EU4 army_tradition Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
army_tradition Command
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This command adds the specified amount of army tradition to the specified country. If no amount or country is specified, then 50 will be applied to your country.

army_tradition [Amount] [Country Tag]



The amount of army tradition to add. If not specified, the default of 50 will be used.


The tag of the country you wish to change the army tradition of. If this is not specified, the country you are currently playing as will be affected.

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Quick Overview

The army_tradition command in Europa Universalis IV increases the military tradition of the targeted country, with a default value of 50.

Army tradition is a modifier that affects the quality of army generals and other military advantages.

Higher values lead to better-quality generals and numerous other benefits, such as increased morale for troops and improved combat performance.

In-Depth Description

The army_tradition command in EU4 is a cheat code that is used to add army tradition to the target country. By default, this command will add 50 army tradition, but you can specify any amount by adding a value after the command.

Army tradition is an important parameter in EU4 as it helps in determining a nation's military capabilities. A high army tradition greatly enhances the overall effectiveness of your armies. It boosts the morale of armies, increases manpower, and improves the chance of getting more skilled generals.

This command can be used when you want to instantly improve your army's performance during warfare. It is especially helpful when you're facing a stronger opponent or when you're stuck in a lengthy war. In these situations, increasing your army tradition using this command can give you an important edge.

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 .