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Civilization VI - How to Use the Debug Menu and Console Commands

Nov 23, 2016     Guides
This is a guide on how to use the Civ 6 debug menu and console commands. I will add more info on the debug menu and console commands when I find new info on them. Please tell me if I need to fix something in the guide or add something, it helps a lot.

How to Enable the Debug Menu



  • Go to Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization VI.
  • Open AppOptions.txt
  • Then scroll down the file to find "Enable Debug menu".
  • And then turn "EnableDebugMenu 0" to "EnableDebugMenu 1".

How to Use the Debug Menu



To use the debug menu, you have to press the "`" on your keyboard and it should open the console to look like this.

This is the console where commands are put in.

Civilization VI - How to Use the Debug Menu and Console Commands

The 2 arrows on the left do 2 diffenent things. The up arrow brings the console log which holds code you have put in.

Civilization VI - How to Use the Debug Menu and Console Commands

The down arrow brings down the Debug View menu, which has different options to choose from.

Civilization VI - How to Use the Debug Menu and Console Commands

Debug View Menu Options



Frame Statistics: Shows graphic information on things like frame rate, resolution, and vram usage.

Civilization VI - How to Use the Debug Menu and Console Commands

VFX Statistics: An option shows info on video effect processes like effects simulated.

Civilization VI - How to Use the Debug Menu and Console Commands

Time of Day: An option to change the time of day in the game with a slider, when the time changes, so does the lighting effects (i.e sky), this would mainly be used for people who want to take screenshots with different sky lighting.

Civilization VI - How to Use the Debug Menu and Console Commands

Camera: Shows info on y and x axis, zoom, tilt, and height of the camera.

Civilization VI - How to Use the Debug Menu and Console Commands

Lua Statistics: Shows info on Lua code working with the graphics.

Civilization VI - How to Use the Debug Menu and Console Commands

Memory: Shows what the vram is being used for.

Civilization VI - How to Use the Debug Menu and Console Commands

Console Commands



  • Reveal All - The map is revealed and showing all Natural wonder and resources.