EU4 add_interest Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
add_interest Command
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This command adds a country (specified by a country tag) to your interest.

add_interest [Country Tag]


The tag of the country you wish to add to your interest.


Here are examples of how to use add_interest.

add_interest ENG

This command would add England to your current country's interest.

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Quick Overview

The add_interest command in Europa Universalis IV is used to add a specific country to your list of nations of interest.

A country tag is a three letter code that represents a country within the game.

So when you use this command followed by a country tag, you basically tell the game that you want to get popup alerts and news about the activities of that country.

It's useful if you're trying to keep an eye on a potential enemy or an ally.

In-Depth Description

The add_interest command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is a console command that allows you to add a specific country to your list of national interests.

When you use this command followed by a country tag (the unique identifiers used to represent different nations in the game), that particular nation is added to your list of interests. Your list of national interests indicates which nations you, as the player, want to closely monitor or track during gameplay.

For example, if you wanted to add France to your list of interests, your command would be add_interest FRA. After entering this, any important events, developments, or changes related to France will be reported to you via pop-ups or in-game notifications.

This can be particularly useful when you want to stay informed about the activities of other nations, such as your allies, enemies, or any other nations you might want to interact with in future. This can help guide your strategies and decisions throughout the game, since having this information can provide more context about the current global situation, diplomatic relations, and potential threats or opportunities.

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 .