EU4 discover Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
discover Command
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This command can be used to discover the capital of the specified country for a specified country.

discover [Country Tag] [Country Tag]


You will discover the province or capital of this country or province.


Optional. The country tag of the country you wish to discover the province or capital. If not specified, the country will be discovered for the country you are currently playing as.

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Quick Overview

The discover command in Europa Universalis IV is used to instantly discover a certain province or the capital of a specified target country.

In-Depth Description

The discover command in Europa Universalis IV is utilized to reveal the territory or capital of a particular target tag.

A tag in EU4 parlance is essentially an identifier for a nation or country in the game, like USA for the United States of America or ENG for England.

When you execute this command followed by a specific tag, the game will unveil the entire geographical area (province) associated with the entered tag, or the nation's capital if no province ID was specifically given.

This includes the topography, resources, borders, and any cities or settlements that are present in that region.

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 .