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Knights of Honor II Sovereign Cheats (Developer Console)

This guide will explain how to activate and use the in-game developer console to cheat.

Knights of Honor II: Sovereign Cheats

Hello everyone, this guide will show you how you can enable and use the in-game console. This console was most probably made by the developers to find and fix bugs in the game more easily, but it can also be used to cheat. There are no additional tools you need to download or have any knowledge with other programs (like CheatEngine). I hope you find this guide helpful!


Before you can use the console, you have to do only one thing: Add a launch parameter to the game. Right-click the game in your steam library and click on ‘Properties…’. A new window should appear. In this window you should see ‘LAUNCH OPTIONS’. In there you have to add “–ForceEnableConsole” (without the paragraphs).

In-Game Cheats

In-Game Cheats

Now you are all done and can start the game as usual. Inside the game you can load up any campaign, even ones you already started. The cheats will work with every save game.

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When you’ve loaded a save, you now have to press ” ` “. This character is called a backquote or backtick. There is a problem here, because this key cannot be pressed on some keyboards (german, for example) and you might need to install another language/keyboard on your computer to be able to open the console. I suggest using this website to test if you can produce the needed backquote. If this website shows that you pressed the key with the code 192 you are all set and just have to press the same key inside the game to open the console.

If you’ve done everything right, you should see a window just like that..

In-Game Cheats

How To Cheat

Before you can start using the cheats from the list below, you have to set your cheat-level. The game normally starts out at cheat-level 0, which is equivalent to “no cheats allowed”. The maximum cheat-level is 3, which allows every available console command.

To set your cheat-level you simply enter “cl X” (without the paragraphs), where X is the cheat-level you want to set.

Available Cheats

Commands to control the console

Shows the current cheat level

cl X
Sets the current cheat level to x. Must be between 0 (None) and 3 (High).

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help X
Shows information about another console command. X must be another console command.

Clears the console from any past commands. This doesn’t undo the commands previously entered!

Commands to change resources

gold X
Sets the gold of the player kingdom to X.

give_gold X
Gives X gold to the selected kingdom.

piety X
Sets the piety of the player kingdom to X.

give_piety X
Gives X piety to the selected kingdom.

books X
Sets the books of the players kingdom to X.

give_books X
Gives X books to the selected kingdom.

Other commands

Frees the selected character.

Imprisons everyone in the selected kingdom.

Conquers the selected kingdom.

Kills currently selected character.

add_child X
Adds a child to the selected kingdom. If X is 0, a prince will be added. If X is something else, a princess will be added.

More coming soon..


When I press the letter “I” or “Insert” an army appears. What’s up with that?

This happens if you have your cheat level set to 3. This logic cannot be removed as it is inside the game code. You should reset your cheat level to 2 or lower to not accidentally spawn armies you do not want.

Any more questions? Comment below and I’ll try to answer them.

Written by Vaweila

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