Stellaris activate_tradition Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.

activate_tradition Command

Console command

This command unlocks a the specified tradition for the player's empire without requiring unity points.

activate_tradition [Tradition ID]


The ID of the tradition you wish to activate.


Here are examples of how to use activate_tradition.

activate_tradition tr_versatility_adaptive_programming
This command activates the 'Adaptive Programming' tradition.
activate_tradition tr_expansion_courier_network
This command activates the 'Courier Network' tradition.
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Quick Overview

The activate_tradition command in Stellaris is used to instantly unlock a specified tradition for your empire.

In the game, traditions are abilities or bonuses that can be chosen to better shape your empire according to your gameplay style.

The name of the tradition you want to unlock should be specified after the command.

In-Depth Description

The activate_tradition command is quite straightforward; it activates a given tradition without requiring the prerequisite unity points or the need to sequentially go through the tradition tree.

In Stellaris, traditions help shape your empire's identity and grant certain bonuses that are generally useful for specific playstyles.

To use the command, you enter activate_tradition into the console, followed by the code for the tradition you want to unlock.

Pressing tab will reveal these codes and their associated names.

For example, activate_tradition tr_adaptability_adaptive_ecology will immediately unlock the Adaptive Ecology tradition under the expansion tree.

This particular command can be very helpful in a variety of situations.

For example, if you're lacking in unity points but want to unlock a specific tradition quickly, say, to improve your empire's economy or military strength, you can use this command.

It can help you progress much faster in the game than usually possible, offering you strategic benefits such as faster colonization or improved diplomatic power.

How to Open the Command Console

In Stellaris, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .

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