EU4 prestige Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
prestige Command
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This command can be used to increase or decrease a specified country's prestige.

prestige [Amount] [Country Tag]



The amount of prestige you wish to add. Specify a negative number to remove prestige. The default value is 6.


The country tag of the country you wish to add or remove prestige from. If none is specified, then prestige will be added to the player's country.


Here are examples of how to use prestige.


This command will add 6 prestige to your country.

powerpoints 10

This command would add 10 prestige to your country.

powerpoints 5 BEI

This command would add 500 prestige to Brunei, whose country code is BEI.

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Quick Overview

The prestige command in Europa Universalis IV increases or changes the prestige level of the selected or specified country.

The default value, if no other is specified, is an increase of +6.

Prestige in the game represents the reputation and standing of a nation and can impact several aspects of gameplay, such as relations with other nations, morale of armies, and more.

In-Depth Description

The prestige command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is used to manipulate the prestige level of a specific country.

Prestige is a core part of the EU4 game, influencing many different aspects such as diplomacy, personal union, morale of armies/navies, etc.

When you use the prestige command in the game, you can either increase or decrease the prestige level of the country you specify.

To implement this command, you simply need to type prestige following the country tag (e.g., FRA for France, ENG for England) and the amount you want to change.

If you don't specify a value, the command will default to +6.

For instance, typing prestige 20 FRA will give France +20 prestige.

This command is quite powerful as it allows you to directly influence the game, giving a quick boost to your own country or bringing a rival down.

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 .