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Quake Cheat Codes List

Has the remaster of Quake got you rattling and rolling with rage? Well this Quake Cheat Codes guide has a comprehensive list of all the codes that work with the current version of the game! All tested and all awesome.

Quake Cheat Codes List

The recent remaster of Quake was a major surprise to many a fan of the classic game. Giving it a fresh lick of digital paint to not only bring it a little more up to snuff with more recent titles but also making it so the game would actually run on modern systems at a comfortable resolution. Of course, as fun as it is to bunny hop and blast your way through scores of petrifying polygonal pests it can get a little taxing to have to wade through scores of them time and again. And that is where this Quake Cheat Codes List comes in!

In this guide you will find a list of cheats for you to use next time you are playing the game. Maybe you are finding it too hard and need a little help. Maybe you are just looking for something to add a little spice into your next play through. Whatever your reasons this Quake Cheat Codes list has you covered. All these cheats have been tested to make sure that they work with the most recent version of Quake at the time of writing this guide. As many older cheat codes (and by extension cheat lists) you find online are obsolete and full of none functioning cheats. So you can rest assured that all these codes work. 

Quake - Official Trailer (2021)


Before we get into this list it is worth pointing out a couple things. Firstly, these cheats will not work on the console releases of the game. There is no means of opening up the cheat menu on those devices, even if you plugged in a USB Keyboard. So if you want to use these cheat codes on the Switch, PS5, or XBox release then you are out of luck.

This is what the Cheat menu looks like.

This is what the Cheat menu looks like.

Secondly in order to be able to use the cheats you have to press the “`” or “~” key. It will be the button to the left of the number one key on your keyboard. This will bring up a menu where you can input the code you want to use. But before you can get the cheats to work you must first time in “sv_cheats 1” (minus the quotation marks). This will activate the use of cheats for the remainder of your play time. Some cheats, such as the god mode cheat, will need to be activated whenever you enter a new level, so do be careful. So with all of that out of the way lets get cracking with some codes!


To start us out in this Quake Cheat Codes guide we will begin with a set of rather general and miscellaneous cheats which don’t really fit into one category or another. Some are useful and others are just neat things that you can try if you are bored or just curious. 

Cheat Code Effect
notarget Enemies can’t see you.
god God Mode.
kill Kills you and restarts level with starting weapons.
skill # Replace # to change game difficulty. 0= Easy, 1= Normal, 2= Hard, 3= Nightmare. You must restart the level for it to take effect.
r_fullbright 1 Deactivates all lighting and activates fullbright mode. To undo this replace the 1 with 0.
impulse 255 Activates Quad Damage mode.
impulse -1 Also activates Quad Damage mode.
impulse 9 Gives you all weapons, full armour and full ammo.
Sure, using the Lightning Gun this early into Quake seems harsh, but its them or me!

Sure, using the Lightning Gun this early into Quake seems harsh, but its them or me!


Next up in this Quake Cheat Codes guide comes some level select cheats. However these cheats require an additional step to get them to work. At the input screen you need to type “map ” (minus the quotation marks) and the type in the code of the level you want to load up. For example, if you want to go to “The Tomb of Terror” you type in map e2m3 and the level will then load up for you.

Cheat Code Level
Start The opening area where you select your difficulty and the episode you wish to play.
e1m1 The Slipgate Complex
e1m2 Castle Of The Damned
e1m3 The Necropolis
e1m4 The Grisly Grotto
e1m5 Gloom Keep
e1m6 The Door To Chthon
e1m7 The House Of Chthon
e1m8 Zigguart Vertigo
e2m1 The Installation
e2m2 The Ogre Citadel
e2m3 The Crypt Of Decay
e2m4 The Ebon Fortress
e2m5 The Wizard’s Manse
e2m6 The Dismal Oubliette
e2m7 The Underearth
e3m1 Termination Central
e3m2 The Vaults Of Zin
e3m3 The Tomb Of Terror
e3m4 Satan’s Dark Delight
e3m5 The Wind Tunnels
e3m6 Chambers Of Torment
e3m7 The Haunted Halls
e4m1 The Sewage System
e4m2 The Tower Of Despair
e4m3 The Elder God Shrine
e4m4 The Palace Of Hate
e4m5 Hell’s Atrium
e4m6 The Pain Maze
e4m7 Azure Agony
e4m8 The Nameless City
End Shub-Niggurath’s Pit
You won't get any achievements for visiting hidden levels via the cheats.

You won’t get any achievements for visiting hidden levels via the cheats.


The follow Cheat Codes are all ones that effect the player character’s movement in Quake. From making you quicker in a certain direction to not allowing you to go up stairs. So if you desperately want to play Quake as a Dalek from the classic run of Doctor Who then you can!

Cheat Code Effect
sv_nostep # Replace the # with 1 to make it so you can’t go up stairs. Replace # with 0 to allow you to go up stairs.
sv_friction # Alters the level of friction when moving. Higher the value the more friction, the lower the less friction.
cl_backspeed # Alters the speed you go when moving backwards. Higher the number the faster you go. Type in a negative and you start going forwards!
fly Allows you to fly.
cl_forwardsspeed # Alters the speed you go when moving forwards. Higher the number the faster you go.
cl_rollangle # Alters how much the screen will tilt when strafing.
sv_maxspeed # Changes you maximum movement speed.
noclip Activates No Clip (this means you can fly and go though walls)
sv_gravity Changes gravity. Higher the value the greater the gravity in the map.
cl_sidespeed # Alters the speed you go when moving sideways.
sv_stopspeed # Changes time it takes for you to stop moving.
Honestly the flying cheat is kind of lame.

Honestly the flying cheat is kind of lame.

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