EU4 spynetwork Console Command

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spynetwork Command
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This command adds spy network points to the specified country tag.

spynetwork [Country Tag] [Amount]


The country tag to add spy network points to.


The amount of spy network points to add. Specify a negative number to remove points.

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Quick Overview

The spynetwork command in Europa Universalis IV is used to instantly add a spy network in a target country. This action might be useful for things like fabricating claims or sabotaging a rival country.

In-Depth Description

The spynetwork command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is a cheat command used to instantly add a spy network in the target country.

In EU4, a spy network is a mechanic where nations can build up a network of spies in target countries to conduct various espionage activities, such as fabricating claims, sowing discontent, stealing maps, and more. The effectiveness of these activities is tied to the size of your spy network in the enemy country.

Typically, spy networks take time to build up through regular game play. By using this command, you can bypass the waiting period and immediately gain the ability to perform any of the available espionage activities.

It can be particularly helpful when you are preparing for war and want to fabricate claims on enemy territory more quickly, if you need to uncover unexplored parts of the map, or if you want to destabilize an enemy by supporting rebels or sowing discontent.

Please note, though, that all these actions will have diplomatic repercussions if your spies get caught.

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 .