Golden Century

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Type
Release date / Patch
2018-12-11 / 1.28

Store: Immersion pack
Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century features as summarized in the release trailer.
Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century first look with "DDRJake"and "RodDel" (PDX community manager).

Golden Century is the 3rd immersion pack for EU4. It was announced on 2018-11-21 and is released on 2018-12-11[1]. Its release coincides with patch 1.28.

Expansion features[edit]

  • Minority Expulsion: Settle your distant colonies with homeland minorities, promoting greater cohesion at home, while adding more diversity to your subject nations.
  • Establish Orders: Iberian nations can appoint Jesuit, Franciscan or Dominican clerics to govern their states to reduce unrest or ease conversion.
  • New Mission Trees: New missions and objectives for the nations of Iberia and Northwest Africa, including Spain and Andalusia.
  • Pirate Republics: Play as or combat against pirate nations in dangerous sea zones, with their own flavor and game style.
  • Flagships: Appoint a Flagship to lead your navy, adding combat and trade power to your fleets.
  • Naval Barrage: Use your ships to help besiege coastal forts by bombarding the walls.

The immersion pack comes with a content pack containing:

  • Golden Century Music Pack: 10 minutes of original music inspired by the discovery of the New World.

Free features[edit]

  • An extensive rework of the game maps of Iberia, Northwest Africa and Mexico.
  • New updated generic missions for Maghrebi nations.

Dev diaries[edit]

Main article: Developer diaries

All developer diaries about the Golden Century immersion pack, patch 1.28 (aka Spain), and patch 1.29 (aka Manchu).

Patch 1.28 (Spain)
No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Iberian and North African Map Changes neondt covers the long-awaited Iberian and North African map update. 2018-10-09
2 AI Updates mikesc covers the new AI improvements and scripting abilities for modders. 2018-10-16
3 Holy Orders and Colonial Diversity Establishing Holy Orders, Expulsion of Minorities, new provinces and colonial regions. 2018-10-23
4 Two new features Naval barrage, flagships, and re-balancing idea groups. 2018-10-30
5 New missions and idea group New missions and national ideas for Iberian nations. 2018-11-06
6 Maghreb nations New focus on content for the nations of the Maghreb and Catholic Iberia. 2018-11-13
7 Pirate Republics Pirate Republic government type and mechanics. 2018-11-20
8 Content pack Eye candy stuff by DDRJake. 2018-11-27
9 Achievements and the feedback process New achievements and addressing player feedback 2018-12-04
10 Golden Century Feedback & Changes Integration of older DLC mechanics into the base game 2018-12-06
11 Patchnotes for 1.28 Update A sneak peek at Golden Century's and update 1.28 patch notes 2018-12-10
12 A look at this year and the future A summary of the year, about forum suggestions, and the road ahead. 2018-12-18
13 Thoughts on bugfix patch 1.28.3 Highlights from the bugfix patch and some more user suggestions 2019-01-22
14 Upcoming 1.28.3 patch changelog Changelog for the 1.28.3 bugfix patch and information on monthly free trials for DLC 2019-01-29
15 A short update Review of 1.28.3, end of Mandate of Heaven free trial and EU4 upgrading to 64-bit in next update 2019-02-05
Patch 1.29 (Manchu)
No. Title and Link Description Date
16 Fantastic Bits and where to find them Promised dev diary explaining results of upgrading to 64-bit 2019-02-19
17 The Manchu - 1.29 Free Update Changes to Manchuria, Ming, and much of East Asia 2019-08-27
18 Manchus, Mongols, Missions and Maps A closer look at the changes in Manchuria and Mongolia 2019-09-03
19 Final Manchu Update Japan, Korea, Central Asia and Everything Else 2019-09-10
20 The Manchu Update Release notes for the 1.29 Manchu update 2019-09-16
21 Launching the new launcher! The Paradox launcher to be added to EU4 2019-09-16
22 Post Manchu Update Feedback on the 1.29 Manchu update 2019-09-24

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