There are many console commands with different purposes in Battlefield 1. You can not only activate the commands via console, in some cases you might want to have certain commands enabled permanently, and that’s where a configuration file comes in very handy. In this guide you will learn how to create a config file for Battlefield 1, where you can store your favorite functions to have them activated all the time. By the way, the same was possible in previous games with the Frostbyte engine, but for the sake of completeness and clarity, I do write a guide about the Battlefield 1 config file as well, even if the approach is the same.
Currenty many players report in different forums that the config file solution is not working for them. It could be that certain commands won’t work correctly if stored in the config file. It might be that this is a temporary bug. But you can still try it out…
How to create a configuration file for Battlefield 1
- First you have to open your Windows text editor called Notepad.
- Now we type all our favorite console commands line by line into the file.
- If you are done and there is a line for each of your commands, you have to save the file in the Battlefield 1 folder named as “user.cfg”. Choose “Save as” in the “File” menu of Notepad. Find the Battlefield 1 folder, the standard folder should be located in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 1” unless you installed Origin somewhere else. Call your text file “user.cfg” and for “Save as type” you should choose “All Files”. Now just click the “Save” button and your config file will be stored in the Battlefield 1 folder.
If everything is right, you should now have a file called “user.cfg” in the “\Origin Games\Battlefield 1” location. Let’s say I want to show the FPS overlay permanently, and I do want to limit the FPS in Battlefield 1, here is how my “user.cfg” content would look like…
I hope this short tutorial helped you to understand how to create a config file for Battlefield 1, and how to activate your favorite console commands permanently. You might also want to check out the list of all Battlefield 1 console commands. Otherwise, feel free to drop some words in the comment section and let me know what you think about Battlefield 1, why you use console commands, or if you know some other cool tricks. Happy gaming!