Cheats are activated by typing the crusader kings console command. into the console, then pressing Enter.
` seems to be the most common option for opening the cheat console; § + Shift, Alt + 2 1, or Alt + 0167 may also work. The cheat console is a transparent overlay over the character's tab.
This will NOT work in IronMan Mode. To view a searchable list of ALL commands, see Commands.gg/ck2 .
This is a collection of all common non-event cheats. Every cheat with Character ID or Province ID defaults to your character or capital province. Either debug_mode or charinfo is necessary to get the exact character or title IDs.
|Console Commands||Effects||Example||DLC needed|
|help||Lists most of the commands.||-|
|help <command>||Explains what a certain command does. Not for event commands.||help techpoints||-|
|debug_mode||Toggles to debug mode. Shows you all informations about provinces and characters.||-|
|charinfo||Basically like debug_mode. Shows you relevant infos about characters and lands.||-|
|observe||Allows you to *observe* the game without playing. Use the command play <character ID> to get back into gameplay. May crash your game.||-|
|play <character ID>||Makes player change character. Without corrosponding DLCs the game will end. Theocratic characters can't be played.||play 1234||-|
|charinfo all||Shows debug information about characters including character ID.||-|
|fow||Toggles 'fog of war'.||-|
|quickbuild||Buildings will be finished within a day.||-|
|marry_anyone||Toggle ability to marry anyone. No negative character traits like lunatic or inbred.||-|
|succ <succession type>||Changes succession laws.
WARNING: Entering non-existing law will set it to none.
|allow_laws||Toggle changing laws freely. Only works on crown laws.||-|
|techpoints||Gives you a 1,000 techpoints. (No additional parameter)||-|
|infamy <amount>||Adds or reduces your threat level instantly. Positive respectively negative amount.||infamy -10||-|
|cash <amount>||Gives you gold. Without an amount it will be 5,000 by default.||cash 25000||-|
|prestige <amount>||Gives you prestige. Without an amount it will be 5,000 by default.||prestige 1000||-|
|piety <amount>||Gives you piety. Without an amount it will be 5,000 by default.||piety 666||-|
|population <amount>||Increases or decreases your population.||population 10000||Horse Lords DLC|
|manpower||Increases or decreases your manpower for your army.||manpower -100||Horse Lords DLC|
|revolt <province ID>||Causes a revolt in a certain province||-|
|plots_known||Toggle plot visibility||-|
|discover_plots||Toggle plot omniscience.||-|
|neg_diplo||Toggles sending of diplomatic proposals that will be refused.||-|
|real_fathers||Enables and disables (toggles) true fathers being shown in the characters family tree.||-|
Note: Amounts can be either positive or negative. Depending on whether you want to increasing or reducing certain values. Do mind that extensive numbers will make the game flip them to negative amounts. It may also crash your game.
|Console Command||Effect||Example||DLC needed|
|hello <character ID>||Shows character's page.||hello 1234||-|
|move <character ID>||Forces a certain character to your court.||move 1234||-|
|banish <character ID>||Banishs a character from your lands. Said character moves to a foreign court.||banish 1234||-|
|imprison <character ID>||Locks a character up in your dungeon.||imprison 1234||-|
|imprison <prisoner character ID> <jailer character ID>||Puts a character into a specific characters dungeon.||imprison 1234 4321||-|
|kill <character ID>||Character instantly dies of a "natural" death". You can also kill your character with this.||kill 1234||-|
|murder <assassin character ID> <victim character ID>||Character attempts to assassinate another. It can fail and the character will be framed for it.||murder 1234 4321||-|
|age <character ID> <amount>||Ages a particular character by x years.||age 1234 5||-|
|culture <character ID> <culture>||Changes a characters culture.||culture 1234 irish||-|
|religion <character ID> <religion>||Changes the religion of a character.||religion 1234 finnish_pagan||-|
|add_friend <character ID>||Befriends you. Characters opinion will be a +100. Can also befriend AI-Characters with eachother by adding another character ID: "add_friend <character ID> <character ID>"||add_friend 1234||-|
|add_rival <character ID>||Makes a character your bitter rival. Characters opinion of you will be -100. Can also make two AI-Characters rivals by adding another character ID: "add_rival <character ID> <character ID>"||add_rival 1234||-|
|add_artifact <artifact ID> <character ID>||Give artifact to a character. Requires certain DLCs||-|
|cuckoo <female character ID> <male character ID>||Impregnates a woman secretly. But the she might spill the beens about it later. First ID is the mother and second ID is the father.||cuckoo 1234 4321||-|
|pollinate <female character ID> <male character ID>||Impregnates a woman. Your wife might get angry with you if it's no concubine.||pollinate 1234 4321||-|
|Titles (Without character ID claims and titles will be given to your character.)|
|claim <title ID> <character ID>||Grants a character a strong claim on a county (c_firenze), duchy (d_toscana) or kingdom (k_italy).||claim c_firenze 1234||-|
|give_title <title ID> <character ID>||Gives you a title without having war over it. Including vassals and possessions beneath. Might cause revolts or counties to leave your realm.||title d_bavaria 1234||-|
|titleowner <title ID> <character ID>||Gives you only the title.||title c_malaga 1234||-|
Character traits and stats
|Console Command||Effect||Example||DLC needed|
|add_trait <trait ID> <character ID>||Adds a trait to this chosen character.||add_trait naive_appeaser 1234||-|
|remove_trait <trait ID> <character ID>||Removes a trait from this chosen character.||remove_trait leper 1234||-|
|add_trait immortal <character ID>||Makes th character invulnerable to death by age or desease. Though the character can still die in battle.||add_trait immortal||-|
|add_<stat> <character ID> <amount>||Adds any stat to a certain character. Maximum is a 100 without bonuses from traits. Stats are: diplomacy ; martial ; intrigue ; stewardship ; learning||add_diplomacy 1234 50||-|
Traits can be looked up ingame using charinfo or debug_mode hovering over certain traits or here.
nickname <Nickname> <Character ID> = Change character nickname (nicknames on bottom of page).
event 1000 = lustful/chaste
event 1001 = gluttonous/temperate
event 1003 = charitable/greedy
event 1004 = slothful/diligent
event 1005 = kind/envious (female)
event 1006 = kind/envious (male)
event 1007 = wroth/patient
event 1008 = proud/humble
event 1009 = deceitful/honest
event 1010 = craven/brave
event 1011 = shy/gregarious
event 1012 = ambitious/content
event 1013 = arbitrary/just
event 1014 = cynical/zealous
event 1015 = lustful/chaste (female)
event 1016 = paranoid/trusting
event 1017 = cruel/kind
event 1018 = lustful/chaste (homosexual female)
event 1019 = lustful/chaste (homosexual male)
event TOG.3000 = berserker
event TOG.3105 = varangian
event TOG.3320 = viking (outdated)
event WoL.11206 = lose weak or gain strong
event 1027 = lose lustful
event 1029 = lose chaste
event 1030 = lose temperate (also event 1511)
event 1031 = lose gluttonous
event 1032 = lose charitable (also event 1531)
event 1033 = lose greedy (also event 6208)
event 1034 = lose diligent (also event 1551)
event 1035 = lose slothful (also event 1541)
event 1036 = lose kind (also event 1571)
event 1037 = lose envious (also event 1561)
event 1038 = lose patient (also event 1590)
event 1039 = lose wroth (also event 1581)
event 1040 = lose humble (also event 1611)
event 1041 = lose proud (also event 1601)
event 1042 = lose lustful (also event 6204)
event 1043 = lose honest (also event 1641)
event 1044 = lose deceitful (also event 1620)
event 1045 = lose brave (also event 1661)
event 1046 = lose craven (also event 1651)
event 1047 = lose gregarious (also event 1681)
event 1048 = lose shy (also event 1671)
event 1049 = lose content (also event 1701)
event 1050 = lose ambitious (also event 1691)
event 1051 = lose just (also event 1721)
event 1052 = lose arbitrary (also event 1711)
event 1053 = lose zealous (also event 1631)
event 1054 = lose cynical (also event 1731)
event 1057 = lose paranoid
event 1058 = lose trusting
event 1501 = lose gluttonous (also event 6206)
event 1641 = lose honest
event 1980 = gain homosexual (male)
event 1990 = gain homosexual (female)
event 1985 = lose homosexual (male)
event 1995 = lose homosexual (female)
event 5000 = scholar/mystic paths
event 5002 = scholar
event 5003 = mystic
event 5020 = gardener/impaler paths
event 5024 - impaler
event 5025 - gardener
event 5030 = duelist/poet paths
event 5032 = aspiring poet
event 5033 = aspiring duelist
event 5036 = duelist
event 5037 = poet
event 5040 = hunter/falconer paths
event 5041 = aspiring falconer
event 5042 = aspiring hunter
event 5045 = hunter (works on mods)
event 5046 = falconer (works on mods)
event 5050 = poet/falconer paths (female)
event 5066 = hedonist
event 8300 = gain crusader
event 24501= lustful/celibate+stressed
event HFP.11034 = Robust/Brawny
event CM.6100 <Character ID> = Character goes insane
event CM.6102 <Character ID> = Character goes paranoid
event CM.6104 <Character ID> = Character goes celibate
event CM.6106 <Character ID> = Character becomes zealous
event CM.6108 <Character ID> = Character becomes depressed
event CM.6110 <Character ID> = Character becomes ill or pneumonic
event CM.6112 <Character ID> = Eats for consolation and becomes a glutton
event CM.6114 <Character ID> = Becomes lethargic
event CM.6116 <Character ID> = Becomes shy
event CM.6118 <Character ID> = Becomes craven
event CM.6120 <Character ID> = Becomes content
event CM.6122 <Character ID> = Becomes Hedonist
event CM.6124 <Character ID> = Becomes scholar
event CM.6126 <Character ID> = Becomes mystic
event CM.6128 <Character ID> = Becomes poet
event CM.6130 <Character ID> = Becomes possessed
event CM.6132 <Character ID> = Becomes drunkard
Child Gain Traits
event 1500 = gain gluttonous
event 1510 = gain temperate (also event 6207)
event 1520 = gain greedy
event 1530 = gain charitable (also event 6209)
event 1540 = gain slothful
event 1550 = gain diligent
event 1560 = gain envious
event 1570 = gain kind
event 1580 = gain wroth (also event 272)
event 1590 = gain patient (also event 273)
event 1600 = gain proud
event 1610 = gain humble
event 1620 = gain deceitful
event 1630 = gain zealous
event 1640 = gain honest
event 1650 = gain craven (also event 271)
event 1660 = gain brave (also event 270)
event 1670 = gain shy
event 1680 = gain gregarious
event 1690 = gain ambitious
event 1700 = gain content
event 1710 = gain arbitrary
event 1720 = gain just (also event 4000)
event 1730 = gain cynical
event 6205 = gain chaste
Child Lose Traits 
event 1501 = lose gluttonous
event 1511 = lose temperate
event 1521 = lost greedy
event 1531 = lose charitable
event 1541 = lose slothful
event 1551 = lose diligent
event 1561 = lose envious
event 1571 = lose kind (also lose cruel)
event 1581 = lose wroth
event 1591 = lose patient
event 1601 = lose proud
event 1611 = lose humble
event 1621 = lose deceitful
event 1631 = lose zealous
event 1641 = lose honest
event 1651 = lose craven
event 1661 = lose brave
event 1671 = lose shy
event 1681 = lose gregarious
event 1691 = lose ambitious
event 1701 = lose content
event 1711 = lose arbitrary
event 1721 = lose just
event 1731 = lose cynical
event 6227 = lose chaste
event 6000 = gain syphilis trait
event 6001 = lose syphilis trait
event 6010 = gain leper trait
event 6011 = lose leper trait for 25 gold.
event 6020 = gain lunatic event, but lose stressed and depressed traits
event 6021 = lose lunatic trait
event 6030 = gain possessed trait (non-Muslim)
event 6031 = lose possessed trait (non-Muslim)
event 6032 = gain possessed trait (Muslim)
event 6033 = lose possessed trait (Muslim)
event 6040 = gain stressed trait
event 6041 = lose stressed trait
event 6050 = gain depressed trait
event 6051 = lose depressed trait
event 6060 = gain ill trait
event 6061 = lose ill trait
event 6062 = lose sickly trait
event 6070 = gain pneumonic trait
event 6071 = lose pneumonic trait
event 6080 = gain wounded trait (also event 243) - useful for removing maimed trait
event 6081 = lose wounded trait, gain scarred trait
event 6100 = gain infirm trait
event 6110 = lose infirm, gain incapable
event 6111 = lose consumption trait
event 6112 = lose slow fever trait
event 6113 = lose camp fever trait
event 6114 = lose plague trait
event 6115 = lose measles trait
event 6116 = lose smallpox trait
event 244 = gain maimed trait
event 245 = gain incapable trait
event 61160 = lose incapable trait
event 65046 = lose drunkard
event 8156 <Character ID>(Victim) = Poisoned Wine Dies, murderer(s) discovered
event 8157 <Character ID>(Victim) = Poisoned Wine Dies, murderer NOT discovered
event 8176 <Character ID>(Victim) = Falling Accident Dies, murderer(s) discovered
event 8177 <Character ID>(Victim) = Falling Accident Dies, murderer NOT discovered
event 7706 <Character ID>(Victim) = Archer Ambush Dies, murderer(s) discovered
event 7707 <Character ID>(Victim) = Archer Ambush Dies, murderer NOT discovered
event 7726 <Character ID>(Victim) = Manure Explosion Dies, murderer(s) discovered
event 7727 <Character ID>(Victim) = Manure Explosion Dies, murderer NOT discovered
event 7746 <Character ID>(Victim) = Infanticide Dies, murderer(s) discovered
event 7747 <Character ID>(Victim) = Infanticide Dies, murderer NOT discovered
event 7766 <Character ID>(Victim) = Prison Break Dies, murderer(s) discovered
event 7767 <Character ID>(Victim) = Prison Break Dies, murderer NOT discovered
event 7786 <Character ID>(Victim) = Bathtub Drowning Dies, murderer(s) discovered
event 7787 <Character ID>(Victim) = Bathtub Drowning Dies, murderer NOT discovered
event 7806 <Character ID>(Victim) = Boating Accident Dies, murderer(s) discovered
event 7807 <Character ID>(Victim) = Boating Accident Dies, murderer NOT discovered
event 7826 <Character ID>(Victim) = Poisonous Snake Dies, murderer(s) discovered
event 7827 <Character ID>(Victim) = Dies, murderer NOT discovered
event 7846 <Character ID>(Victim) = Balcony Plummet Dies, murderer(s) discovered
event 7847 <Character ID>(Victim) = Balcony Plummet Dies, murderer NOT discovered
event 7866 <Character ID>(Victim) = Hunting Accident Dies, murderer(s) discovered
event 7867 <Character ID>(Victim) = Hunting Accident Dies, murderer NOT discovered
event 7886 <Character ID>(Victim) = Disguised Highwaymen Dies, murderer(s) discovered
event 7887 <Character ID>(Victim) = Disguised Highwaymen Dies, murderer NOT discovered
event 7906 <Character ID>(Victim) = Carriage Accident Dies, murderer(s) discovered
event 7907 <Character ID>(Victim) = Carriage Accident Dies, murderer NOT discovered
event 7956 <Character ID>(Victim) = Decadent Debauchery Dies, murderer(s) discovered
event 7957 <Character ID>(Victim) = Decadent Debauchery Dies, murderer NOT discovered
example: event 7957 2642090 (exclude character ID to victimize human player)
event 61135 = Regency: Ruler, if child, kills Regent
event 88011 = Assassins kill random courtier
event 88019 <Character ID>(Victim) = Assassins warns ruler (ID)
event 88020 <Character ID>(Victim) = Assassins kill ruler (ID)
event 913 = Fabricate claim (Chancellor).
event 923 = Master builder event (Steward).
event 926 = Great philosopher event (Court Chaplain).
event 927 = Makes you heretic.
event 39310 = Makes you a 'True Christian Knight'
event 6502 = Cat chain begins.
event 20320 = Successful steal technology mission in the province where your leader is stationed.
event 20392 = Random military tech improves 10%.
event 20260 = Increase culture advances.
event 55000 <Province ID> = Turns province into province holders culture. (Without <Province ID> only capital province changes into province holders culture)
event 55001 = Bring in some settlers
event 55010 = A ruler is assimilated by the local culture
event 61161 = Under House Arrest removed = Imprisioned
event 70002 = Ends Grand Tournament (solves endless tournament glitch)
event 75085 = Steward improves economy.
event 20000 = converts region's religion to rulers religion
event 20048 = Choice between gold & piety
event 20200 = Collects special tithe
event 20410 = Gives levy reinforcement
event 20230 = Master builder (5%)
event 39211 = removes kinslayer
event 88259 <Character ID> = Character is killed in battle
event 70009 <Character ID> = Character is killed in battle
event 61232 <Character ID> = Character Is killed in duel (by character)
Love and Homosexual
event 400 = Gives you the Pregnant trait, your husband is the "father"; however, it doesn't make you pregnant.
event 401 = Gives you the Pregnant trait, your husband is not the "father"; it doesn't make you pregnant.
event 402 = Normally fires when you are unmarried and pregnant; it gives you the Pregnancy trait and you lose 50 piety, although it doesn't actually make you pregnant.
event 403 = Gives your wife Pregnant trait, you are the "father"; however, it doesn't make her pregnant.
event 404 = Gives your wife the Pregnant trait, you are not the "father"; however, it doesn't make her pregnant.
event 450 <Character ID> = You begin affair with selected character, only works on your subjects.
Event 451 <char-ID> = Go to a courtiers chamber however firing it without a character ID will initiate it for Bitanem (you go to bed with yourself). So for it to work correctly, you have to put a character ID in. Ex: event 451 58108
event 24504 = Gives wife the Pregnant trait and the Stressed trait, makes her pregnant after a few months
event 24505 = Imprison random courtier (useful for getting +10 relationship bonus for releasing a prisoner)
event 24506 = Imprisons random court/vassal individual
event 64025 = Fall in love with your spouse.
event 64055 <Character ID>(Child) <Character ID>(Courtier) = Child has teenage infatuation wth courtier.
event WoL.530 Maidservant Lover event. High chance of "Lover's Pox." Recommend saving game first.
event WoL.560 Nymph Lover event.High chance of ''Scarred''.Recommend saving game first.
event WoL.562=Nymph Lover gets pregnant and leaves baby in the bush.
event TOG.3109 <your son's ID> = your son want to join the varangian
event 36005 = Suicide, (also event 26004, event 242)
event 200 = your character calls a crusade
event 300 = "I am a bastard" event, triggers other events. event 301 = choice between legitimizing yourself, declaring yourself a bastard,event
event 500 = "royal dues" event, choice between money and prestige event
event 4000 = "Stolen Pigs" event, gives choice between permanent and temporary "just" trait.
event 4005 = "thief" event
event 4010= "Band of Robbers" event, gives choice between -5 prestige and +20 opinion bonus to two councilors.
event 4015= "unfaithful wife" event, gives choice between ignoring it, and having liege deal with problem.
event 4020= "poachers" event, gives chioce between temporary trait giving prestige and random other event to punish the poachers.
event 4035 = "cattle rustlers" event, gives choice between piety, prestige, intrigue temporary traits, or lump piety bonus.
event 4040 = "blasphemy" event, gives small piety temporary trait
event 4045 = "kidnap" event, gives choice between permanent just, cruel or content traits.
event 4050 = "spy" event, gives lump piety, or prestige or martial temporary traits.
event 4055 = "dragon" event, choice between permanent martial bonus, +15 relationship bonus from vassals, temp prestige bonus,and a bad option.
event 4060 = "falconry" event, choice between a relationship bonuses, and a bad choice, and small prestige lump sum.
event 4085= "wolves" event, gives choice between various relationship modifiers, and a temporary "bloodlust" trait.
event 6200 = "voice of jesus" event, lose 30 church opinion, gain temporary monthly prestige bonus.
event 6223 = "voice of satan" event lose 30 church opinion, lose monthly piety
event 6300 = give realm a new law, sets off chain of events
event 6201 = convert 50 gold into 100 piety.
event 6202 = convert 50 prestige into 100 piety.
event 6203 = "holy comet" event.
event 246 = improves characters martial skill: misguided warrior > tough soldier > skilled tactician > brilliant strategist
event 247 = gain 1 martial skill
event 248 = gain 5% bonus military technology growth rate for 1 year
event 250 = capture yourself, do not do with out saving beforehand, as it's impossible to release yourself from prison.(Alternatively you can use the "play" command and imprison your character from earlier and release yourself then)
event 255 = "unnecessary violence" event, lose prestige and valor.
event 260 = gain 5 prestige
event 261 = soldier courtier appears in your court
event 73009 = A destitute noble FROM a former enemy court ask for permanent hospitality
event 600 = causes rebels to appear in your capital
event 620 = crusade wins
event 621 = crusade loses
event 900 = converts any province where your leader is stationed to your religion , note that you can convert any province by appointing your character commander of an army and then moving that army to the province you want to convert
event 925 = Works just like event 900, except changes culture not religion.
event 901 = courtier in your court converts to your religion
event SoA.5350 = The Maid event chain
event 10000 = "Merry men" event
event 10101 = "Gate to Hell" event
event 8342 = Find Holy Grail event, get 200 prestige
event 8340 = find Holy Spear event, get 100 prestige
event 8500 = starts crusader order, establishes castile barony under your control.
event 20131 = gives you a strong claim on a county when you have your character leading an army there.
event 20133 gives you a strong claim on the duchy instead. (When leading an army there)
event 100115 = friendship with self or +10% fertility
event 86600 = +1 health
event WoL.5221 = +1 Health (infinite) Dog event.
event 9004 = faction ending
event 65021 = torture random prisoner you may have
event SSI.1 = initiate sunset invasion event chain (requires Sunset Invasion DLC)
event SoA.3000 = initiate spawn of Satan event chain (requires Sons of Abraham DLC)
event HF.199 = initiate child of Destiny event chain
event MNM.7119 = dark healing event, if successful removes most diseases and has a chance to restore missing body parts (requires Monks and Mystics DLC)
event MNM.1460 = Gathering of the Great Minds (Hermetic Society event)
event MNM.1620 = Divine Summoning (Hermetic Society event)
event MNM.1630 = Write a Theoreme Paper (Hermetic Society event)
event MNM.1800 = Gather ingredients (Hermetic Society event)
event MNM.1610 = Write a Magnum Opus - Start Writing (Hermetic Society event)
event MNM.9115 = Calls for a weaponsmith who will craft a weapon in exchange of money.
event RIP.30300 = Calls the Immortal Rival
event RIP.11705 = Adds 1 extra building slot in your capital.
event RIP.4530 = Physician studies at hospital
event RIP.4030 = Physician writing a great book
event WoL.5011 = Fix busy
-To increase your demesne size you can open the file located in common folder named "defines.lua" and edit in notepad the line "DEMESNE_BASE_MAX_SIZE = 1.0" but this will also affect the AI. Best method however is to just add very large amounts of stewardship to your character with the add_stewardship command described above.
Besides console cheats there are others as well:
Starts the Coronation Event line (Holy Fury) event HF.20200
Free Troops (the old god) = event 62320
Free troops + Hero (the old god) = event 62321
Free Troops (the old god) = event 62322
decadence -25 = Make Your Decadence to 0%
Move (Character ID) = Force Character into Court.
event 8500 - create event chain which allow you to estabilish (or not) knights_hospitaler
event 8600 - same as previous , but for templars
event 8700 - same, but for tetuonics
event TOG.4001- create event chain which allow you to establish Jomsvikings (Norse holy-order)
event RIP.21000 - begins the "search for immortality" event chain. (Reaper's Due)
infamy -25 - Will boost your threat decay by 25%