Hearts of Iron IV – Activate Console + Cheat Codes Guide

Hearts of Iron IV – Activate Console + Cheat Codes Guide 1 - steamlists.com
Hearts of Iron IV – Activate Console + Cheat Codes Guide 1 - steamlists.com

Here is a guide with every “cheat codes” in the game.

Activating Console

To get started with Cheat Codes, they are a game feature that work only in single player.
You don’t risk anything using those.
You won’t get any achievement using console commands.
To open console in game, you have to use one of these hotkeys:

  • ² – Usually under ESC button.
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Then, simply enter the command(s) you want to use and close console back with one of those hotkeys.

Cheat Codes: Construction

ic – Stands for “Instant Construction”. AI will use it aswell, you can activate it and pause the game, after you’re done with constructions you can deactivate it and unpause the game.

Cheat Codes: Focuses

Focus.AutoComplete – If the two commands below are activated, you’ll be able to instant complete any focus. AI will also use it, you might aswell deactivate it after doing a focus and reactivate it when you need it.
Focus.NoChecks – Ignores focus requirements.
Focus.IgnorePrerequisites – Ignores focus prerequisites.

Cheat Codes: Nuking

nuke {amount} – Gives nukes depending on the value chosen. Maximum is 999.
Example: nuke 999
debug_nuking – Allows nuking any province without taking care of conditions.

Cheat Codes: Politics

pp {value} – Gives political power depending on the value chosen. Maximum is 2000.
Example: pp 2000
allowdiplo – Allows use of any diplomatic action without justification.
Decision.NoChecks – Ignores decisions’ requirements.
yesman – Every AI countries will automatically accept diplomatic offers.
add_opinion {source country tag} {target country tag} – Gives a better opinion of a country to another.
Example: add_opinion GER SOV
add_party_popularity {ideology group} {amount} – Adds specific ammount of ideology percentage in the country you’re playing.
Ideology Groups are:

  • c – Communist party. Stands for “communism”.
  • d – Democratic party. Stands for “democratic”.
  • f – Fascist party. Stands for “fascism”.
  • n – Other party. Stands for “neutrality”.

Example: add_party_popularity f 75
set_ruling_party {ideology group} – Changes ruling party depending on ideology group chosen. Doesn’t affect party popularity.
Example: set_ruling_party f
civilwar {ideology} {country tag} – Starts a civil war on country chosen.

  • communism – Communist party.
  • democratic – Democratic party.
  • fascism – Fascist party.
  • neutrality – Other party.

Example: civilwar fascism fra

Cheat Codes: Research

research all – Researches all.
research_on_icon_click – Researches any technology on its tree on click.

Cheat Codes: XP and war

xp {amount} – Adds specified amount of “xp” for army, naval and air experiences. Maximum is 500.
cp {amount} – Adds specified amount of “command power”. Maximum is 100%.
st {amount} – Adds specified amount of “stability”. Maximum is 100%.
ws {amount} – Adds specified amount of “war support”. Maximum is 100%.
gain_xp {amount} – Adds specified amount of xp to general selected. Maximum level is 9.
Example: gain_xp 50000
annex {tag} – Annex country depending on tag chosen. “annex all” will annex every countries not on the same faction as you.
Example: annex IRE
Example: annex all
winwars – Makes you win all the wars you were in.
bypass_invasion_superiority_check – Ignores requirements for naval invasions.

Cheat Codes: Tags

tag {tag} – Changes the country you’re controlling to another depending on tag chosen.
Example: tag ger:
Important Countries:

  • FRA – France
  • USA – United States
  • ENG – United Kingdom
  • GER – German Reich
  • ITA – Italy
  • SOV – Soviet Union
  • POL – Poland
  • CHI – China

As for the others, you can enter “tdebug” on console and you’ll see the country tags when browsing through the countries.

Written by Maverick_Sidious

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