EU4 map_random Console Command

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map_random Command
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This command can be used to generate/randomize a new part of the map.

map_random [Seed]



The seed of the new map.

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Quick Overview

The Europa Universalis IV command map_random is used to randomize the new world part of the map.

This can include the heightmap (the topographical layout), terrain (the physical features of the land), and other aspects of the map.

This function is generally used for play modes where players want to experience a unique and unpredictable game environment.

In-Depth Description

The map_random command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is utilized to randomize the new world portion of the map. This includes elements such as the heightmap (which dictates the physical landscape and elevation of the terrain), terrain types, river paths, and other physical features in unexplored regions.

Specifically, when you activate this command, the game re-generates the unexplored part of the world based on random parameters, creating a unique and unpredictable geographic layout. This command is great for introducing an additional layer of challenge and novelty to the game, as it disrupts your existing knowledge and strategies tied to the standard map.

One important thing to note is that this command usually takes effect when a new game is started, so it might not apply to your current ongoing 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 .