EU4 event Console Command

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event Command
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This command executes the specified event in the specified country.

event [Event ID] [Country Tag]


Event ID

The ID of the event you want to execute.


The tag of the country where you wish to execute the event. If this is not specified, the country you are currently playing as will be affected.

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Quick Overview

The event command in Europa Universalis IV is used to manually start a specific event.

An event refers to a specific scenario, with set consequences, that can occur within the game. The command requires you to specify the ID of the event you wish to start.

In-Depth Description

The event command in Europa Universalis IV, or EU4, allows the player to manually trigger a specific event in the game. This can be immensely helpful because it allows you to control the timing of when certain game events occur.

Events in EU4 are random incidents that can have positive or negative effects on your country and gameplay. They could be anything from population growth, a change in government, a natural disaster, or even a war.

Normally, these events occur at random intervals throughout the game, but the event command gives you the ability to control this aspect of the game.

To use the event command, you will need to follow it with the ID of the event you wish to trigger. The format would look something like this: event [event id]. If you don't know the ID of an event, you can find it in the game's files or on the EU4 wiki page.

For example, if you wanted to trigger the A Cry For Help event, you would type event civil_war.2 into the console command.

This command can be useful in a number of situations. If you're setting up a specific scenario, want to experiment with different outcomes, or just want to add an extra layer of control to your gameplay, the event command can be a powerful tool.

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 .