Posted on April 21, 2011, Phil Hornshaw Portal 2 Dev Console Cheats
Maybe our super-detailed and video-filled Portal 2 game guide isn’t enough for you. Maybe you need to cheat so hard, you can manipulate the very rules of Portal 2. Well, if you have a PC copy, you can do that — you can bend the game to your will.
You just have to enable the developer’s console in your copy. It’s easy to do: just go to the Main Menu, then hit Options: Keyboard and Mouse: Enable Developer’s Console. Done and done.
Now hit the ~ key whenever you want to open the console and you can input commands. Here are a few that seem to be the most useful:
- sv_cheats 1
– turns cheats on. You need to enter this one before any other commands.
– Allows you to fly and move through objects without being deterred by them.
– Makes you invulnerable.
– Switch the camera to third-person mode. It’s a little screwy, but also kind of cool.
You can also check out the full list of dev console commands for Valve’s Source engine here. They let you do a few other cool things, like turn beams to wireframes, close all portals, take screenshots, and more.
Cheat even more in Portal 2 with our Portal 2 Codes List. Unlock a few accouterments for Atlas and P-Body with our Steam unlockables for the PC version, Avatar unlockables for Xbox 360, and a growing video guide for grabbing every single Achievement and Trophy. Plus, there’s more Easter Eggs than you can shake a robotic wood-like branch beam at, and you can learn more about the Portal 2 story by locating Rat Man’s dens with our Rat Man List and listening to his Signals.