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2021-11-11 / 1.32
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Origins is the 4th immersion pack for Europa Universalis IV. It was announced on 2021-10-19 and was released alongside patch 1.32 on 2021-11-11.
Rewrite history in a new immersion pack focusing on the empires of Africa. New mission trees trace the ambitions of rulers and nations across the continent that gave birth to humanity, and the Jewish faith is given more depth.
- Jewish Religion: The Ethiopian Jews of Beta Israel are included, and Jewish nations can choose from nine religious characteristics to accentuate their national strengths.
- New Missions: 7 big new country mission trees, 5 smaller and 4 regional mission trees for African nations.
- Ajuuraan: Control Indian Ocean trade and bring water to your desert provinces.
- Ethiopia: Ensure religious unity and prestige in the Kingdom of Solomon while unifying the nations of the African Horn. Also adds the noble Ç̌äwa regiments.
- Kilwa: Conquer your neighbors and expand your trade empire through colonization.
- Kongo: Unite the peoples of the Congo River and confront the growing European threat.
- Mali: Halt the decline of West Africa’s greatest medieval empire and reassert control of former vassals.
- Mutapa: Build on the legacy of the founders of Great Zimbabwe and exploit the riches of South Africa to dominate trade.
- Songhai: Develop your provinces and claim the mantles of Mali and Timbuktu as the new rising power.
- 5 smaller Mission Trees 5 smaller Mission trees for different countries and their formables:
- Jolof: With a unique government Reform: "Tribal Confederacy" and 3 unique Estate Privilegs.
- Mossi, formable by the 3 nations Yatenga, Wagadugu and Fada N'gourma who share the same tree. Mossi will have a unique government Reform with unique decisions to reform it more.
- Hausa, formable by the 3 nations Katsina, Kano and Zazzau who share the same tree and can later form Sokoto with 3 new missions around the jihad.
- Oyo, with a unique government Reform: "Feudal Tribe", a unique estate privilege for allowing tributary states and a unique cavalry mercenary company. The province Ife gets a fetishist modifier.
- Adal, with missions and events around the Ethiopian-Adal wars and the conquering of West Africa.
- 4 New Regional Mission Trees: New Missions for minor powers in Central, East and West Africa, as well as the African Horn.
- New Army Sprites: 4 new army sprites each for Congo, Great Lakes, Southern Africa and Bantu nations.
- Two New Missionary Models: African Coptic and African Fetishist missionary animations added.
- New Music: 12 minutes of new West African themed music, and 12 minutes of new East African themed music.
The free major update includes:
- Main article: Developer diaries
All developer diaries about the Origins immersion pack, patch 1.32 (aka Songhai), and patch 1.33 (aka France).
- Patch 1.33 (France)
|No.||Title and Link||Description||Date|
|10||1.33.3 France Update Retrospective||Retrospective of patch 1.33||2022-04-12|
|9||1.33.3 France Hotfix||Patch notes of 1.33.3||2022-04-07|
|8||1.33 France Update is now LIVE!||Release of patch 1.33||2022-03-02|
|7||1.33.2 France Open Beta Update||Patch notes of 1.33.2 open beta||2022-02-22|
|6||1.33.1 Open Beta Patch Notes||Patch notes of 1.33.1 open beta||2022-02-11|
|5||No DD today + 1.33 Open Beta feedback update||1.33 open beta feedback||2022-02-08|
|4||1.33 Opt-in Beta Patch now Available on Steam!||Patch notes of 1.33 open beta||2022-02-01|
|3||1.33 Changes + Open Beta||Game balance changes, script debt, and open beta||2022-02-01|
|2||Changes to AI in 1.33||AI improvements and changes to land combat||2022-01-25|
|1||New Year, New Dev Diary||Announcement on game balance changes for patch 1.33||2022-01-18|
- Patch 1.32 (Songhai)
|No.||Title and Link||Description||Date|
|16||1.32.2 Songhai is now LIVE!||1.32.2 changelog||2021-11-30|
|15||Reflections and the Future||Post-Origins plans||2021-11-16|
|14||1.32.1 Songhai is now LIVE!||1.32.1 changelog||2021-11-15|
|13||1.32 Songhai is now LIVE!||Release of 1.32||2021-11-11|
|12||Achievements, Monuments & Balance||New achievements, balance, and performance discussion||2021-11-09|
|11||1.32 Songhai Changelog||1.32 changelog||2021-11-04|
|10||The 'Art of Africa' Theory||New unit models for Origins and new advisor icons for Leviathan||2021-11-02|
|9||Judaism & Other African Changes||New mechanics for Judaism and new missions, events, and content for sub-Saharan African nations||2021-10-26|
|8.5||Balance Update for the Upcoming Content||Various balance changes regarding content shown in previous developer diaries||2021-10-21|
|8||New Missions: Mutapa and Kilwa||Mission trees and events for Kilwa and Mutapa, new formable nations in Africa and one in the Middle East, new estate privileges for Fetishist, Muslim, and Christian nations||2021-10-19|
|7||New Monuments||Fifty-two new monuments, with an example for every continent||2021-10-13|
|6||New Missions: Kongo||Mission tree and events for Kongo, mission tree and national ideas for Adal, terrain and climate changes for the Horn of Africa, and Cawa units and estate changes for Ethiopia||2021-10-05|
|5||Rebalancing Concentrate Development, Institutions, and More||Changes on how institutions work, balance changes for Catholic Curia powers, concentrate development, favors, migration cooldowns, and a new native tribes reform||2021-09-28|
|4||New Missions: Ajuuraan and Ethiopia||Mission trees, mechanics, and events for Ajuuraan and Ethiopia||2021-09-21|
|3.5||EU4, No Mapchanges and Whys||Reasons for the freeze on map changes||2021-09-14|
|3||New Missions: Songhai||Mission tree and events for Songhai||2021-09-14|
|2||New Missions: Mali||Mission tree and events for Mali||2021-09-07|
|1||State of the game, metrics, and future plans||Metrics, state of the game, and roadmap||2021-08-24|
- ↑ Forum: Europa Universalis IV: Origins Immersion Pack Releases on November 11, 2021-10-19.