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Disco Elysium - How to Cheat

Written by Necrof   /   Oct 29, 2019    


How to raise your stats via cheating by manipulation with the save file at the beginning to see all possible outcomes and content.

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After playing this great game for a couple of days I personally don't find it's system of dice and skill checks fair. To explore all content and possibilities you have to replay the game over and over maxing different skills. I searched the web and found the way to cheat max skills at the beginning without much effort. If you want to play Disco Elysium as it was intended by developers - don't read this guide and don't try this method. If you don't have much time or want to at least KNOW all the skillchecks - try my method.

Start a new game. Save immediately after you can. Locate your save file. On Windows 10 it's in:

  • C:\Users\(your user name)\AppData\LocalLow\ZAUM Studio\Disco Elysium\SaveGames

Copy .zip archive just in case. Extract the file ending in ".2nd.ntwtf.json". Open it with a Notepad. Search for line "INITIAL_DICE". You gonna see this:

"AbilityModifierCauseMap": {
"INT": [
{
"type": "INITIAL_DICE",
"amount": 6,
"explanation": "Intellect base",
"skillType": "NONE",
"modifierCause": null


"INT" means Intellect. Below gonna be similar parts of code labeled PSY, FYS and MOT. Those are 4 basic skill trees.

Change "amount": 6 (there gonna be a number you choose when you created your character) to any number you like. Personally I tried 20 for every skill tree and I think that's enough for a whole game. If you want just a little headstart and not heavy on cheating - choose 6 for all four skill trees.

Save the file and put it back into save archive. Just drag and drop your previously extracted and modified ".2nd.ntwtf.json" back into save game .zip. Load your save and enjoy!

P.S: Even with all skills at 20 there's a 3% chance to fail a dice roll on skillcheck. So don't forget to quicksave often!

Game:   Disco Elysium
Written by Necrof.