Emperor (DLC)

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Release date / Patch
2020-06-09 / 1.30

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Emperor is the 13th expansion for Europa Universalis IV. It was announced on 2020-03-03[1] and released on 2020-06-09, coinciding with patch 1.30.1

Expansion features[edit | edit source]

From the churches of Rome, the people are called to abide by the one true faith. From the palaces of Vienna, the subjects are commanded to obey their chosen ruler. From the streets of Paris, a new generation of citizens pursues its own zealous mission. All choose their path, all aspire to Empire.

Emperor revitalizes gameplay for the Holy Roman Empire, the Papal State and other Catholic nations, while also adding greater interactivity in the management of a kingdom’s internal affairs.

  • A Powerful Pope: Appoint cardinals, publish Papal Bulls and gather tithes. The Vatican and Papal Controller now have new abilities to sway the souls of Christendom.
  • New Holy Roman Empire Systems: Imperial Incidents provide new challenges to the Emperor's power and authority. Will your empire follow a course to a centralized monarchy or decentralized federation?
  • Revolutions Revamped: The spirit of Revolution is a contagion that must be either embraced or vigorously opposed. Use the guillotine and revolutionary guard to enforce the new way of thinking.
  • The Hussite Faith: Bohemia has an early game chance to embrace heresy and stand alone against the Pope until The Reformation.
  • Hegemonies: If you accomplish great feats, you should expect great rewards. Seize the mantle of honor for accumulating great wealth and armies.
  • New Missions: Over 20 new unique mission trees for a variety of European nations
  • Defender of Faith: With great responsibility comes great power. Earn more bonuses for defending a major religion than for defending a small one.
  • The Council of Trent and Counter-Reformation: Join other Catholic rulers to slow down the spread of the Reformation by making concessions to the unruly mob or harshly impose the will of God.
  • Provoke Rebellions: Risk a larger rebellion now while you think you can manage it instead of waiting for discontent to take its course.

Free features[edit | edit source]

The free update includes:

  • Integrated the government reforms system into the base game.
  • A redrawn map of west and central Europe
  • Rework of estate mechanics
  • New ideas
  • A number of free mission trees
  • QoL changes
  • and a host of other major changes.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Cinematic trailers[edit | edit source]

Europa Universalis IV: Emperor story trailer. Who can restrain the ambition of rulers who feel called to greatness? Rulers chosen by their peers. Chosen by their people. Chosen by God. Test the limits of earthly power.
Europa Universalis IV: Emperor announcement trailer. The expansion revitalizes gameplay for the Holy Roman Empire, the Papal State and other Catholic nations, among many other features.

Video diaries[edit | edit source]

Europa Universalis IV: Emperor feature spotlight 1 by EU4's game designer Henrik "Groogy" Hansson. Covering internal/external political changes, such as: Holy Roman Empire, imperial incidents, Estates & crown land, mercenary companies and war.
Europa Universalis IV: Emperor feature spotlight 2 by EU4's game designer Henrik "Groogy" Hansson. Covering religious changes, such as: Catholicism (pope, reformation, golden bulls), Hussites, defender of the faith, and new theocracy government reforms.
Europa Universalis IV: Emperor feature spotlight 3 by EU4's game designer Henrik "Groogy" Hansson. Covering late game changes, such as: revolutions, hegemonic, and governing capacity.

Dev diaries[edit | edit source]

Main article: Developer diaries

All developer diaries about the Emperor expansion and patch 1.30 (aka Austria).

Patch 1.30 (Austria)
No. Title and Link Description Date
65 1.30.6 Changelog 1.30.6 changelog 2021-03-17
64 1.30.5 Changelog 1.30.5 changelog 2021-02-16
63 1.30.4 Changelog 1.30.4 changelog 2020-09-09
62 1.30.3 Changelog 1.30.3 changelog 2020-06-23
61 1.30.2 Changelog 1.30.2 changelog 2020-06-16
60 1.30.1 Changelog 1.30.1 changelog 2020-06-09
59 1.30 Changelog 1.30 changelog and new sprites (unit models) 2020-06-02
58 Miscellaneous Miscellaneous small updates, such as keybinds/shortcuts, allow/block subject growth, minority expulsion 2020-05-26
57 Achievements New achievements 2020-05-19
56 Germany and Lübeck Missions Mission trees for Germany, the Holy Roman Empire, and Lübeck 2020-05-12
55 Burgundy New missions, decisions, and succession crisis for Burgundy 2020-05-05
54 Bohemia & The Hussites Hussite faith and its associated content, as well as the new mission tree for Bohemia 2020-04-28
53 Nation Designer & Revolutionary Mechanics Custom Nation unit model choices and Revolutionary Zeal changes, introducing the Revolutionary Guard 2020-04-21
52 Even More Imperial Incidents Decline of the Hanseatic League, Reformers Protest, and Great Peasants' War; insights into UI development 2020-04-14
51 Governing Capacity Governing Capacity and Industrial Revolution Institution 2020-04-07
50 HRE Reform Changes New HRE interface, Centralized and Decentralized Reforms, and Empire Balancing 2020-03-31
49 Catholicism Rework Curia Coffers, Golden Bulls, and the Council of Trent 2020-03-24
48 Italian Flavor Mission trees for Italy and the Papal States; Italian Wars 2020-03-17
47 Estates and Crown Lands Estates rework, crown lands, and privileges 2020-03-10
46 The Kingdom of God Update to Declare Kingdom of God and Unify Islam decisions 2020-03-03
45 Mercenary Companies Update in Mercenary system 2020-02-25
44 Even More Quality of Life Introduce new heirs, Core All button, view subject mission trees, and more 2020-02-18
43 Defender of the Faith Updates Defender of the Faith updates and Provoke Revolt 2020-02-11
41 More Quality of Life Military strength in the war declaration view, "go to" button for events, and more 2020-01-28
42 Hegemonies Hegemony Mechanic 2020-02-04
Hegemonies - Version II A tweaked Hegemony Mechanic, reworked after feedback on the original developer diary
40 Huge Balance Changes Government, Territory, Trade Companies, Naval, Land Warfare, Theocracy Government Reforms, and more 2020-01-14
39 A Small Christmas Teaser Some and clarifications and more information on the teasers so far 2019-12-19
38 I'm back! Johan Andersson returns as a game director to EU4 to work along the current game designer Henrik "Groogy" Hansson 2019-12-12
37 Vive La Révolution Total overhaul of revolutionary republics as well as a look at the new Burgundian Succession 2019-12-03
36 Quality of Life State tab on the macrobuilder, truce deal screen, Switzerland gameplay 2019-11-05
35 Polish Days Improving the economy of the AI 2019-10-29
34 More Imperial Incidents Dutch Revolt and Shadow Kingdom 2019-10-15
33 Farewell From Jake Jake "DDRJake" Leiper-Ritchie, EU4's game director, summarizes his time at Paradox and bids farewell to all 2019-10-11
32 Imperial Incidents Imperial incidents arrive to make the empire feel alive and rife with bickering princes 2019-10-08
31 HRE Reforms Changes to HRE reforms and Imperial Incidents 2019-10-01
30 Strengthening The Pope In Rome Changes to Catholicism and the Papacy 2019-08-20
29 Estates Overhaul Changes to the estates feature 2019-08-13
28 Mercenary Companies A focus on the refactored mercenary system 2019-08-06
27 Savoy A look on a new trade node in Valencia and Savoyard mission tree 2019-07-30
26 Hungary A look on a new trade node in Pest and Hungarian mission tree 2019-07-23
25 HRE electors A focus on HRE electors 2019-07-16
24 Naples A focus on Naples 2019-07-09
23 Patch Announcement and Content Teases! Delay of the European update and next patch to be out post-summer 2019-07-02
22 Austria, Serbia and Crusader States Missions! Expanded and updated content for Austria, Serbia, and the Catholic "crusader states" in Greece 2019-06-25
21 Austria & Balkans Map Updates! New provinces in the Balkans and Austria 2019-06-18
20 French Region Missions Expanded mission trees for France, Provence, and the Low Countries 2019-06-11
19 France and the Low Countries France get balkanized, Geneva shows up as a vassal of Savoy, the Low Countries get a new province or two 2019-06-04
18 Italian Missions Mission trees and events for Florence, Milan, and Venice 2019-05-28
17 Italian Map Changes New provinces and a new Sicilian tag 2019-05-21
16 German Missions Mission trees for German states in the upcoming DLC 2019-05-14
15 Three Hurrahs for Germany New German and Bohemian provinces; Bavarian events 2019-05-07
14 The HRE, The Pope and the 4K UI scaling, changes to the HRE and Catholicism 2019-04-30
13 Custom Nations Improvements to custom nations 2019-04-23
12 Quality of Life Quality of Life changes 2019-04-16
11 Tech Debt Explanation of tech debt, and why it is important to reduce it. A.K.A "Tidying Up with Visual Studio" 2019-04-09
10 Estates - Past, Present and Future Small post airing some future ideas for the Estates mechanic 2019-04-02
9 Mercenaries Ambitions for game mechanics in the upcoming European Expansion 2019-03-26
8 Missions! How mission trees are made and their future development 2019-03-19
7 The German Map Diary discussing the possible map changes in Germany 2019-03-12
6 The Balkan Map Diary discussing the possible map changes in the Balkans 2019-03-05
5 France & Italy Diary covering tentative map changes for the French and Italian regions 2019-02-26
4 Thoughts on bugfix patch 1.28.3 Highlights from the bugfix patch and some more user suggestions 2019-01-22
3 Jake is back and talking about the future DDRJake talks on what can expected in the next expansion and goes over some user suggestions 2019-01-15
2 Dev Diaries to resume soon! The coming weeks and user's suggestions on DD topics 2019-01-08
1 A look at this year and the future A summary of the year, about forum suggestions, and the road ahead 2018-12-18

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