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EU4's DLC Interface.

Downloadable content (DLC) is content built by Paradox Development Studio as an extension or add-on to Europa Universalis IV. They are modular in nature,[1] which means that a player can choose to play with or without a given DLC by checking them out at the launch menu. A DLC is normally accompanied by a free patch that gives players most of the new content as not to hinder the playability of the game. As such, most DLCs are seen as optional content for players who wish to have a better gaming experience in exchange for some monetary support.

Multiplayer games also benefit from this compatibility, that is to say, if the host has a DLC the player does not, the game acts as if the player has it.

Expansions[edit]

Expansions improve the game considerably: introducing a lot of gameplay mechanics as well as many kinds of flavor and balance tweaks. Clicking on the title goes to the expansion's main page.

Title Release Date Quick Description Links
Art of War 30 Oct 2014 Announced on 14 Aug 2014.

● Expands on the 30 Years War;
● Allows for more Customization;
● Expands the Napoleonic Era;
● Improves Diplomacy

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Conquest of Paradise 14 Jan 2014 Announced on 4 Nov 2013.[2]

● Option to geographically randomize the New World;
● New mechanics for American natives;
● Ability to play as colonial nations.

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Wealth of Nations 29 May 2014

Announced on 27 Jan 2014.[3]


● Covert diplomatic actions to create trade conflicts;
● Introduction of state-sponsored pirates, also known as privateers;
● Designation of a specific port as the main trade capital;
● Improved trading in inland nodes;
● Introduction of East India Companies.

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Res Publica 16 July 2014

Announced on 17 Jun 2014.[4]


● New faction system;
● New government type;
● Election events for Dutch Republics;
● New Idea Groups.

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Flavor packs[edit]

Flavor packs add new events and other minor mechanics. These DLCs are often specific to one nation. Clicking on the title goes to the packs' main page.

Title Release Date Quick Description Links
American Dream 24 Sep 2013 Probably announced on 17 Sep 2013.[5]

● Focuses on the United States of America United States of America;
● Adds new events, pictures and unit models.

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Purple Phoenix 13 Aug 2013 Announced on 1 Jul 2013.[6]

● Focuses on Byzantium Byzantium;
● Adds new events, pictures and unit models.

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Star and Crescent 13 Aug 2013 Probably announced on 4 Jun 2013.[7]

● Focuses on Muslims;
● Adds events and pictures.

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Music packs[edit]

Music packs add newly composed scores by Andreas Waldetoft to the game's soundtrack.

Title Release Date Quick Description Links
Conquest of Constantinople 13 Aug 2013 Probably announced on 4 Jun 2013.[7]

● Adds three songs for Byzantium Byzantium and the Ottomans Ottomans.

- At the Gates of Constantinople (3:55)
- The Caravan (4:34)
- Welcome to Constantinople (1:24)

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Songs of the New World 14 Jan 2014 Announced on 2 Jan 2014.[8]

● Adds 10 minutes of music for native american tribes.

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Songs of Yuletide 20 Dec 2013 Announced on 20 Dec 2013.[9]

● Adds one free song that plays during December.

- PDX-mas Carol (4:30)

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Cosmetic packs[edit]

Cosmetic packs add additional models to the game.

Title Release Date Quick Description Links
100 Years War Unit Pack 13 Aug 2013 Announced on 1 Jun 2013.[6]

● Adds new unit models for 11 western nations.[10]

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Colonial British and French Unit pack 25 Feb 2014

● Adds 16 new unit models for Great Britain Great Britain and France France.[11]

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Conquistadors Unit Pack 14 Jan 2014 Announced on 2 Jan 2014.[8]

● Adds 16 new unit models for Spain Spain and Portugal Portugal.[12]

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Horsemen of the Crescent Unit Pack 13 Aug 2013 Probably announced on 4 Jun 2013.[7]

● Adds 12 new cavalry unit models for Muslims.

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Indian Ships Unit Pack 16 Jul 2014 Announced on ???

● Adds 12 new unique ships for Indian nations.

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Indian Subcontinent Unit Pack 16 Jul 2014 Announced on ???

● Adds new unit models to Bengal Bengal, Vijayanagar Vijayanagar, and the Hindu and Muslim parts of India.

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Muslim Advisor Portraits 25 Feb 2014

● Contains new, unique advisor portraits for the Muslim cultures.

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Muslim Ships Unit Pack 29 May 2014 Announced on ???

● Adds 12 new naval unit models for Muslim countries.

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National Monuments Pack 13 Aug 2013 Announced on 25 Apr 2013.[13]

● Adds 8 landmarks to the map.

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National Monuments Pack II 24 Sep 2013 Probably announced on 17 Sep 2013.[5]

● Adds 11 landmarks to the map.

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Native Americans Unit Pack 14 Jan 2014 Announced on 2 Jan 2014[8]

● Adds new unit models for 8 native american nations.[12]

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Native Americans II Unit Pack 25 Feb 2014

● Adds new unit models for 10 native american nations.[11]

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Trade Nations Unit Pack 29 May 2014 Announced on ???

● Adds new unit models to Aragon Aragon, Genoa Genoa, The Hansa The Hansa and Novgorod Novgorod.

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Winged Hussars Unit Pack 13 Aug 2013 Announced on 25 Apr 2013.[13]

● Adds 12 new cavalry unit models to Lithuania Lithuania, Poland Poland and Russia Russia.

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Tools & utilities[edit]

Tools & utilities are resources that allow a player to experiment and try new things that aren't present in the original game.

Title Release Date Quick Description Links
CK2 to EU4 Converter 13 Aug 2013 Announced on 1 Aug 2013.[6]

● Allows the conversion of CK2 games into EU4.

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References[edit]

  1. Forum, "A new patching and expansion policy for Paradox Development Studio", 26-09-2011
  2. Forum, First Expansion for Europa Universalis IV Offers a New World to Conquer, 04-11-2013
  3. Forum, Paradox Announces Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations, 27-01-13
  4. Forum, Paradox Unveils New Europa Universalis IV Mini Expansion to the Public , 04-11-2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 Forum, Patch 1.2: Wot Johan said, 17-09-2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Paradox Interactive, Europa Universalis IV - Pre-order Pack, 01-07-2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 reddit, EU4 pre-order now available on Steam, 04-06-2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Forum, Paradise Pre-gained: Pre-orders Available for EU IV: Conquest of Paradise expansion, 02-06-2013
  9. Forum, Holiday gift from all of us to all of you - Paradox Yuletide Carol, 20-12-2013
  10. Forum, Render Pictures of the 100 Year War Units, 25-09-2013
  11. 11.0 11.1 Forum, Unit images for Colonial British and French Unit Pack + Native Americans 2 Unit Pack , 27-02-2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 Forum, Native Americans + Conquistadors Unit pack renders, 9-01-2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 Paradox Interactive, Europa Universalis IV - A Call To Arms, 25-04-2013