CK2 console commands can prove to be useful in a variety of different situations. Maybe you want to add more money, cash, prestige, get rid of a character instantly, etc.
The game offers almost infinite possibilities of its own. Add commands into it and things only change for the better.
That being said, we’d highly recommend keeping backups – just to be safe. And that with that out of the way, let us check out some commands!
How to Enable CK2’s Console
Some games have their console disabled by default. However, that’s not the case with CK2. The console is enabled automatically. So, all you need to do is open the game and hit the “~” button.
On some keyboards, you may have to use “`” instead and that greatly varies depending on the layout and language. Still, in most cases, you should be able to find the console button on the upper left part of the keyboard, next to “1” and under “ESC”.
CK2 Console Commands and Cheats
Let’s start with some general commands and cheats that you can use to give yourself an advantage in a number of different ways.
quickbuild: Completes buildings on one day
neg_diplo: Allows you to send diplomatic messages that would otherwise be refused
allow_laws: Allows you to freely change laws
marry_anyone; Allows you to marry anyone
discover_plots: Toggles auto plot discovery
plots_known: Makes it so that all plots will always be known
cash [Value]: Gives you money
prestige [Value]: Adds prestige to your character
piety [Value]: Adds piety to your character
infamy [Value]: Add the specified amount of infamy to your character
max_tech [Provinde ID]: Advances tech to its maximum level (If you don’t specify an ID, technology will get maxed out in all provinces)
religion: [Religion ID]: Changes the religion of your character (You can also specify another character before adding the religion ID)
decadence [Level]: Sets the decadence level of your kingdom (From 0-100%)
die: Makes your current character die of natural causes
enforce_peace: Enforces peace (You may have to restart your game)
event [Event ID] [Character ID/Province ID]: Runs the specified event. Specifying a character or province is optional
testevent [Event ID] [Character ID/Province ID]: Tests an event without triggering it
join_society [Society ID]: Makes your character join the society with the specified ID
leave_society [Society ID]: Makes your character leave the society with the specified ID
play [Character ID]: Makes you play as the specified character
techpoints: Adds 1,000 technology points for Military, Economy, and Culture
society_rank_up [Amount]: Ranks up your society by the specified amount of ranks
society_rank_down [Amount]: Delivers the opposite effect
manpower [Amount]: Adds the specified amount of manpower to your kingdom (Default amount is 5000)
population [Amount: Adds the specified amount of nomadic population to your kingdom (Default amount is 5000)
As the title suggests, this list includes everything that has to do with character control commands.
kill [Character ID]: Kills the character with the specified ID
add_diplomacy [Character ID] [Amount]: Adds the specified amount of diplomacy to the specified character
add_intrigue [Character ID] [Amount]: Adds the specified amount of intrigue to the specified character
add_learning [Character ID] [Amount]: Adds the specified amount of learning to the specified character
add_martial [Character ID] [Amount]: Adds the specified amount of martial to the specified character
add_stewardship [Character ID] [Amount]: Adds the specified amount of stewardship to the specified character
add_modifier [Character ID] [Duration]: Adds th specified modifier to a character for the specified amount of time
age [Character ID] [Age]: Sets a character’s age (If you don’t specify one, the age will be set for your own character)
banish [Character ID]: Banishes the specified character
claim [Title ID] [Character ID]: Adds a claim to the specified character
coalition [Character ID] [Character ID]: Makes the first character start a coalition with the second one
clr_focus [Character ID]: Clears the focus of the specified character
culture [Character ID] [Culture ID]: Sets character’s culture
decision [Decision ID] [Character ID]: Makes a character execute the specified decision. If no character is included, then your character will be the one to make the decision
enable_ambition [Character ID]: Cancels the specified character’s ambition and sets a new one
favor_get [Character ID]: Makes the specified character owe you a favor
give_birth [Character ID]: Forces the specified character to give birth (Must be already pregnant)
pollinate [Character ID] [Chracter ID]: Impregnates the female character (Must mention one male and one female)
add_lover [Character ID] [Character ID]: Makes the two characters fall in love with each other
add_friend [Character ID] [Character ID]: Makes the two characters friends
Game Engine Commands
Anything that’s related to the game’s engine.
reloadfx [Postfx]: Reloads the FX shaders
reloadevents: Reloads all events in the event database
reloadinterface: Reloads the game’s GUI
reloadloc: Reloads the game’s language files
reloadpositions: Reloads the council position database
reloadtexture [File name]: Reloads the specified texture
version: Displays what version of the game you’re running
wipe_achievements: Clears all of your game achievements (Cannot be undone)
Adding and removing traits to characters can be done by using two simple commands.
add_trait [Traid ID] [Character ID]: Can be used to add the specified trait to the character of your choice
remove_trait [Traid ID] [Character ID]: Can be used to remove the specified trait from a character of your choice
There are way too many options for us to list all nice and tidely into a single article. But, still, here are a few traits to get you started
And there are truly a ton more options to choose from. The full list can be found over here.
That’s all for now. If you feel like we forgot to mention an important command, then let us know about it in the comments.
We didn’t include every single command like traits and character options on purpose since the list is way too big to include on a compact article like this one. If you’re interested in that, the full list of traits and other IDs can be found on the “sources” section at the bottom of this page.
And again, don’t forget to keep backups. Playing around with cheats and commands is an easy way to break a game in multiple ways.