EU4 time Console Command

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time Command
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This command displays the current time in the command box.

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Quick Overview

This command in Europa Universalis IV shows the current in-game time. Using this command will not change or manipulate the game time, it simply provides you the current time in the game when it is executed.

In-Depth Description

The command time in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) actually does not perform any game function. Instead, this command prints the current date and time in your local time zone. The display appears in the command console itself after you type time and hit enter.

This can be helpful if you are deeply immersed in the game and have lost track of your real-world time. In terms of gameplay, this command doesn't offer any specific benefits because it doesn't affect anything within the game itself. Essentially, it’s a quick way of checking the time without needing to pause the game or switch to another window.

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 .