Valheim F5 Not Working: How To Fix Console Commands

Here's how to fix the F5 issue!

By Kyle Knight

March 24, 2021

It looks like console commands are no longer working in Valheim after the latest patch went live on March 23. If you’re looking to access the console commands once more, there is a way. The change was intentional by the developers and is not a bug or glitch, but most importantly there is a simple way to fix the issue.

Valheim has quickly become one of the best selling games on Steam, and is smashing the platforms concurrent user records. If you’re not familiar with Valheim, it is a sandbox survival game developed by Iron Gate Studio. The smash-hit game is available right now for Windows, Linux and Steam.

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Valheim 0.148.6 Patch Update – March 23

On March 23, Iron Gate Studios released a brand new patch for Valheim. The update mainly consisted of bug fixes, with no new content being introduced. You can read the full patch notes from the update at the link below.

However, one of the most important bits of information from the patch notes was the following lines:

  • Ingame console disabled by default (add launch argument “-console” to enable)
  • The console command for enabling developer/debug commands has been changed to “devcommands” from “imacheater” and a warning message has been added.

How To Fix Console Commands Not Working

So, the ingame console command was disabled by the developers on purpose, but as you can see from the patch notes there is a way around it. Here’s exactly how to fix the console commands not working in Valheim.

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First, head to Steam and select Valheim but don’t hit that play button just yet. To the far right-hand side of the green play button, you will see a small cog that when hovered over that says ‘Manage‘, select that button and a drop-down menu will appear.

You’re then going to want to select the ‘Properties‘ button at the bottom, and a new window will then appear. At the bottom of the window you will see a ‘Launch Options‘ title, under this in the text box type ‘-console‘.

You can now go ahead and launch your game. Once inside Valheim you should now be able to access the console commands once again, but remember that the developers have changed the console command for enabling developer/debug commands to ‘imacheater’ instead of ‘devcommands’.

More Valheim

If you want to check out more Valheim content from DualShockers, we have various guides, patch notes, and news that can be found at the link below.

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Kyle Knight

Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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