Is there any way to access the in-game console in Fallout 4 on PS4 to type custom commands? If yes, how can I access it?

What I checked tried to find so far:

Various other fan forums speak about it, but no one actually provide any source for this.

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    Wow, people are sensitive... Same question for another game, several upvotes, no downvotes. Fallout 4? 1 upvote, 3 downvotes. All I'm saying regarding the source is that the source is weak (some guy said something anonymously and therefore it's true). I'm not saying the answers are incorrect. – Olivier Grégoire Aug 19 '16 at 20:52

No, the command console isn't available on console versions of the game.

From the wiki page (emphasis mine):

The console is a debugging tool in the PC version of Fallout 4. It is useful for altering content while in-game, but may be used to cheat as well. It cannot be used in the console versions or in Survival mode.

A former employee of Bethesda Softworks has also confirmed this fact in the comments section of this question.

  • Thanks, but some actual source would be better than a wiki page everyone can edit. How can I be sure that what IP wrote is correct? – Olivier Grégoire Aug 19 '16 at 11:52
  • Well ok, I'm only suggesting one source. Perhaps you could do a bit of your own research if mine is so unsatisfactory... Or wait for another answer... – MC ΔT Aug 19 '16 at 11:54
  • Wait, isn't the spirit of this site to make research first and ask questions only when you found none credible? Well, I did research and never found any actual source other than "I couldn't in previous games, I surely can't now". – Olivier Grégoire Aug 19 '16 at 11:56
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    @OlivierGrégoire As someone who used to work at Bethsoft, I can confirm that the release versions of their games on consoles do not allow players to access the console. – pushasha Aug 19 '16 at 14:40
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    @OlivierGrégoire And just as an additional note, when I first started using Arqade, I was an absolute stickler for people sourcing their answers from reliable places. After frequenting it for a while, I've realized that 99% of the time, these game-specific wiki pages are accurate. Mods of the wikis usually take down edits that aren't known to be fact/aren't sourced properly. I've started using them as a primary source for answers myself in most instances. Not saying you have to follow suit, just that you're going to have a very hard time finding answers sourced solely from devs or articles. – pushasha Aug 19 '16 at 23:06

When asked

You've mentioned bringing mods to console, but are there any plans whatsoever to bring console to console? (~)

Bethesda representative Pete Hines said

nope. use of the console is not supported or recommended on PC. that kind of thing isn't permitted on consoles anyway

I found this rather obscurely, but it's a better source than what was provided earlier.


The console (~) isn't available for any console version of the game - PS4 included.

It's unfortunate, because the console is very much needed to get around some in-game bugs (some are game-breaking) such as the Tato Repair issue at Abernathy Farms.

Bethesda never keeps up on their patches for bugs like this, which makes having access to the console (~) extremely valuable.


' ◀️ I heard if you use this thing (the right if the emotion) that you can acccess but I'm not sure if it's actually functional.

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    You're posting an answer that directly contradicts the accepted answer. You will need to provide evidence for this. – Nelson Sep 12 '17 at 4:13

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