Quests are a huge part of Skyrim, there are hundreds of them - big, small, complex and easy! There are lots of console commands that allow you to start, complete and reset quests - this article will take you through how to use them. If you'd like to jump to a particular part, you can use the quick links below:
This guide uses console commands, to use these you'll need to know how to open and use the Skyrim console. Common hotkeys to open the console are: ` or ~. View our console help article for more information regarding opening and using the console.
Completing quests with cheats is quite easy. You'll need to know two things: the command you want to use, and the ID of the quest you want to complete. We'll be using the ID of the Rjorn's Drum quest (BardsCollegeDrum) in our examples, but you can find IDs on our quest ID list if you'd like to complete a different quest. The command to use is the CompleteQuest command, its syntax is as follows:
CompleteQuest [Quest ID]
All you need to do to is factor in the ID of the quest you want to complete. As said above, you can find all IDs for quests on our quest ID list. So, to complete the Rjorn's Drum quest you'd use this command:
The command to complete all quests at once is:
As said above, this could cause glitches - it's much better to complete quests you need to complete individually.
If you want to re-complete a quest, or have encountered a bugged quest, there is a console command you can use to restart a quest (return to the first stage). The console command is:
ResetQuest [Quest ID]
You can find quest IDs to use with the reset quest command here. Let's say we wanted to complete Rjorn's Drum, which has a quest ID of BardsCollegeDrum, this command would do that:
If you'd like to jump to a specific stage in a quest, you will need to first know two things about it:
After finding out the quest ID and stage you want to jump to, all you have to do is factor those into this command:
SetStage [Quest ID] [Stage ID]
The Proving Honor has a quest ID of C01, and the stage at which you much "Retrieve the Fragment" has an ID of 30. If you wanted to move to that stage in the Proving Honor quest, you'd use this console command:
SetStage C01 30
That's all there is to cheating quests in Skyrim. You can find more quest-related commands by visiting our commands list and searching with the word "quest". Tweet us @ConsoleCMDs if you have any questions or suggestions.