Hey, we get it, life is tough. Sometimes as much as one wants to take their time to read up on how to better do things, well, you just want to get to the good part. We are not judging at all, so much that we’re going to give you ahead and give you some pretty useful Factorio cheats.
The game has been racking up players ever since its release, slowly but steadily coming up as one of the more played games of the last couple of years, and there is even talks of a new expansion coming your way soon. It is definitely fun to build your factory and see it work efficiently, using materials and producing energy.
But, also, what a chore, right? We are playing games just to have fun, not to learn how to efficiently program a whole factory in every single painful detail! So let’s skip to the good part and see the best Factorio cheats.
The best Factorio cheats
First things first, you’ll want to access the console. This is done by using the \ key or the ~ key. When the console is open, there will be a blinking cursor at the bottom of the screen, at that point just enter the cheat code you want, press ENTER and boom, you’re in business.
Used to increase the speed at which you’re mining, plenty useful to save time. Just enter “/c game.player.force.manual_mining_speed_modifier=100”, using multiples of 100 to augment speed (200, 300, etc).
Same as above, but this time you’re modifying the speed at which you’re crafting. Just enter “/c game.player.force.manual_crafting_speed_modifier=100” again using multiples of 100 to reach an even greater speed.
Disable Biter Evolution and Expansion
These two cheats go well together, giving us plenty of time to arm our defenses agains the biters while they won’t evolve along with our expansion. Just enter “/c game.map_settings.enemy_evolution.time_factor=0 and “/c game.map_settings.enemy_evolution.pollution_factor=0”. For their expansion, just pause them altogether by entering “/c game.map_settings.enemy_expansion.enabled=false”.
If you want to modify the world around you, so it can provide you with better resources, then it’s even simpler. Just open up the console and enter “/editor”.
Change Game Speed
This is a great help if you want to reach certain objectives faster without waiting or, perhaps, you need more time to evolve. Just enter “/c game.speed=” and enter a number (1 for 100%, 2 for 200%, etc).
Resarch All Technologies
A great way to give you a headstart, have everything at your disposal right away. Just enter in the console “/c game.player.force.research_all_technologies()”.
We hope these cheats will allow you to have more fun in your game of Factorio. If you’re looking for hints on how to play, also check out our best starter tips.