EU4 reform_desire Console Command

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reform_desire Command
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This console command adds the specified amount of reform desire to your current country.

reform_desire [Amount]



The amount of reform desire you wish to add to your country.

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Quick Overview

The reform_desire command in Europa Universalis IV is used to increase or decrease the amount of desire for reform in the Catholic church.

The second parameter describes how much to increase or decrease this desire by.

High levels of reform desire can lead to the Protestant Reformation event in the game.

In-Depth Description

The reform_desire command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is specifically used to increase the Catholic Church's overall reform desire.

The command requires an accompanying numerical value to be properly executed, which specifies the number of points to be added.

For example, if you type reform_desire 10, it will increase the reform desire by 10.

Reform desire represents the increasing dissatisfaction with the current Catholic Church in-game.

Once the total reform desire hits a certain threshold, Protestantism is introduced into the game world, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation.

After this, each additional increase of the reform desire can potentially spawn Protestant Centers of Reformation, which convert nearby Catholic provinces to the Protestant religion.

This command can be helpful if you want to hasten the arrival of the Protestant Reformation for strategic or thematic purposes, especially if you plan to switch to or benefit from the new Protestant or Reformed religions.

It can also be useful for causing disruption in historically Catholic countries, potentially leading to religious turmoil and weakening them.

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 .