Stellaris play Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.

play Command

Console command

This command switches your control to the specified empire ID.

play [Empire ID]


Empire ID
The empire ID of the empire you wish to play.


Here are examples of how to use play.

play 0
This command will make you switch you to your starting empire (if you had previously switched to another). This is because 0 is always the ID of your starting empire.
play 5
This command will switch you to the empire with the ID 5
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Quick Overview

The play command lets you change the game control to another empire.

You have to use the specified empire ID for the switch to take place.

This changes your perspective and actions to that of another empire in the game, allowing you to control it instead of your original one.

In-Depth Description

The play command in Stellaris is a console command that allows you to switch control to a different empire in the game. By entering play followed by a specific empire ID, you can take control of that empire immediately.

This console command can be used for a multitude of reasons in various situations. For example, you could use it to control another empire if you want to test out different strategies, or to understand better how a particular empire operates.

You could also use it when the current situation within the game makes it impossible or impractical to continue playing as your current empire.

The play command changes your perspective and grants you the ability and authority of the empire you chose. This means you'll be able to manage all the typical aspects of that empire, from resource management to diplomacy and warfare.

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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