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Victoria 3 release date and everything we know

There's not much known right now, but everything we do know about Victoria 3 is here

grand strategy game Victoria 3's world map

Victoria 3 is real, and we couldn’t be happier, although, we’ll need to find a new meme. It’s not the most mainstream historical period, but Paradox Interactive’s ‘Victoria’ series of grand strategy games still manages to tap into the nascent romanticism surrounding the era. The 19th and early 20th centuries saw seismic changes across politics, international diplomacy, and social welfare.

This is an era where monarchies became the exception, as opposed to the rule. An era where suffrage and voting rights expanded beyond anything that had come before, and an era that saw massive economic changes thanks to the rapid industrialisation of the global economy. Victoria 3 will seek to capture all this in a strategy game that will take on-board all of the learnings from the decade since Victoria 2 was initially released.

Since Victoria 3 has now been announced, we’re kicking off one of our usual info guides to help keep track of things like known release date information, betas, pre-orders, and anything else that might be relevant.

Victoria 3 release date

Paradox has officially announced that the Victoria 3 release date is October 25, 2022.

Victoria 2 Map

While the full campaign map has yet to be revealed, there have been plenty of snapshots released across various sources. One fan on Reddit has compiled the various snippets together to offer an approximation of the big campaign map as it currently stands.

You can also see a zoomed-out version of the map from an angle via the ‘Art of Victoria 3’ PDF, linked below.

Victoria 3 trailer

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Learn more about Victoria 3

Victoria 3 has only just been announced, but there’s plenty of information floating around from the reveal weekend. Here are some useful links you may want to check out:

  • A Reddit thread with links to the archived talks from PDXCon Remixed
  • Fellow strategy writer Leana Hafer dumped her unpublished thoughts on the press briefing for Victoria 3 here
  • Dev diaries are due to be weekly, but we’re not sure when they’ll officially start.
  • The Art of Victoria 3

We’ll update this guide as soon as we hear anything new!