Civilization 6 is still going strong five years on. Having wrapped up its Frontier Pass earlier this year, tens of thousands of players continue to place down districts and take on both AI and each other. But whether you're a seasoned veteran or newbie, you may, at some point, want to use console commands and cheats to spice things up or make your life easier.
Civilization 6's console commands and cheats have proven rather elusive since launch and there's a good reason for that. The title doesn't have the richest offering and you will have to mostly play by its rules. If, however, you're okay with any amount of technically forbidden power, read on below to find out more about your options.
Civ 6 Console Commands
On PC, activating Civilization 6's console commands and cheats requires you to head over to X:\Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization VI, then open the AppOptions.txt using Notepad. Look for a line that reads EnableDebugMenu 0 and change the number to 1.
Heading into any game, you should find the console accessible using the tilde ` key. You also have access to three menus by clicking the small buttons in the upper-left corner of the screen. Most of the available options show statistics about your ongoing game, so you won't be able to do much about the enemy armies that threaten to steal your precious resources.
The middle button does, however, open up the debug menu, giving you access to a slider that allows you to set the time of day, which can be useful if you're after a particular type of lighting in your screenshots.
The only two Civilization console commands and cheats that seem to work serve the same function – uncovering the map.
- Reveal All/Explore All - Sets the entire in-game map to explored, granting full vision
There don't seem to be any juicier options that, perhaps, increase the amount of resources or let you spawn in units when the situation is truly desperate. As we said before, you'll mostly have to play by the rules, but seeing what your opponents are up to could provide a welcome advantage.
Civilization 6 is out now on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile.
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