Left 4 Dead PC Cheat Codes and Achievements

Get full health, turn on invincibility, spawn objects, and more on Windows

Left 4 Dead is a cooperative, first-person shooter developed and published by Valve. It first launched on PC, Xbox 360, and Mac OS in 2008. Set in the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, it tasks up to four players (the Survivors) with fending off hordes of undead (the Infected) as they make their way to safety in various game modes. If you're looking for some help, here's a list of cheat codes, along with a full list of achievements.

This guide is specifically for the PC version of Left 4 Dead.

How to Use Left 4 Dead PC Cheat Codes

To use these cheats on your computer, enable the developer console and enter a bit of code. Here's how:

  1. Go to Main Menu > Options > Keyboard/Mouse, then enable Allow Developer Console.

  2. Load the game, then press the tilde (~) key to open the console.

  3. Type sv_cheats 1 at the prompt and press Enter to enable cheats.

Left 4 Dead splash screen with upraised zombie hand
Pandemic Studios / Electronic Arts

Left 4 Dead PC Cheat Codes

Once cheats are enabled, activate them at any time during gameplay by opening the developer console and inputting one of the following codes.

Cheat Code Effect
Ent_Remove Removes all bots.
sv_infinite_ammo 1 Gives unlimited ammunition.
give pistol Get a pistol.
god Grants invincibility.
buddha 1 God Mode (with damage).
noclip Toggles no clipping mode.
give ammo Grants full ammunition.
z_spawn weapon_SMG Spawns a SMG.
Vocalize Vocalizes the player character.
z_spawn mob Spawn a zombie horde.
z_spawn # (replace # with any of the following: hunter, boomer, smoker, witch, tank) Spawns a special Infected.
give hunting_rifle Spawns a hunting rifle.
z_spawn tank Spawns a Tank enemy.
z_spawn smoker Spawns a Smoker enemy.
z_spawn hunter Spawns a Hunter enemy.
z_spawn boomer Spawns a Boomer enemy.
give health Grants full health.
give autoshotgun Spawns an auto shotgun.
give pain_pills Spawns pain pills.
firstperson Play in first-person mode (this cheat code is only necessary if third-person mode is enabled)
thirdperson Set camera to third-person mode.
z_health Change zombie health.
z_common_limit Set maximum number of regular zombies.
director_panic_forever 0/1 Toggles never-ending panics.
director_force_panic Forces a panic event.
z_speed Changes zombie speed.
z_spawn zombie Spawns a single zombie.
give pipe_bomb Creates a pipebomb.
give propanetank Spawns a propane tank.
give oxygentank Spawns an oxygen tank.
give molotov Creates a molotov.
give gascan Spawns a gas can.
give first_aid_kit Spawns a first aid kit.
z_frustration_lifetime <#> Set seconds until player loses control of the Tank.
sb_friendlyfire <1/0> Sets whether bots can inflict friendly fire damage.
thirdpersonshoulder Sets camera to over-the-shoulder third-person mode.
tongue_range <#> (default 750) Set maximum range of Smoker's tongue attack.
tongue_fly_speed <#> Set maximum speed for the Smoker's tongue.
director_stop Disable all wanderers, mobs, specials, and bosses.
director_no_mobs <1/0> Disables mob rushes.
z_tank_health <#> Sets maximum Tank health.
z_witch_allow_change_victim <1/0> Allows the Witch to change targets.
z_witch_burn_time Sets time for a Witch to die from burning.
z_witch_damage <#> Sets the Witch's damage level.
director_no_human_zombies 0/1 Toggles controllable boss Infected on any map.
retry Unlocks achievements while using cheats (this code will restart the game with cheats enabled).
impulse 101 Gives ammo to primary weapon.
z_pounce_damage X Sets Survivor damage level.
sb_give <#> (the console should give you a list) Gives entity to bot teammates.
z_pounce_door_damage <#> Sets damage for door pounces.
sb_openfire or open_fire Makes bot teammates shoot nonstop.

Left 4 Dead PC Achievements

The following achievements are available for the PC version of Left 4 Dead.

Achievement How to Unlock
101 Cremations Set 101 Infected on fire.
Akimbo Assassin Survive a campaign firing no guns other than pistols.
All 4 Dead Kill all four Survivors on one life as a Tank.
Back 2 Help Leave a safe room to save an incapacitated teammate and bring them back.
Barf Bagged Cover four Survivors with Boomer bile at once.
Big Drag Drag a Survivor 100 feet with your tongue.
Blind Luck You or another Survivor take no damage after being vomited on by a Boomer.
Brain Salad Make 100 headshot kills.
Bronze Mettle Earn a Bronze medal in Survival mode on any official level.
Burn the Witch Light a Witch with a Molotov.
Chain Smoker Constrict two Survivors on one life as a Smoker.
Clean Kill Shove a Boomer and then kill him without him splashing on anyone.
Cr0wnd Kill a Witch with a single headshot.
Dead Baron Survive the Dead Air campaign.
Dead Giveaway Heal a fellow Survivor when your own health is below 10.
Dead Stop Punch a Hunter as he is pouncing.
Dead Wreckoning Dole out 5000 total Survivor damage as a Special Infected.
Distinguished Survivor Earn at least a Bronze medal on every official Survival level.
Do Not Disturb Sneak past all Witches in a campaign without disturbing one.
Double Jump Pounce two different Survivors on one life as a Hunter.
Drag and Drop Rescue a Survivor from a Smoker's tongue before he takes damage.
Field Medic Heal 25 Survivors with a first aid kit.
Grim Reaper Survive the Blood Harvest campaign.
Ground Cover Save another Survivor from a Special Infected while on the ground.
Helping Hand Revive 50 incapacitated Survivors.
Hero Closet Rescue a Survivor trapped in a closet.
Heroic Survivor Earn at least a Silver medal on every official Survival level.
Hunter Punter Shove a Hunter off of a pinned and helpless Survivor.
Jump Shot Headshot a Hunter while he's leaping.
Lamb 2 Slaughter Incapacitate a Survivor after he has entered and exited a safe room.
Last Stan Complete one round of Survival on The Last Stand.
Legendary Survivor Earn a Gold medal on every official Survival level.
Man vs Tank Single-handedly kill a Tank.
Mercy Killer Survive the No Mercy campaign.
My Bodyguard Protect any Survivor from an attacking Infected 50 times.
No Smoking Section Kill 10 Smokers as they are pulling helpless Survivors.
No-One Left Behind Beat a campaign with all 4 Survivors.
Nothing Special Survive a campaign with no Survivors taking damage from Specials.
Pharm-assist Give pain pills to 10 Survivors.
Pyrotechnician Blow up 20 Infected in a single explosion.
Red Mist Kill 1000 Infected with a mounted machine gun.
Safety First Play through a campaign with no Survivors taking friendly fire damage.
Silver Bullets Earn a Silver medal in Survival mode on any official level.
Spinal Tap Kill an Infected with a single blow from behind.
Stand Tall Survive a campaign without being incapacitated.
Stomach Upset All Survivors complete a campaign without being vomited on.
Tankbusters Kill a Tank without it dealing any damage to a Survivor.
Toll Collector Survive the Death Toll campaign.
Tongue Twister Kill a Smoker who has grabbed you with his tongue.
Towering Inferno Light a Tank with a Molotov.
Unbreakable Beat a campaign without using a first aid kit on yourself.
Untouchables No Survivors take damage after contacting the rescue vehicle.
Violence Is Golden Earn a Gold medal in Survival mode on any official level.
What Are You Trying To Prove? Survive all campaigns on Impossible.
Witch Hunter Kill a Witch without any Survivor taking damage from her.
Zombicidal Maniac Survive any campaign on Impossible.
Zombie Genocidest Kill 53,595 Infected.