EU4 poll Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
poll Command
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This command polls valid events.

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Quick Overview

The poll command in Europa Universalis IV is used by developers for testing.

When this command is executed, the game checks and returns a list of all events that are currently valid and can be triggered in the game.

In-Depth Description

The poll command in Europa Universalis IV is a console command which you can use in order to bring up a list of all possible game events that can occur.

These events encompass a wide range of possibilities within the game - from localized occurrences affecting your country (e.g., shifts in political power or economic fortunes), to significant global events (e.g., wars and major alliances).

The main function of the poll command is to give you a snapshot of the possible events that could happen at any given moment within your game.

It does not trigger these events—instead, it merely lists them out in the console. This can provide invaluable insight into the innermost workings of the game's mechanics, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at potential outcomes.

The poll command can allow you to prepare more effectively for the future, giving you the opportunity to potentially steer your country in a direction where certain events are more likely to occur.

However, remember that despite polling the possible game events, the actual occurrence of these events is still subject to the game's mechanics and probability.

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 .