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Release date / Patch
2018-09-06 / 1.26

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Europa Universalis IV: Dharma expansion feature spotlight by EU4's game director Jake "DDRJake" Leiper-Ritchie.

Dharma is the 12th expansion for Europa Universalis IV. It was announced on 2018-05-19[1] and released on 2018-09-06[2]. The expansion coincides with patch 1.26.

Expansion features[edit]

  • Design Your Government: Unlock unique reforms that will define how you govern your kingdom or republic, earning free policies and boosting the power of some estates.
  • Enhanced Policy System: Special bonuses that make the policy system even more attractive.
  • Trade Company Investments: Upgrade and improve the provinces tied to your trade companies, conferring bonuses both to the European master and neighboring Indian nations.
  • New Indian Mission Trees: Unique mission paths for the most important Indian sultanates and kingdoms.
  • New Indian Estates: India gets five new castes, raise the Brahmins to reduce unrest in a province or install Jain governors for a boost to income while reducing manpower.
  • New Mughal Culture Bonus: The Mughal Empire can assimilate and accommodate newly conquered cultures with ease.
  • Charter Companies: Europeans can buy a foothold into trade charter zones in Africa and Asia, if they can find a prince that trusts them.
  • Upgraded Trade Centers: Invest in the development of your Centers of Trade.
  • And more, including: new ways to suppress rebellion, the monsoon season, new uses for colonists in non-colonial development, scornful insults, multiplayer teams, new art, and more.

Free features[edit]

  • Integrated the estates system into the base game.
  • A major reworking of the game's map of India, Tibet and Burma.
  • Reworked policy system.
  • A host of new achievements.
  • Unique national ideas for Indian nations.
  • New parliament issues and bribes.
  • New regional missions for Tibet, and North & South India.

Major DLC changes[edit]

  • The government reforms mechanic was integrated into the base game as part of patch 1.30. The players can tailor aspects of their government as the game progresses.[3].

Dev diaries[edit]

Main article: Developer diaries

All developer diaries about the Dharma expansion, patch 1.26 (aka Mughals) and patch 1.27 (aka Poland).

Patch 1.27 (Poland)
No. Title and Link Description Date
27 Poland Update and Moving Forward DDRJake, EU4's game director, on the upcoming hotfix and teasing focus of the future Immersion Pack and patch 1.28. 2018-10-02
26 The 1.27 "Poland" update 2/2 Final dev diary for the upcoming 1.27 Poland Update. 2018-09-25
25 The 1.27 "Poland" update 1/2 More flavor in the Polish regions, new NIs, event chains and some more government reforms/types. 2018-09-18
Patch 1.26 (Mughals)
No. Title and Link Description Date
24 Final Post-Dharma Dev Diary Post-release support including a hotfix list 2018-09-11
23 Mughals Update Patch Notes A sneak preview of the 1.26 Mughals patch notes 2018-09-04
22 Recap of Changes Recap of the main changes incoming as part of Dharma and the 1.26 "Mughals" patch 2018-08-28
21 New Achievements A look at the new achievements coming for Dharma 2018-08-21
20 Dharma's Content Pack Elephants coming to a place nearby you in Dharma's content pack 2018-08-14
19 Additional Missions and National Ideas Shedding more light on the new mission trees and NIs coming in Dharma and Third Rome 2018-08-07
18 Evolving Centers of Trade Changing the trade setup and the ability to evolve centers of trade 2018-07-31
17 Balance changes and Bengal National Ideas A round-up of the balance changes made to existing mechanics in 1.26 so far 2018-07-24
16 Multiplayer and Indian Siege Graphics Allowing for players (nations) to team up in multiplayer and new graphics for Indian sieges 2018-07-17
15 New nations to be formed! The new formable nations as well as their national ideas 2018-07-10
14 Climate, Weather and Elephants Weather mapmode, changes to winter and terrain as well as a new Indian cavalry model. 2018-07-03
13 Two smaller features Settlement Growth and scornful insults. 2018-06-26
12 Audio in the Mughals Update Franco "Audiomancer" Freda, sound designer at Paradox, on enhancing EU4's audio to today's standards. 2018-06-19
11 Truce Mapmode and Suppressing Rebels Adding a truce mapmode, as well as an update to the autonomous rebel supression mechanic. 2018-06-12
10 Charter Trade Companies Investments and Policy Rework Making Charter Trade Companies more worthwhile for all involved, as well as a rework on Policies to make them all more useful. 2018-06-05
9 Refining Mission Trees: India and Russia New mission trees for Indian nations as well as the Russian nations in Third Rome. 2018-05-29
8 Estates And The Dharma Expansion Changes to the (now free) estates system, new estates for India and a new government form for The Cossacks owners. 2018-05-22
7 Mughal Diwans and Charter Trade Companies Culture assimilation for the Mughals and trade charters to aid the colonizer nations gain a foothold around the world. 2018-05-15
6 Burma, Bengal and Tibet Map changes of Southeast Asian area, including Burma, Bengal and Tibet. 2018-05-08
5 Northern India Changes The 2nd DD covering the map changes made to India - this time the northern half. 2018-05-01
4 India Map Update New countries and provinces in India. 2018-04-24
3 Theocracies and Tribal governments The 3rd part of the exposé on how governments will work in the next expansion. 2018-04-17
2 Republican Reforms Continuation of previous diary that shows new reforms for republics. 2018-04-10
1 Government Reforms "DDRJake, EU4's game director, talking on completely new system of governments in EU 4. 2018-04-03