EU4 age_ruler Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
age_ruler Command
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This cheat sets the age of your country's ruler 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_ruler [Age] [Country Tag]



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


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


Here are examples of how to use age_ruler.

age_ruler 50

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

age_ruler 50 ENG

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

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Quick Overview

The age_ruler command in Europa Universalis IV allows you to set the age of your nation's ruler.

By using this command followed by a number, you can determine how old the leader of your country is.

This can potentially impact aspects of the game like the leader's health and longevity.

In-Depth Description

The command age_ruler in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) allows you to set the age of your current ruler.

You would type age_ruler along with a numerical value to specify the age you would like to set your ruler to.

For example, if you decide that you want your ruler to be 30 years old, you would type age_ruler 30 into the console.

This command can be useful in variety of situations. For instance, if your ruler is too young and is under a regency council—a scenario where the player has much more limited diplomatic options—you could age them to 15, when they would normally take the throne.

Alternatively, if your ruler is elderly and has unfavorable traits or low stats, you might want to increase their age to hasten their demise and the succession of the next, hopefully better, ruler.

On the other hand, it might also be used artificially extend a capable ruler's lifetime by reducing his or her age, although, considerations of game balance and immersion might make this an unattractive option for some.

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 .