EU4 trust Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
trust Command
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This command will add the specified amount of trust with the target country.

trust [Country Tag] [Amount]


The tag of the country wish to add trust to.


The amount of trust you want to add.


Here are examples of how to use trust.

trust LIG 50

This command will add 50 trust with Ligor.

tributary 80 BDA

This command will add 80 true with Baroda.

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Quick Overview

The trust command in Europa Universalis IV is used to raise or increase the trust value between your country and a targeted country.

Higher trust levels typically mean that the targeted country will have a more favorable view of you, making cooperation much easier and reducing the likelihood of conflict.

It is important to remember that trust levels can also affect diplomatic actions such as alliances and coalitions.

In-Depth Description

The trust command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is used to increase the level of trust your nation has with another targeted country.

In the diplomatic landscape of EU4, trust represents the long-term reliability perception of a specific nation.

The higher the trust value, the more likely a nation will join alliances, support each other's actions and refuse to backstab. It is most often used when forming alliances or maintaining peace due to shared interests.

In the game, you can increase trust by carrying out actions that benefit the other nation or keeping true to your alliances and promises but this takes time. However, the trust console command can artificially increase trust immediately.

To use it, you would open the console command window and type: trust [country tag] [amount]. The country tag is a unique three-letter identifier for each nation in the game (like FRA for France) and the amount is the trust value you want to increase (ranges from 0 to 100).

For reference, default trust between nations starts at 50. High trust with other countries can lead to more positive diplomatic relations, such as them being more likely to accept your offers or aid in your wars.

Trust levels:

  • 90–100 - A trusts B utterly.
  • 80–89 - A trusts B implicitly.
  • 70–79 - A feel B are highly trustworthy.
  • 40–59 - A are willing to trust B somewhat.
  • 30–39 - A views B with distrust.
  • 20–29 - A deeply distrusts B. (Trust 30 or below automatically breaks alliances.)
  • 10–19 - A expects B to break every deal and alliance.
  • 0–9 - A would not trust B to die properly.
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 .