EU4 authority Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
authority Command
PlayerDLC: El Dorado

This command enables you to increase your own nation's authority by a certain amount or the authority of another country if a specific tag is provided. Inputting negative values will result in a reduction of authority.

authority [Amount] [Country Tag]



The amount of authority you wish to add.


Optional. The tag of the country you wish to add authority to. If not specified, the country you are currently playing as will be affected.


Here are examples of how to use authority.

authority 50

This command would add 50 authority to the country you are currently playing as.

authority 50 EGY

This command would add 50 authority to Egypt (country tag EGY).

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Quick Overview

The authority command in Europa Universalis IV is used to increase the authority of a country that follows the Inti religion.

The amount you want to add is entered after the command.

The Inti religion's authority is a special mechanic in the game that reflects the centralization of the state. Increasing authority can lead to a variety of benefits such as reduced unrest.

In-Depth Description

The authority command in Europa Universalis IV allows you to adjust the religious authority of the country you are currently playing, but it only applies if your country follows the Inti religion.

When you input this command, you follow it with the number of authority points you wish to add.

For context, in EU4, the Inti religion, practiced mainly in the Andean region, has a religious mechanic called “Authority.”

Authority can range from 0 to 100, and you can gain it through various in-game actions, like successful wars or fulfilled missions.

Accumulating authority is essential in Inti religion as it allows the player to pass religious reforms that provide unique bonuses to the country, like additional manpower recovery speed or increased tax income.

You should use this command when you're trying to pass the reforms, but you don't have enough authority. Note that passing reforms have additional requirements like stability and absence of revolts in provinces, which this command doesn't affect.

Here is an example of how you can use it:

authority 50

This command would add 50 to your country's authority, assuming your country follows the Inti religion.

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 .