Stellaris effect destroy_colony Console Command

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effect destroy_colony Command

Console command

The command decolonizes the selected world.

effect destroy_colony
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Quick Overview

The Stellaris command effect destroy_colony immediately removes the selected colony from a world or planet in the game, essentially "decolonizing" it.

This means that all population, buildings, and structures on that world will be lost, returning the planet to a state of being uninhabited.

This command does not destroy the physical world itself, just the colony established on it.

In-Depth Description

The Stellaris command effect destroy_colony is a debugging tool used in game development and testing, but players might use it for various reasons as well.

When this command is used, it immediately decolonizes the selected planet in the game.

This means it removes all population and any buildings on the chosen world, rendering it empty or unclaimed. Essentially, it deletes the colony from the game.

This can be helpful in a number of situations.

If you wish to test colonization mechanics or AI behaviors regarding unclaimed planets, using this command helps to create the precise conditions you need without waiting for natural game progress.

Alternatively, if you're struggling with overpopulation, this command provides a quick way to reduce your numbers. It can also be used to prevent enemy empires from acquiring a powerful world or to quickly end a costly insurrection without having to fight.

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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