Set (console command)


This command sets the specified CVar to a given value.


At the console type…

set <CVar> <value>


  • <CVar> - The CVar to modify.
  • <value> - the value to set the CVar to. Numbers can be enclosed in quotes.


If your value is a string, don’t forget to put quotes around it. You can sometimes do without, but results may vary if the string contains space characters.

When used in a startup parameter Set has expanded functionality than when used in the console. When using set in-game, restrictions are applied. Some CVar’s are read-only once the game has started (like some rendering options) to avoid that the game might come in an unpredictable state when those are modified.