Half-Life: Alyx Cheats

Looking for Half-Life: Alyx cheats on PC VR platforms? Here we’ll list Half-Life: Alyx cheat codes and unlockables with tips for Valve’s new action adventure game.

Here we will show you how to unlock all Half-Life: Alyx codes with a cheats list that’s valid for the PC Virtual Reality game on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows Mixed Reality (where available).

Take a look at the cheats below…

Index of Half-Life: Alyx Guides:

Half-Life: Alyx Cheats List

Unlockable DLC Items

Everyone who pre-orders the Valve Index Headset or the Valve Index Controllers will receive Half-Life: Alyx bonus content prior to the release of the game.

To be clear, Half-Life: Alyx bonus content will only be available if you place your Index order before March 23, 2020. As long as you meet this condition, you will receive the bonus content even if your estimated shipping is after this date.

What is included in the pre-order DLC?

  • Alternate gun skins to embellish Alyx’s arsenal.
  • Environments from Half-Life: Alyx in your SteamVR Home space.
  • Special Half-Life: Alyx-themed content for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

How to turn off pre-order weapon skins?

To disable the Valve Index Pre-order weapon skins, right-click Half-Life: Alyx in your Steam library, and choose Properties > DLC. Browse to “Half-Life: Alyx – Index Preorder Items” and uncheck the “installed” checkbox. To enable them, re-check the checkbox.

Development Console Cheats: Invincibility, Infinite Ammo & Spectator Mode

How to turn on Spectator Mode?

Streaming and Spectating Guide: The best way to experience Half-Life: Alyx is to play it yourself. But we know that watching someone play a game in VR is an entertaining experience on its own, and many of you will want to share the game with others — whether in the same room or over a livestream. Half-Life: Alyx has a number of settings dedicated to improving the experience of watching the game being played on a TV or monitor. They can be found in the game’s menu under Settings > Spectator.

  • Spectator HUD: Off, Small, Medium, Large

Choose whether to enable the spectator-specific HUD, and its relative size. Half-Life: Alyx comes with a HUD just for the people watching on the secondary monitor. It shows the player’s health, ammo, resin count, and what items they’re carrying. We’ve found this makes watching someone play Half-Life: Alyx more comprehensible and fun, because it ensures spectators have full view of information about the player’s state, which in some circumstances may otherwise only be visible to the player. For example, players often check their health by raising their hand a little bit and looking down with their eyes instead of raising their hand up to their face or looking directly down at it. If you’re watching on a monitor you wouldn’t see that health check because it’s so far out of view.

  • Spectator Camera Smoothing: Off, Low, Medium, High

Choose how much you’d like to smooth out or remove the rotational jitter that come from playing a game in VR. Enabling smoothing makes the experience of spectating the game far cleaner. It is a realtime effect that is only applied to the spectator view (not inside the headset) and has minimal to no impact on graphical performance. We recommend setting it to low or medium, but if you find you prefer how the spectator view looks with no camera roll at all, you can set it to high. Try the different settings and see what you prefer.

  • Spectator Eye: Left, Right

Choose whether the spectator view displays the output from your left or right eye. We recommend setting it to whichever eye you usually aim down, so people watching you play will be able to look down weapon sights with you.

How to turn on the Developer Console?

Advanced Settings:

There are some advanced tools available for more specialized purposes. You might find these useful if you want to capture a series of short and specific shots for a video, or if you want to fine-tune the way the HUD appears in a stream. Accessing these settings requires enabling the development console (go to Half-Life: Alyx’s game properties in Steam, and add ‘-console -vconsole’ to the Launch Options). For a typical playthrough, you won’t need to adjust these settings at all.

  • Full In-Camera Smoothing

Full in-camera smoothing is a combination of effects applied to all three axes of camera rotation, to create a very cinematic look for your VR camera. This tool is perfect for capturing small moments that you want to look just right—but because it lags the game camera inside your headset, it can be disorienting and is not meant to be used while playing normally. This is the tool we used to capture most of the Half-Life: Alyx gameplay videos we released. While it is uncomfortable to play the game in this mode, it is great for capturing footage that feels like it does when you’re playing normally. (Note that this tool is different to Spectator Camera Smoothing, which filters out roll rotation only as a post-processing effect, and has no impact on what you see in the headset.)

To enable full in-camera smoothing, press the tilde key (~) to open the developer console, and type vr_camera_decay_roll_halflife 0.5, then vr_camera_decay_yaw_pitch_halflife 0.09. Those are the values we used for our gameplay videos, but you are free to tune them however you’d like. Using these values, for example, your camera roll will take 0.5 seconds to get halfway between the currently-displayed amount of camera roll and your actual head position, and the yaw and pitch will take 0.09 seconds to do the same. The higher the values, the more fine rotation you will filter out, and the laggier your vision will become in the headset.

To disable in-camera smoothing, set both vr_camera_decay_roll_halflife 0 and vr_camera_decay_yaw_pitch_halflife 0.

  • Fine Tune Spectator HUD Size

If you would prefer a different spectator HUD size than the default options, you can fine-tune the size in the developer console. Press the tilde key (~) to open the console and type hlvr_spectator_hud_size 100 to set the HUD to its default size of Medium. Instead of 100, you can use any value between 50 and 150. Use a value of 0 to hide the spectator HUD entirely.

What are the Command Console Cheat Codes?

Time needed: 5 minutes

How to activate all Half-Life: Alyx cheats

  1. Turn on the development console in Half-Life: Alyx

    Accessing these settings requires enabling the development console. To do this go to Half-Life: Alyx’s game properties in Steam, and add -console -vconsole to the Launch Options.

  2. Enable cheats in the development console in Half-Life: Alyx

    Press the Tilde key ( ~ ) to bring up the cheats console. Now look at the bottom of the cheats console to find the “Command:” line. On this line you need to type sv_cheats 1 and then press the Enter key to enable it.

  3. Activate cheats in Half-Life: Alyx

    Next, on the same “Command:” line type the cheat codes you want to use from the list that includes: god for invincibility and sv_infinite_ammo 1 for unlimited ammo. After each cheat code press the Enter key to activate it.

Half-Life: Alyx Cheat Codes List:

  • God Mode (toggle Alyx’s invincibility) — Type: god
  • Infinite Ammo (1 means it’s on, 0 is off) — Type: sv_infinite_ammo 1
  • Infinite Magazines (1 means it’s on, 0 is off) — Type: sv_infinite_clips 1
  • Unlock All Shotgun Upgrades (subsequently type 0, 1, 2 & 3 to get all 4 upgrades) — Type: hlvr_shotgun_grant_upgrades 1
  • Gives Resin — Type: impulse 101

Half-Life 2 had the below listed cheat codes you could enter into the Command Console during gameplay. They might work in this game too?

  • 357 Ammo? — Type: give item_ammo_357
  • 9mm Ammo? — Type: give item_box_srounds
  • M1911 Pistol Ammo — Type: give item_ammo_m1911
  • Shotgun Ammo — Type: give item_box_buckshot
  • SMG Ammo — Type: give item_box_mrounds
  • SMG Grenades — Type: give item_ar2_grenade


Credits: Valve & Jason

These are all Half-Life: Alyx cheats on PC so far. Until more are discovered, we made the handy Half-Life: Alyx guides listed above to help you with tips and tricks for the game!

Do you know of any Half-Life: Alyx cheats or unlockables? Let us know in the comments, you’ll get credit for finding out. – Thanks for visiting!