Downloadable content

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Downloadable content (DLC) is content built by Paradox Development Studio (PDS) as an extension or add-on to Crusader Kings III. 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. An expansion 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 gameplay DLC (expansions and flavor packs) the player does not, the game acts as if the player has it.

Notes:

  1. Further details on a specific title may be available by clicking on its banner or icon.
  2. Table sorting can done via the main column for alphabetical order or the Release date column for chronological order.

Base game editions[edit | edit source]

The base game is required for any and all DLC relating to the game. While cosmetic/music DLCs can be used with any game version, content DLCs can't be used prior to the version they were released with.

Title and Quick description Release date

Banner Crusader Kings III.jpg

Released on 2020-09-01.
Icon CK3b.png History
  • Choose a royal or noble house from a number of realms on a map that stretches from Iceland to India, from the Arctic Circle to Central Africa.
  • Guide a dynasty through the centuries, ensuring the security and power of each new generation. Gather new lands and titles to cement your legacy.
  • Be a pious king to bring the religious powers to your side, or strike out on your own, designing your own splinter religion and earning everlasting fame or eternal damnation.
  • Knights, peasant revolts, pilgrimages, Viking raiders...experience the drama and pageantry of the Middle Ages.
Icon CK3b.png Character
  • Adopt one of five different lifestyles, perfecting your skills in military strategy or kingdom management.
  • Acquire character traits that will guide your actions, but beware if you act against your nature! The stress from denying your truest self could bring a new host of troubles!
  • Choose appropriate guardians for your heirs, or train them yourself. But what do you do if the legal heir is not quite up to the job?
  • Violent characters may develop a fearsome reputation, cowering your timid subjects into obedience with the dread you inspire.
Icon CK3b.png Warfare
  • Recruit man-at-arms units and powerful knights to supplement your royal levies.
  • Research new technologies to increase the wealth and military might of your realm.
  • Hire mercenaries and Holy Orders for your major wars.
  • Supplement your income with ransomed prisoners or raiding parties on neighboring realms.
Icon CK3b.png Intrigue
  • Use your spymaster to discover plots against your dynasty and your rule.
  • Recruit agents to assist your schemes to undermine or murder anyone who stands between you and power.
  • Seduce other characters for love or political power.
  • Gather information for blackmailing purposes or call in favors whenever your plans need an extra bit of influence.
Crusader Kings III: Royal Edition
Includes the base Icon CK3.png Crusader Kings III game and all expansions ever released:
  • Royal Court expansion pack
  • Northern Lords flavor pack
  • Fate of Iberia flavor pack
  • Fashion of the Abbasid Court cosmetic pack: Give your court a dashing new look with a set of outfits and cosmetic clothing options for the Middle East and North Africa.

Expansions[edit | edit source]

Title and Quick description Release date

Banner Royal Court.jpg

Released on 2022-02-08.

How will you rule when your subjects come to you with their complaints? Building the grandest court in the world may please your vassals and attract interesting people, but it also gives your complaining courtiers a place to find you. Make decisions that will smooth the troubled waters in your kingdom, while impressing visitors with your collection of masterpieces and relics.

The expansion adds new ways to interact with the characters in your kingdom or empire, as well as major changes to the cultural system of the game, adding greater dynamism and historical fluidity.

  • Throne Room: A visual representation of your royal court will reflect all the accumulated majesty and prestige of your dynasty.
  • Hold Court: Interact with vassals and courtiers as they come to you with their problems, seeking a royal judgment.
  • Grandeur: Increase the quality of life at your court with fancier trappings and better food, all the better to impress your rivals and attract higher quality guests.
  • Inspired People: Talented artists, craftspeople and thinkers can work on new projects, adding treasures and artifacts to your court.
  • Hybrid Cultures: Make the most of a multicultural realm, developing a new way of life that is specifically adapted to your population and geography.
  • Cultural Divergence: Split from your traditional culture, adapting it into something new that better fits your aspirations.

Flavor packs[edit | edit source]

Title and Quick description Release date

Banner Northern Lords.jpg

Released on 2021-03-16.

Best known as fierce raiders from a land of snow and legend, the Norse were a complex society where loyalty was based on more than a noble bloodline. Leaders had to prove themselves as warriors, yes, but also as judges and governors.

Northern Lords offer new events and cultural themes related to Norse society:

  • Norse Adventurer Realms: Norse characters may abandon their own homes and lead hosts into foreign lands to establish their own kingdoms.
  • Jomsvikings and Shieldmaidens: Norse holy warriors and stalwart shieldmaidens take up arms on your behalf, while poet characters can compose stinging rebukes or romantic overtures.
  • New Cultural Content: Special Norse dynastic legacies, Norse blot sacrifices, trials by combat and cultural innovations, as well as numerous new events for additional color.
  • New Art and Music: Original art and musical score to enhance your playing experience.
  • And more: Berserkers, runestones, Varangian adventurers, new decisions and other highlights from the exciting history of the Norse people.

Banner Fate of Iberia.jpg

Released on 2022-05-31.

The sun-kissed lands of Iberia await your glorious rule. Deeply rich in history, culture and people, the peninsula's medieval destiny is ready to be shaped by your majestic hand, be it clad in conciliatory velvet or as an iron fist.

You decide on the fate of a lively and complex region across realms and cultures. Be the one to unite Iberia under a single banner, or watch as conflict marks generations to come.

Icon CK3b.png The Fate of Iberia lies in your hands

  • "The Struggle" is an expansive new feature simulating multi-stage, large-scale conflicts across decades or even centuries.
  • You tell the ever-evolving saga of Iberia with each decision you make. Appeasing or hostile, influence the constant turmoil on the peninsula to your liking during each phase of the Struggle.
  • Follow the path of history with a definite end goal in mind or play out a completely new fate for the region. Be the early founder of a Hispania steeped in blood, or bring together a multicultural caliphate in peace.

Icon CK3b.png Embrace the uniqueness of Iberia

  • Step up and discover an Iberian peninsula brought fully to life, with new art, music, models, costumes and characters, events, and more.
  • A dazzling array of new thematic events, decisions, and cultural traditions unique to Iberia can be explored. All are historically accurate and meticulously researched.
  • Dress up your character as a true hidalgo or a Muslim prince, or choose your pick from well-groomed beards and curly hair, armor, clothes, new turban styles, or some of the tallest headgear medieval Europe has to offer!
  • A host of new 3D models and environments, including holdings, units and ships, can be encountered.
  • Not only are a series of new Iberian-inspired artifacts, heirlooms and treasures yours for the taking, Crusader Kings III: Royal Court owners are also able to display their full regalia in their personal court. A new throne, council weapons, treasures, and other themed customization options will enrich your courtroom even further!
  • Get carried away by the richly themed soundtrack, as you admire the stunning new art, from loading screens to icons and revamped user interface.

Cosmetic packs[edit | edit source]

Title and Quick description Release date
Garments of the Holy Roman Empire
  • Icon CK3.png Garments of the Holy Roman Empire
  • (A free DLC[2])
Released on 2020-09-01.

Immerse yourself in the Holy Roman Empire with a collection of outfits for:

  • Commoners
  • Warriors
  • Rulers of Central Europe

File names[edit | edit source]

List of DLC files in the /Crusader Kings III/dlc folder (bold names are expansions):

References[edit | edit source]

Characters CharactersAttributesTraitsResourcesLifestyleDynastyCultureInnovationsModifiers
Realm & Governance VassalsCouncilCourtSchemesGovernmentLawsDecisionsTitlesBaronyCounty
Warfare WarfareCasus belliAllianceArmyHired forces
Faith ReligionFaithDoctrinesTenets
Meta ModdingPatchesDownloadable contentDeveloper diariesAchievementsJargon