The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is great game, but it can be made even greater with the debug console. The debug console is a window in the game that commands are typed into. Commands can spawn items, change the look of your character, give you buffs, and activate hundreds of other ways to customize your character and the world around it. Hell, we think commands are so awesome, our entire site (commands.gg) is dedicated to them!
There are two ways to activate the debug console:
Firstly, make sure The Witcher 3 is closed, then navigate to the game's directory, to do this:
Go to the bin folder, then the config folder and then the base folder (The Witcher 3/bin/config/base).
When in the base folder, open the general.ini file with Notepad - usually it will open with notepad by default by double clicking it. If it doesn't open with notepad, right click the file, press "Open With", and then select Notepad.
Make a new line and paste the following text (press copy text button to copy):
Press CTRL + S to save the file. After saving the file you can close Notepad and launch Witcher 3, the console should be enabled. One of the following keys should open the console:
If that hasn't worked, follow Method 2 (below) to enable the console.
This method is easier to do, but will break whenever The Witcher 3 updates, which can get annoying. Click the download button below to download the file:
This download is from our servers as Nexus Mods only offers a RAR file, which requires WinRar to open (and that complicates things). If you want to download the mod directly, visit the official mod page at https://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/1555.
After downloading that file, make sure your game is closed and then navigate to the game's directory, to do this:
After opening up the game's files:
After doing this, the console will be enabled. Pressing the F2 key should open the console.
If the console isn't enabled after doing the above, check the following: