Crusader Kings III: Guide to Pre-Orders and Post Launch Content
Question 1: How many editions of Crusader Kings III are available to pre-order?
You can currently pre-order Crusader Kings III at major online retailers including the Paradox Store. On all platforms you will be greeted with by two editions:
The Standard Edition – SRP*of $49.99
- The Base Game
The Royal Edition – SRP of $74.99
- The Base Game
- The Expansion Pass, comprising 3 upcoming DLCs and an Expansion Pass Bonus: Fashion of the Abbasid Court.**
- Both editions will contain the Pre-order Bonus: Garments of the Holy Roman Empire.***
Question 2: When will the Expansion Pass be available on its own?
- The Expansion Pass will be available for purchase on September 1st, 2020 – SRP $34.99.
Question 3: What is the benefit of getting the Royal Edition? It’s good to be the King!
- Buying the Base Game and the Expansion Pass separately will be at $84.98, you would save $9.99 by getting the Royal Edition.
- Buying the Base Game and each DLC included in the Expansion Pass separately will be at $93.96, against $74.99 for the Royal Edition. You would save $18.97 by getting the Royal Edition.
Question 4: What kind of DLCs does the Expansion Pass include and what is included in the Pre-order Bonus?
- Expansion Pass Bonus: Fashion of the Abbasid Court, a set of additional outfits and cosmetic clothing options for the Middle East and North Africa.
- 1st Flavor Pack: Unannounced.
- 1st Major Expansion: Unannounced.
- 2nd Flavor Pack: Unannounced.
Pre-order Bonus: Garments of the Holy Roman Empire
- Collection of additional outfits and headgears for both commoners, warriors and rulers of Central Europe.
Question 5: When will the Pre-order and Expansion Pass Bonuses be unlocked?
- These two bonuses will be unlocked at the release of Crusader Kings III on September 1, 2020.
- For the time being, these bonuses will only be available by: 1) pre-ordering the Standard or Royal Edition, in the case of the Pre-Order Bonus; 2) by pre-ordering/buying the Royal Edition or by purchasing the Expansion Pass, in the case of the Expansion Pass Bonus.
Question 6: The preorder and expansion pass bonuses are adding clothes? Does that mean all characters will have the same outfits throughout the world if we do not pre-order either the Standard or Royal Edition?
- No. Characters will have different clothes throughout the world in the Base Game. These two bonuses add more variety.
Question 7: What kind of content can we expect post-launch?
Our DLCs will be split between Flavor Packs and Major Expansions.
- Flavor Packs – SRP $6.99: in-game content focused on a theme or a region.
- Major Expansions – SRP $29.99: larger, meatier expansions with content and mechanics to expand and enrich your experience.
- Free Updates: As usual, each Major Expansion will be accompanied by a free update that will provide new features, fixes and changes to improve our players’ experience.
If you are familiar with Paradox Development Studio games, you surely have realized that we will start with a Major Expansion for CK3 at a slightly higher price point than those of our previous titles. This is due to the fact that we want to spend more time on our CK3 expansions and deliver bigger DLCs with better, more exciting content and well-enhanced mechanics.
In-between the Major Expansions, smaller Flavor Packs will be released to add some spice to themes and specific regions of the world and give everyone something to spend your time with.
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*SRP: Suggested Retail Price.
**Expansion Pass Bonus: Fashion of the Abbasid Court has a SRP of $2.99.
*** Pre-order Bonus: Garments of the Holy Roman Empire has a SRP of $2.99.