EU4 add_natives Console Command

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add_natives Command
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This command adds the specified amount (x100) of natives to the target province.

add_natives [Province ID] [Amount]


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


The amount of natives you wish to add to the aforementioned province. This amount is multiplied by 100, so entering 1 here would add 100 natives (not just 1). Specify a negative number to remove natives (-1 would remove 100 natives).


Here are examples of how to use add_natives.

add_natives 1878 5

This command adds 500 (5 x 100) natives to the Aachen, which has the province ID of 1878.

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Quick Overview

The add_natives command in Europa Universalis IV is used to add a specific number of native population to a chosen province.

For example, if you type add_natives 13 3, this will add 300 (3 x 100) natives to the province with the ID of 13.

In-Depth Description

The add_natives command in Europa Universalis IV is a console command that allows you to increase the number of native inhabitants in a specified province.

Natives have various roles in the game. For colonizers, they can be a potential source of manpower and tax revenue when they get assimilated after the colony finishes. However, they can also revolt if not properly managed.

You can find this command helpful in situations where you have a colonial power and want to increase the number of natives in one of your colonies, perhaps to increase the benefits once the colonization process is completed. Or, you could use this command in an uncolonized land before you start colonizing to give you a higher native population to work with once your colonizers arrive.

Do note that adding too many natives can increase the chances of native uprisings, which may require you to spend military power to suppress or manage them. So, it should be used strategically depending on your current game situation and long term plans.

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 .