Crusader Kings III

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In Crusader Kings 3, your military might isn’t born from your realm alone. You’ll need powerful alliances if you wish to survive the medieval era. Alliances are not difficult to form on paper, but you’ll need family members with some clout to pull it off.

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  • Crusader Kings 3 is a fantastic entry in Paradox's historically-rooted strategy series. New RPG elements help to create a more engrossing character-driven experience, while lots of quality-of-life improvements make it more accessible and digestible to both Crusader Kings veterans and newcomers.

Crusader Kings III Guides Not every territory you recovery in Crusader Kings 3 can be down by asking nicely. More commonly, you and your allies will have to go to war against your neighboring.

Alliances in Crusader Kings 3 a established through arranged marriages.

People rarely married for love back during medieval times, and in Crusader Kings 3 you’ll need to negotiate a healthy amount of unions if you wish to bolster your military power. Family members are your ticket to the top, but there are a few factors you’ll need to consider if you want other nations to accept your arrangements.

To start, alliances are established by marrying off your direct family members and their children. Nephews, nieces, cousins, and other family members can sometimes be used, but they need to be higher up in the line of succession. Your children and grandchildren outrank most in the pecking order, and make for the sweetest deals.

Bear in mind that not all nations will be interested based on your standing in the world of Crusader Kings 3. Nations that are greater in power are less likely to agree to an arranged marriage, so if you’re looking to build an alliance with a ruler that has a massive army you may want to check your expectations. When you right-click a character and select either “Find Spouse” or “Arrange Marriage”, all possible candidates will be listed, and you can use the drop-down menu to filter by Alliance Power. Anyone not listed here will not agree to your terms, so if a nation you’re eyeballing isn’t available in this menu, you won’t be striking an alliance with them anytime soon.

Don’t lose hope just yet; there are a few tricks. For one, the further down both candidates are in the line of succession the more likely the arrangement will go through. You don’t want to get too greedy essentially. Also, everyone in the game is trying to preserve and expand their family dynasty, so the lower down the pecking order someone is the more likely you can get someone to agree to a Matrilineal marriage if you are marrying off one of your female kin-members (or the opposite if you are in a Matriarchal society: you want to ensure the children that come from the union are born into your house as often as possible).

That said, you may sometimes need to establish an alliance in Crusader Kings 3 in a hurry. It behooves you to not marry off your nearest heirs until they’re older; they carry the most weight, and can lead to the most desirable matches in a pinch. Know this: the more alliances you have in Crusader Kings 3 the harder it will be to build new ones. Also, alliances will disappear when a ruler dies, unless one of the spouses becomes the new ruler. You will be re-establishing alliances often, so keep an eye on your notifications to make sure you’re not about to start a war after an alliance has evaporated.

You can check your alliances and anyone else’s from their character panel, listed to the right of their claims with big, bold banners. You’re allies will also have flags on their banners when viewed from the map if you need to remember where they are located. You can summon your allies into battle by either right-clicking their banner (from your character panel or the map), or through the stained-glass alert icon at the top of the HUD. Summoning alliances will cost you Prestige in Crusader Kings 3 if you are the attacker, but won’t cost a thing if you are defending.

Remember this too: when comparing army power against another leader’s your alliances are factored in, so if it says your enemy forces are superior you’ll need to gather more alliances ,or expand your territory to generate larger levies. Also, allies will not go to war against other nations they are aligned with or vassals of, so use this to your advantage if you want to keep certain bothersome nations at bay.

- This article was updated on:September 1st, 2020

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Crusader Kings III
Developer(s)Paradox Development Studio
Publisher(s)Paradox Interactive
Director(s)Henrik Fåhraeus
  • WW: September 1, 2020
  • AU: September 7, 2020[1]
Genre(s)Grand strategy, role-playing
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

Crusader Kings III is a grand strategy game set in the Middle Ages, developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive as a sequel to Crusader Kings (2004) and Crusader Kings II (2012). The game was first announced during PDXCon 2019 in October 2019 and was released on 1 September 2020.

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The game, like its predecessors Crusader Kings and Crusader Kings II, is a grand strategy game and dynastysimulator set in the Middle Ages, players can start in either 867 or 1066 and play until 1453.[2][3][4] Dynasties can form cadet branches that have their own heads and act mostly independently from their parent dynasty. The heads of dynasties will be able to use a new resource known as Renown to assert their control over their house. For example, the heads of dynasties are responsible for legitimizing bastards.[5]

Characters have full-body, 3D-rendered character models instead of 2D portraits.[6] As in Crusader Kings II, they have traits that affect their stats and behavior. Taking choices that go against a character's traits will increase that character's stress.[7] The game's genetics system allows characters to pass on some of their characteristics to their descendants.[8] Characters are able to frighten their vassals into staying loyal by increasing their Dread, which increases when the character performs malevolent actions, such as executing or torturing other characters.[9] Characters are able to select one of five lifestyles to follow. Each lifestyle has three skill trees that allow characters to enhance skills related to that lifestyle.[10]

All religions and almost all government types are playable, though Merchant republics and theocracies were not playable at launch.[11] Most leaders in the game adhere to the feudal, tribal, or clan government types. Nomads are portrayed as tribal instead of having their own government type.[7] Religions have Tenets, which are bonuses given to all practitioners of that faith, and Doctrines, which deal with the church's stances towards issues like homosexuality and female clergy.[7] Players will be able to develop their own heresies, with the Tenets and Doctrines being chosen by the player. The more a heresy deviates from its original faith, the more Piety it will cost to create it.[6]

The map is about four times more detailed than the previous one and slightly larger.[12] Holdings are depicted directly on the map, meaning armies will need to move around the map to siege each sub-holding within a county, which is a change from previous renditions. The average number of holdings per county is about three. Some of these holdings will start out undeveloped (though they will still have an 'owner') and can be built in later.[7]

Levies are represented primarily by low-quality peasant infantry. Characters will need to hire men-at-arms in order to field higher-quality soldiers, such as crossbowmen and cavalry. Characters can make other characters from their court or realm with significant combat skills into knights, which are extremely powerful; 20 knights are roughly equal to 200 peasant levies.[7]

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Game director Henrik Fåhraeus commented that the development of the game commenced 'about 1 year before Imperator', indicating a starting time of 2015.[11] Describing the current game engine of Crusader Kings II as cobbled and 'held together with tape', he also stated that the new game would feature an updated engine (i.e. Clausewitz Engine + Jomini-toolset) with more power to run new features.[11]

As is the case with many of Paradox's unreleased works, the developers publish a weekly developer diary. Each post focuses on a single aspect of the game, such as government types, user interface, governments, war, etc. and how this aspect of the game will be handled in Crusader Kings III, and how it is different to Crusader Kings II. A monthly update video is also published on the Paradox Interactive YouTube channel, summarising all of the changes which have been made in that month's Dev Diaries.

The game is available in two editions: the Base Game Edition, which includes the base game and a pre-order bonus, and the Royal Edition, which includes the base game and an expansion pass. The expansion pass contains a collection of flavour packs and the first content pack, which has been revealed to be the Ruler Designer DLC, allowing players to create custom rulers.[13] The game was released on 1 September 2020 and is available through Steam and Xbox Game Pass for PC.[11][14]


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PC Gamer (US)94/100[17]

Upon release, the game was met with universal acclaim according to review aggregator Metacritic.[19] It sold more than 1 million copies within 1 month of release[20] and was nominated for Best Simulation/Strategy Game at The Game Awards in 2020.

Crusader Kings III was initially rejected by the Australian Classification Board, reportedly over complications regarding the game's classification. The game was eventually cleared and released within Australia six days after its initial release, on 7 September. Because of its delayed release, the pre-order bonus window was exclusively extended to 21 September for Australian Steam users.[21][22]


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  20. ^Kerr, Chris (November 17, 2020). 'Paradox reports record quarterly revenues as Crusader Kings III sales top 1 million'. Gamasutra. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  21. ^'Crusader Kings III available today for Australian players!'. Steam. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
  22. ^'Crusader Kings 3 Officially Gets MA15+ Rating And Can Be Sold In Australia'. Kotaku. Retrieved September 7, 2020.

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