EU4 age_heir Console Command

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age_heir Command
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This cheat sets the age of your country's heir to the specified amount of years. You can optionally specify a country tag as a second argument, if provided, this command will affect the country with this tag instead of your own.

age_heir [Age] [Country Tag]



The age you want to set the heir's age to.


The country tag of the country whose heir you wish to change age. If none is specified, then your own country will be affected.


Here are examples of how to use age_heir.

age_heir 50

This command will set the age of the heir in your country to 50.

age_heir 50 ENG

This command will set the age of England's heir to 50.

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Quick Overview

The age_heir command in Europa Universalis IV allows you to set the age of your current heir.

You would use it by typing age_heir followed by the number representing the desired age.

For example, age_heir 25 would set your heir's age to 25 years old.

In-Depth Description

The age_heir command in Europa Universalis IV is used to adjust the age of your country's heir. The syntax for the command is age_heir [age], where [age] is the age you want your heir to be.

For example, if you want your heir to be 18 years old, you would type age_heir 18.

In terms of gameplay, this command can be very beneficial for monarchy type governments where succession and dynasty stability play a big role.

If your heir is too young, they might not be able to take the throne when the current ruler passes away, potentially leading to a regency council or a personal union under another country.

On the other hand, if your heir is too old, their reign might be short and unstable, and there's a chance they might pass away before producing a new heir.

As such, using the age_heir command can help you avoid these potential problems by setting your heir's age to an optimal number. You might want to use this command when you are about to take a big decision and you want a mature heir to ensure stability or when you want a young heir to ensure a long reign.

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 .