Stellaris free_government Console Command

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free_government Command

Console command

This command toggles (enables or disables) the time limit that prevents you from changing governments too soon after another.

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Quick Overview

The Stellaris console command free_government allows the player to change their governing structure immediately, without having to wait for any predefined time limits.

Additionally, it also dismisses any restrictions or prerequisites related to civics, giving the player free reign to change their government according to their gameplay strategy.

In-Depth Description

The free_government command is a console command in Stellaris that, when activated, eliminates the standard restrictions on changing a player's government type and civics.

Normally, changing a government type is limited by a cooldown time to prevent frequent changes, and some civics may restrict adoptability due to their prerequisites.

When executing the free_government command, these limitations will be lifted, thus the player can freely and instantly change their government type according to their preference and situation at hand.

Additionally, civics that were previously restricted due to certain conditions can now be adopted without those prerequisites.

This command can be highly valuable when you're in a critical situation where a governmental shift could dramatically alter the circumstances in your favor, or when you want to adopt certain civics to gain a strategic advantage but are restricted by the prerequisites.

For example, if you're being overwhelmed by war and you need a militaristic government type for bonuses towards warfare, you can use this command to instantly become a war-centric civilization.

Similarly, a peaceful civilization wanting quick access to specific bonuses that come with an oligarchic government can use the free_government command.

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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