New “Rule Britannia” Expansion Announced for Europa Universalis IV

Paradox Interactive has announced yet another expansion for Europa Universalis IV.

The new expansion, “Rule Britannia,” is as the name suggests focused on expanding the role of Great Britain and its coming of power as a global conqueror.

A release date wasn’t confirmed, however Paradox are saying the new content is “coming soon.” Featured above, you can view the announcement trailer for the new expansion.

Here’s a rundown on the new content:


Great empires look ahead. Keep your traditions in mind, yes, but the past should be a guide, not a fetter. Break from the old faith. Break from centuries of squabbling on the continent. Break from old modes of production. Stride boldly into a future of new science and power guaranteed by our sails, backed by our army. Rule, Britannia.

Rule Britannia is a new immersion pack for Europa Universalis IV. Immersion packs are designed to add greater depth and focus to the historical legacy of a particular region and Rule Britannia takes the history of the British Isles as its priority.

Rule Britannia’s features include:

  • New British Missions: New exclusive Mission Trees for England, Scotland and Ireland,
  • Industrial Revolution: Highly developed provinces may produce coal in the late game, fueling higher productivity and greater wealth.
  • Innovativeness: Earn rewards for being the first nation to unlock new knowledge, including lower power costs.
  • Naval Doctrine: Adopt a general strategy for your fleets, giving you bonuses to ship maintenance, trade power or battle performance.
  • Anglicanism: A new Protestant faith can appear in England with new bonuses and religious choices.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Help your lagging allies or subjects by promoting the spread of institutions in their realms.
  • Trade Steering: Force your defeated enemies’ merchants to fill your coffers.

Rule Britannia’s game improvements are packaged with

  • New Unit Pack: New army designs for British nations, including regional Irish units and revolting nations like Northumberland or Cornwall, as well as new music.
  • New Music: Our composers have been hard at work writing new songs to quiet the stormy seas of commerce.
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  • Ace

    If they want more people to buy their DLC, they should bundle most of their old DLCs into the base game and price it at $30. Otherwise it’s hard to care when the barrier to entry is so high.

  • Anon_Amous
  • Some furf

    They’ve only made it worse. Paradox tried to raise the price of everything, making some claim about regional price differences to justify it, but when they got bombarded with negative reviews, rolled it back. However, since then the usual 67% discount on DLC whenever sales happen has been adjusted to 50%. They’ll squeeze those pennies out of you, one way or the other.