The Evil Within publisher Bethesda has made public various console commands that can alter your gameplay and open up a bevy of settings. Below are all currently known and confirmed console commands.
To enable the console via Steam, do the following:
- Right click "The Evil Within" in Steam, and select "properties".
- Under the "General" tab, click "set launch options".
- Enter: +com_allowconsole 1
- In game, hit the Insert key to open the console.
FPS Lock Change
Command: R_swapinterval <NUMBER>
Effect: Sets the FPS lock. Note that the numbers below are negative. Variables: -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.
Effect: 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)
Effect: Allows you to walk through walls
Effect: Unlimited ammo (provided you have at least 1 bullet when you enable this)
Command: G_stoptime 1
Effect: 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.
Command: g_stoptime 0
Effect: Re-enable time.
Free View Camera
Effect: Separates the camera from Sebastian so you can freely move around the
Set Aspect Ratio
Command: R_forceaspectratio <NUMBER>
Effect: Sets the aspect ratio. Default is 2.5, which is our official aspect ratio. Variables: 0 is full screen, but not ideal. 1.8 or 2 is probably most comfortable for those who don’t want bars.
Show FPS Counter
Effect: Turns on id’s native FPS counter
Start Slow Motion
Effect: Slows down time
Stop Slow Motion
Effect: Disables slow motion