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Crusader Kings 3 Console Commands List and Cheats

Crusader Kings 3 cheats let you make a challenging game easier. These console commands can let you be prosperous, shower you with prestige, or make you more pious than the pope. There are commands in the game that let you affect practically every facet of CK3 positively or negatively.

The list of Crusader Kings 3 console commands below are an attractive and straightforward way to turn the tide your way. However, part of the fun is seeing what happens and figuring out a way out of it. So, don’t cheat lightly; you may regret it.

How to enter console command cheats in Crusader Kings 3

Crusader Kings 3 Set Launch Options

To enter console commands in Crusader Kings 3, you need to add a launch option to the executable. To do so, follow these instructions:

  1. Right-click on the game in your Steam library.
  2. Click “Properties.”
  3. In the General tab, click “Set Launch Options.”
  4. Add -debug_mode to the launch options.

Crusader Kings 3 Console Command Window Cheats

When you’re playing in a non-ironman game, you can open the Console Window by pressing the shortcut SHIFT + ALT + C. Below the text, entry is some shortcut buttons that will perform the more popular cheat functions like adding gold, prestige, and piety. You can access other cheat functions by right-clicking on characters. You’ll find a purple-colored debug menu that lets you perform actions like taking titles, making a character your lover, friend, or rival, or maxing their opinion of you.

You can get more granular with Crusader Kings 3 cheats by using console commands. This lets you be very specific in what you want to add or remove from the game. A full list of console commands for CK3 can be found below.

Crusader Kings 3 Console Command List

This is the list of console commands that can be entered into the Console Window (Source: Paradox Wiki). If a command needs a character ID, you can find it by hovering a cursor over their portrait.

Command
Effect
Parameters
Example
age
Adds [amount] of age to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Negative values lower it.
[amount] [character id]
age 20
add_claim
Adds a pressed claim on [title id] to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[title id] [character id]
add_claim e_hre
add_doctrine
Adds [doctrine id] to [faith id], if no faith is specified then the player character's faith. Pressing tab reveals all doctrine IDs.
[doctrine id] [faith id]
add_doctrine doctrine_pluralism_fundamentalist catholic
add_dread
Adds [amount] of stress to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Negative values lower it.
[amount] [character id]
add_dread 100
add_maa
Adds [regiment id] of of men-at-arms to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Pressing tab reveals all regiment IDs.
[regiment id] [character id]
add_maa bowmen
add_perk
Adds [perk id] to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Pressing tab reveals all perk IDs.
[perk id] [character id]
add_perk thoughtful_perk
add_piety
Adds [amount] of piety to the player character. Negative values lower it. Default 1000.
[amount]
add_piety 9000
add_prestige
Adds [amount] of prestige to the player character. Negative values lower it. Default 1000.
[amount]
add_prestige 16000
add_realm_law
Passes [law id] to the realm of [character id], if no character is specified then the player character's realm. Pressing tab reveals all law IDs.
[law id] [character id]
add_realm_law crown_authority_3
add_realm_law_skip_effects
Adds [law id] to the realm of [character id], if no character is specified then the player character's realm. Pressing tab reveals all law IDs.
[law id] [character id]
add_realm_law_skip_effects crown_authority_3
add_relation
Adds [relation id] between [character id] and [character id], if only one character is specified then between the player character and them.
[relation id] [character id]
add_relation friend 1234
add_secret
Adds [secret id] to the player character. Pressing tab reveals all secret IDs.
[secret id]
add_secret secret_witch
add_stress
Adds [amount] of stress to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Negative values lower it.
[amount] [character id]
add_stress 50
add_title_law
Adds [succession law id] to [title id].
[title id] [law id]
add_title_law e_hre feudal_elective_succession_law
add_trait
Adds [trait id] to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Pressing tab reveals all trait IDs.
[trait id] [character id]
add_trait witch
add_lifestyle_xp_all
Adds [amount] of experience to all lifestyles of [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Default 1000.
[amount] [character id]
add_lifestyle_xp_all 2000
add_diplomacy_lifestyle_xp
Adds [amount] of diplomacy lifestyle experience to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Default 1000.
[amount] [character id]
add_diplomacy_lifestyle_xp 2000
add_martial_lifestyle_xp
Adds [amount] of martial lifestyle experience to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Default 1000.
[amount] [character id]
add_martial_lifestyle_xp 2000
add_stewardship_lifestyle_xp
Adds [amount] of stewardship lifestyle experience to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Default 1000.
[amount] [character id]
add_stewardship_lifestyle_xp 2000
add_intrigue_lifestyle_xp
Adds [amount] of intrigue lifestyle experience to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Default 1000.
[amount] [character id]
add_intrigue_lifestyle_xp 2000
add_learning_lifestyle_xp
Adds [amount] of learning lifestyle experience to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Default 1000.
[amount] [character id]
add_learning_lifestyle_xp 2000
change_culture
Changes the culture of [county id] to [culture id].
[county id] [culture id]
change_culture 496 swedish
change_development_level
Adds [amount] of development to [county id], if no county is specified then the player character's capital. Negative values lower it.
[amount] [county id]
change_development_level 100 496
change_fervor
Adds [amount] of fervor to [faith id], if no faith is specified then the player character's faith. Negative values lower it. Default 10.
[amount] [faith id]
change_fervor 100 catholic
change_diplomacy
Adds [amount] of diplomacy skill to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Negative values lower it.
[amount] [character id]
change_diplomacy 16
change_martial
Adds [amount] of martial skill to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Negative values lower it.
[amount] [character id]
change_martial 16
change_stewardship
Adds [amount] of stewardship skill to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Negative values lower it.
[amount] [character id]
change_stewardship 16
change_intrigue
Adds [amount] of intrigue skill to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Negative values lower it.
[amount] [character id]
change_intrigue 16
change_learning
Adds [amount] of learning skill to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Negative values lower it.
[amount] [character id]
change_learning 16
change_prowess
Adds [amount] of prowess skill to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Negative values lower it.
[amount] [character id]
change_prowess 16
clear_character_modifiers
Removes all character modifiers from [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[character id]
clear_character_modifiers
clear_title_laws
Removes all title succession laws from [title id].
[title id]
clear_title_laws e_hre
clear_traits
Removes all traits from [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[character id]
clear_traits
discover_all_eras
Discovers all innovations for the culture of [character id], if no character is specified then the player character's.
[character id]
discover_all_eras
discover_era
Discovers [era id] and all its innovations for the player character's culture. Pressing tab reveals all era IDs. Default current era.
[era id]
discover_era culture_era_early_medieval
discover_fascination
Discovers the current fascination for the culture of [character id], if no character is specified then the player character's.
[character id]
discover_fascination
discover_innovation
Discovers [innovation id] for the culture of [character id], if no character is specified then the player character's. Pressing tab reveals all innovation IDs.
[innovation id] [character id]
discover_innovation innovation_motte
dynasty_prestige
Adds [amount] of renown to [dynasty id], if no dynasty is specified then the player character's dynasty. Negative values lower it. Default 1000.
[amount] [dynasty id]
dynasty_prestige 100000
end_schemes
All schemes targeting the player character are abandoned.
None
end_schemes
event
Triggers [event id].
[event id]
event lifestyle_nicknames.0001
gain_all_dynasty_perks
Buys all dynasty legacies for the dynasty of [character id], if no character is specified then the player character's.
[character id]
gain_all_dynasty_perks
gain_all_perks
Gives all lifestyle perks to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[character id]
gain_all_perks
give_title
Gives [title id] to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[title id] [character id]
give_title e_hre
gold
Adds [amount] of gold to the player character. Negative values lower it. Default 1000.
[amount]
add_gold 500
instabuild
Holdings and buildings in the player character's domain are finished in a day. Entering it again disables it.
None
instabuild
instant_birth
Pregnancies last a day. Entering it again disables it.
None
instant_birth
join_era
Enters [era id] for the culture of [character id], if no character is specified then the player character's. Pressing tab reveals all era IDs.
[era id]
join_era culture_era_high_medieval
kill
Kills [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[character id]
kill
know_schemes
Discovers all schemes targeting the player character.
None
know_schemes
merge_culture
Changes the culture of all counties of [culture id] to [culture id].
[culture id] [culture id]
merge_culture greek swedish
pregnancy
Impregnates female [character id] with father [character id], if no character is specified then an unknown father.
[character id] [character id]
pregnancy 1234
remove_doctrine
Removes [doctrine id] from [faith id], if no faith is specified then the player character's faith. Pressing tab reveals all doctrine IDs.
[doctrine id] [faith id]
remove_doctrine doctrine_pluralism_righteous catholic
remove_nick
Removes the current nickname from [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[character id]
remove_nick
remove_relation
Removes [relation id] between [character id] and [character id], if only one character is specified then between the player character and them.
[relation id] [character id]
remove_relation friend 1234
remove_trait
Removes [trait id] from [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Pressing tab reveals all trait IDs.
[trait id] [character id]
remove_trait witch
set_culture
Changes the culture to [culture id] for [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Pressing tab reveals all culture IDs.
[culture id] [character id]
set_culture swedish
set_dread
Sets the dread to [amount] for [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[amount] [character id]
set_dread 100
set_faith
Changes the faith to [faith id] for [character id], if no character is specified then the player character. Pressing tab reveals all faith IDs.
[faith id] [character id]
set_faith catholic
set_focus
Sets the focus to [focus id] for [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[focus id] [character id]
set_focus diplomacy_majesty_focus
set_nick
Gives [nickname id] to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[nickname id] [character id]
set_nick nick_the_lazy
set_sexuality
Changes the sexual orientation to [sexuality id] for [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[sexuality id] [character id]
set_sexuality bisexual
set_stress
Sets the stress to [amount] for [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[amount] [character id]
set_stress 0
set_diplomacy
Sets the diplomacy skill to [amount] for [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[amount] [character id]
set_diplomacy 16
set_martial
Sets the martial skill to [amount] for [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[amount] [character id]
set_martial 16
set_stewardship
Sets the stewardship skill to [amount] for [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[amount] [character id]
set_stewardship 16
set_intrigue
Sets the intrigue skill to [amount] for [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[amount] [character id]
set_intrigue 16
set_learning
Sets the learning skill to [amount] for [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[amount] [character id]
set_learning 16
set_prowess
Sets the prowess skill to [amount] for [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
[amount] [character id]
set_prowess 16
yesmen
AI characters accept all proposals. Entering it again disables it.
None
yesmen