EU4 heir_history Console Command

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heir_history Command
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This command prints out heir history.

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Quick Overview

The heir_history command in Europa Universalis IV displays the entire history of your country's heirs. Heirs in EU4 are the successors to your current ruling monarch.

The history includes information such as their names, birth years, death years, and the years they ascended to the throne.

In-Depth Description

The command heir_history in Europa Universalis IV is a console command used primarily for debugging purposes.

When this command is entered into the console, it will print out the history of all heirs for your current nation.

Specifically, it will list all of the heirs that have ascended to the throne in your nation along with information about them.

The information provided includes the name of the heir, their dynasty, their birth and death dates, and any events tied to that particular heir.

The command is used primarily to diagnose and troubleshoot issues in the game related to dynastic succession.

This command can be useful when you are trying to understand the history of your nation's monarchs or if you are encountering problems with succession and want to check the details of your past heirs.

Although the actual gameplay use case is minimal, it can provide a rich understanding of your nation's past rulers for role-playing purposes or for deeply understanding the monarch history.

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 .