e2m1The Installation
    e2m2The Ogre Citadel
    e2m3The Crypt of Decay
    e2m4The Ebon Fortress
    e2m5The Wizard's Manse
    e2m6The Dismal Oubliette
    e2m7The Underearth (hidden level)
    e3m1Termination Central
    e3m2The Vaults of Zin
    e3m3The Tomb of Terror
    e3m4Satan's Dark Delight
    e3m5The Wind Tunnels
    e3m6Chamber of Torment
    e3m7The Haunted Halls (hidden level)
    e4m1The Sewage System
    e4m2The Tower of Despair
    e4m3The Elder God Shrine
    e4m4The Palace of Hate
    e4m5Hell's Atrium
    e4m6The Pain Maze
    e4m7Azure Agony
    e4m8The Nameless City (hidden level)
    endShub Niggurath's Pit