Stellaris techupdate Console Command

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techupdate Command

Console command

This command forces a refresh of the available technology options for research.

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Quick Overview

This Stellaris command effectively resets your current technology research options.

Upon entering it, you will be presented with new technology choices to explore and research, essentially giving you a chance to alter your strategy if the previous selected choices are not to your liking without having to wait for the usual time to elapse for new technologies to appear.

In-Depth Description

The techupdate command in Stellaris is utilized to instantly re-roll the available tech choices that your empire can research.

In-game, the tech system works as a semi-random card draw. At each moment you finish researching a new tech, the game will offer you three new techs to choose from for your next research project.

These offered techs are picked randomly from the tech pool you have not yet researched, likely with some weighting based on what categories you have already been researching.

The techupdate command is useful in situations when you don't like your current available tech choices, or when they do not align with your overall gameplay strategy.

For instance, you may be pursuing a strategy focused on ecologically-friendly technologies but the choices you are given are about weapon enhancement.

By using this command, the game will instantly reset the current tech choices with three new research options, which gives you the chance to align the research with your gameplay strategy.

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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