Kingdom Come: Deliverance Summary
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is the historically-accurate RPG from developer Warhorse Studios and published by Deep Silver. In addition to its notoriety for attempting to immerse players in a realistic medieval life simulation, the game is one of the few examples of a Kickstarter project going on to secure a publisher after beginning as an indie project. Surprisingly, the game secured over $2 million in funding before Deep Silver picked up the title for release.
Kingdom Come‘s development can be traced back to 2009 when lead developer Daniel Vavra left 2K Czech and began seeking independent investors for his idea of a historically-accurate RPG. After failing to successfully get major investors from the Czech Republic, the project turned to Kickstarter. It was on the popular crowd-funding platform that the game would see massive support from interested fans. The successful campaign raised just $1 million shy of the game’s proposed $3 million budget. The successful Kickstarter campaign proved to game publishers that there was an audience for the title, helping to secure Deep Silver to publish Kingdom Come for PC and consoles.
Widely regarded as one of the most ambitious RPGs in many years, reviews for Kingdom Come are mostly positive. While the PC version holds a favorable score of 76% on review aggregate site Metacritic, the console versions haven’t fared as well. Many reviewers note the persistence of bugs and glitches in the console versions, which struggle to keep up with the game’s processing demands. That said, the title does maintain a strong cult following thanks to its historical accuracy and punishing difficulty.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Premise
Taking place in the early 15th Century in the Kingdom of Bohemia, Kingdom Come: Deliverance positions players as Henry. Henry is a young blacksmith’s apprentice studying under his father Martin. Henry and Martin are commissioned with the forging of a sword for King Wenceslaus’ hetman Sir Radzig Kobyla. When Sir Radzig visits the town to inspect the weapon, an army of invading Cuman soldiers descend into the town. In the ensuing battle, Henry’s parents lose their lives, which sets Henry off on his quest. Henry enters the service of Sir Hanush as his squire and aims to get revenge for his parents.
Gameplay-wise, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a first-person action role-playing game set in an open world. While the general appearance of the game is similar to the Elder Scrolls series, the gameplay is much more realistic and nuanced. Players do not choose a typical RPG class but instead, begin as a blank slate. Through completing actions and different tasks, players gain experience in specific skills. As a result of this use-based skill progression system, players’ “class” is instead determined by their play style. Dialogue trees and conversations play a major role in both story and character progression. Players are often presented with options during dialogue to make quick decisions on how to respond within a limited window. These choices then impact how those characters and others perceive the player.
The game incorporates some light survival mechanics and several mini-games for activities often automated in other RPGs. Players must sleep to remain well-rested as well as eat to stay healthy. Additionally, acts such as picking locks, making medicines, and repairing gear are all done in-game by the player instead of being automated. Players can use ranged or melee weapons in combat, and the game features a startlingly realistic physics system that factors in the weight of weapons in their effectiveness.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Main Characters
To go along with its historically accurate gameplay, Kingdom Come: Deliverance features a rich story with some real-world historical figures. While the player character is fictional, many of the inhabitants of Bohemia are based on real-world counterparts. Main characters in Kingdom Come: Deliverance include:
- Henry: Henry is the player character and main protagonist of Kingdom Come: Deliverance. A young blacksmith’s apprentice, he hopes to inherit his father Martin’s trade one day. After tragedy befalls his village, he takes up arms as a knight’s squire in a quest for revenge.
- Martin: Martin is Henry’s father and a master blacksmith. He receives a commission from the king for a sword and enlists the help of his apprentice son Henry.
- Sir Radzig Kobyla: Sir Radzig is the nobleman set to receive Martin & Henry’s new sword. After visiting the village to inspect the weapon, he helps assist against its attack from Cuman soldiers. He eventually takes on Henry as an apprentice knight.
- Sir Hanush of Leipa: Sir Hanush is the acting lord of Rattay. Although Henry initially enters his service after the attack, he grants him leave to be Sir Radzig’s squire after saving his nephew’s life.
- Sir Istvan Toth: Sir Istvan Toth is a Hungarian nobleman and the force behind the initial attack. He is part of the Hungarian plot to invade Bohemia and annex the territory out from under the Holy Roman Empire.
Games in the Kingdom Come Series
To date, there is only one game in the Kingdom Come series in Kingdom Come: Deliverance. However, the developer intentionally leaves the story of the first game open-ended. As a result, there is possibility of a sequel, though nothing definitive has been revealed yet. Games in the series include:
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Cheats
Although the title is available on both PC and consoles, only the PC version has cheats available. This is due to needing to access the command console. Like many other games with both PC and console versions, the PC version of Kingdom Come: Deliverance allows players to access a command console in-game to enter cheats. Before being able to use any of the command console cheats, players must first enable it in the game’s settings.
Console Command Cheats
To enable the command console in-game, first find Kingdom Come: Deliverance in the Steam library. Once located, complete the following steps:
- Right-click on the game
- Select “Properties”
- Under the “General” tab, scroll down to “Launch Options”
- In the field under “Launch Options”, type -devmode
- Now when launching the game, the command console is available
To open the command console in-game, simply press the Tilde (~) key at any point during gameplay. Once the command console is open, players can enter any of the following cheats:
|wh_ui_ShowCursor 0||Disable cursor||1 = ON, 0=OFF|
command breaks upon interacting with an object
|wh_pl_showfirecursor 1||Enable bow cursor||1 = ON, 0=OFF|
|g_showHUD 0||Turn off HUD||1 = ON, 0=OFF|
|wh_ui_showCompass 0||Turn off Compass||1 = ON, 0=OFF|
|cl_fov X||Change field of view (FOV)||Change X to FOV value.|
Menu has 60, 65, 70 and 75 as standard options
|e_ViewDistRatio X||Change view distance||Replace X with value, the default is 500|
|e_ViewDistRatioVegetation X||Change view distance for trees only||Replace X with value, the default is 500|
|e_MergedMeshesInstanceDist X||Change view distance for other plants||Replace X with value, the default is 20|
|wh_horse_CameraCentering X||Change horse view center speed||Default value is 0.2. Value of 0 disables centering|
|r_ssdo = 0||Disable SSDO||1 = ON, 0=OFF|
|r_vsync 0||Turn off vsync||1 = ON, 0=OFF|
Turns off vsync to potentially increase FPS
|r_MotionBlur X||Change motion blur||Replace X with 0 for off, 1 for camera only, 2 for default|
|p_gravity_z X||Change gravity||Replace X with value. Default is -13|
|wh_cheat_money X||Add money to inventory||Replace X with number, 1 = 0.1|
|wh_cheat_addItem X Y||Add item to inventory||Replace X with item ID|
Replace Y with number
|g_godmode 1||Godmode||May not work properly,|
1 = ON, 0=OFF
|q||Quit to desktop||Quits immediately without saving|
Cheat Engine Cheats
In addition to the supported console commands, Kingdom Come: Deliverance features cheat engine support through third-party cheat engine software. One of the more trustworthy and verified of these is WeMod, which has a trainer for the game available here. WeMod cheats for the game include:
- Unlimited Health
- No Injury
- Unlimited Stamina
- Unlimited Energy
- Unlimited Nourishment
- One-Hit Kills
- Unlimited Items
- Zero Weight
- Perfect Items Condition
- Max Reputation
- Unlimited Perk Points
- Unlimited Money
- Unlimited XP
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Cheat FAQs
Are there cheats for Kingdom Come: Deliverance?
Yes, there are cheats for the game but they are only available to PC players. Players who own the PC version of Kingdom Come have both console commands and third-party cheat engine trainers available to use.
How do you activate cheats in Kingdom Come: Deliverance?
To activate the command console, players need to first make sure that they have activated devmode in the game’s launch options. Once that is done, players simply need to press the Tilde (~) key to open the command console.
Are there cheats for the Xbox of PS4 versions of Kingdom Come?
Unfortunately – no, there are no available cheats for the console versions of the game.