Update: As of Unreal 5.0 this is now the default behaviour, even without adding ? at the front! There is a console.searchmode.legacy setting for going back to the old behaviour but it doesn't seem to work. Thanks to HatiEth for letting me know about this!

This is an article with a very singular purpose: to document something I wish I had discovered 5 years ago when starting Unreal.

I often asked myself:

  • How do I search for all cheats with a particular word?
  • How do I do fuzzy search in the Unreal cheat console?

The answer is simple, prefix what you're searching for with ? (a question mark and a space).

To find all cheats that include the text "player":

? player