EU4 imperial_incident Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
imperial_incident Command
PlayerDLC: Emperor

This command starts the specified imperial incident.

imperial_incident [Imperial Incident ID]


The ID of the imperial incident you want to start.

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Quick Overview

The imperial_incident command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is used to start an imperial incident for the Holy Roman Empire.

These incidents represent significant events or dilemmas faced by the empire, which can shape and change the course of gameplay. The command requires specifying the type of incident to start.

In-Depth Description

In Europa Universalis IV (EU4), the imperial_incident command allows you to instantly start an Imperial Incident. This console command can be especially helpful for users who are playing the game as the Holy Roman Emperor. Imperial Incidents are special events that occur within the Holy Roman Empire that can have significant diplomatic repercussions.

When you use the command, you will need to add the identifier of the Imperial Incident you want to start after the command, in the format imperial_incident [incident ID].

For example, to start the Burgundian Inheritance Crisis, you would use the command imperial_incident incident_burgundian_succ_strong_ally.

Using this command can be helpful in various ways. It can allow you to simulate different outcomes and see their impacts without having to wait for the specific conditions to naturally occur.

Moreover, it can allow you to more precisely control the political landscape of the Holy Roman Empire, which can be beneficial for both strategic and role-playing reasons.

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 .