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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 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.

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 1.26 (Mughals)
No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Government Reforms "DDRJake, EU4's game director, talking on completely new system of governments in EU 4. 2018-04-03
2 Republican Reforms Continuation of previous diary that shows new reforms for republics. 2018-04-10
3 Theocracies and Tribal governments The 3rd part of the exposé on how governments will work in the next expansion. 2018-04-17
4 India Map Update New countries and provinces in India. 2018-04-24
5 Northern India Changes The 2nd DD covering the map changes made to India - this time the northern half. 2018-05-01
6 Burma, Bengal and Tibet Map changes of Southeast Asian area, including Burma, Bengal and Tibet. 2018-05-08
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
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
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
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
11 Truce Mapmode and Suppressing Rebels Adding a truce mapmode, as well as an update to the autonomous rebel supression mechanic. 2018-06-12
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
13 Two smaller features Settlement Growth and scornful insults. 2018-06-26
14 Climate, Weather and Elephants Weather mapmode, changes to winter and terrain as well as a new Indian cavalry model. 2018-07-03
15 New nations to be formed! The new formable nations as well as their national ideas 2018-07-10
16 Multiplayer and Indian Siege Graphics Allowing for players (nations) to team up in multiplayer and new graphics for Indian sieges 2018-07-17
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
18 Evolving Centers of Trade Changing the trade setup and the ability to evolve centers of trade 2018-07-31
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
20 Dharma's Content Pack Elephants coming to a place nearby you in Dharma's content pack 2018-08-14
21 New Achievements A look at the new achievements coming for Dharma 2018-08-21
22 Recap of Changes Recap of the main changes incoming as part of Dharma and the 1.26 "Mughals" patch 2018-08-28
23 Mughals Update Patch Notes A sneak preview of the 1.26 Mughals patch notes 2018-09-04
24 Final Post-Dharma Dev Diary Post-release support including a hotfix list 2018-09-11
Patch 1.27 (Poland)
No. Title and Link Description Date
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
26 The 1.27 "Poland" update 2/2 Final dev diary for the upcoming 1.27 Poland Update. 2018-09-25
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