If you’ve ever wanted to rule the world (without all the hassle and literal bloodshed) video games have been a great way to do so. In the case of Europa Universalis IV, it’s honestly one of the most in-depth titles that let you do that. In it, you’ll take a country of your choosing and guide, build, and rule them through the centuries as you amass power and fight any and all who stand in your way. Despite being released in 2013, Paradox Interactive recently released the Mandate of Heaven expansion, and in fact, they just released a new patch.
Titled the Hungary Update, it adds a lot of new tweaks to Europa Universalis IV, along with the standard bug fixes and balances. For example, in regards to Colonization, you’ll no longer be able to attack all the neighboring primitives around your colonies. They’re protected now. However, you can attack independent nations if their capital is in the new world.
Moving on to Diplomacy, if you seek the unconditional surrender of your opponent, you’re going to need a little time to make that happen. Mainly, you’ll need to be at war with them for at least 12 months. Also, Tributaries can no longer be transferred in peace treaties under the Transfer Subject option.
As for your Governments, the game is giving you a bit of a punishment if you lose a mandate. First of all, the effect of it will last twenty years, and it’ll affect how you gain things diplomatically, how stable your country is, and how likely it’ll be for rebels to rise up and challenge you. Plus, reforming your society will now take Administration Tech 8.
Add to all of that major changes and balances to the naval units you have, as well as changes to the AI, and you this is a very large update you’ll want to check out in full.