EU4 epicfail Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
epicfail Command
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This command will make the all spies of the target country fail.

epicfail [Country Tag]



The tag of the country you wish to make all the spies fail. If this is not specified, the country you are currently playing as will be affected.


Here are examples of how to use epicfail.

epicfail JAP

This command will make all the spies of Japan (country code JAP) fail.

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Quick Overview

The epicfail command in Europa Universalis IV, when used, causes all spying activities undertaken by a specified target country to fail.

This can be useful to disrupt the intelligence-gathering or sabotage efforts of that country.

In-Depth Description

When this command is used, it makes all espionage activities performed by any spies from a specified target country fail. This can be particularly useful when you're trying to protect the secrecy of your own nation from foreign intelligence efforts.

To use the command, you will need to open the console in the game. Once you have it open, you simply type epicfail [country tag] and press enter. Replace [country tag] with the tag of the target country you want to affect.

For instance, if you were playing as France and you were worried about the espionage activities of England, you would enter epicfail ENG into your console.

Once the command has been entered, any spy from England who attempts espionage activities against your nation will automatically fail.

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 .