EU4 incident Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
incident Command
PlayerDLC: Mandate of Heaven

This console command starts the incident with the specified ID for the country with the specified country tag. If you do not specify a country tag, the incident will start in the country you are playing as. Note that this command applies to the Shinto religion.

incident [Incident ID] [Country Tag]


Incident ID

The ID of the Shinto incident you want to start.


Optional. The country tag of the country you wish to start the incident within. If not specified, the incident will start in your country.

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Quick Overview

The incident command in Europa Universalis IV is used to trigger a specific event or series of events, referred to as an "incident", for a certain country.

This command is mostly related to nations with the Shinto religion.

For instance, you can use this command to artificially trigger a religious incident event in Japan (which follows Shintoism).

Here is a list of the Shinto incident IDs:

  • Neo-Confucianism: incident_neo_confucianism
  • Nanban Trade: incident_nanban
  • Proliferation of Firearms: incident_firearms
  • Spread of Christianity: incident_spread_of_christianity
  • Rising Shogunate Authority: incident_shogunate_authority
  • Ikko-Ikki: incident_ikko_shu
  • Wokou Pirates: incident_wokou
  • Urbanization: incident_urbanization
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 .