Stellaris control Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.

control Command


This command allows you to instantly occupy the planet with the specified ID.

control [Planet ID]


Planet ID
The ID of the planet you wish to occupy.


Here are examples of how to use control.

control 50
This command will make you occupy the planet with the ID 50.
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Quick Overview

The control command in Stellaris is used by a player to take control of a specific planet.

When the command is used, the player needs to define the planet they wish to occupy by specifying its ID.

If there isn't an ongoing war with the original owner of the planet, the control will instantly revert back to the original owner.

This command is mainly used in the game for quick changes for testing and debugging purposes.

In-Depth Description

The control command in Stellaris is used to change the ownership of a planet in the game.

It essentially enables you to take control of any given planet by specifying its planet id. Upon entering the command followed by the ID of the planet, you become the new owner of the planet instantly.

Bear in mind that if there is an ongoing war with the original owner of the planet, the control will revert back to them instantaneously.

This happens because you technically don't have the rights or ability to take over a planet when you are at war with its original owner.

This command can be particularly useful when you want to test out owning different planets without having to go through the standard in-game process.

It can also aid in speeding up gameplay if you are focusing on other aspects of the game.

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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