Torchlight 2 cheats (Mac + Epic Games version)

Torchlight 2 is a “hack and slash” game with a lot of grinding involved. My group of friends and me decided to cheat on our last day playing the game, so we could have a taste of that sweet loot before uninstalling the game. I think it’s fair 🤓

To use cheats you will need to:

  1. Enable the development console
  2. Go into single player mode
  3. Type cheat codes

These instructions will work if you installed the game through Epic Games on a Mac.

Note: Even though you need to be in a single player (offline) instance to use the cheats, everything you get through cheating will carry on to your multiplayer sessions (online).

Enable the console

This is the hardest part. You need to find the location of your settings.txt file.

  • There’s a path /Users/Shared/Epic Games/Torchlight2/Torchlight 2 which contains a settings.txt file. Ignore it.
  • Instead, go to ~/Library/Application Support/Runic Games/Torchlight 2
    • Or run cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Runic\ Games/Torchlight\ 2 on a terminal

Inside this folder you should see a file named settings.txt.

  • Open the file and change the lines:
    • Console:0 to Console:1
    • Debugmenus:0 to Debugmenus:1
  • Save the file and close it

Rebind the console shortcut

For Windows users, the console is opened by pressing the Insert key. Mac users don’t have that key, so we need to rebind it.

  • Copy the original keybindings_sdl2.dat file and append .backup to its name
  • Open the keybindings_sdl2.dat file for editing (use TextEdit or a similar editor)
  • Search for NAME:CONSOLE
  • Edit that section so that your configuration looks like this:

  • Save the file and close it.

From now on, the shortcut ⇧F will open the console.

Use the console

  • Start the game
  • Choose single player session
  • Wait until you enter the game world
  • To open the console, press Shift + F or ⇧F

You should see the dev console and be able to type and submit cheat codes.

Cheat codes

But which codes can you use? There are several lists online for Torchlight 2: try IGN or Gamefaqs.

Happy cheating! 😈