The commands allow PC gamers to do many things such as altering the aspect ratio and framerate of the game. There are also some fun features like god mode that makes you invincible, noclip which allows you to walk through walls, and then there's 'g_infiniteammo' which is pretty self-explanatory.
For the more artistic amongst you there's 'toggledebugcamera' - it unlocks the camera from the main character so you can move it around and take those action screenshots you've always dreamed of.
The list of debug console commands are below as per the Bethesda blog update:
- R_swapinterval <NUMBER>
- Sets the FPS lock. Note that the numbers below are negative.
- -2: This is the default, set to 30 FPS. This is the officially supported frame rate
- -1: This sets the FPS limit to 60. Fully playable, although there may be quirks (we’re going to fix these).
- 0: This fully unlocks the FPS. We do not recommend playing above 60. We will not fix any issues above 60.
- God mode. You are effectively invincible, and certain enemy kill moves will not be used against you (Laura, for example, will not jump on you)
- Allows you to walk through walls
- Unlimited ammo (provided you have at least 1 bullet when you enable this)
- G_stoptime 1
- Stops time. Note there is a bug right now where using this command causes a UI element to appear on screen. We’re looking to fix that in the near future.
- Re enable time with g_stoptime 0
- Separates the camera from Sebastian so you can freely move around the
- R_forceaspectratio <NUMBER>
- Sets the aspect ratio. Default is 2.5, which is our official aspect ratio.
- 0 is full screen, but not ideal. 1.8 or 2 is probably most comfortable for those who don’t want bars.
- Turns on id’s native FPS counter
- Slows down time
- Disables slow motion
Be warned however, Bethesda have said that the debug console commands are unsupported by Bethesda and their customer service team. So, if you're going to use them keep that in mind.
In order to actually use the debug console you'll need to do the following:
To access the debug console, do the following:
- In Steam, right click on The Evil Within and select “properties” then under the General tab, hit “set launch options.”
- Put this in to unlock the console: +com_allowconsole 1
- Once the game has launched, hit the Insert key to bring down the developer console.