Paradox’s grand strategy expansions always come with a meaty, entirely free update for everyone, and Europa Universalis’ upcoming Common Sense expansion continues this tradition. If you’re willing to throw down some cash, you’ll get more avenues for provincial development, new options for subject states and even the introduction of parliaments, but the free upgrade is no slouch, either.
Paradox has named the free upgrade Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor with an extremely commanding chin. And here’s what it includes:
- New Fort System: No more tiny sieges blanketing every province; forts are rarer and stronger, requiring greater investment of manpower and money
- Buildings Redone: fewer building types with greater effects to add variety and strategy to your construction plan
- Major changes to the map: The Low Countries now have more complicated politics, and parts of Italy, Germany and Poland have become more detailed
- Future Trade Goods: Before you colonize an overseas province, you now have a hint as to what treasures are coming your way
- Reworked Diplomacy: Always fixing, always changing, always improving
Common Sense launches on June 9th.