Paradox Interactive today issued a tremendous free update to Europa Universalis IV, the award-winning grand strategy game of empire building developed by Paradox Development Studio for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The new update, available today as a free downloaded patch, implements hundreds of fixes, feature updates, balance adjustments, checks and balances, including support for windowed fullscreen, new idea groups for more than 20 nations, and a “suggest demands” button which will automatically populate a peace offer that the AI will accept when trying to end a war. Full patch notes for this massive update can be found here: http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?723913-1.2-Released
New DLC packs have also been released for those players who would like to expand upon their empire expansions, entitled “American Dream” and “National Monuments II,” adding in the opportunity to live out the inspiring tale of the American Revolution through in-game events, and then go out and conquer several new iconic landmarks around the world. The new update is free to all Europa Universalis IV players whether or not they purchase the DLC. Buy the new DLC here: europauniversalis4.com/buy
Also available today is a brand new strategy guide for Europa Universalis IV, penned by longtime Europa Universalis guru and Paradox forumite Jason Pitruzzello. Created for both new and experienced players, this complement to the Europa Universalis IV experience includes a special section for returning players that details the differences between Europa Universalis IV and its predecessors, tips on how to Westernize non-European nations, and invaluable insight into Europa Universalis IV’s new monarch power system. For more information on where to buy One Land, One Faith, One Queen: The Europa Universalis IV Strategy Guide, please visit: http://www.paradoxplaza.com/books/eu4
To see the latest changes to Europa Universalis IV in action, join a live stream featuring Europa Universalis IV Project Lead Thomas Johansson tonight at 8 p.m. CET / 11 a.m. PDT (24th Sept) on Paradox Interactive’s Twitch.tv channel. Watch history in the making at http://www.twitch.tv/paradoxinteractive.
To watch friendships in the UN-making, fans can watch the second episode of “Frenemies,” the live-action mini-series about a group of Europa Universalis IV players who take their game far beyond the boundaries of acceptable gameplay and human decency. Episode two is online now below.