Hearts Of Iron 4 Best Cheats (Console Commands List)

In this guide you'll learn all the best console commands and cheats in Hearts of Iron 4.

Hearts of Iron 4 has a few in-game cheats you can enter and use via the console commands. In order to enhance your experience with this game, we’ve tried to select only the best cheats. Moreover, you can choose to use these cheats either when struggling over an in-game aspect or use them for fun to dominate the world. To further simplify it, we’ve even made a mention of the tags and categories you’ll need. Since this is a cheat-code list we have to emphasize that this should only be a tool for education or entertainment and nothing more. So, here are the best console commands and cheats in Hearts of Iron 4.

Best Hearts of Iron 4 Cheats or Console Commands

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To use the best cheats in Hearts of Iron IV, open the command console in HOI 4. In order to prevent any in-game file corruption ensure you force a save before you start using cheats. The key binds in HOI4 for the console commands differ from system to system so try out either of the tab,~, `, “, or ^ keys, and these should bring up the space for you to enter cheats in Hearts Of Iron IV. Furthermore, enter the cheat in the command console as input. In order to make it simpler to search, we’ve divided these on the basis of what command input they require- amount, country tag and province or state id, and others. Furthermore, you can even hold down Ctrl+F and type in a keyword corresponding to what cheat you want. This will save you time and let you access the cheat quickly.

Best HOI4 Cheats With Amount Specifiers

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In order to get yourself a specified amount of resource, percentage rise, or any other numerical significance in-game, you can use these cheats.

  • gain_xp [amount] – Grants XP to the leader/general you select.
  • cp [amount] – Increases Command Power. In order to keep it from overloading, the cap is at 100%
  • st [amount] – Positive numbers add stability up to 100%, negative numbers subtract stability.
  • ws [amount] – Positive numbers add war support up to 100%, negative numbers subtract war support.
  • allowtraits – General trait assignments will have no more restrictions.
  • add_equipment [amount] [equipment name] – Equipment (Not Naval) adds to the stockpile. The Player has to research the equipment first.
  • add_latest_equipment [amount] – Adds the numerical value of the equipment.
  • manpower [amount] – Reserves get manpower in the amount the player mentions.
  • xp [amount] – Earn the mentioned XP across Army, Navy as well as Air pools.
  • pp [amount] – Earns you the mentioned amount of Political Power and influence.
  • add_party_popularity [ideology group] [amount] – Earns the mentioned party the amount of popularity specified with the ideology.
  • nuke [amount] – Possession of the  mentioned amount of nuclear weapons is added to the country you’re playing as.
  • morehumans [amount] – Spawns more humans if positive number entered, removes if negative number entered.
  • add_autonomy [country tag] [amount] – A country’s autonomy level is added onto or subtracted from.

HOI4 Country Tags (Cheats & Console Commands)

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To specifically target an HOI 4 geographical location with a cheat code in the command console of Hearts Of Iron IV, you need to use these tags and ID’s that succeed the cheat.

  • whitepeace [country tag] [country tag] – This establishes white peace between both the country whose tags are in bracket.
  • annex [country tag] – The country mentioned will have all their territories and area annexed to yours. Furthermore, this will extend all their territories to yours as well.
  • tag [country tag] – Changes the current country you’re playing as.
  • deleteallunits [country tag] – Wipes out all armies as well as fleets of the country specified.
  • add_interest [country tag] – The country mentioned is added to your interest.
  • remove_interest [country tag] – The country mentioned is removed from your interest.
  • civilwar [ideology] [country tag] – Begin a civil war within a country, specifying one of the ideologies- ‘communism’, ‘democratic’, ‘neutrality’, and ‘fascism’.
  • add_core [state id] [country tag] – The mention of the state’s tag upgrades it to the core of the country.
  • setowner [country tag] [state id] – Transform ownership from any state to the entire country.
  • fow [province ID]– you can toggle fog of war on or off for the province specified. Remove the specifier for an overall fog of war toggle.
  • moveunit [unit id] [province id] – The mention of the unit id will transfer the unit to the province in mention.
  • teleport [province id] – The province id in mention will suddenly teleport all player armies and ships to its location.

Best Hearts of Iron IV Console Commands for Other Uses

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Here is a selection of a few other cheats we found to be really useful in-game.

  • observe – This will enable you to enter the mode of viewing gameplay as it happens.
  • error – displays all the errors as on the log file.
  • Weather – You can toggle the weather mode on or off.
  • fronts – You can toggle the visibility of foreign fronts.
  • traderoutes – You can toggle the visibility of trade routes.
  • allowdiplo – This allows you to perform all diplomatic actions without reason.
  • winwars – This will earn you maximum warscore possible in all conflicts you’re currently engaging in.
  • instantconstruction – Enables instantaneous construction. Use again to disable.
  • yesman – Your country’s AI automatically accepts all diplomatic offers.
  • savegame – saves the game forcefully.
  • decision.nochecks – You don’t need to check decision arguments.
  • Nomapicons – You can toggle the visibility of icons on the map.
  • Nopausetext – You can toggle the visibility of the pause menu.
  • debug_tactics – You can toggle the visibility of the tactics debug tooltip.
  • focus.nochecks – You won’t need to check focus requirements.
  • focus.ignoreprerequisites – This enables you to ignore any focus pre-requisites.
  • research [slot id / ‘all’] – Researches the slot id equipment. Moreover, use “all” to research all in general.
  • research_on_icon_click – Instantly research any technology by clicking on it.
  • set_ruling_party [ideology group] –  The ruling party’s ideology is fixed with one of the following- ‘f’ (fascism), ‘d’ (democratic), ‘n’ (neutrality) and ‘c’ (communism).
  • tag_color [rgb] – Customize the color of your country’s tag.
  • Instant_wargoal – Enables you to declare wargoals without the need for justifying them.

These were our selection of the very best console commands and cheats to use in Hearts Of Iron 4. We hope this guide was of assistance to you. If you like playing games involving strategy and war, here’s a guide on increasing influence in Humankind.