V Rising is an amazing Early Access game that I have been addicted to since I purchased it.
Admittedly, I wasn’t aware of V Rising until members of my Twitch Community told me to get the game that it came onto my radar. I’m really happy that I was recommended V Rising since it has consumed my life and I’m truly enjoying getting to play it with my husband on YouTube and stream.
While at first my hopes were to play V Rising on fully default settings, I have to admit that it became less and less appealing, especially as inventory management was a pain in the butt, so I thought I would take a dabble and learn how to actually use the console commands.
Now, as I come from games like Don’t Starve Together and Minecraft, I thought that the console would give me access to absolutely everything I needed in order to change my config files, but this is not true.
Unfortunately, even if players are on the highest admin level on V Rising, players will not be able to change game files, however, they will be able to get themselves some in-game items, unlock recipes and change some elements of gameplay. Since this is true, the console isn’t actually what I needed access to, but I will still cover how to gain access to it on both dedicated servers and your own personal server that you launch on your computer. I will also cover the various things you can access while using the console and what it is good for.
HOW TO ENABLE CONSOLE COMMANDS AND CHEATS ON A PERSONAL SERVER IN V RISING
In order to access the Console on a regular server, players are first going to have to head to their Options in the Main Menu. This can be activated when players are in-game or are on the title screen of the game.
Players must then open the General tab and look for the option Console Enabled ensuring that there is a checkmark, this will ensure that players can open the Console in any of their servers, however, it is not the only step that players need to take in order to begin using the console.
Now, when players have launched their server they will need to hit the ` key (called the Tilde) in order to open the menu. On most standard American keyboards, this is located under the Escape button. Though this may vary based on the layout you have. It doesn’t matter what language your keyboard is in, you will always need to use the Tilde Key unless you manage to change the keybind.
The console has an auto-fill option that players can utilize in order to use the commands, though players will not have access to all of them until they type adminauth in the administration settings. If players do so, they will give themselves admin permissions (only if they own the server), though they can add other players to this list if they type the username of the player directly after.
Players can close the Console only by hitting the Tilde key again, otherwise, the console will simply remain open.
HOW TO ENABLE CONSOLE COMMANDS ON A DEDICATED SERVER
Unfortunately, this part is going to depend on what host you’re using for your dedicated Server. If players choose to use the dedicated servers that are promoted by V Rising, they will be using GPortal, though this may not be the host you want to use.
As I am sponsored by Nodecraft, this is the host that I use and I’ll be honest, whether or not I was sponsored by them I would still choose Nodecraft due to the versatility of games that I can host and their ease to switch in and out games that my community wants to play on Twitch.
First, I will take you through the process of enabling Console Commands on GPortal and then I will tell you the standard way of allowing Console Commands on any server, including Nodecraft.
G PORTAL CONSOLE COMMANDS
G Portal has a number of built-in options for players to customize their game server. While this makes purchasing a GPortal server much more appealing for players, the reality is that more hosts will be able to implement this into their systems as they have more time with the game.
Players will need to do the following to access Console Commands
First head to your backend in GPortal and locate the Adminlist box. This is located in the User Management section of the Basic Settings, which are access on the sidebar.
In the Adminlist box players must put the STEAM-64 ID for any player that they want to be an admin. Players can locate their STEAM-64 ID if they right click their profile and copy the page URL and head to Steam ID Finder.
You need to copy the steamID64 (Dec) code.
HOW TO USE CONSOLE COMMANDS IN V RISING
Although I’ve already covered this a bit, this part will go more in depth with what you can do in the console.
As a reminder, once the console is set up, players will need to open it using the Tilde (`) key. Once open players can either begin typing the Console Command they need, though they can also type in List at any point to see all the Commands available to them.
Whenever players are trying to access a console command, they can simply begin to type what they need and the console will begin to populate all the commands related to the letters they are typing. So if you’re looking for something like VBlood, simply typing in VB should show you the full command. In order to utilize this autocomplete option. players will need to hit Tab otherwise, players will have to type out the full words.
If the option you are looking for is not the first search result you can use your arrow keys to scroll up and down to select the one you need. While doing this, never hit Enter as this will send the uncompleted command, you will need to hit Tab until you see the completed result in your command console before hitting Enter.
WHAT ARE ALL THE CONSOLE COMMANDS IN V RISING?
Alias (Alias, Command)
Bind (Key Combination, Command)
TempBind (Key Combination, Command)
Unbind (Key Combination)
adminonlydebugevents (Unnamed Argument)
bancharacter (Character Name)
banuser (Steam ID)
claninvite (Unnamed Argument)
ClientBuildingDebugging (Unnamed Argument)
Connect (address or steamid, port, password)
DebugViewEnabled (Unnamed Argument)
depthoffield (Unnamed Argument)
DumpArchetypeInformation (Which, Num to print, Full info)
DumpChunkFragmentation (Which, ExtraDebugging)
DumpEntity (World, Entity, Full Dump)
DumpPrefabGUIDEntities (World, Component, Include Disabled, Include Prefabs)
DumpQueryArchetypes (Which, OnlyRequired, AlsoLogToConsole)
DumpSystemMemory (Which, AlsoLogToConsole)
give (What, Amount)
hidecursor (Unnamed Argument)
kick (Character Name)
List (Optional: Category)
listusers (Include Disconnected)
logdestroyevents (Which, State)
lowqualityatmosphere (Unnamed Argument)
measureSystemPerformance (Unnamed Argument)
motionblur (Unnamed Argument)
performanceTestChunks (Jump Distance, Test Mode)
setadminlevel (user, level)
setmipmaplevel (Unnamed Argument, Unnamed Argument)
setresolution (Unnamed Argument, Unnamed Argument)
setsystemenabled (Which, Unnamed Argument, Enabled)
startbuildwallpaper (Unnamed Argument)
teleport (Who, Where, WorldPosX, WorldPosY)
TeleportToChunk (Unnamed Argument)
TeleportToChunkWaypoint (Unnamed Argument)
texturestreamingenabled (Unnamed Argument)
texturestreamingmaxlevelreduction (Unnamed Argument)
texturestreamingmemorybudget (Unnamed Argument)
ToggleDebugViewCategory (Unnamed Argument)
ToggleSetting (Setting Name, Optional Setting Values)
unban (User Index)
useoptimizedqueries (Which, State)
CONSOLE COMMANDS IN V RISING EVERY PLAYER SHOULD KNOW
Although I just shared all the console commands players have access to, there are only a select few that I would say are important for players to know. The following are the ones that I use:
NECESSARY SOCIAL COMMANDS FOR ALL PLAYERS
The following are all of the commands that I recommend that any player uses. Admittedly, there are some things in the V Rising interface, particularly when it comes to Clans that are annoying to interact with.
Many of these commands are also useful if players are the main admin of the server and want to make sure that they keep their server safe for players.
Adminauth – As mentioned, the Adminauth command is simply to make someone an administrator on your server. I would limit how many players you do this for, though if you are currently an admin on your server and would like to add another player to the list all you have to do is type Adminauth (charactername).
Admindeauth – If someone is abusing their admin privileges by either trolling other players or by providing players with resources you did not intend them to have you will want to use the Admindeauth command. Players will not need to type in their own Character name in if they want to de-admin themselves, however, they will need to type in the character name of anyone they would like to remove from the list.
Bancharacter (Character Name) – If there is a player who is problematic on your server you will be able to ban them by simply using their in-game name. Note, this will only ban that character and that player can simply create another character to join your server. If you’re hoping for a “catch-all” ban, look down below.
Banned – This provides the admin with a list of all players who have been banned from your server.
Banuser (Steam ID) – This command is a bit tricky to use as you will need to know the Steam ID of a player to complete it. The Banuser (Steam ID) is a catch-all ban that will not allow the user to keep creating alts on your server. The only issue is… it can be a bit difficult to catch what a player’s Steam ID is. If you are planning on running a public server, I would strongly recommend having a discord channel that allows players to submit their Steam ID, though this is not always a possibility.
Clanaccept – The following is a command that I strongly recommend every uses as it is the easiest way to accept an invite into a Clan. Players will want to use this immediately when they see an invitation to the clan they want to join.
Clandecline – If you have been invited to a clan that you do not want to join, you can simply use Clandecline.
Claninvite (Charactername) – This command allows players to invite anyone into their Clan. This Command should allow you to autofill any player that has been online for ease of access.
Clanleave – There comes a time when every player wants to leave a Clan to join a better Clan… or simply a different Clan. If you’re ever in this positive just use Clanleave.
Kick (Character Name) – The Kick command is mostly used when players need to kick a member out of the server due to a glitch. I haven’t really had to use it before, but players should note that this is not a time out and players can simply join the server again immediately.
Listusers (Include Disconnected) – This command will show everyone who has ever joined your server.
Setadminlevel (user, level) – This allows players to set different admin levels for all players. If players have set up different forms of authority they can implement them using this command. By standard, there aren’t very many options.
Unban (User Index) – If a member who has been previously banned needs to be unbanned either because of a mistake or because they have sufficiently proven that they will not repeat an offence, players can use the Unban command.
CONSOLE COMMANDS PERTAINING TO ITEMS AND EQUIPMENT
If players are trying to play a clean game, these Console Commands aren’t going to be important to them as they will help provide players with resources and the ability to change durability. I personally like using these commands if I’m trying to test out new Weapons and limit my use of them to only test servers.
These come in very useful when players have a limited amount of resources on their main save file and simply want to make sure that the items they craft, specifically Weapons have the play style they want.
Give (Item, Amount) – The give command is exactly what it sounds like and will allow players to obtain any item that is available in the game. This includes any resources, including seeds, Weapons, Armour, etc. Anything you can imagine having, you can get! So get to testing and see what way you want to build your character.
Giveset (Item) – The Giveset command is a more
CONSOLE COMMANDS FOR ADMINS RUNNING A MASSIVE SERVER
Although many of these commands are very “cheaty” they are extremely helpful if you are running a massive online world, especially if new players are joining frequently. The following are all the useful commands.
Addtime – With this command players will be able to change the time of day simply by writing Addtime and the number of hours they want to move forward. Players can move a total of 12 hours into the future, however, they cannot go back. This becomes especially useful if a new member has joined the server and you don’t want them to die immediately to sun damage. Although players can move a maximum of 12 hours into the future, they can type in a smaller number to jump a shorter amount of time into the future.
Changehealthofclosesttomouse – This command modifies the health of the target unit/object closest to the admin’s cursor, allowing admins to deal damage or heal targets. Admittedly, this isn’t the most useful command unless you’re teaching a new player how to kite.
Kill – This kills your player. Honestly not the most useful, but you never know!
GatherAllAllies – This allows players to teleport all allies to where your mouse cursor is. Unfortunately, you will not be able to teleport players to a random location with this, but it can be helpful if you’re playing on a PVP server and want to gather your troops.
GatherAllAlliesExceptMe – Same as above, however, you are not included in this.
GatherAllNonAllies -This command will teleport all non-allies to your mouse cursor, allowing you to start a battle amongst everyone.
GatherAllPlayers – If players are completing a free for all on a PVP server, this is probably going to be the command you want to use as it will bring everyone on the server to where your mouse cursor is.
GatherAllPlayersExceptMe – Same as above, however, you will not be included
PlayerTeleport – This teleports you to mouse cursor position
TeleportPlayerToMe (User) – This will allow you to teleport another player to your location
TeleportPlayerToMousePosition (User) – This teleports another player to mouse cursor position
TeleportToChunk (Unnamed Argument) – This is the most helpful command as it will allow you to teleport players to a specific position. The following are some of the most important:
- Farbane Woods (Southeast) – 14, 8
- Farbane Woods (Southwest) – 8, 8
- Farbane Woods (West) – 9 , 10
- Farbane Woods (Northeast) – 14, 11
- Dunley Farmlands (East) – 12, 15
- Dunley Farmlands (Southeast) – 13, 13
- Dunley Farmlands (Southwest) – 9, 13
- Silverlight Hills – 6, 16
- Cursed Forest – 13, 19
- Hallowed Mountains – 15, 13
TeleportToChunkWaypoint (Unnamed Argument) – This teleports you to a specific waypoint
TeleportToNether – This teleports you to Nether
TeleportToPlayer (User) – This command allows you to teleport to another player’s location