EU4 help Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
help Command
PlayerDLC: None

This command will print out a description of the command you specified. If no command is specified, then all console commands will be printed.

help [Command]



The command you want help with.


Here are examples of how to use help.


This command will print out all console commands.

help god

This command will print out a description of the command god.

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Quick Overview

The help command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is used to display all the console commands available in the game.

When you type help on its own into the console, it will list out every single command you can use.

Moreover, you can also use this command followed by a specific command name to get a description of what that particular command does.

For example, typing help [command name] will give you a detailed explanation of that specific command.

In-Depth Description

The help command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is a console command that is used to print out a list of all the console commands or a description of a specific command.

When inputted by itself (i.e., as just help), this command will display every command that you can use in the game's console.

You use this command when you aren't sure what command to use or you're uncertain about a command's specific function.

It's also useful if you need a rundown of all available commands, perhaps after an update to the game has added new ones.

For instance, if you want the game to display a description for a specific command like debug_mode, you would input help debug_mode. The game will then print out a description of what the debug_mode console command does.

This is a beneficial command because it enables you to learn how to use the console more effectively, revealing a wide range of commands with diverse functionalities that you might not be aware of.

Therefore, it is recommended that you use help whenever you're uncertain about the functionality of a command or just need a reference for all the available commands in the game.

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 .