EU4 fow Console Command

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fow Command
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This command toggles the fog of war on or off.

fow [Province ID]



The ID of the province you want to toggle fog of war. If none is specified then the entire map will be toggled.


Here are examples of how to use fow.


This command toggles the Fog of War. Enter to turn it on, and enter it again to turn it off.

fog 50

The above command toggle fog of war for Berlin, which has the province ID of 50.

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Quick Overview

This command in Europa Universalis IV allows you to remove the fog of war effect, which usually limits your visibility over certain areas of the map.

When you use fow command followed by the specific province's ID, the fog of war will be removed only from that specific province.

But if this command is used without specifying a province ID, it will remove the fog of war everywhere in the map, giving you complete visibility over all provinces.

In-Depth Description

The fow command is a cheat command used in Europa Universalis IV for changing the properties of the game's Fog of War.

The Fog of War is a game mechanic that masks enemy units and territories that are not currently in the player's line of sight, adding an element of uncertainty and strategy to the game.

When you enter fow into the command console, it toggles the Fog of War on and off.

When the fog is off, you will be able to see everything on the map, including all enemy units and territories, regardless of whether they would normally be within your line of sight or not.

This can provide a strategic advantage by removing the element of uncertainty and allowing you to plan and execute strategies with complete information.

Furthermore, the command can be used with a province ID. For instance, fow 111 will remove the Fog of War specifically in the province with the ID of 111. It allows players to tailor their use of the command more specifically rather than applying it to the whole map.

Use of this command could be beneficial in scenarios where you want to understand the full political or military context without any hidden or unknown factors.

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 .