Europa Universalis IV on sale in time for Cossacks expansion


Cheap EUIV ahead of 6th expansion

As we famously reported a couple months back: The Cossacks are coming, the Cossacks are coming! Well, those cock and ball sack hybrids have hit Steam as Europa Universalis IV‘s sixth major expansion. It will run you $20 — not bad for newcomers, either, given that Europa Universalis IV is going to be just $10 for a little while longer.

Paradox is also pointing attention to its new leaderboard, which logs Ironman game scores.

Other additions in the Cossacks expansion follow:

The Estates: Allocate lands to clergy, nobles and merchants as you try to balance the powers in your Renaissance state. – Advanced diplomatic options: Threaten war, trade favors, and tell the world which provinces are of strategic importance in your plans – Tengri: Tengri is now a Syncretic faith, allowing it to tolerate a secondary religion as if it were a national faith. – Horde Unity and Razing: Nomadic nations now must pay attention the horde unity of their tribes – a unity that can only be maintained by the occasional pillaging – Improved Culture Change: You can now restore a previous culture to a converted province, or convert a province you hold to a culture that is not your own. – Native Policies: Set your policy for colonial encounters with natives. Are you focused on quick subjugation, peaceful growth or trading advantages? – Improved Espionage: New spy actions allow you to study the technology of more advanced countries and prod your rivals’ subjects towards independence.