EU4 invest Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
invest Command
PlayerDLC: Dharma

This is a toggle command, it will enable or disable the Trade Company Investment with the specified ID for the specified province.

invest [Investment ID] [Province ID]


The ID of the investment you wish to toggle for the province.

The province ID of a province that is a member of the Trade Company you wish to toggle the investment for.


Here are examples of how to use invest.

invest local_quarter 7

This command will toggle the 'Local Quarter' investment for Skaraborg (province ID 7).

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Quick Overview

The invest command in EU4 is used to toggle (either activate or deactivate) a specific Trade Company Investment in a certain Trade Company.

This is determined by the investment key that is specified, as well as the province ID, which designates the specific region in which the Trade Company is located.

In-Depth Description

The invest command in Europa Universalis IV is used to toggle a Trade Company Investment in a specific Trade Company defined by the province ID.

This command requires you to provide two parameters - the first one, investment id, defines the type of Trade Company Investment you need to apply, and the second one, the province_id specifies the province where the Trade Company that you need to make an investment in is located.

Trade Company Investments are a specific feature from the Dharma expansion. They allow you to enhance the economic power of your provinces in trade company regions, affecting factors such as local trade power, trade value, production efficiency, or even the ability to recruit cheap mercenary forces.

You can use this command when you want to quickly improve a trade company investment in a particular trading region without going through the regular progress of making the investments gradually. It can be a significant time-saving tool on the occasions where you need to rapidly expand and strengthen your economic base.

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 .