EU4 surrender Console Command

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surrender Command
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This command will make your country surrender.

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Quick Overview

The surrender command in Europa Universalis IV is used to automatically make the player's nation surrender in a war.

This command will cause the player to lose the war they are currently participating in.

In-Depth Description

The surrender command in Europa Universalis IV immediately makes the player's nation lose any wars they are currently engaged in.

When you use the surrender command, it will cause all ongoing conflicts to be resolved against you, resulting in a complete and instant defeat.

This command can have dramatic consequences. If you are embroiled in a large-scale war where multiple parties are involved, you might find your territory significantly reduced and your resources greatly depleted.

Your defeat could lead to concessions such as forced conversion to another religion, the release of nations under your control, or paying sizeable reparations to the victors.

The surrender command is like a double-edged sword. It can useful when you want a quick resolution to a war that is not going in your favor, allowing you to rebuild sooner rather than depleting resources in a lost cause.

It might also be used for testing scenarios, manipulating the game's mechanics to see potential outcomes of losing a war.

Conversely, when you are on the victorious side, using this command is damaging as it means relinquishing any positive outcomes you would have gained from winning the war.

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 .