EU4 spawnactor Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
spawnactor Command
PlayerDLC: None

This command spawns an actor with the specified name and within the specified province.

spawnactor [Spawn ID] [Province ID] [Animation ID]


The ID of the unit to spawn in the specified province.

The country tag to add spy network points to.

Animation ID

If specified, this should be the name of the animation you wish to spawn the actor with.

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In-Depth Description

The spawnactor command in EU4 is used to create or spawn an actor at a particular position on the map. The generic syntax for this command is spawnactor [spawn id] [province id] [animation id], where spawn id refers to the unit type that you want to spawn, province id is the id of the province where you want the actor to appear, and animation id is an optional parameter to specify the animation you want the actor to perform.

This command can be very useful when you are testing the game, as it allows you to instantly generate units or characters for various purposes. This could include checking how different types of units interact with one another, how they behave in different map conditions, or simply for the purposes of staging a screenshot.

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 .