Cheats and Mods

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Warning: User discretion advised. Consider carefully before applying these cheats and mods as they could make the game unstable or crash. Always backup files and folder beforehand.

Darkest Dungeon is a great game with lots of innovative and intriguing features. Nevertheless, the game is far from perfection due to many reasons. The game is often criticized for being too difficult, frustrating and unforgiving (even on normal difficulty) and unnecessarily time-consuming. Many people think the game quickly becomes a grind-fest which alas makes it lose its charm. The page contains cheats and mods that can bring about a whole new experience into the game, from the simplest to more complicated methods. Disclaimer: we don't own any of the files mentioned, they are collected from many sources.

Saving the game manually: Darkest Dungeon automatically saves as the game progresses, making all the actions and choices permanent. However, you can still save the game manually. Save files are stored in Documents/Darkest/profile_0/1/2. Back them up before an important point, e.g. before embarking on a quest (while the game is not running) and replace the file saves if things don't go the way you expect.

Remove level restriction: Heroes of high level can now go to dungeons with lower difficulty with a simple modification. Go to your installation folder at Darkest Dungeon/campaign/quest/quest.json and open the file with notepad. Scroll down to the end of the file and change all numbers in "restriction" section to 99. It should look like this.

       "difficulty": {
           "comment": "This table restricts what level heroes can go on what level quest. ROWS are DIFFICULTY, COLs are QUEST LENGTH",
           "resolve_level_threshold_table": [

Remove Abomination party restriction: Abomination no longer troubles other god-fearing heroes. Go to Darkest Dungeon/heroes/abomination and open the file with Note pad. Delete the last line "incompatible_party_member: .id abomination_religion .hero_tag religious" and now everyone will be happy. No more "Werewolverism".

Cheat engine / Artmoney: Most of the basic values in the games like Money, Heirlooms can be searched and modified easily with Cheat Engine / Artmoney. If you don't feel like grinding your way through all the expenses and upgrade, you can skip the time-consuming (but possibly very rewarding) process with these programs. Players can use the pre-made table for more choices. The table can be found here. #REDIRECT [[1]] Note: Not everything in that table works, especially the remove level restriction function. Use the method mentioned above for that. Furthermore, do not increase your heroes's health with that table if they are at Death's Door. You need to get them off the Death's Door first (by healing in the game) then you can increase their HP using CE, otherwise they will be stuck with Death's door penalty even when they are at full health. Similarly, if your heroes have an affliction, change the stress to 1 and reduce it further in the game to remove the affliction completely. Otherwise, the affliction won't disappear just like Death's door status.

Mods: A variety of mods can be found on You can choose which suits your playing style best and install them.