How to change appearance in Valheim using command lines

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Valheim is one of the biggest game releases of 2021 and continues to grow in number. It has already sold 4 million copies, and the number is growing each day. This is a monumental achievement for the development team which has only 15 people working on the game. What’s even more remarkable is, that this is an early access title, meaning it’s still in development. The game also has console command lines that players can use to do a variety of things. If you want to change your appearance in Valheim using cheats, here is how you can do that.

Now, keep in mind, that the game is still in early access, and will be for at least a year. This means that there are bound to be technical issues, and bugs throughout. This is a valuable time for players to provide feedback to the developers, so they can patch the issues, and improve the game overall. However, most of the positive reviews mention how polished the game is, and far better than most early access titles.

Change appearance in Valheim

Before we start the guide, it should be mentioned that these work only in the single-player mode. Command lines are essentially treated as cheat codes, and there are many things you can spawn and do. You can access god mode if you wish to. To change the appearance, however, you need to follow the steps below.

  • First, open the console by pressing the F5 key
  • Here, you need to type in imacheater, as shown below
change appearance valheim
Console in Valheim
  • Now, you can change the following aspects of your character; beard, hair, and model (gender)
  • The general format is the following for the code is following
    • Beard [Beard Name]
    • Hair [Hair Name]
    • model [index number]
  • So, basically, you will type in the following to change the beard and hair
beard Beard1
hair Hair2
  • You can keep changing the number to toggle different styles, for both beard and hair
  • For the model, there are only 2 values, namely 0 and 1, to switch genders
Gender 0


While you are here, make sure you check out our other guides on Valheim as well

Again, cheat codes or console commands only work in the single-player mode. Being able to use these commands in the multiplayer part of the game would be completely unfair. We are expecting Valheim to hit 5 million copies pretty soon, and the game already crossed the 500K concurrent players mark a few days ago. Apart from this, the game already has 81K overwhelmingly positive reviews on Steam as well, which is mighty impressive.

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