Crusader Kings 3 - Full Console Commands List

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Crusader Kings 3 – Full Console Commands List

Here is every console command for Crusader Kings 3 – perfect for modders or those who love to mess with their games.

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Even though Crusader Kings 3 is a massive game with a seemingly infinite number of possibilities, leave it to PC gamers to always want more. If you’ve mucked about with CK3 enough already and really want to start meddling with your neighbors’ affairs, you’re going to want to unleash console commands.

To enable console commands in Crusader Kings 3, you’ll need to run the game in debug mode. To do this (in Steam):

  • ➤Right-click the game in your library
  • ➤Click Properties
  • ➤Click “Set Launch Options” under the General tab
  • ➤Add the command -debug_mode.
  • ➤Restart the game

Now you can open the console by pressing the `/~ key (the tilde key next to the number 1). Some of these console commands take some fancy know-how of variables and basic programming, as they’ll send scripts into action. Some of them can also crash the game if you get too crazy, so experiment a bit and do your research before you go nuts with it!

If you’re looking for cheat codes in Crusader Kings 3, we’ve got you covered there as well. Good luck!

Testing Commands for Crusader Kings 3

Before we get to more traditional scripting commands, here’s a brief list of the testing commands you can use in Crusader Kings 3.

These are typically used by developers to iron out bugs or to work on new patches, but they can be really handy for modders as well.

Anything in brackets calls for a variable. If you need a specific ID, you can usually get it by hovering over the character/territory/etc.

  • ➤clear – Clears the console history
  • ➤effect [effect script] – Runs a scripted effect
  • ➤faction_spawn [faction type] – Spawns the faction if able
  • ➤generate_cadet_coa – Creates a new coat of arms
  • ➤help [command] – Displays the description of any command
  • ➤instamove – Armies move one space per day
  • ➤map_editor – Opens the map editor
  • ➤nomen – Makes AI characters refuse every request
  • ➤observe – Toggles observer mode
  • ➤play [character ID] – Switches the player character to the selected character
  • ➤portrait_editor – Opens the portrait editor
  • ➤run [file name] – Runs the commands in a file. The file must be located in Documents/Paradox Interactive/Crusader Kings III
  • ➤set_is_ai [character ID] – Allows the AI to control the character
  • ➤set_is_player [character ID] – Disallows the AI to control the character
  • ➤yesmen – Makes AI characters accept every request

Scripting Commands for Crusader Kings 3

Alright folks, here you have it: the full list of Crusader Kings 3 console commands. You’ll need to flex some of your programming abilities to make these work in the right variables as needed, but they’ll help you modify the game however you need.

  • ➤add_dynasty_modifier – Adds a dynasty modifier
  • ➤add_dynasty_perk – Adds a dynasty perk
  • ➤add_dynasty_prestige – Adds prestige to a dynasty
  • ➤add_dynasty_prestige_level – Increases the level of dynasty prestige
  • ➤remove_all_dynasty_modifier_instances – Removes all instances of a modifier to a dynasty
  • ➤remove_dynasty_modifier – Removes a dynasty modifier
  • ➤add_house_modifier – Adds a modifier to a house
  • ➤remove_all_house_modifier_instances – Removes all instances of a modifier to a house
  • ➤remove_house_modifier – Removes a house modifier
  • ➤add_scheme_modifier – Adds the specific scheme modifier
  • ➤add_scheme_progress – Adds progress to the scheme
  • ➤end_scheme – Ends a scheme and removes it with no effect
  • ➤expose_scheme – Reveals a scheme to the target
  • ➤expose_scheme_agent – Exposes the target as being involved in a scheme
  • ➤remove_scheme_modifier – Removes a modifier from a scheme
  • ➤scheme_freeze_days – Halts a scheme for a number of days
  • ➤add_county_modifier – Adds a modifier to a county
  • ➤change_county_control – Changes the title control of a county
  • ➤change_de_jure_drift_progress – Change the progress of title drift
  • ➤change_development_level – Changes the level of a title’s development
  • ➤change_development_progress – Changes the progress of a title’s development
  • ➤change_development_progress_with_overflow – Changes the progress of a title’s development and adds any remaining progress to the next level
  • ➤clear_title_laws – Remove all laws from a title without applying removal costs and effects
  • ➤clear_title_laws_effects – Remove all laws from a title and applying removal costs and effects
  • ➤copy_title_history – Copy history from one title to another
  • ➤remove_all_county_modifier_instances – Removes all instances of a modifier from a county
  • ➤remove_county_modifier – Remove a modifier from a county
  • ➤reset_title_name – Sets name and adjective of a title back to its key
  • ➤reset_title_prefix – Sets the prefix of a title back to its key
  • ➤revoke_lease – Revoke the lease of a title
  • ➤set_always_follows_primary_heir – Sets whether a title always goes to the primary heir
  • ➤set_capital_county – Sets the capital county of a title
  • ➤set_color_from_title – Sets color of a title to the color of another title
  • ➤set_county_culture – Changes culture of a county
  • ➤set_county_faith – Changes faith of a county
  • ➤set_de_jure_liege_title – Set a new de jure liege title
  • ➤set_definitive_form – Sets whether a title should use a definitive form name
  • ➤set_delete_on_destroy – Sets whether a title is deleted entirely when destroyed
  • ➤set_destroy_if_invalid_heir – Sets if a title is destroyed on succession if no heir is available
  • ➤set_destroy_on_succession – Sets if a title is destroyed on succession
  • ➤set_landless_title – Allows a title to be landless
  • ➤set_no_automatic_claims – Sets if a title only allows claims by script
  • ➤set_title_name – Sets the name of a title
  • ➤set_title_prefix – Sets the prefix of a title
  • ➤title_create_faction – The title creates a faction against a target
  • ➤title_join_faction – The title joins a faction
  • ➤title_leave_faction – The title leaves a faction
  • ➤end_story – Ends a story and runs its ending effect
  • ➤make_story_owner – Makes a character a story’s new owner
  • ➤add_innovation – Add innovation to a culture
  • ➤add_random_innovation – Add random innovation to a culture
  • ➤get_all_innovations_from – Discover all innovations from a culture
  • ➤get_random_innovation_from – Get a random innovation from a culture
  • ➤add_character_flag – Adds a flag
  • ➤add_character_modifier – Adds a modifier to the character
  • ➤add_courtier – Add a character to another character’s court
  • ➤add_diplomacy_lifestyle_perk_points – Adds diplomacy lifestyle perk points to a character
  • ➤add_diplomacy_lifestyle_xp – Adds diplomacy lifestyle XP to a character
  • ➤add_dread – Add dread to a character
  • ➤add_gold – Add gold to a character
  • ➤add_hook – Add a hook on a character with a toast to the player character
  • ➤add_hook_no_toast – Add a hook on a character that doesn’t send a toast
  • ➤add_intrigue_lifestyle_perk_points – Adds intrigue lifestyle perk points to a character
  • ➤add_intrigue_lifestyle_xp – Adds intrigue lifestyle XP to a character
  • ➤add_joined_faction_discontent – Adds discontent to the factions a character is in
  • ➤add_knows_of_killer – Reveals the killer of a dead character to another character
  • ➤add_learning_lifestyle_perk_points – Adds learning lifestyle perk points to a character
  • ➤add_learning_lifestyle_xp – Adds learning lifestyle XP to a character
  • ➤add_martial_lifestyle_perk_points – Adds martial lifestyle perk points to a character
  • ➤add_martial_lifestyle_xp – Adds martial lifestyle XP to a character
  • ➤add_opinion – Adds a temporary opinion modifier
  • ➤add_perk – Adds a perk
  • ➤add_piety – Adds piety
  • ➤add_piety_experience – Adds piety XP
  • ➤add_piety_level – Adds a level of piety
  • ➤add_pressed_claim – Gives a character a pressed claim
  • ➤add_prestige – Adds prestige
  • ➤add_prestige_experience – Add prestige XP
  • ➤add_prestige_level – Adds a level of prestige
  • ➤add_realm_law – Adds a law to the character’s realm
  • ➤add_realm_law_skip_effect – Adds a law to the character’s realm, but doesn’t apply costs of passing effects
  • ➤add_relation_flag – Adds a flag to an already existing relation
  • ➤add_scheme_cooldown – Sets a cooldown on schemes for a character
  • ➤add_secret – Adds a secret
  • ➤add_stewardship_lifestyle_perk_points – Adds stewardship lifestyle perk points to a character
  • ➤add_stewardship_lifestyle_xp – Adds stewardship lifestyle XP to a character
  • ➤add_stress – Adds stress
  • ➤add_targeting_factions_discontent – Adds discontent to every faction targeting a character
  • ➤add_to_scheme – Adds a character as a scheme agent
  • ➤add_trait – Adds a trait
  • ➤add_trait_force_tooltip – Adds a trait and shows a tooltip, even if the trait cannot be added for some reason
  • ➤add_truce_both_ways – Sets a truce both ways against a specific character
  • ➤add_truce_one_way – Sets a truce against a specific character
  • ➤add_tyranny – Adds tyranny
  • ➤add_unpressed_claim – Gives a character an unpressed claim
  • ➤add_visiting_courtier – Add a character as another’s guest
  • ➤allow_alliance – Allows an alliance that has been previously broken
  • ➤allow_in_scheme – Allows a character to join a scheme
  • ➤apply_ai_vassal_obligation_liege_most_desired – Applies a new level for the most desired AI obligation level a liege wants
  • ➤apply_ai_vassal_obligation_cassal_most_desired – Applies a new level for the most desired AI obligation level a vassal wants
  • ➤assign_council_task – Assigns a character to a council task
  • ➤assign_councillor_type – Assigns a character to a council position
  • ➤banish – Banish a character
  • ➤becomes_independent – Becomes an independent ruler
  • ➤break_alliance – Breaks alliance with a character
  • ➤cancel_truce_both_ways – Ends a truce against a character and the character they’re in a truce with
  • ➤cancel_truce_one_way – Ends a truce against a character
  • ➤change_current_weight – Change the weight of a character
  • ➤change_first_name – Change the first name of a character
  • ➤change_government – Change government of a character
  • ➤change_liege – Make a new liege
  • ➤change_prison_type – Change character’s prison type
  • ➤change_target_weight – Change the target weight of a character
  • ➤clear_forced_vote – Clear forced votes
  • ➤consume_banish_reasons – Removes all reasons a character would have to banish another
  • ➤consume_divorce_reasons – Removes all reasons a character would have to divorce another
  • ➤consume_execute_reasons – Removes all reasons a character would have to execute another
  • ➤consume_imprison_reasons – Removes all reasons a character would have to imprison another
  • ➤consume_revoke_title_reason – Removes one revoke title reason a character would have on another
  • ➤copy_inheritable_appearance_from – Copies the inheritable appearance attributes from one character to another
  • ➤create_alliance – Creates alliance between two characters
  • ➤create_cadet_branch – Character creates a cadet branch of their house
  • ➤create_faction – Character creates a faction
  • ➤create_story – Starts a story cycle with a character
  • ➤death – Kills a character
  • ➤depose – Deposes a character
  • ➤destroy_title – Destroys a title
  • ➤end_pregnancy – Ends a pregnancy
  • ➤execute_decision – Triggers a specific decision
  • ➤finish_council_task – The councilor successfully finishes their task
  • ➤fire_councillor – Character fires a councilor
  • ➤forbid_from_scheme – Won’t allow character to join a scheme
  • ➤force_add_to_scheme – Adds a character to a scheme
  • ➤force_vote_as – Character must vote with target
  • ➤get_title – Gives a title to a character
  • ➤give_nickname – Gives a character a nickname
  • ➤join_faction – The character joins a faction
  • ➤join_faction_forced – The character is forced into a faction for a set amount of time
  • ➤join_faction_skip_check – The character joins a faction without a check on if they can join it
  • ➤leave_faction – The character leaves a faction
  • ➤make_claim_strong – Makes a claim strong
  • ➤make_claim_weak – Makes a claim weak
  • ➤make_concubine – Makes the target character a concubine of another
  • ➤make_pregnant – Makes a character pregnant
  • ➤make_trait_active – Activates an inactive trait and won’t show a tooltip if the character can’t have it
  • ➤make_trait_active_force_tooltip – Activates an inactive trait and shows the tooltip even if the character can’t have it
  • ➤make_trait_inactive – Makes an active trait inactive and won’t show a tooltip if the character doesn’t have it
  • ➤make_trait_inactive_force_tooltip – Makes an active trait inactive and shows the tooltip even if the character doesn’t have it
  • ➤make_unprunable – A character is no longer prunable after death
  • ➤marry – Marries a character to another
  • ➤marry_matrilineal – Marries a character to another matrilineally
  • ➤move_to_pool – Character leaves their court
  • ➤move_to_pool_at – Character leaves their court and moves to the pool of a specific province
  • ➤pay_long_term_gold – Character pays gold to another under the long term budget
  • ➤pay_short_term_income – Character pays gold under the short term budget
  • ➤play_music_cue – Plays a specific music cue
  • ➤recalculate_scripted_relation – Recalculates a scripted relation effect
  • ➤recruit_courtier – Recruits a character to become a courtier
  • ➤refund_all_perks – Refunds every perk of the character
  • ➤refund_perks – Refunds the perks of one lifestyle
  • ➤release_from_prison – Releases a character from prison
  • ➤remove_all_character_modifier_instances – Remove all instances of a single modifier
  • ➤remove_character_flag – Removes a character flag
  • ➤remove_character_modifier – Removes one modifier from a character
  • ➤remove_claim – Removes a claim
  • ➤remove_concubine – Removes a character as a concubine
  • ➤remove_courtier_or_guest – Removes character from a court
  • ➤remove_decision_cooldown – Remove the cooldown on taking a decision
  • ➤remove_hook – Removes a hook on a character
  • ➤remove_interaction_cooldown – Remove cooldown on an interaction
  • ➤remove_interaction_cooldown_against – Remove cooldown on an interaction against a target
  • ➤remove_long_term_gold – Removes gold from a character from the long term budget
  • ➤remove_nickname – Removes any nickname
  • ➤remove_opinion – Removes a temporary opinion modifier
  • ➤remove_perk – Removes a character perk
  • ➤remove_realm_law – Removes a law from a character
  • ➤remove_relation_best_friend – Removes the best friend relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_bully – Removes the bully relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_court_physician – Removes the court physician relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_crush – Removes the crush relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_flag – Removes a flag from a relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_friend – Removes the friend relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_guardian – Removes the guardian relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_intrigue_mentor – Removes the intrigue mentor relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_intrigue_student – Removes the intrigue student relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_lover – Removes the lover relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_mentor – Removes the mentor relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_nemesis – Removes the nemesis relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_oaf – Removes the oaf relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_potential_friend – Removes the potential friend relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_potential_lover – Removes the potential lover relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_potential_rival – Removes the potential rival relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_rival – Removes the rival relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_soldier_friend – Removes the soldier friend relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_soulmate – Removes the soulmate relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_student – Removes the student relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_victim – Removes the victim relationship
  • ➤remove_relation_ward – Removes the ward relationship
  • ➤remove_scheme_cooldown_against – Remove cooldown on using a scheme against a character
  • ➤remove_short_term_gold – Remove gold from the short term budget
  • ➤remove_trait – Removes a trait and doesn’t show a tooltip if the character doesn’t have it
  • ➤remove_trait_force_tooltip – Removes a trait and shows a tooltip even if the character doesn’t have it
  • ➤reset_beneficiary – The character stops having a beneficiary
  • ➤return_to_court – Returns the character to court
  • ➤reverse_add_opinion – Adds a temporary reverse opinion modifier
  • ➤scriptedtests_recalculate_character_modifier – Recalculates the modifier of a character
  • ➤scriptedtests_recalculate_succession – Recalculates the line of succession of a character
  • ➤send_interface_message – Sends a message to the player then executes any effects
  • ➤send_interface_toast – Sends a message to the player then executes any effects
  • ➤set_beneficiary – The character becomes a beneficiary
  • ➤set_character_faith – Changes a character’s faith
  • ➤set_character_faith_history – Changes a character’s faith without executing effects
  • ➤set_character_faith_with_conversion – Changes a character’s faith as if they had converted
  • ➤set_child_of_concubine_on_pregnancy – Sets a child to be a child of a concubine
  • ➤set_council_task – Sets a councilor’s task
  • ➤set_culture – Set a culture for the character
  • ➤set_culture_same_as – Sets a character’s culture to the culture of another
  • ➤set_death_reason – Sets the death reason and killer of a character
  • ➤set_default_education – Sets a default education focus
  • ➤set_designated_heir – Sets the character as a designated heir
  • ➤set_employer – Add a character to a court
  • ➤set_father – Sets the father of a character
  • ➤set_focus – Sets the character focus
  • ➤set_house – Sets a character’s house
  • ➤set_immortal_age – Changes when a character became immortal
  • ➤set_killer_public – Sets a character’s killer as publicly known
  • ➤set_known_bastard_on_pregnancy – Sets a child to a known bastard
  • ➤set_num_pregnancy_children – Sets a number of children
  • ➤set_override_designated_winner – The character will put their beneficiary on the throne
  • ➤set_player_character – The character’s player will take over a new character
  • ➤set_pregnancy_assumed_father – Set the assumed father of a pregnancy
  • ➤set_primary_spouse – Sets a primary spouse
  • ➤set_primary_title_to – Sets a character’s primary title
  • ➤set_real_father – Changes a character’s real father
  • ➤set_realm_capital – Sets a new realm capital
  • ➤set_relation_best_friend – Sets the best friend relationship
  • ➤set_relation_bully – Sets the bully relationship
  • ➤set_relation_court_physician – Sets the court physician relationship
  • ➤set_relation_crush – Sets the crush relationship
  • ➤set_relation_friend – Sets the friend relationship
  • ➤set_relation_guardian – Sets the guardian relationship
  • ➤set_relation_intrigue_mentor – Sets the intrigue mentor relationship
  • ➤set_relation_intrigue_student – Sets the intrigue student relationship
  • ➤set_relation_lover – Sets the lover relationship
  • ➤set_relation_mentor – Sets the mentor relationship
  • ➤set_relation_nemesis – Sets the nemesis relationship
  • ➤set_relation_oaf – Sets the oaf relationship
  • ➤set_relation_potential_friend – Sets the potential friend relationship
  • ➤set_relation_potential_lover – Sets the potential lover relationship
  • ➤set_relation_potential_rival – Sets the potential rival relationship
  • ➤set_relation_rival – Sets the rival relationship
  • ➤set_relation_soldier_friend – Sets the soldier friend relationship
  • ➤set_relation_soulmate – Sets the soulmate relationship
  • ➤set_relation_student – Sets the student relationship
  • ➤set_relation_victim – Sets the victim relationship
  • ➤set_relation_ward – Sets the ward relationship
  • ➤set_sexuality – Sets a character’s sexuality
  • ➤set_to_lowborn – Sets a character to lowborn
  • ➤set_vassal_contract_modification_blocked – Blocks a vassal contract from being modified
  • ➤spawn_army – Spawns an army for the character
  • ➤start_default_task – Force the councilor to return to default task
  • ➤start_scheme – Starts a scheme
  • ➤start_war – Starts a war
  • ➤stress_impact – Stress impact according to specific traits
  • ➤use_hook – Uses a hook if a character has it
  • ➤vassal_contract_decrease_obligation_level – Decrease the obligation level of a vassal contract
  • ➤vassal_contract_increase_obligation_level – Increase the obligation level of a vassal contract
  • ➤vassal_contract_set_obligation_level – Set the obligation level of a vassal contract
  • ➤visit_court_of – Add the character as a guest
  • ➤add_faction_discontent – Adds discontent to a faction
  • ➤destroy_faction – Destroy a faction
  • ➤faction_remove_war – Stops a war associated with the faction
  • ➤faction_start_war – Faction starts a war against target
  • ➤remove_special_character – Removes a special character from the faction
  • ➤remove_special_title – Removes a special title from the faction
  • ➤set_special_character – Sets a special character to the faction
  • ➤set_special_title – Sets a special title for the faction
  • ➤add_attacker – Adds a character to a war as an attacker
  • ➤add_defender – Adds a character to a war as a defender
  • ➤end_war – Ends a war with a certain winner
  • ➤remove_participant – Removes a character from a war
  • ➤set_called_to – Sets the character as already called to a war
  • ➤set_casus_belli – Sets a casus belli for a war
  • ➤activate_holy_site – Activates an inactive holy site
  • ➤add_doctrine – Adds a doctrine to a faith
  • ➤change_fervor – Changes the fervor of a faith
  • ➤remove_doctrine – Removes a doctrine from a faith
  • ➤remove_religious_head_title – Removes the religious head title of a faith
  • ➤set_religious_head_title – Sets the religious head title of a faith
  • ➤start_great_holy_war – Starts a great holy war
  • ➤set_add_claim_on_loss – Any title losses will add claims to previous holder
  • ➤set_title_and_vassal_change_type – Sets a type of change
  • ➤add_secret_participant – Adds a participant to a secret
  • ➤disable_exposure_by – Forbids a character from exposing a secret

Take a deep breath — that’s a lot of info! Now that you know all of the game’s console commands (and cheat codes if you clicked on the link to our other list near the top of this guide), you can truly reshape the world in your own image.

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