EU4 disaster Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
disaster Command
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This command will add 100 progress to a disaster with the specified ID in the country you are playing in.

disaster [Disaster ID]


The ID of the disaster.

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Quick Overview

The disaster command in EU4 is used to expedite a particular crisis or catastrophe in the game.

When you type this command, it adds 100 progress points to a chosen disaster, effectively hastening its occurrence.

In-Depth Description

The disaster command in Europa Universalis IV is a command line function that, when used, adds 100 progress to a chosen disaster in your game.

Disasters in EU4 represent significant points of crisis for various nations. They are events that can happen to any nation under certain preconditions and can be both a challenge and an opportunity.

They offer unique interactions and scenarios beyond regular gameplay, introducing elements such as civil wars, peasant uprisings, succession struggles, and more.

The disaster command allows the player to manually add 100 progress to a chosen disaster, essentially speeding up the disaster's occurrence.

By invoking it, any ongoing disaster will typically start immediately due to the significant progress amount added.

This lets you trigger these crisis events faster than they would typically occur naturally.

It could be helpful in scenarios where you want to simulate a specific condition or modify the game to make the situation more difficult.

It adds another layer to gameplay, letting you change the progression of your nation's storyline or even forces you to handle unexpected crises.

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 .