Stellaris add_time Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.

add_time Command

Console command

This command adds a specified amount of a unit of time. unit can be days, months, or years.

add_time [Unit] [Amount]


This can be days, months, or years. This is a unit of time.
The amount of time you wish to add.


Here are examples of how to use add_time.

add_time years 10
This command adds 10 years.
add_time months 4
This command adds 4 months.
add_time days 80
This command adds 80 days.
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Quick Overview

The add_time command in Stellaris is used to digitally manipulate the in-game timeline.

When this command is used followed by a specific amount and unit of time (days, months, or years), it advances the game's timeline forward by that amount.

It aids players in skipping periods they might find uneventful or dull, or to accelerate developments or events within the game world.

In-Depth Description

The add_time command in Stellaris allows you to manipulate the game's time progression. This is useful when you want to either speed up or slow down certain sequences or events in the game.

How it works is that you use the command add_time followed by the amount and then the unit of time. The units of time that you can add to are days, months, and years in game time.

For instance, if you want to add 2 years in the game, you could use the command as follows: add_time years 2. This will move the game forward by two years instantly.

The command can be helpful in various situations.

For instance, if a certain event is known to happen at a specific moment in the game (like a particular research finishing or the start of a war), and you want to speed up to this point without having to wait in real-time.

Conversely, if something in the game takes a certain amount of time to decay or expire (like a treaty or cease-fire), you could add a certain amount of time to quickly get past these waiting periods.

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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