Project Zomboid Debug Mode – How To Activate Cheats?

Read this guide to learn how to activate the Debug mode in Project Zomboid.

Knowing how to activate the Debug mode in Project Zomboid can open up a host of different possibilities for you in the game. In this mode of the game, you will receive access to several different developer tools. You can use these tools to make cheats available to you, along with the ability to do several other things. This makes using the debug mode of the game rather attractive for many. To help make your life easier, we have come up with just the perfect guide for you. Here, we will walk you through all of the steps you need to follow in order to activate and use the debug mode in Project Zomboid.

How to Activate Debug Mode & Cheats in Project Zomboid Build 41?

In order to activate the debug mode in Project Zomboid, you first need to open the Steam client application. From here, head over to Library. In the resultant list of games, look for Project Zomboid Build 41. Once you do find the game, right-click on it to find a drop down list of options. From these options, click on Properties.


Doing so will take you into the General settings menu for Project Zomboid Build 41. Head over to Launch Options and enter -debug in the text box. Make sure to write the exact term in the said box.


Once you do so, simply close the settings menu and close Steam too. Now, restart Project Zomboid Build 41. After you do so, you need to look towards the left of your screen. Here, you will find a button towards the bottom of the icons list. This button will have an image that loosely represents a mosquito or bug. Clicking on it will show you the Debug Menu. From here, you will be able to access various different debug options.


So there you have it. With these simple instructions, you too will be able to activate the debug mode in Project Zomboid. Alternatively, you can also access this mode by holding down the L and Shift keys together when you boot the game.

How to Use Cheats in Project Zomboid?

To use and access cheats in Project Zomboid, all you need to do is follow the same steps as you did for the Debug mode. Once you make it to the insect icon to the bottom left, click on it and open the Debug menu. Clicking on the General Debuggers button will give you access to several different actions you can influence such as health, stamina, dirt, etc. Another additional advantage of this menu is the freedom to toggle between switching cheats on and off.

God Mode Cheat

Another very popular cheat with Project Zomboid players is the God Mode cheat. As the name suggests, this cheat gives you control of virtually everything in the game. To access it, you need to simply go to the General Debuggers menu and then look for Modifiers and Body. Click on this and head right to the bottom and look for God Mode. Simply tick this box to enjoy the God Mode cheat.

Ghost Mode Cheat

As the name suggests, the Ghost Mode cheat will let you go undetected when you are near enemies. You will not, however, be immune from any damage, so you need to keep this in mind. To access this cheat, follow the same steps as the God Mode. This time, you need to go to the bottom of the Moodles and Body menu. Look for the Ghost Mode cheat and make sure to tick the box next to it.

Creative Mode Cheat

Also known as the No Building Cost cheat, this cheat in Project Zomboid allows you to build literally whatever you want without paying a single penny! To use the cheat, simply use the right-click menu on your screen. Now, pick the items of your choice and simply add them to your layout. You will be able to do so effortlessly without spending anything.

Now that you know all about the Debug mode, take a look at our guide on the Military Base Location Guide in Project Zomboid.