'Stellaris' Cheats: Console Commands To Make You Invincible, Instantly Finish Research And More

  • Windows
  • Real Time Strategy
Are you struggling to find success in Stellaris? Find out how you can make your fleets invincible, give yourself extra resources, instantly finish research projects and loads more via the Stellaris console. Paradox Interactive/Player.One

Stellaris is absolutely dominating the Steam charts this week, thanks to a strong word of mouth campaign and overwhelmingly positive user reviews, but many players are struggling with the latest strategy game in Paradox Interactive’s catalog. Fortunately, fans have already uncovered dozens of console commands for Stellaris that can quickly turn the tide of any campaign in your favor. They won’t all be useful to most players but some are basically cheat codes for Stellaris .

Granted, not everyone is going to be a fan of these Stellaris cheats. God Mode kind of takes the suspense out of 4X games, or any strategy release for that matter, and removing the need to efficiently manage resources effectively eliminates the biggest struggle in Stellaris . That said, if you’re struggling to keep your head above water, the ability to instantly finish your research projects and/or buildings might be just enough for you to stick with Stellaris until you get the hang of colonizing new star systems.

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Are you struggling to find success in Stellaris? Find out how you can make your fleets invincible, give yourself extra resources, instantly finish research projects and loads more via the Stellaris console. Photo: Photo: Paradox Interactive

To open the console in Stellaris , start a new game (or load your current one) and press the Tilde (~) key on your keyboard . Just remember that console commands do not work in Ironman games and you only need to use lowercase letters when entering new commands.

Here are all of the Stellaris cheats uncovered so far:

Cash [Desired Amount Here]

  • Adds minerals.

  • Example: cash 8000

[Resource] [Desired Amount Here]

  • Instantly receive the desired amount of a given research material

  • Example: physics 1000


  • Makes your fleet invincible


  • Instantly researches all technology


  • Enable/Disable AI


  • Survey every planet and star system on the map

Influence [Desired Amount Here]

  • Adds influence

  • Example: influence 8000


  • Forces all AI to accept any demands from your society.


  • Immediately finish construction on all incomplete buildings


  • Immediately finish construction on all current research projects

Play [Insert Faction ID]

  • Play as a different faction. Typically used to play as Fallen empires

  • Fallen empires IDs begin 1 digit higher than empire total for current game

  • E.g. - If there were 20 empires at the start of the game, Fallen empires will start at 21

  • Example: play 21

Add_Trait_Species [Species] [Trait Key]

  • Add a new trait to a species

  • Example: add_trait_species human trait_thrifty


  • Remove a trait from a specis

  • Example: remove_trait_species human trait_thrifty

Planet_Class [Class ID]

  • Change the class of the currently selected planet

  • Example: planet_class pc_arctic

Planet_Happiness [Desired Amount Here]

  • Increase the happiness of the currently selected planet by the desired amount

  • Example: planet_happiness 50

Planet_Size [Desired Amount Here]

  • Adjust the visual and tile size (to a maximum of 25) of the currently selected planet

  • Example: planet_size 25

Damage [Desired Amount Here]

  • Instantly damage the currently selected ship

  • Example: damage 100


  • Trigger the next presidential election

Fast_Forward [Desired Amount Here]

  • Instantly advance the calendar by the specified number of days

  • Example: fast_forward 50


  • Enable/Disable unlimited FTL


  • Enable/Disable instant construction of buildings, ships and upgrades


  • Enable/Disable instant colonization


  • Enable/Disable instant teleportation of ships


  • Switch to observer mode


  • Adds Pops to all empty tiles on the currently selected planet


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