Stellaris survey Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.

survey Command

Console command

This command surveys all celestial bodies, and requires at least one science ship.

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Quick Overview

The survey command in Stellaris is used to order your science ship to survey all celestial bodies.

Once this command is executed, the science ship/s under your control will begin investigating all heavenly bodies in the game, gaining valuable information about them.

This data can include the discovery of resources, anomalies, and other scientifically interesting features, which are crucial for the further development of your empire.

In-Depth Description

The survey command in Stellaris is a special cheat/console command that instantly surveys all celestial bodies in the galaxy.

In Stellaris, surveying is an important early game action that is carried out by science ships. It helps to expose resources and other points of interest, such as anomalies, that are found in most systems you have not yet explored.

It is important because it uncovers potential planets for colonization, resources for exploitation, and sometimes special projects or events that can yield additional benefits or challenges.

When you use the survey command, it triggers an instant survey of all celestial bodies, eliminating the need for your science ships to physically travel to each system and perform the survey manually, saving you a significant amount of time.

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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