ArmA: Cheats

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All of the following cheats require you to hold Left Shift down and then press the Numpad - (minus) key. Then let go and type the appropriate cheat code (capitalization doesn't matter). Nothing is displayed while you are typing, however the key strokes are being recorded and a quick confirmation might shortly flash on the screen upon successful entry.

Example procedure entering GETALLGEAR cheat



Ends the mission.


Unlocks all campaign missions (This must be entered in the appropriate campaign screen you want unlocked. Unlocking one campaign will result in other campaigns that are unlocked to be re-locked.)


Unlocks all single player missions (This must be entered in the appropriate single missions screen.)


Saves the game in your current mission. Can be useful as a quicksave function.


Generates a map in EMF vector format. The file is (not) always created at the root directory of the C: drive (Windows 7 with UAC might put the file in Virtualstore, "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Virtualstore" ). The output file is generated when the map is next viewed in game. German Users: Enter TOPOGRAPHZ instead.


(Available from Arma 3 v1.43.129765) Just like TOPOGRAPHY, but generates a grid-less map in EMF format XXNAMEXX_nogrid.emf. More on topography export [1]


Entering this cheat will execute statement defined by onCheat property in description.ext. For example:

// description.ext
onCheat = "hint str _this";

_this variable will contain "GETALLGEAR" text. Currently this is the only cheat that can activate onCheat event handler.


Flush all video memory to cure performance issue caused by textures being placed in the AGP memory


Instantaneous "freezing" the game. For debugging of freeze dump creation process.


Forced game crash. For debugging of crash dump creation process.


To allow artificially limit FPS for testing to 40,20,10,5.


Unlocks all missions.

Alternatively, to unlock stand-alone mission (older games), locate your ArmA profile first (it will be named (username).ArmAProfile, and will be either in My Documents\ArmA or in My Documents\ArmA Other Profiles. Open it in a text editor and change the section:

activeKeys[] = {};


activeKeys[] = {"M00","M01","M02","M03","M04","M05","M06","M07","M08","M09","M10","TT01","TT02","TT03","TT04","TT05","TT06"};