Left 4 Dead 2 Cheat Codes for PC

Enable cheats and unlock achievements for the PC

screenshot from Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 is a first-person shooter game available for multiple platforms. In addition to exclusive achievements, the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 has cheat codes that you can't use in the console versions.

These cheats are exclusively for the Windows edition. There are separate cheats for Left 4 Dead 2 on the Xbox 360.

How to Enable Left 4 Dead 2 Cheats on PC

Before you can use cheat codes, enable the developer's console:

  1. Go to the main menu and select Options.

  2. Select Keyboard/Mouse settings.

  3. Enable Allow Developers Console.

  4. Press the tilde key (~) during gameplay to bring up the cheat console.

  5. Type sv_cheats 1, then press Enter to enable cheat mode.

  6. Type the cheat code ​you wish to enable, then press Enter.

You must reactivate cheat mode each time you restart the game. In the cheat console, enter sv_cheats 1.

Left 4 Dead 2 Cheat Code List

Many of the following codes require you to include a quantity, a name, or a value.

Cheat Code
Set the maximum range of the smoker's tongue attack (Default is 750). tongue_range number
Set amount of damage you want to do to survivors. z_pounce_damage number
Change Zombie health. z_health number
Change Zombie speed. z_speed number
Blow up. explode
Control Boss Infected on any map. director_no_human_zombies number (0 = Off, 1 = On)
Enable/Disable never-ending panics. director_panic_forever number (0 = Off, 1 = On)
Force a panic event. director_force_panic
Full Ammunition. give ammo
Get a pistol. give pistol
Get Ammo for your primary weapon. impulse 101
Get a auto shotgun. give autoshotgun
Get a first aid kit. give first_aid_kit
Get full health. give health
Get a gas can. give gascan
Get a hunting rifle. give hunting_rifle
Get a molotov cocktail. give molotov
Get a tank. give oxygentank
Get pain pills. give pain_pills
Get a pipe bomb. give pipe_bomb
Get a propane tank. give propanetank
Get an AK-47 rifle. give rifle_ak47
Get an M16 rifle. give rifle
Get the SMG. give SMG
Get a chainsaw. give chainsaw
Become invincible. god
Become immortal, but still take damage. buddha 1 number (0 = Off, 1 = On)
Makes your bot teammates shoot nonstop. open_fire
No mob rushes director_no_mobs number (0 = Off, 1 = On)
Play in first person (only necessary if third person mode is enabled). firstperson
Remove all bots. Ent_Remove
Set speed in no clipping mode (default is 5). sv_noclipspeed number
Set the amount of damage a Witch's attack does. z_witch_damage number
Fix camera in place (re-enter code to return to the default). thirdperson_mayamode
Set the camera to third person mode (re-enter code to return to the default). thirdperson
Set the camera to over-the-shoulder mode (re-enter code to return to the default). thirdpersonshoulder
Set the maximum amount of regular zombies. z_common_limit number
Shut off all wanderers, mobs, specials, and bosses. director_stop
Spawn a zombie. z_spawn zombie
Spawn a active pipe bomb under you. boom
Spawn a specific Special Infected. z_spawn name
Spawn a zombie horde. z_spawn mob
Spawn boomer at location of crosshair. z_spawn boomer
Spawn hunter at location of crosshair. z_spawn hunter
Spawn smoker at location of crosshair. z_spawn smoker
Spawn tank at location of crosshair. z_spawn tank
Walk through walls. noclip number (0 = Off, 1 = On)
Unlimited ammunition sv_infinite_ammo number (0 = Off, 1 = On)

Activating most of these cheat codes will disable achievements.

Steam Achievements for Left 4 Dead 2

The following achievements can be unlocked in the Steam version of Left 4 Dead 2.

Achievement How to Unlock
A SPITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS As the Spitter, spit on a Survivor being choked by a Smoker.
ARMORY OF ONE Deploy an ammo upgrade and have your team use it.
BACK IN THE SADDLE As the Jockey, ride the Survivors twice in a single life.
BEAT THE RUSH In a Survival match, get a medal only using melee weapons.
BRIDGE BURNER Survive the Parish campaign.
BRIDGE OVER TREBLED SLAUGHTER Cross the bridge finale in less than 3 minutes.
BURNING SENSATION Ignite 50 Common Infected with incendiary ammo.
CACHE AND CARRY Collect 15 gas cans in a single Scavenge match.
CL0WND Honk the noses of 10 Clowns.
CONFEDERACY OF CRUNCHES Finish a campaign using only melee weapons.
FRIED PIPER Use a Molotov to burn a Clown leading at least 10 Common Infected.
FUEL CRISIS Make a Survivor drop a gas can during overtime.
GAS GUZZLER Collect 100 gas cans in Scavenge.
GAS SHORTAGE Cause 25 gas can drops as a Special Infected.
GONG SHOW Prove you are stronger than Moustachio.
GUARDIN' GNOME Rescue Gnome Chompski from the Carnival.
HEAD HONCHO Decapitate 200 Infected with a melee weapon.
HEARTWARMER In a Versus match, leave the saferoom to defibrillate a dead teammate.
HUNTING PARTY Win a game of Scavenge.
LONG DISTANCE CARRIER As the Charger, grab a Survivor and carry them over 80 feet.
MEAT TENDERIZER As the Charger, grab a Survivor and smash them into the ground for a solid 15 seconds.
MIDNIGHT RIDER Survive the Dark Carnival campaign.
PRICE CHOPPER Survive the Dead Center campaign.
QUALIFIED RIDE As the Jockey, ride a Survivor for more than 8 seconds.
RAGIN' CAJUN Survive the Swamp Fever campaign.
RODE HARD, PUT AWAY WET As the Jockey, ride a Survivor and steer them into a Spitter's acid patch.
SCATTERING RAM As the Charger, bowl through the entire enemy team in a single charge.

Stop the enemy team from collecting any gas cans during a Scavenge match.
SEPTIC TANK Use a bile grenade on a Tank.
SHOCK JOCK Revive 10 dead Survivors with the defibrillator.
SOB STORY Navigate the sugar mill and reach the safe room without killing any Witches.
SPIT HAPPENS As the Spitter, hit every Survivor with a single acid patch.
STACHE WHACKER Prove you are faster than Moustachio.
STILL SOMETHING TO PROVE Survive all campaigns on Expert.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS Form a team and beat an enemy team in 4v4 Versus or Scavenge.
THE QUICK AND THE DEAD Revive 10 incapacitated Survivors while under the speed boosting effects of adrenaline.
THE REAL DEAL Survive a campaign on Expert difficulty with Realism mode enabled.
VIOLENCE IN SILENCE Navigate the impound lot and reach the cemetery safe room without tripping any alarms.
WEATHERMAN Survive the Hard Rain campaign.
WING AND A PRAYER Defend yourself at the crashed airliner without taking damage.

The Passing DLC Achievements

In addition to those listed above, the following achievements can be unlocked for "The Passing" DLC.

Achievement How to Unlock
CACHE GRAB Open 5 footlockers.
FORE! Knock the heads off of 18 Infected with the golf club.
GRAVE ROBBER Collect 10 items dropped by a Fallen Survivor.
KILLING THEM SWIFTLY TO THIS SONG Play the new Midnight Riders song on the jukebox.
KITE LIKE A MAN Destroy a Tank with only damage by the original Survivors.
MUTANT OVERLORD Play 6 Mutations.
PORT OF SCAVENGE Play 5 full games of Scavenge on The Port.
TORCH BEARER Beat The Passing Campaign.
WEDDING CRASHER Crash a survivor through 8 chairs at the Wedding as a Charger.