What to Do When Console Is Not Opening

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Ever wondered why your console stopped working? Valheim's Patch 0.148.6 has disabled the in-game console by default going forward. Read on to learn how to enable it through steam's launcher!

How to Open the Console

Valheim's Patch 0.148.6 made the in-game console disabled by default. This means pressing F5 in-game does nothing without using a specific launch option within Valheim's Steam Launcher.

Below is a step-by-step process of how to enable Valheim's console through the Steam Launcher:

Start by right clicking Valheim in your games list and selecting Properties.
Look for the Launch Options section in the General tab. Type -console inside the Launch Options box.
Open Valheim and head to your server. The debug console can now be opened by pressing F5.

How to Enable Console Commands

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Patch 0.148.6 changed how players enabled console commands and cheat codes in Valheim as well by replacing the imacheater command with devcommands.

Check our guide on console commands below to learn more about enabling cheats and console commands:
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