Heretic cheat codes


To use a cheat code in most versions of Heretic, one simply types the code while playing (this also applies while in automap mode). After the last letter has been entered, a message of acknowledgement will appear at the top of the screen. The status bar and ingame view may also change, depending on the effects of the code. All of the codes for the original game work in all source ports, unless otherwise noted.

All codes are disabled in multiplayer games and in the Black Plague Possesses Thee skill level except ravmap.

Cheat codes[edit]

quicken Makes the player immune to damage ("God mode").
ponce Sets health to 100%.
kitty No clipping (the player can walk through walls, characters, and obstacles, climb high ledges instantly, and pass through items and across all tagged linedefs with no effect).
massacre Kills all monsters on the current level.
rambo Gives all weapons with full/double ammo. It also gives the maximum armor (100 points on shareware, 200 points in registered version).
skel Gives all keys.
gimme## The code is followed by a letter (a–j) and a number (1–9). If 'z' is entered as the item, and '0' (zero) is entered as the amount, the player is given 5 of each item. In patched games, this code gives the maximum of everything instead. The letter defines which item is given, the number the amount of items given. The letters and corresponding items are:

Note: The Mystic Urn and the Chaos Device are not available in the Shareware/unregistered version of the game.

shazam Gives and activates the Tome of Power.
engage## Warps to level E#M#.
ravmap First time: full automap (reveals unexplored areas)

Second time: full automap with (remaining) items and enemies.

Third time: back to normal.

ticker Toggles ticks-per-frame counter.
noise Toggles sound debug.
cockadoodledoo Turns the player into a chicken.
iddqd Kills the player. Originally the god mode cheat in Doom, it is a joke by the developers by making it have the opposite effect in Heretic. When entered, on the screen is displayed: "Trying to cheat, eh? Now you die!"
idkfa Removes all weapons and ammo the player is carrying, except for the staff. Any weapon that exists as a map item can be regained by picking one up, but the Elven Wand will be lost for the remainder of the game session. It can, however, be recovered by using the rambo code. Just like the iddqd cheat, this code is from Doom. In Doom, it gives all keys, armor and ammo. In Heretic it does the opposite by taking them all away. The screen says: "Cheater - you don't deserve weapons!"

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