EU4 kill_heir Console Command

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kill_heir Command
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This command will kill the heir in the specified country.

kill_heir [Country Tag]



The tag of the country you wish to kill the heir to the throne in. If not specified, the heir of your current country will be affected.

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Quick Overview

The command kill_consort in Europa Universalis IV is used to kill your current consort. This command, when executed, results in the death of the queen consort character of the player’s currently controlled nation.

The kill_heir command in Europa Universalis IV allows you to remove the current heir of a specified nation, commonly referred to as a tag in the game.

This command implements a scenario where the heir to the throne of the specified country dies, creating potential for political instability or succession crisis in the game.

In-Depth Description

The kill_heir command instantly causes the heir of a specified country to die in Europa Universalis IV. This is an 'Immediate Effects' command which means the impact is immediate and you don't have to wait for the results once it's executed.

The country tag parameter is optional if you use this command without specifying any country's tag, your own country’s heir will die. Country tags in EU4 are specific codes used to refer to different countries, for example, the tag for France is FRA and for Great Britain, it's GBR.

This command can be helpful in certain strategic situations. For instance, if you're not happy with the abilities of your heir and wish to get the chance of a better one, you could use this command to instantly eliminate the current one. It can also be used when you are playing as a certain country and want to change the heir of another country for strategic purposes.

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 .