EU4 add_devastation Console Command

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add_devastation Command
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This command adds the specified amount of devastation to the specified province.

add_devastation [Province ID] [Devastation Amount]


The ID of the province you wish to add devastation to.

Devastation Amount

The amount of devastation you wish to add the to aforementioned province. Specify a negative amount to subtract.


Here are examples of how to use add_devastation.

add_devastation 146 1

Athens has a province ID of 146. This command adds 1 devastation to Athens.

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In-Depth Description

The add_devastation command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is a console command that increases the devastation level of a specific province.

Devastation is a calculation in the EU4 game that influences the economic, social, and military aspects of a given province.

In EU4, each province has a devastation level that ranges between 0 to 100%. Higher levels of devastation harm the development, economy, and stability of the province. It reduces the province's goods produced, taxes, manpower, sailor production, and reduces fort defense, among other negative effects.

How to Open the Command Console

In EU4, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .