EU4 autosave Console Command

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autosave Command
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This command will cause the game to autosave.

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Quick Overview

The autosave command in Europa Universalis IV is a console command that immediately triggers the game to save automatically.

It's helpful to use this command periodically to avoid loss of game progress.

In-Depth Description

The autosave command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is used to trigger an instant autosave of your current game.

This command saves the game in its current state and preserves all your progress up to that particular moment, similar to a checkpoint.

In this complex game of grand strategy, which often spans several centuries, it is quite easy to lose significant progress due to catastrophic events and unforeseen circumstances.

The autosave command helps to maintain your recent in-game progress in case of a game crash, power cut, or any other interruption that may force you to quit without saving.

You should ideally use this command before making significant decisions or taking considerable risks.

Doing so allows you to fall back on your previous position if a situation goes south, essentially offering you a chance to retake your step without bearing extensive losses.

It can be incredibly useful in mitigating the risks of a game crash or unexpected system issue and serves as a smart prevention strategy against instances of data loss.

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 .